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  • Trip home smooth for many Thanksgiving travelers

    SEATTLE (AP) — Despite a predicted increase in the number of holiday travelers, Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving weekend found generally good weather, few airport delays and at …


  • All items in ‘12 Days of Christmas’ now top $107K

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Add seven swans, six geese and five golden rings to the list of Christmas gifts that cost more than they did a year ago. And if you …


  • Holiday shopping season off to record start

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you make holiday shopping convenient, Americans will come in droves. It’s estimated that U.S. shoppers hit stores and websites at record numbers over the Thanksgiving …


  • For Thanksgiving travelers, a smooth trip home

    SEATTLE (AP) — Travelers heading home after the long Thanksgiving weekend had yet another reason to be thankful on Sunday: favorable weather and few airport delays reported on what is …


  • Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bye-bye Black Friday. So long Small Business Saturday. Now, it’s Cyber Monday’s turn. Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed online …


  • New trail spurs interest in ex-Atlanta rail route

    ATLANTA (AP) — Since a new urban trail opened last month in an old rail corridor in Atlanta, it has drawn a steady stream of joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists to …


  • Foggy crash a tragedy for Houston-area family

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The children of a Houston-area couple killed during Thursday’s massive interstate wreck in Texas say this year was the family’s first Thanksgiving apart. Authorities are investigating …


  • Wreck victims on family’s 1st Thanksgiving apart

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The children of a Houston-area couple killed during Thursday’s massive interstate wreck in Texas say this year was the family’s first Thanksgiving apart. Authorities are investigating …


  • Why must we buy? Black Friday’s powerful pull

    BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) — Gravy was still warm. Dallas Cowboys were still in uniform. Thanks were still being given across the country as the pilgrimages to the stores began, …


  • Black Friday creeps into Thanksgiving permanently?

    This season could mark the end of Black Friday as we know it. For decades, stores have opened their doors in the wee hours on the day after Thanksgiving. But …


  • NY’s Fire Island assesses future after Sandy

    OCEAN BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers who cherish Fire Island as an idyllic summertime getaway feared the worst when the 32-mile-long barrier island took a direct hit from Superstorm …


  • Powerball jackpot builds to $325M for Saturday

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Black Friday shoppers in many cities briefly detoured into lottery retailers, drawn off task by the prospects of winning a $325 million Powerball jackpot — …


  • Earlier Black Friday kicks off shopping season

    This year’s Black Friday shoppers were split into two distinct groups: those who wanted to fall into a turkey-induced slumber and those who’d rather shop. Stores typically open in the …


  • Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season

    Black Friday got off to its earliest start ever as the nation’s shoppers put down their turkey and headed straight to the malls. Stores typically open in the wee hours …


  • Calif.-Vegas party train could hit tracks in 2013

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — As if a weekend in Las Vegas isn’t wild enough for Southern Californians, a Nevada entrepreneur is about to add five more hours of party to …


  • Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season

    Black Friday got off to its earliest start ever as the nation’s shoppers put down their turkey and headed straight to the malls. Stores typically open in the wee hours …


  • AP PHOTOS: A look at Thanksgiving near and far

    The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ushered in a festive mood to a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, while in the outer boroughs and New Jersey, …


  • Sandy victims cheered by NYC’s Thanksgiving parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of Superstorm Sandy in New York and elsewhere in the Northeast were comforted Thursday by kinder weather, free holiday meals and — for some — …


  • Obama celebrates quiet holiday at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated Thanksgiving quietly at the White House with his family, friends and some White House staff members after phoning 10 members of the U.S. …


  • AP PHOTOS: A look at Thanksgiving around the world

    The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off in New York, putting a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The …


  • Thanksgiving parade brings cheer to storm-hit NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off in New York on Thursday, putting a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with …


  • Americans to mark holiday with family, festivities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airports, train stations and highways were expected to remain busy Thursday as people made their way home to reconnect with family and friends for Thanksgiving — …


  • Americans to mark holiday with family, festivities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airports, train stations and highways are expected to remain busy as people head home to reconnect with family and friends for Thanksgiving — although some reunions …


  • Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pardoned two turkeys in an annual Thanksgiving rite on Wednesday, saying he wanted to offer the birds a second chance. “They say life is …


  • Stores try to make holiday shopping cheap and easy

    NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Burger King won’t be the only place where you can have it your way. It used to be enough for stores to promise …


  • Sandy victims prepare for subdued Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK (AP) — The things that Marge Gatti once cherished are lying on what’s left of her deck, spattered in mud, like a yard sale gone awry. The white …


  • More Thanksgiving travelers driving to save money

    CHICAGO (AP) — Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation’s annual Thanksgiving migration sacrificed summer vacations, relied on relatives for airfare or …


  • TV chef Art Ginsburg _ Mr. Food _ dies at 81

    Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, died at his home in Weston, Fla., Wednesday following a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 81. Ginsburg — …


  • Stores borrow from fast-food industry’s playbook

    NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Burger King won’t be the only place where you can have it your way. It used to be enough for stores to promise …


  • Obama to pardon Thanksgiving turkey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Back from a trip to Asia, President Barack Obama is taking care of some holiday business, pardoning the national Thanksgiving turkey. The annual White House ceremony takes …


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