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Retailers work to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:27:08 GMT2017-11-25T01:27:08Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Retailers worked hard to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday, offering in-person deals meant to counter the ease of shopping by phone on Amazon....

Old, meet new: Drones, high-tech camera revamp archaeology

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:18:38 GMT2017-11-24T15:18:38Z

ENFIELD, N.H. (AP) -- Scanning an empty field that once housed a Shaker village in New Hampshire, Jesse Casana had come in search of the foundations of stone buildings, long-forgotten roadways and other remnants of this community dating to the 1790s....

Miami's iconic offshore Stiltsville survived Hurricane Irma

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:43:53 GMT2017-11-24T15:43:53Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Stiltsville, a stubborn relic of Miami's less-glitzy past as a sun-soaked outpost, has survived Hurricane Irma's brutal winds and waves, much to the surprise of the landmark's caretakers and fans....

Giffords group asks web hosts to shut down 'ghost gun' sites

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:43:41 GMT2017-11-24T23:43:41Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as "ghost guns."...

Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:21:29 GMT2017-11-24T20:21:29Z

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A woman accused of mailing potentially deadly homemade bombs to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 was arrested, in part, due to cat hair, a cigarette box and an almost-destroyed shipping label bearing her address....

Universities revoke journalism awards given to Charlie Rose

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:41:02 GMT2017-11-25T01:41:02Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- Charlie Rose, who was fired this week by CBS News and whose program was canceled by PBS in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women, had accolades from two universities rescinded Friday....

Rush of pot grows splits rural California before legal sales

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:06:31 GMT2017-11-24T16:06:31Z

COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. (AP) -- The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with machetes....

A whale's tale: Longest painting in North America restored

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:52:38 GMT2017-11-24T14:52:38Z

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- A museum has restored the longest painting in North America so it can share the story of American whaling with the public....

Man charged with killing Texas trooper who had stopped him

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:48:25 GMT2017-11-25T00:48:25Z

DALLAS (AP) -- The suspect in the shooting death of a state trooper during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop in East Texas was charged Friday with capital murder of a law enforcement officer....

Shoes, bags, even dentures lost at Burning Man await owners

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:25:29 GMT2017-11-24T17:25:29Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Lindsay Weiss once lost her cellphone and got it back, so she and a friend knew what they had to do when they discovered a camera during the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert - even though it meant giving up their coveted shady seat for a musical performance....