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Most retailers are feeling optimistic as analysts forecast rising sales over this long shopping season. They are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year.
October 22, 2014
Three Denver teens were stopped at a German airport and sent home to the U.S. Now their computers and social circles are being investigated for possible contacts with Islamist militants in Syria.
October 22, 2014
A three-run first inning was all San Francisco needed to top Kansas City and steal home field advantage. They tacked on another four runs anyway to win 7-1.
October 21, 2014
As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.
October 21, 2014
The Nebraska Medical Center says Ashoka Mukpo was cleared by the CDC and will be discharged on Wednesday.
October 21, 2014
Bradlee was the editor who ushered in the paper's golden era, overseeing its reporting during the Watergate scandal.
October 21, 2014
The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.
October 21, 2014
The panel will study the social and economic conditions that fueled violent protests over the killing of an unarmed teenager this summer.
October 21, 2014
Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders, but many store owners say the bans are unfair.
October 21, 2014
Liberian health worker Alexander Kollie lost his wife, daughters and brother to Ebola. Then his son tested positive for the disease. He survived, and now father and son are building a new life.
October 21, 2014
The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.
October 21, 2014
Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.
October 21, 2014
A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.
October 21, 2014
In northern Iraq, Kurdish fighters have won back territory from the so-called Islamic State only to lose it again. ISIS is using a range of explosives, inflicting heavy Kurdish casualties.
October 21, 2014
One Florida mom is calling on the retailer to stop selling action figures based on drug dealers in its stores. Toys R Us says the Breaking Bad toys are only meant for adults.
October 21, 2014
The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction found that despite U.S. counternarcotics efforts, poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2013.
October 21, 2014
About 75,000 patients a year die from infections they caught in the hospital. A Kaiser Health News analysis finds that nearly 700 hospitals across the nation have higher than expected infection rates.
October 21, 2014
Stories of trafficking — including a sting using a "Walking Dead" actress — are making headlines. An expert talks about the practice, which victimizes millions around the world.
October 21, 2014
The police do it. The FBI does it. Could be foreign government do it. With the right equipment, people can hijack your cellphone calls and texts and listen in.
October 21, 2014
CNN called it a "presidential love triangle" at an Illinois polling location, but, really, the episode was just some good fun.
October 21, 2014

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