PBS probes slave-owning issue as Affleck expresses regret

Apr 22, 2015

PBS probes slave-owning issue as Affleck expresses regret

PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of “Finding Your Roots” may have violated the network’s editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor. Meanwhile, Affleck has expressed regret for seeking ...

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

Apr 5, 2015

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place. After 17 hours overnight ...

U.S. rancher defends slavery remarks, loses supporters

Apr 25, 2014

U.S. rancher defends slavery remarks, loses supporters

A rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch Republican defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery. Republican politicians from around the ...