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Take that back! Returns are big for the holidays

December 15, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Dec. 8, 2011 photo, shelves in a warehouse are stacked with returned merchandise at Liquidity Services in Cranbury, N.J. The items are refurbished as needed then resold. Christmas still is several days away, but shoppers already are suffering from buyers’ remorse. People who rushed to snag discounts on everything from TVs to toys [&hellip...

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Review: Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus a sweet smartphone

December 15, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

An Associated Press reporter demonstrates the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, which runs the newest version of Google’s Android mobile software, Ice Cream Sandwich, during a product review in San Francisco, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SAN...

APNewsBreak: Satellite gets pic of Chinese carrier

December 15, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

This Dec. 8, 2011 satellite image provided by the the DigitalGlobe Analysis Center shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Varyag sailing in the Yellow Sea, approximately 100 kilometers south-southeast of the port of Dalian, China. (AP Photo/DigitalGlobe)...

Snoopy Christmas display saved from foreclosure

December 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Snoopy greets one-year-old Raeghan Thompson, from Newport Beach, Calif., at the “Snoopy House” display that Jim Jordan started 44 years ago, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, on the lawn outside City Hall in Costa Mesa, Calif. The city of Costa Mesa offered...

2 men sue Syracuse, Boeheim for defamation

December 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Former Syracuse ball boys Bobby Davis, left, and Mike Lang, right, flank attorney Gloria Allred during a news conference, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, in New York. The men say they were molested by assistant Syracuse basketball coach Bernie Fine and have sued the...

5 men arraigned in NYPD officer’s shooting death

December 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Dept. shows Officer Peter Figoski, who was shot in the face and killed early Monday morning, Dec. 12, 2011, while responding to a report of a break-in at a Brooklyn apartment. Figoski was pronounced dead...

Texas school may build safety wall after shooting

December 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

A woman clasps her hands as she waits to hear word from her daughter after a school shooting at Harwell Middle School on Monday Dec. 12, 2011 in Edinburg, Texas. Authorities suspect hunters may have shot two South Texas middle school students who were wounded...

Alexander Graham Bell recordings played from 1880s

December 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Alexander Graham Bell’s Graphaphone 1881 is displayed during a news conference at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011. Early sound recordings by telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell and others...

Police remove Occupy Baltimore protesters

December 14, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Sanitation workers clean McKeldin Square after police evicted members of Occupy Baltimore from the site in Baltimore, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Baltimore City police in full riot gear moved into McKeldin Square about 3:30 a.m. to remove the protesters, who had...

Oprah Winfrey visits Haiti under tight security

December 13, 2011 • National NewsComments (0)

Oprah Winfrey, left, stands with actor Sean Penn in a camp for people displaced by the devastating 2010 earthquake in what was once a golf club in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Winfrey is visiting the settlement camp run by Penn and his aid...