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Holiday shopping season begins on Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

People wait outside the American Eagle store for it to open at the Citadel Outlets on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Los Angeles. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year’s biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers are opening on Thanksgiving Day this year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) NEW [&hellip...

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Scientists: Sun-grazing comet likely broke up

November 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this frame grab taken from enhanced video made by NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft, comet ISON, left, approaches the sun on Nov. 25, 2013. Comet Encke is shown just below ISON, The sun is to the right, just outside the frame. ISON, which was discovered a...

Battle for holiday shoppers heats up

November 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 14, 2004, file photo, a worker scans bar codes in the book warehouse area at the Amazon.com shipping and receiving facility in Fernley, Nev. Brick-and-mortar retailers like Wal-Mart and Best Buy for years have been contending with...

Lower gas prices lifting hopes for holiday sales

November 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The cash price for unleaded fuel along with an editorial comment on unleaded-plus fuel was posted on a sign at a Minneapolis care care center Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis, as gas prices continue to fall just in time for Thanksgiving and holiday...

Latest injury to Rose could be blow to Adidas, too

November 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose breaks down and cries during a news conference unveiling his new shoe the Adidas D Rose 3 in Chicago. With Rose out for the season, industry experts say Adidas may need to...

Police review journal of Arizona teen held captive

November 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided the Tucson Police Department shows Fernando Richter, 34. Richter and his wife Sophia Richter face multiple counts of kidnapping and child abuse. Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor said Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, that...

Same-sex couple’s wedding a first for Illinois

November 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Friends of Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert use their cellular phones to record Cook County Judge Patricia Logue signing the marriage license of Gray, and Ewert after their ceremony, the first gay marriage in Illinois, at the couple’s home Wednesday,...

Judge rejects OJ Simpson’s bid for new trial

November 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This May 13, 2013 file photo shows O.J. Simpson listening to testimony at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. A judge in Las Vegas rejected O.J. Simpson’s bid for a new trial on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013,...

Former hostages react to Iran’s nuclear deal

November 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This 1981 photo provided by retired Air Force Col. Thomas E. Schaefer shows him posing for a portrait just days after being released from captivity in Iran. Schaefer was among 66 people taken hostage when militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. He calls...

US bombers cross China’s claimed air defense zone

November 26, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Computer screens display a map showing the outline of China’s new air defense zone in the East China on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, in Beijing Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Beijing on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 issued a map of the zone...