Holidays

Hugh Hales-Tooke, a friend of victim Nicholas Cleves, kneels during a moment of silence during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Hudson River Park bike path attack, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in New York. A year ago a terrorist drove a truck along the path, killing eight people and injuring eleven.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 31, 2018 - 4:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As a jittery New York celebrates Halloween on Wednesday, city officials are taking heat for botching a ceremony meant to honor victims of last year's deadly truck attack. A last-minute invitation to the ceremony make it so one victim's mother couldn't attend, her friend, Hugh Hales-...
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President Donald Trump holds up part of a child's halloween costume as he and first lady Melania Trump give candy to children during a Halloween trick-or-treat event at the White House, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 28, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are marking Halloween at the White House by handing out candy to kids at a festive event on the South Lawn. The couple appeared Sunday at the Halloween event, passing out White House Hershey bars and Twizzlers to children dressed...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jamie Lee Curtis in a scene from "Halloween." (Ryan Green/Universal Pictures via AP)
October 28, 2018 - 9:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Meyers — or is it Jamie Lee Curtis? — can't be stopped. "Halloween" dominated the North American box office for the second straight weekend, carving up an estimated $32 million in ticket sales. The top four films were all unchanged at the North American box office, according...
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Native American protesters stand outside the Phoenix office of Yandy.com, a retailer of "sexy Native American" costumes on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. For some ethnic and racial groups, Halloween has long been haunted by costumes that perpetuate stereotypes and instances of cultural appropriation. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)
October 26, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — When Colorado attorney Jeff Schwartz asked his 7-year-old son what he wanted to dress as this Halloween, the answer was clear: his favorite movie superhero, "Black Panther." Schwartz said his white son's choice of a black character didn't give him pause. "I didn't give it a second...
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FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo a sign for a Sears appliance outlet store is displayed in Kansas City, Mo. Since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Sears Holdings Corp. has been trying to convince suppliers to keep shipping it merchandise by touting the $300 million in financing it has secured so that its business can continue operating through the holidays. But a growing number of manufacturers who themselves got hurt or watched others get burned by Toys R Us’ quick demise are still nervous. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
October 25, 2018 - 10:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Sears Holdings Corp. has been trying to convince suppliers to keep shipping it merchandise by touting the $300 million in financing it has secured so that its business can continue operating through the holidays. But a growing number of...
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October 23, 2018 - 3:43 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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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 11, 2018 - 10:51 pm
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' Christian Yelich scored the game-winning run 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/Jeff Roberson)
October 04, 2018 - 6:48 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Moustaksas 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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This photo from Sept. 19, 2018, shows the window of the New Synagogue in Gdansk, Poland, after a man threw a rock inside as the Jewish community gathered for prayers at the end of the Yom Kippur holiday. (AP Photo/Michal Samet/Jewish Community of Gdansk)
September 20, 2018 - 9:16 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police are looking for a man who threw a stone into a synagogue in the city of Gdansk as members of the Jewish community were praying at the end of the Yom Kippur holiday. On Thursday, police released security footage of the incident, which shows a man in a dark shirt...
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Local resident Mike Squillace looking for metal at Dania Beach, Fla., as Tropical Storm Gordon pass by South Florida with wind gust and heavy rainfall for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 8:10 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it moved west-northwest at...
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