PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Despite the flood around the holidays, annual catalog circulation by retailers has actually dipped substantially because of a postage increase, a weak economy and more shoppers making purchases online. Marketers say nearly a third fewer catalogs are mailed
By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Catalog shopper Kerry Falagario would be hard-pressed to tell that there's been a decrease in catalog circulation. They're coming fast and furious this time of the year: catalogs from specialty tool companies for her husband, who
By The Associated Press
The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ushered in a festive mood to a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, while in the outer boroughs and New Jersey, volunteers served up hot holiday meals to storm victims.
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The jackpot for Powerball's Saturday drawing has climbed to $325 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history. A single winner's cash payout would be nearly $213 million before taxes. Powerball organizers say this is the
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game. Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer said sales were strong over the holiday
HAMLIN, N.Y. (AP) - A trailer filled with 350 Christmas trees that was stolen from a western New York farm has been recovered.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office tells local media that a passer-by spotted the pickup truck and trailer Wednesday afternoon at St. Leo's Church in Hamlin, on the
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A Dubai court has sentenced an Irish man and British woman to three months in jail for an intimate tryst in the back of a taxi.
The sentence Thursday is the latest case of Westerners running afoul of the social codes in the United Arab Emirates, which maintains
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Governor-elect Jay Inslee met with outgoing Gov. Chris Gregoire to discuss his transition to office in January. Inslee and fellow Democrat Gregoire spoke at the Capitol on Wednesday just a few weeks after Inslee won a narrow victory over his Republican
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says an aggressive driving incident that escalated to road rage shows the danger of responding to other drivers with even a small gesture of frustration. Trooper Julie Judson said Wednesday that detectives are investigating twin
DENVER (AP) - A man killed in a small plane crash east of Denver Wednesday has been identified as a retired British Royal Air Force pilot.
The Denver Post reports that Brian North, of Parker, was flying a replica of the World War I era biplane called a Gipsy Moth when the plane crashed and caught