Holidays

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out treats as they welcome children from the Washington area and children of military families to trick-or-treat celebrating Halloween at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 30, 2017 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are welcoming ghosts, goblins and everything in between to the White House for trick-or-treating on Halloween eve. The first lady announced last week that children from more than 20 schools in the District of Columbia, Maryland...
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Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade on Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. Mexico's capital is holding its Day of the Dead parade, an idea actually born out of the imagination of a scriptwriter for the James Bond movie "Spectre." (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
October 28, 2017 - 11:05 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A raised fist made of helmets, pick axes and broken rubble rolled ahead of hundreds of walking skeletons, costumed dancers and flowery floats Saturday in Mexico City's Day of the Dead parade, which this year honored the 228 capital residents killed by a Sept. 19 earthquake. "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2015 file photo, Minnesota fans celebrate Halloween during the first half of an NCAA college football game between Minnesota and Michigan in Minneapolis. Administrators at some universities across the country are increasingly concerned in 2017 that certain costumes are becoming flash points in the campus debate over race and culture. While not outright prohibiting any costume, administrators are using letters, campus forums and advertising campaigns to encourage students to pick outfits that don’t offend their classmates of color. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia, File)
October 27, 2017 - 12:56 pm
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Universities are urging students in search of an attention-grabbing costume this Halloween to pass on sombreros, Native American headdresses and blackface. Those are some of the costumes grabbing the attention of university administrators who are increasingly concerned that...
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October 27, 2017 - 10:11 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is warning parents to look out for people slipping their kids marijuana-laced candy while trick-or-treating. But with no apparent evidence that's ever happened, advocates for legalizing the drug say it's nothing more than a Halloween scare tactic. The state attorney...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, an Amazon Echo Dot is displayed during a program announcing several new Amazon products by the company, in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 26, 2017 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon posted third-quarter earnings that far surpassed Wall Street expectations, helped by the acquisition of organic grocer Whole Foods and an increase in sales during its summer "Prime Day" promotions. The company also said Thursday that it expects sales to rise during the busy...
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October 25, 2017 - 10:07 am
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — Police who caught three teenagers orange-handed with 48 stolen pumpkins — and one gourd — are asking residents of a St. Louis suburb to view a "pumpkin lineup" online to see if their Halloween squash are among those recovered. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013, file photo, a woman walks her dog past a vintage Santa Claus holiday window display at Lord & Taylor department store in New York. A real estate startup called WeWork Cos. is announcing a deal to buy Lord & Taylor’s storied flagship in Manhattan for $850 million. The transaction, announced Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, is part of an overall plan by Lord & Taylor’s parent Hudson’s Bay Co. to pare down its debt and reinvigorate the chain. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 24, 2017 - 12:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lord & Taylor's flagship store in Manhattan, known for its holiday displays along Fifth Avenue, is being sold to the office space sharing company WeWork. The nearly 100-year-old building will be converted to WeWork headquarters, with less than a quarter of the space remaining...
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Nicolas Chatel takes away the a piece of butter as Pierre Chatel stands behind him at the market in Marly le Roi, west of Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. French pastries, and butter, have become so popular abroad that the increased demand led to a mini shortage of the dairy product in French supermarkets. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 20, 2017 - 11:41 am
PARIS (AP) — Blame the croissant. French pastries and butter have become so popular abroad that the increased demand led to a mini-shortage of the dairy product in French supermarkets. The price of butter rose 60 percent in a year, reaching 6.7 euros ($7.9) per kilogram in August, according to...
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This Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 photo shows a replica four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker in Parma, Ohio. Owner Nick Meyer tells Cleveland.com he used wood, hard foam and plastic barrels. He says he enjoys the "Star Wars" movies but isn't a fanatic and simply thought the display would be unique. (Patrick Cooley/The Plain Dealer-Cleveland.com via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 12:25 pm
PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A two-story "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is inspiring kids to pick up light sabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. Elevator mechanic Nick Meyer spent half a year and over a thousand dollars building the four-legged All Terrain...
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President Donald Trump, right, sitting next to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, speaks during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee and members of the President's economic team in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 19, 2017 - 5:06 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TOURISTS NOW QUESTIONING INVISIBLE ATTACKS IN CUBA Chris Allen, visiting Havana from South Carolina, tells the AP exclusively he had similar neurological symptoms as a U.S. government worker...
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