Holidays

This image released by Lucasfilm Ltd. shows Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in a scene from, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." (Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm Ltd. via AP)
December 18, 2016 - 7:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" soared to the top of the weekend box office as expected, scoring the second-best December opening ever with $155 million in estimated ticket sales. After the biggest Thursday night debut of the year, the intergalactic adventure blasted past industry...
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Authorities clean up the remains of a tanker truck the slid off Interstate 95 in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday morning, Dec. 17, 2016, following an overnight ice storm. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
December 17, 2016 - 7:24 pm
A winter storm of snow, freezing rain and bone-chilling temperatures socked the nation's mid-section and East Coast on Saturday, causing hundreds of accidents on icy roads and putting a crimp on Christmas shopping. At least nine deaths were blamed on the slick roads and authorities were...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, passengers queue up for an express train to Gatwick Airport, running a reduced service as a result of a train strike, in Victoria rail station London. The United Kingdom faces a Christmas of discontent as labor unions threaten to disrupt airports, rail services and mail deliveries. The Unite union and aviation services company Swissport announced negotiation plans Saturday, Dec. 17 intended to avert a Dec. 23 walkout by 1,500 baggage handlers, check-in staff and other workers at 18 airports. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
December 17, 2016 - 11:56 am
LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom faces a Christmas of discontent as labor unions threaten to disrupt airports, rail services and mail deliveries. The Unite union and aviation services company Swissport announced negotiation plans Saturday intended to avert a Dec. 23 walkout by 1,500 baggage...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, photo, shoppers look for gifts in booths set up for the holidays around City Hall in Philadelphia. New numbers from a key data source show that shoppers are so far spending at a decent, but slightly slower pace this holiday season compared to last year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 16, 2016 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stores are pushing deals and incentives like free shipping for the final week of the holiday shopping season, as new numbers show people are so far spending at a bit of a slower pace than last year. Retailers pared down their inventories and offered more exclusive merchandise this...
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December 16, 2016 - 9:57 am
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men are spending the holidays in jail, thanks to observant neighbors who spotted them taking Christmas gifts from a nearby home and another homeowner who chased them with a metal pipe. The Polk County Sheriff's department announced that a Lakeland resident heard a...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, photo, Hani Mikhail places a label on one of his mouth-blown glass ornaments for sale at his booth set up for the holidays at City Hall in Philadelphia. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for November. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 14, 2016 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their retail spending just slightly in November, a possible sign of lackluster holiday shopping. Retail sales rose only 0.1 percent in November, after a downwardly-revised 0.6 percent growth in October, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Consumers bumped...
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