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  • Walmart Flexes In The Fourth Quarter, Beats All Expectations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart beat expectations on quarterly profit and revenue, and e-commerce sales surged during the critical holiday period. Shares moved sharply higher before the opening bell Tuesday. Walmart is the first major retailer to deliver fourth-quarter results, and its performance provides more evidence that efforts to expand services online as well as in the stores are widening the gap between itself and traditional rivals while at the same time, it’s holding its own against Amazon. The huge […]

  • Roger Stone Apologizes To Judge For Instagram Post Of Her In What Appeared To Be Crosshairs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun. Stone and his lawyers filed a notice Monday night saying Stone recognized “the photograph and comment today was improper and should not have been posted.” Earlier Monday, Stone posted a photo of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson with what appeared […]

  • German Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Has Died

    PARIS (AP) — Chanel’s iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the past 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. Such was the enigma surrounding the German-born designer that even his age was a point of mystery for decades, with reports he had two birth certificates, one dated 1933 and the other 1938. In 2013, Lagerfeld told French magazine “Paris […]

  • North Carolina Elections Board Weighs Re-Doing Marred Election

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country’s last undecided congressional election was marred by falsified signatures, disappearing documents and blank ballots that were filled in by people hired by the Republican candidate, North Carolina elections officials said. The state elections board could decide as early as Tuesday whether possibly criminal ballot fraud was unfortunate but tolerable, or whether to order a new election in the 9th congressional district. A political operative hired by Republican Mark Harris led “a coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced […]

  • Former UA Student Among Victims Killed During Aurora Shooting

    CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of an employee who started shooting after hearing he was being fired at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers that included a plant manager whose wife says he texted her “I love you, I’ve been shot at work,” and an intern in his first day on the job. A look at the victims: JOSH PINKARD Terra Pinkard says it all started with a text from her husband, Josh: “I love you, I’ve been shot at work.” […]

  • 16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying the suit alleges the Trump administration’s action violates the Constitution. “President Trump treats the rule of law with utter contempt,” Becerra said. “He knows there is no border crisis, he knows his emergency declaration is unwarranted, and he admits that he will likely […]

  • Arkansas Senate Passes Ban On Elected Officials Lobbying

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has passed a measure that bans lawmakers and the state’s top elected officials from serving as lobbyists while in office. The bill approved by the Senate on a 34-0 vote Monday expands state law, which already prohibits legislators from being registered lobbyists in Arkansas while in office. The measure expands that ban to lobbying outside the state and also applies to the state’s constitutional officers. The lobbying ban will also apply to […]

  • Arkansas Governor Signs Bill Raising Minimum Teacher Pay

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into a law a measure that will raise the minimum for teacher salaries in the state by $4,000 over the next four years. Hutchinson on Monday signed the bill to raise the minimum starting salary in 168 of the state’s 235 school districts beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. The remaining districts are already paying the minimum salary requirements laid out in the legislation. The new law will raise […]

  • Arkansas Senate Passes Plan To Replace U.S. Capitol Statues

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved a plan to replace the state’s two statues at the U.S. Capitol with ones depicting singer Johnny Cash and civil rights leader Daisy Bates. The Senate voted 33-0 Monday for the proposal to replace the two statues depicting Uriah Rose and James P. Clarke. Rose was a 19th century attorney and Clarke was a governor and U.S. senator in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Each state is allotted two statues at […]

  • Sailor In Iconic V-J Day Times Square Kiss Photo Dies At 95

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his daughter, Sharon Molleur, told The Providence Journal. Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945. Known as V-J Day, it […]

  • Chicago Police Seek Follow-Up Interview With Jussie Smollett

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Sunday they’re still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that “shifted” their investigation of a reported attack on the “Empire” actor. The trajectory of the investigation “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late Friday without charges, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday. He said police also reached out to Smollett’s attorney to request another interview with him. Guglielmi said Sunday the interview had not yet […]

  • Dog Reunited With Owner After 8 Month, 175-Mile Journey

    SOUTH PARIS, Maine (AP) — A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles (282 kilometers) away. The Bangor Daily News reports 5-year-old king shepherd Kaiser made his way from Ashby, Massachusetts, to South Paris, Maine, over a span of eight months. The pooch jumped a wall at the home of a woman who was caring for him before going missing. Kaiser’s owner, Tom Wollcott, and his children were reunited with […]

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