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What to buy every month in 2019

Jan. 18, 2019 10:47 AM EST

A new year brings an expectation to set the perfect resolution. Here's an idea: Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them. Sound difficult? It's actually not. Here's how to maximize sales and plan your shopping for 2019. We listed the best products to buy each month, plus the...

Millennial Money: Quick ways to boost your savings in 2019

Jan. 18, 2019 10:44 AM EST

Cheers, friends! It's a new year. Time to set some well-intentioned — but typically doomed — resolutions. Lose 20 pounds. Read 50 books. Save $5,000. Those big resolutions are sexy. They sound impressive when you tell friends. They're also unlikely to last past Groundhog Day. This year, ditch the...

Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

Jan. 16, 2019 6:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow. Her itinerary reflects the importance of those two media...

'Dinosaur' defensemen like Orpik survive in NHL by adapting

Jan. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EST

When John Tortorella compares Brooks Orpik to a creature that went extinct 65 million years ago, he means it affectionately. "He's a little bit of a dinosaur because he hits, and there isn't a lot of hitting in this game," Tortorella said. Orpik, who helped the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup last season...

Romania: Ruling on intelligence pact puts trials in doubt

Jan. 16, 2019 11:23 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled that secret protocols between prosecutors and the country's domestic intelligence agency were unconstitutional. The decision, reached in a 6-3 vote, could cause murder and corruption trials in which prosecutors have relied on...

Crew plans to start stadium construction this summer

Jan. 9, 2019 4:13 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew has new owners and management, and the team plans a summer groundbreaking for a $230 million downtown stadium. The Save the Crew movement gained momentum last year after the team owner, Precourt Sports Ventures, announced plans to move the franchise to Austin, Texas....

Summer coaching changes paying major dividends across NHL

Jan. 9, 2019 1:49 PM EST

It wasn't the 15-hour flight to China for training camp that had general manager Brad Treliving's head spinning. It was the pace of Bill Peters' first practice as coach of the Calgary Flames. "I was tired watching it," Treliving said. Peters has lost no time in helping the Flames improve and reach first place in...

Call it a comeback: No lead safe as late rallies on the rise

Jan. 2, 2019 3:03 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Don't be fooled: That third-period lead isn't so safe. Not this season, anyway. There's been quite a comeback for the comeback. The NHL has seen 110 third-period comeback wins spanning 611 games through New Year's Eve. That's third-most in league history and not far off the 114 rallies in...

AP Investigation: Food aid stolen as Yemen starves

Dec. 31, 2018 1:56 PM EST

TAIZ, Yemen (AP) — Day after day Nabil al-Hakimi, a humanitarian official in Taiz, one of Yemen's largest cities, went to work feeling he had a "mountain" on his shoulders. Billions of dollars in food and other foreign aid was coming into his war-ravaged homeland, but millions of Yemenis were still living...

Canada beats Switzerland 3-2 in world junior hockey

Dec. 28, 2018 1:15 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — MacKenzie Entwistle and Noah Dobson scored second-period goals and Canada held off Switzerland 3-2 on Thursday night in the world junior hockey championship to improve to 2-0 in Group A play. A night after beating Denmark 14-0, the defending champion Canadians opened the...