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Nov 28,2014 at 12:29 PM
Looks like the crush of Black Friday shopping actually happened Thursday. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening on Thanksgiving before most people put down their turkey legs......
Nov 28,2014 at 12:53 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's...
Nov 28,2014 at 12:53 PM

LONDON (AP) — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.
James, who...
Nov 28,2014 at 12:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become the part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.
Here's a look at what's happening around the country:
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Nov 28,2014 at 12:53 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When it rains, the dirt floor of the home where Taina Ferreira lives with her three small children turns to mud, and the contents of the open sewer that cuts in front of her front door sweep into the house. <...
Nov 28,2014 at 12:31 PM
There are strikes and protests going on this Black Friday as workers call for better wages in Minnesota. Janitors employed by contractors to clean stores like Home Depot, Best Buy and Sears started striking at 6 a.m. Later Friday, workers will come together...
Nov 28,2014 at 12:21 PM

CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The vigilantes collared the short, pot-bellied man at Cajamarca's teeming outdoor market and marched him to their storefront. He was a serial pickpocket, they said.
The man, 42, was made to empty his pockets,...
Nov 28,2014 at 11:52 AM

THOMASTON, Maine (AP) — Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure — an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison.
"For me, I would much rather...
Nov 28,2014 at 11:21 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters:...
Nov 28,2014 at 9:52 AM

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Air Force retiree Greta Hamilton was familiar with the Harlem Hellfighters, a storied all-black infantry regiment that won fame on the World War I battlefields of France only to be virtually shunned by the U.S. military...
Nov 28,2014 at 9:21 AM

CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The standard "peacemaker" in this highland Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who wield it....
Nov 28,2014 at 7:21 AM

HONG KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned...
Nov 28,2014 at 3:52 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the...
Nov 28,2014 at 3:21 AM

ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath.
Lignite, as this form of compressed peat is...
Nov 28,2014 at 1:52 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.
The 81-year-old jurist was sent home and was...