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Shoppers let their fingers do the walking

By Joseph Pisani AP Retail Writer NEW YORK — Weeks of deals didn't stop people from heading online to shop on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday is likely to be the biggest U.S. online shopping day ever, according to Adobe Analytics, the research arm of software maker Adobe. ...

Prince Harry, actress announce engagement

By The Associated Press LONDON — Newly engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Monday lifted the secrecy that had shrouded their 18-month romance, revealing they met on a blind date, bonded during a camping trip under the stars in Botswana and that Harry proposed over a roast chicken ...

Bengals win again

By Joe Kay AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI — Bengals running back Joe Mixon and Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer exchanged jerseys at midfield, two rookies still looking to make their mark in the NFL. Mixon finally had his moment, running for a career-high 114 yards during a 30-16 victory ...

FBI gave heads-up to fraction of Russian hackers’ U.S. targets

By Raphael Satter, Jeff Donn and Desmond Butler Associated Press writers WASHINGTON — The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that the targets were in the ...

Village where mosque was attacked had been warned

By Hamza Hendawi The Associated Press CAIRO — Elders of a village in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula where militants killed 305 people in a mosque had been warned by Islamic State operatives to stop collaborating with security forces and to suspend rituals associated with Islam's mystical Sufi ...

Victim of fraud wonders what to do

Creators Syndicate Dear Annie: I was recently a victim of fraud. It involved a job offer that turned out to be fake and a check that turned out to be bad. My question to you is: Should I report this to the police or someone else? — Feeling Foolish Dear Feeling Foolish: Don’t feel too ...

The U.S.-Saudi starvation blockade

Our aim is to "starve the whole population -- men, women, and children, old and young, wounded and sound -- into submission," said First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. He was speaking of Germany at the outset of the Great War of 1914-1918. Americans denounced as inhumane this ...

I got fired for calling out liberal hypocrisy on Clinton accusers

It was bizarre watching KABC TalkRadio in Los Angeles -- my hypocritical ex-employer -- hold a televised press conference. It turns out that one of the station's news anchors, Leeann Tweeden, claims Sen. Al Franken groped her. In 2006, Tweeden said, before Franken became a senator, he and she ...

Iran TV videos target 2 detainees accused of espionage

By Jon Gambrell The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian state television aired videos Sunday targeting a Briton and an American serving time on espionage charges, likely trying to pressure the U.S. and Britain as London considers making a $530 million payment to ...

Explosion in Chinese port city kills 2, injures 30

By Joe McDonald The Associated Press BEIJING — An explosion in a port city south of Shanghai on Sunday killed two people and injured at least 30 others, knocked down buildings and left streets littered with damaged cars and debris, the government and news reports said. The early morning ...

Mental Health effort urges Ohioans to ‘Be Present’ for youth

By The Associated Press COLUMBUS — A statewide multimedia campaign has been launched in Ohio to get needed help to young people struggling with bullying, undue stress or societal pressure that puts them at risk of hurting themselves. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction ...

Roundup

Family says boy slain in Cleveland attack was good student CLEVELAND — Family members say the 12-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet during a shooting attack near his father's beauty supply store in Cleveland was a good student who loved sports. Abdel Bashiti, of Parma, was shot Friday ...

Divers find body of man who fled police in Ohio river

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Authorities say divers have found the body of a man who went over a cliff and into a river while running from police outside of Cleveland. Rocky River police said Sunday that the man's body was found near a spot in the river where he'd been spotted Saturday night by ...

NYC launches tourism campaign

By Beth J. Harpaz AP Travel Editor NEW YORK — The tourism agency NYC & Company on Monday launched a new campaign called "True York City" designed to promote iconic attractions as well as unique experiences, neighborhoods and local businesses. The $15 million marketing campaign in ...

What’s new for ski season in New York State

By The Associated Press New York is home to 51 ski resorts, the most of any state in the nation, and its three state-run ski areas have undergone several upgrades since last season. — At Belleayre, the Catskill Mountain region's first high-speed gondola has been under construction since ...

Militants attack Egyptian mosque

By The Associated Press CAIRO — In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque Friday during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades and blocking their escape routes. At least 235 people were ...

Debt and Taxes and Perdition

Should the government borrow against the future? Should it guarantee higher taxes for your children and grandchildren in return for lower taxes for you? If government's moral legitimacy depends on the consent of the governed, as Thomas Jefferson argued in the Declaration of Independence, can ...

Our country turns to you, Alabama

Like so many women in recent days, I've discovered a renewed interest in who and what I was at age 14. My freshman portrait in my high school yearbook is smaller than most "forever" postage stamps. What a skinny, wide-eyed scaredy-cat I was back then. You could fit everything I knew about the ...

Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent

By Seth Borenstein AP Science Writer WASHINGTON — Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding, a new study says. Future storms will also be wilder, soaking ...

Flynn lawyers make break with Trump

By Eric Tucker The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn has told President Donald Trump’s legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election ...