By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Emboldened by rapid growth in e-commerce shipping, the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to start a premium service for the Internet shopper seeking the instant gratification of a store purchase: same-day
By KARIN LAUB and SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli troops fired on Gazans surging toward Israel's border fence Friday, killing one person but leaving intact the fragile two-day-old cease-fire between Hamas and the Jewish state.
The truce, which calls for an
By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief.
That encouraged those leaders to try to
By MEGHAN BARR and SETH WENIGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The storm that took so much from so many people left behind little fragments of homes and lives destroyed by flood and fire. Pulled from the wreckage, these objects have become symbols of hope, reminders that not all was lost. The
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is time to get going on holiday shopping.
Retailers looking to get a jump on sales are offering specials on everything from diamond earrings and watches to TVs and tablets.
The only catch, only a few of the deeply discounted items were
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
This season could mark the end of Black Friday as we know it.
For decades, stores have opened their doors in the wee hours on the day after Thanksgiving. But this year, major chains such as Target and Sears ushered in customers on Thanksgiving itself,
By THANYARAT DOKSONE and TODD PITMANAssociated Press
BANGKOK (AP) - Protesters calling for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down rallied in the heart of Bangkok on Saturday, clashing with police in the first major demonstration against the government since it came to power last
By RONALD BLUMAP Sports Writer
Team executives and agents wandered into the Agave Sunset lounge at the resort where the general managers' meetings were held in Indian Wells, Calif. Four of the six flat-screen televisions were showing election coverage, with the other two turned to sports.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk each scored 13 points too help No. 17 Gonzaga beat Clemson 57-49 in a first round game Thursday night at the Old Spice Classic.
Olynyk was in the starting lineup after missing the previous three games due to a violation of the
NEW YORK (AP) - The giant spire that will top 1 World Trade Center is making its way to Manhattan.
The spire is divided into 18 sections that weigh between 5 tons and more than 67 tons. Eight of the sections are being transported via barge 1,500 nautical miles south from Canada on the Atlantic