By By ANNE D'NNOCENZIO and MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - If shoppers don't show up in stores soon, more "70 percent off" sale signs will.
After a promising start to the holiday shopping season over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, sales have slowed, according to an
By By KELLI KENNEDYAssociated Press
A highly touted new technology system designed to stop fraudulent Medicare payments before they are paid has saved about $115 million and spurred more than 500 investigations since it was launched in the summer of 2011, according to a report released Friday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Saying his state still has painful memories from the April 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday extended his sympathies to Connecticut as it deals with 20 children and six adults being shot to death at an elementary school.
The death toll is surpassed in
SPOKANE, Wash. - After the tragic Connecticut shooting that left 27 dead at an elementary school, including 20 children, school districts across the Inland Northwest are sharing their safety protocols with parents.
Several districts have emailed parents to review the steps that are taken on a
By By KAREN MATTHEWSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Comptroller John Liu moved Friday to reject the city's contract for a new taxi fleet because the so-called "taxi of tomorrow" is not wheelchair-accessible.
"In our view, this contract ignores the civil rights of New Yorkers
FROM PBS: Talking about the news with kids happens in everyday moments. Children ask questions in the car on the way to school, in between pushes on the swings, and just when you're trying to rush out the door. In one breath, they'll ask about a range of topics — from the
By By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A judge declared a mistrial Friday in the case of two black men who sought millions of dollars from Council Bluffs and two police officers after being wrongly convicted for the 1977 murder of a retired white police officer.
On Friday, U.S
By By The Associated Press
A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed more than two dozen people, including children, on Friday. It is among the world's worst mass shootings. Here is a look at some others:
- July 20, 2012: Twelve people are killed when a gunman enters an Aurora,
By By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A serial killer already sentenced to death in California admitted Friday to murdering two other young women in New York City in the 1970s.
Rodney Alcala told a Manhattan judge that he wanted to plead guilty to two murder counts so he could get back
By By TRACIE CONEAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man suspected of killing four relatives on a California Indian reservation fired one bullet into his own head and was shot multiple times by sheriff's deputies during a gunbattle, an autopsy concluded Friday.
The report by the Tulare