By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. WHY BLACK FRIDAY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
Americans' growing comfort with online shopping puts more pressure on brick-and-mortar stores, which depend so heavily
By MITCH WEISSAssociated Press
BURNSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A skinny, three-legged black bear had become a fixture at an upscale housing community deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, rummaging through trash cans and playfully ambling along the golf course
After the bear started
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - One woman has died and another person has been hospitalized after a dive boat carrying 23 people was hit by a massive wave and capsized off Florida's Atlantic coast.
The Sun-Sentinel newspaper of Fort Lauderdale reports (http://sunsent.nl/UVnFfl ) that the boat
By LARRY LAGEAP Sports Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Jim Schwartz threw a challenge flag when he didn't need to and the Houston Texans made him regret it.
Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left in overtime lifted Houston to a 34-31 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday after their
WHEATON, Mo. (AP) - Five people including a 7-year-old child died after a fire broke out at an apartment building in southwest Missouri, authorities said.
Bob Lombard, chief of the Wheaton Fire Department, told The Associated Press the fire was reported about 3:20 a.m. Thursday. Fire crews arrived
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and TOM KRISHERAP Business Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's shoppers put the turkey down to take advantage of an early start to the holiday shopping season.
Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving that's named
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - The remains of a roller coaster that was knocked off a New Jersey amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy and partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean might be left there as a tourist attraction.
Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers tells WNBC-TV in New York (http://bit.ly/
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In Egypt we trust.
In frantic diplomacy, the Obama administration helped seal a cease-fire that puts heavy responsibility on Egypt's young Islamist government to ensure the end of Hamas rockets from the Gaza Strip. If
ST. CLOUD, FL. - There was an employee walkout at a Walmart Supercenter in St. Cloud, Fla., on Wednesday morning.
The walkout included just one worker -- Vanessa Ferreira, age 59. Ferreira informed her manager publicly Wednesday morning that she was going on strike. The other employees
By JEFF BARNARDAssociated Press
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) - It doesn't matter if the earth sways in Chile, Alaska or Japan, the formation of the sea floor along the U.S. West Coast generally aims any tsunami surges at the tiny California port town of Crescent City. Churning water rushes