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  • Dr. Laura apologizes for saying N-word on the air

    August 12, 2010 9:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Talk radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger has issued an apology for saying the N-word several times in an on-air conversation with a caller that she said was "hypersensitive" to racism. Schlessinger said on her website Wednesday that she was wrong in using the word for what... more »
  • Well Cap's Trial Ends With No Word on What's Next

    July 17, 2010 3:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's 48-hour trial run of a cap blocking oil from streaming into the Gulf of Mexico ended Saturday with no word on what happens next. BP spokesman Daren Beaudo said the company would communicate if the trial was stopped. With no word as 3:25 p.m. EDT... more »
  • Broadcasters Being Fined For Allowing Even A Single Curse Word On Live TV Unconstitutionally Vague

    July 13, 2010 1:32 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday found that a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television is unconstitutionally vague. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan tossed out the Federal Communications Commission's... more »
  • Gulf Awaits Word on Latest Bid to Plug Oil Leak

    May 27, 2010 9:29 AM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - BP hopes to know by Thursday afternoon whether its latest attempt to plug a blown-out undersea well with heavy mud may finally slow the oil that's been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC was pumping heavy mud into the leaking well off Louisiana's coast... more »
  • Word of the Year

    November 17, 2009 10:29 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - What word sums up 2009? How about "unfriend"? That's the New Oxford American Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year. It means to remove someone as a friend on a social networking Web site such as Facebook. Each year, Oxford University Press tracks how the English language... more »

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