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Sales for holiday shopping season come down to wire

NEW YORK (AP) - Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Tips for last-minute shoppers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Cuban cigar boom? Not yet

MIAMI (AP) - The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.

December 19, 2014 | | Nation


Suspect Tsarnaev appears in court

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Family wants officer prosecuted for scuffle with 76-year-old man

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - The relatives of a 76-year-old man want a South Texas police officer prosecuted for a traffic-stop scuffle in which a stun gun was used on him, an attorney for the family said.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


More charges in death of man hit, carried on car

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A driver has pleaded not guilty to a more serious charge of manslaughter after being accused of hitting a pedestrian with such force that he flipped on top of her car, carrying him on the roof for 11 blocks and leaving him in the street to die.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


2 states challenge legal Colorado pot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring states.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Cuban-Americans don’t think alike

MIAMI (AP) - Anyone who thinks Cuban-Americans think alike on Cuba hasn't taken a close look at the community lately, poet Richard Blanco says.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


‘Prison Houdini’ may make legal escape

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30 years ago.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Budget cuts could delay tax refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Hacking fallout puts all firms on alert

ATLANTA (AP) - Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Volatile online prices stump shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) - Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


Hellmann’s maker drops suit over ‘Just Mayo’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hellmann's mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."

December 18, 2014 | | Nation


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Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

CLEVELAND (AP) - After a harsh primary, Donald Trump's general election campaign officially opened with a warm and personal validation from his wife, Melania Trump ...

July 19, 2016 | | Nation


In medical mystery, caregiver of Zika patient gets virus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A person who cared for a Zika-infected relative in Utah also got the virus, but exactly how it was transmitted is ...

July 19, 2016 | | Nation


Textbook reignites Mexican- American studies flap in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Activists and educators on Monday called a Mexican-American studies textbook proposed for use across Texas biased and poorly researched and argued that ...

July 19, 2016 | | Nation


Pulse gunman repeatedly taunted for being Muslim

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The gunman who opened fire at a gay Florida nightclub last month had complained he was repeatedly taunted for being Muslim in ...

July 19, 2016 | | Nation


Killer of Baton Rouge law officers a man of mixed messages

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gavin Long was a man of mixed messages. He peddled self-published books with abstract themes about self-empowerment and spiritual enlightenment, but ...

July 19, 2016 | | Nation


3rd officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge further hollowed out the case against six police officers charged in the death of a young black man, delivering a third ...

July 19, 2016 | | Nation


Utah wants to drop case against ex-attorney general

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Prosecutors moved Monday to drop pay-to-play charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, a surprise retreat more than two years ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


GOP speakers fault Clinton on Benghazi deaths

CLEVELAND (AP) - The mother of a State Department employee killed in the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, angrily lashed out at Hillary Clinton on Monday ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


RNC: Doom and gloom at home, clamor for Trump

CLEVELAND (AP) - Painting a bleak picture of America's future, Republicans promised a new era of security with Donald Trump as president as they opened ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Man had nursing license revoked before bombing

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former nurse who authorities say killed himself shortly before exploding two powerful bombs targeting his former boss in a rural Nevada ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Tunnel collapse risk probed at busy Arizona border crossing

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The federal government said Monday it will investigate whether a floodwater drainage tunnel under a busy U.S.-Mexico border crossing in ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Funeral for Michigan bailiff killed at court draws hundreds

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A bailiff who was fatally shot at a Michigan courthouse was laid to rest with full military honors Monday in southwestern ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Family files lawsuit against hospital and city in death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida woman who died outside a hospital after she was forcibly removed by police has filed a federal ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Officials blame gangs for shooting at house party

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Authorities blame a gang rivalry for a mass shooting at a California house party for teenagers over the weekend that injured 14 people ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


Berkeley student slain in France recalled as energetic

BERKELEY (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley student who was killed in last week's Bastille Day truck attack in France was remembered Monday as ...

July 18, 2016 | | Nation


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