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Audit: Agency broke law over contract for state's new logo

Oct. 14, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Commerce violated the law on bidding uncompetitive contracts totaling more than $87,000 for the state's new "Be Legendary" logo, according to an audit released Monday . North Dakota Auditor Joshua Gallion said the report has been given to Legislature's...

Minnesota couple take unexpected plunge into online auctions

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

NICOLLET, Minn. (AP) — If there's one lesson that Kimberly Salisbury has learned from selling industrial and commercial equipment in online auctions, it's that people will buy anything. Components to an antiquated conveyor belt system? Sold. Capacitors and other electronic components to 1950s electronics?...

French nuns edge closer to expanding Illinois operations

Oct. 12, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

MARENGO, Ill. (AP) — A French religious order has reached a preliminary agreement with a northern Illinois county that would allow nuns to build a winery, brewery, gift shop and a co-ed boarding school there. The consent decree reached between McHenry County and Fraternite Notre Dame Inc. would end nearly...

'It's a nightmare': Zimbabwe struggles with hyperinflation

Oct. 10, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When going shopping, the only thing Isaiah Macheku can budget for is shock. Hyperinflation is changing prices so quickly in Zimbabwe that what you see displayed on a supermarket shelf might change by the time you reach the checkout. "It is a nightmare," Macheku said. "I can't plan."...

Police allege cameras hid at Mall of America dressing rooms

Oct. 9, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police are investigating a Minnesota man who allegedly hid cameras inside dressing rooms at the Mall of America in Bloomington and another Minneapolis area shopping mall. The 41-year-old Elk River man has not been charged. The Star Tribune reports details were contained in a search...

Kurt Cobain's 'Unplugged' sweater, guitar, head to auction

Oct. 9, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The olive green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's MTV "Unplugged" performance and one of the late rocker's custom guitars are headed to auction. Julien's Auctions said Wednesday that the sweater and a custom Fender guitar built in 1993 that Cobain used during the band's In...

Police: 3 dead, 1 missing after car plunges into canal

Oct. 6, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — A car with five occupants plunged into a Delaware canal on Sunday and the driver helped a teenage girl to safety before dying in a bid to rescue three other passengers, two of whom were found dead after the car was hoisted from the water, authorities said. Delaware State Police said...

Long-lost sculpture has returned to Los Angeles library

Oct. 5, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bronze sculpture that mysteriously disappeared from the Los Angeles Central Library 50 years ago has returned to its original home. One of three panels of the Well of Scribes was unveiled at the downtown library Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported . The sculpture depicting writers...

Shoppers have more options to return online purchases

Oct. 2, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of the holiday season, shoppers have more options to return unwanted items bought online as retailers look for new ways to drive traffic. Plenty of retailers like Target and Walmart allow shoppers to easily drop off online returns at their stores. But now, a growing number of...

Millennial Money: 4 must-do's if your order arrives damaged

Oct. 1, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nowadays, consumers shop online for just about everything. So you've likely experienced the stinging disappointment when a TV, piece of furniture or something else you ordered finally arrives on your doorstep — damaged. Here's what you should do if your delivery comes in...