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  • Jefferson Davis statue removed from University of Texas

    August 30, 2015 12:41 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group. Crews could be seen Sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near... more »
  • Confederate flag is removed in South Carolina

    July 10, 2015 10:17 AM

    COLUMBIA- The Confederate flag has been removed from a flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, where it has had a presence for 54 years. The rebel banner was taken down Friday morning by a Highway Patrol honor guard in a ceremony attended by thousands who cheered at... more »
  • Mobile, Alabama, removing Confederate flag from city seal

    July 7, 2015 4:16 PM

    MOBILE - The Mobile City Council is removing the Confederate flag and other banners from the official seal of city government. The council vote Tuesday means only the U.S. flag will remain on the seal. A version of the Confederate national flag and four other historic flags will be taken... more »
  • Bust of Edward Snowden sneaked into, removed from NYC park

    April 6, 2015 6:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Suddenly, in the middle of the New York night, Edward Snowden's face appeared - deep in a public park. A 4-foot-high, 100-pound sculpted bust of the whistleblower now exiled in Russia was sneaked into Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park on Monday before dawn. Animal New York,... more »
  • Jett kicked off float

    November 15, 2013 7:50 PM

    SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA- Rocker Joan Jett was removed from the South Dakota tourism float in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade over her views on animal rights and being a vegetarian. Ranchers from that state complained she wouldn't be a good representative. Macy's says Jett and her Blackhearts band... more »
  • Michael Jackson statue removed from Fulham

    September 25, 2013 9:07 AM

    LONDON- The statue of Michael Jackson outside Premier League club Fulham has been hauled down. On the orders of new owner Shad Khan, the tribute to the late "King of Pop" was removed Wednesday from outside Craven Cottage in west London. The statue is being returned to Mohammed Al Fayed,... more »
  • Hundreds to be stricken from La. sex registry

    June 12, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of people who were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money under Louisiana's "crime against nature by solicitation" law will have their names removed from the state's sex offender registry following the settlement of a class-action lawsuit. U.S District Judge Martin Feldman on Tuesday... more »
  • Romo to miss workouts after cyst removal on back

    May 21, 2013 10:36 AM

    IRVING, Texas - Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss at least three weeks of offseason workouts after a procedure to remove a cyst from his back. The team's website reported Tuesday that Romo underwent the procedure last month and could return for the mandatory minicamp that starts June 11. He... more »
  • State removes names of inactive voters

    January 24, 2013 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State elections officials removed about 52,000 inactive voters from Louisiana's voter rolls after November's presidential election. State Elections Commissioner Angie Rogers says election laws require the purge of voter registration rolls once every two years or so, to remove the names of people who have not voted... more »
  • Lawmakers back Jindal health outsourcing contract check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 9, 2012 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After a shake-up on the House budget committee, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has gotten approval from lawmakers to outsource a state employee health insurance plan. The Senate Finance Committee backed the contract between the Office of Group Benefits and Blue Cross/Blue Shield in a 10-3 vote Friday,... more »
  • Jindal critics ousted from House budget committee

    November 2, 2012 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Republican lawmakers have been kicked off the House budget committee after repeated clashes with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration over its budget decisions. Jefferson Parish Rep. Cameron Henry, the vice-chairman of the panel, and Assumption Parish Rep. Joe Harrison say they were told Friday of their ouster... more »
  • Suit: Names must be removed from sex registry

    June 27, 2012 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A class-action lawsuit seeks to have nearly 500 people convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money under Louisiana's "crime against nature by solicitation" law removed from the state's sex offender registry. A federal judge in New Orleans ruled in April that the names of nine... more »
  • Goats removed from Conn. high school roof overhang

    June 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    SIMSBURY, Conn. - Firefighters were called to a Connecticut high school for a goat removal. Authorities say firefighters rescued four goats from an overhang above the entrance to Simsbury High School on Wednesday morning. They say the goats may have been placed there as a senior prank. Principal Neil Sullivan... more »
  • Lesbian den mother removed from Scouts

    May 1, 2012 10:27 AM

    BRIDGEPORT - A board member for a regional Boy Scouts group has resigned over the removal of a lesbian den mother in eastern Ohio, calling the group's ban on gays discriminatory. Parents in Bridgeport have rallied behind Jennifer Tyrrell saying she was a great leader and they want her back.... more »
  • Ex Sheriff's Name Removed from Jail

    April 10, 2012 7:36 PM

    The former Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado is will no longer stay in the jail named after him. The sign signifying the Patrick J. Sullivan Detention Center was taken down after county commissioners voted to remove it since Sullivan is being held there on drug charges. He was known for... more »
  • Jindal budget critic removed from her job

    March 7, 2012 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Gov. Bobby Jindal has fired the head of his Office of Elderly Affairs, a day after she staunchly criticized his budget plans for the agency. The governor's spokesman, Frank Collins, confirmed that Martha Manuel, executive director of the office for a year, was removed from the position.... more »
  • Ohio authorities send 200-pound third-grader to foster care

    November 27, 2011 1:22 PM

    CLEVELAND, OH- An Ohio third-grader who weighs more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed into foster care after county social workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight. Reports say the Cleveland 8-year-old is considered severely obese and at risk for... more »
  • Michael Jackson's Death Bed Not for Sale

    November 15, 2011 7:25 PM

    LOS ANGELES- The bed where Michael Jackson died is no longer on the auction block. Julien's Auctions removed the queen-sized headboard from its list of items for sale from 100 N. Carolwood Drive, Jackson's last address. Julien's Auctions president Darren Julien says the mattress was never for sale, and... more »

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