In a Monday, June 22, 2015 photo, Mary Katherine Pursley demonstrates how she says she held a student over a trash can during a hearing before a tribunal at the school system headquarters in Atlanta. Pursley,  a Georgia special education teacher who was accused of holding an autistic boy upside-down and lowering him head-first into a trash can while comparing him to Oscar the Grouch says she was trying to calm the boy, not hurt him. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Teacher: Lowering boy into trash can was meant to calm him

A Georgia special education teacher who was accused of holding an autistic boy upside-down and lowering him head-first into a trash can while comparing him to Oscar the Grouch says she was trying to calm the boy, not hurt him.

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Gmail adds ‘undo send’ feature

We’ve all wanted to do it at one time or another. Now, Google is letting you undo those embarrassing emails you send.

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Niagara recalls bottled spring water on E. coli concern

Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source.

FILE - In a Feb. 8, 2012 file photo, a light snow falls on a pink plastic lawn flamingo in Pottsville, Pa. Donald Featherstone, the creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at an elder care facility in Fitchburg, Mass., according to his wife, Nancy. He was 79. (Jacqueline Dormer/Republican-Herald via AP, File)

Creator of pink plastic lawn flamingo dies at 79

Donald Featherstone was a trained sculptor with a classical art background who created the flamingo in 1957 for plastics company Union Products, modeling it after a bird he saw in National Geographic.

In this June 19, 2015, photo, a Confederate flag flies near the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C.  Whether South Carolina should continue to fly the Confederate flag on its statehouse grounds is the latest in a series of issues to arise this summer challenging the GOP’s effort to build the young and diverse coalition of voters it likely needs to win the White House.  (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

SC governor calls for Confederate flag to come down

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed.

FILE - In this Friday, April 24, 2015 file photo, Robert Almirall, director of marketing and special assets coordinator for Mederos & Associates Real Estate Inc., puts up a sign in front of a home in the Shenandoah neighborhood of Miami. More Americans bought homes in May, the National Association of Realtors reported Monday, June 22, 2015, a sign of economic strength that is pushing up average prices. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

US home sales jump in May, average prices close to 2006 peak

Solid hiring since 2014 and relatively low mortgage rates have stirred up demand and helped generate more first-time buyers, though rising sales have fueled spiking prices because relatively few properties are listed for sale.