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Former Walmart worker faces charges of bomb, death threats

A former Walmart employee in Washington state pleaded not guilty to charges he threatened to blow up one of the stores and kill two managers, according to court records.


Anonymous donations pay off $70K in Alabama Walmart layaway purchases

Walmart shoppers in Alabama got a happy holiday surprise when donations paid off $70,000 in layaway purchases at two stores, the company said Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Walmart pulls Christmas sweaters that mixed Santa with sex and cocaine

Walmart removed several pieces of holiday merchandise from its Canadian website after customers took offense to a line of risque Christmas clothing.


Police: Oklahoma double-murder suicide was domestic-related

A man confronted his ex-wife and another man in an Oklahoma Walmart parking lot, shot and killed them both through the windshield of a car then turned the gun on …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Highway Patrol: 3 killed in shooting at Oklahoma Walmart

Two men and a woman were fatally shot Monday outside a Walmart store in southwestern Oklahoma, the chief of police said.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopening

Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Walmart, Tesla settle lawsuit over fiery solar panels

Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Retailers pull Johnson’s baby powder after recall

Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid have pulled some or all 22-ounce bottles of Johnson’s baby powder from shelves, after a minuscule amount of asbestos was found in one bottle.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

Walmart said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs following a string of mysterious illnesses and deaths related to vaping.


Walmart rolls out grocery delivery subscription

Walmart is rolling out a grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business.


Grand jury indicts man on capital murder for El Paso attack

A man accused of gunning down people at a busy Walmart in El Paso last month was indicted Thursday for capital murder, prosecutors announced.


Spokane Valley Walmart selected for pollinator garden pilot program

A Walmart store in Spokane Valley was selected by the company to participate in a pollinator garden pilot program tdesigned to beautify the grounds while increasing bee and monarch butterfly …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Locals react to Walmart’s decision to stop selling some ammo, discourage open carry

Walmart announced Tuesday it would no longer sell handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition.


Kentucky man accused of stealing shopping carts, riding around on one of them while drunk

A Corbin man was arrested in Laurel County on Friday after the sheriff’s office said he was operating a Walmart motorized cart while intoxicated.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

El Paso shooting suspect says AK-style gun came from Romania

The suspected gunman in the deadly mass shooting in El Paso earlier this month told police that the AK-style rifle used in the attack came from Romania, according to an …


Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting earlier this month, the retail giant said Thursday, but the entire interior of …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Families gather to remember victims of El Paso shooting

Families of those killed when a gunman opened fire at an El Paso Walmart are gathering at funerals on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border, remembering loved ones whose lives …


Man takes golf cart on wild ride into Florida Walmart store

Authorities say a 56-year-old Florida man took his golf cart on a wild ride through a Walmart store, terrorizing shoppers and ignoring deputies’ orders to stop before crashing into a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Walmart pulls violent game displays but will still sell guns

Walmart has ordered workers to remove video game signs and displays that depict violence from stores nationwide after 22 people died in a shooting at one of its Texas stores, …


Walmart employees staging a walkout to protest gun sales

Dozens of white-collar Walmart employees are expected to walk out Wednesday afternoon to protest the retailer’s gun policies after shootings at two company stores left 24 people dead.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

2 dead, 2 wounded in Mississippi Walmart shooting

Authorities say a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two people and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested at a Walmart in northern Mississippi.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

The Dirt: Couple continues rehab of Aberdeen Hotel

The top floor of the 121-year-old Hotel Aberdeen building in downtown Spokane is being renovated into three apartments, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Sun., July 28, 2019

Walmart in Spokane Valley completes store remodel

Walmart Inc. recently completed a remodel project to transform one of its Spokane Valley stores.


Police: Woman refuses to pay for cake she ate while shopping

Authorities say a Texas woman ate half a cake while roaming the aisles of a Walmart store and then refused to pay full price for it, claiming she had found …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Walmart heir, Buffett to give away $4.8 billion of fortunes

Warren Buffett said Monday he plans to donate $3.6 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities – one of his largest gifts ever – while Walmart heir Jim Walton …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Walmart to pay $282M over Brazil corruption

Walmart agreed Thursday to pay $282 million to settle civil and criminal allegations of overseas corruption, including payment of more than $500,000 to an intermediary known as a “sorceress” for …


Target ups the ante in online delivery wars

How much would you be willing to pay to get those diapers within an hour or so? In the latest salvo in the delivery wars, Target is offering same-day delivery …


As Walmart turns to robots, it’s the human workers who feel like machines

To Walmart executives, the Auto-C self-driving floor scrubber is the future of retail automation – a multimillion-dollar bet that advanced robots will optimize operations, cut costs and revolutionize the American …


Walmart extends debt-free college benefits to high schoolers

Walmart is extending its debt-free college benefits to high schoolers as a way to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market.


Walmart hires former Google, Amazon exec for new tech role

Walmart has hired a tech veteran whose resume includes stints at Amazon, Microsoft and Google for a newly elevated position of chief technology officer and chief development officer.