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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The cost of six geese-a-laying spiked considerably this year, while most of the items in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," saw little to no increase, according to the 31st annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index. A set of gifts in each...
CHICAGO (AP) — Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome, despite guidelines recommending against the practice. That's according to researchers who say 17 years of national data show...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — It's a robot unlike any other: inspired by the world's fastest land animal, controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors — including one used to maneuver drones, satellites and ballistic missiles. The robot, called the cheetah, can run on...
TRACY, California (AP) — A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to "pick" each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping. Now the e-commerce giant boasts that it has boosted efficiency — and given workers'...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A 15-year-old murder case that landed a popular teenager from Baltimore County behind bars for life is being revived in a podcast that offers more questions than answers about the crime and its fallout. Ultimately, a Maryland appeals court will decide the man's...
PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Rev. Jesse Jackson called for peace and perseverance on Sunday as he urged congregants in Portland to keep fighting for racial justice. He gave a morning sermon at Emmanuel Temple, a day after 10 people were arrested in Portland following a protest related...
NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday fatigue is setting in. Early discounting, more online shopping and a mixed economy meant fewer people shopped over Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation said Sunday. Overall, 133.7 million people shopped in stores and online over the...
MARY ESTHER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man told police he shot his mother with a gun and a bow-and-arrow and then stabbed her Sunday because he claimed she "stole his diamonds and also gave his father cancer," authorities said. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office received a call at...
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds have turned out to pay tribute to the late James A. Traficant Jr., the former Ohio congressman who served time in prison after his conviction on corruption and racketeering charges. More than 500 people attended the tribute Sunday at a performing...