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October 23, 2018 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Target will be offering for the first time two-day shipping with no minimum purchase this holiday, raising the stakes in the delivery wars during the busiest shopping season of the year. The offer, announced Tuesday, will start Nov. 1 and end Dec. 22. It's part of the retailer's...
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FILE - This Sept. 21, 2017 file photo shows Megyn Kelly on the set of her show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios in New York. Kelly is apologizing to her NBC News colleagues for questioning why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong. She faced a swift backlash for her morning show segment on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, and wrote later that she realized that such behavior is wrong. She says she’s never been a “PC” kind of person, but does understand that she needs to be more sensitive on issues of race and ethnicity. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 23, 2018 - 5:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's Megyn Kelly swiftly apologized Tuesday for a morning show segment that questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong. Following a social media backlash, Kelly wrote in an email to NBC News colleagues that she realized such behavior is wrong, that the...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jamie Lee Curtis in a scene from "Halloween," in theaters nationwide on Oct. 19. (Ryan Green/Universal Pictures via AP)
October 21, 2018 - 2:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Universal Pictures said Sunday that "Halloween" took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. It captured first place at the box...
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People attend a demonstration called "heart instead of hounding" to protest against a far right PEGIDA demonstration in Dresden, eastern Germany, Sunday, Oct.21, 2018. (Oliver Killig/dpa via AP)
October 21, 2018 - 1:01 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German police say about 10,000 people have taken part in a protest against the anti-migrant group PEGIDA in the eastern city of Dresden. Mainstream parties, labor unions and civil society groups staged a march with the slogan "heart not hatred." PEGIDA, whose name stands for Patriotic...
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A unity urn with cremated ashes of Adam Jackson and Abigail Jackson is set in place as friends and family prepare for a funeral mass at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam, N.Y., for eight of the 20 people killed in last Saturday's fatal limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
October 13, 2018 - 5:11 pm
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Mourners at a funeral for four sisters and their family members killed in a New York limousine crash were assured Saturday that their loved ones can still see their tears and feel their heartache. On a damp, chilly day, hundreds of people packed the pews of an old brick...
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Sister funeral
John Carl D'Annibale/The Albany Times Union via AP
October 13, 2018 - 12:39 pm
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate community stricken with grief after a limousine crash that killed 20 people is saying goodbye Saturday to four sisters and four family members who were on the ill-fated birthday celebration trip. The combined service is being held a week after the stretch limo...
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Mourners enter St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church to attend calling hours for Schoharie limo crash victims; Abigail (King) Jackson, Adam "Action" Jackson, Mary (King) Dyson, Robert J. Dyson, Allison A. King, Amy (King) Steenburg, Axel J. Steenburg and Richard Steenburg Jr., on Friday Oct. 12, 2018, in Amsterdam, N.Y. (John Carl D'Annibale/The Albany Times Union via AP)
October 12, 2018 - 10:31 pm
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York community stricken with grief after a limousine crash that killed 20 people is saying goodbye Saturday to four sisters and four family members who were on the ill-fated birthday celebration trip. The combined service is being held a week after the stretch...
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In this Aug. 30, 2018, photo Seraphina, 3, plays with a V-Tech Explore and Write Activity Set at the Walmart Toy Shop event in New York. Walmart says 30 percent of its holiday toy assortment will be new. It will also offer 40 percent more toys on Walmart.com from a year ago. In November and December, the company’s toy area will be rebranded as “America’s Best Toy Shop.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 12, 2018 - 1:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Is Party City the successor to Toys R Us? Will shoppers embrace the revival of FAO Schwarz, staffed with theatrical performers? Ahead of the holiday season, stores aren't just expanding their toy aisles to offer more choices. They're trying to at the very least replicate the Toys R...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Mike Moustakas hits a walk off RBI single during the 10th inning of Game 1 of the National League Divisional Series baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 3-2 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 04, 2018 - 10:03 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Moustakas scored MVP front-runner Christian Yelich with a two-out single in the 10th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers bounced back to beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Thursday in their NL Division Series opener. After giving up two runs in the ninth that made it 2-all, the...
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September 27, 2018 - 12:22 pm
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A picnic for a 60-year-old grandfather fizzled out pretty quickly when he and his grandsons were kicked out of a park in Virginia for drinking kombucha. The bubbly, fermented tea originated centuries ago in China and typically contains a slight bit of alcohol. That's what got...
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