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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Iowa State Education Association Candidate Forum, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Buttigieg shifts plans, will attend King holiday event in SC

Jan. 18, 2020 8:13 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who has been criticized for his slow outreach to blacks and other minorities, has rearranged his schedule to make room for events in early-voting South Carolina that honor Martin Luther King Jr. Buttigieg’s campaign said in a...

Man charged in Hanukkah attack pleads not guilty

Jan. 16, 2020 3:02 PM EST

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The man charged in an attack at a suburban New York Hanukkah celebration that left five people wounded, one critically, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges on Thursday. Grafton Thomas appeared in Rockland County Court. On Monday, he also pleaded not guilty to...

US shoppers lift retail sales a solid 0.3% last month after sluggish start to holidays

Jan. 16, 2020 8:32 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US shoppers lift retail sales a solid 0.3% last month after sluggish start to holidays.
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Harry Harris pose for photos during their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea. Harris on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, says he was surprised and pleased that North Korea did not give the U.S. an unwelcome “Christmas gift” because of stalled nuclear disarmament talks, and that President Donald Trump is still confident it will denuclearize. (Heo Ran/Pool Photo via AP, File)

US envoy surprised that NKorea didn't give 'Christmas gift'

Jan. 16, 2020 5:54 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea said Thursday he was surprised and pleased that North Korea did not give the U.S. an unwelcome “Christmas gift” because of stalled nuclear disarmament talks, and that President Donald Trump is still confident it will denuclearize....

No charges for shooter who killed man at Christmas party

Jan. 15, 2020 6:22 PM EST

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A man who fatally shot another man at a company Christmas party won't face criminal charges because he acted in self-defense, authorities in South Carolina said Wednesday. Lexington police told news outlets that no charges will be filed against Glenn Wilbur Rowe Jr., 46, in the...

President Donald Trump holds the signed a trade agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Emphasis on US exports, trade secrets in China trade deal

Jan. 15, 2020 5:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China reached a trade deal Wednesday that eases tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, offers massive export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories, and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets. Still, the Phase 1 agreement...

Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske speaks during a news conference at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Indianapolis. Penske announced that this year's NASCAR Xfinity Series race will be run on the track's road course for the first time. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NASCAR to run Xfinity race on Indy road course for 1st time

Jan. 15, 2020 3:59 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske already is making changes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It looks like more are on the way, too. On Wednesday, in his first major move since buying the iconic facility, Penske announced the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indy on July 4 will use the track's road course. The...

FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2018, file photo shoppers browse the aisles during a Black Friday sale at a Target store in Newport, Ky. Comparable stores sales at Target fell well below the previous year, joining a growing list of retailers reporting a meager performances during the critical holiday shopping season. Target said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, that it had weaker-than-expected sales of electronics, toys and some home good. Those sales climbed 1.4% in the November-December period, compared with a 5.7% increase a year earlier.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Target, like other retailers, did not have a Merry Christmas

Jan. 15, 2020 1:06 PM EST

Target reported a rare shortfall in holiday sales, raising concerns about the challenges ahead for the traditional retail industry even as the economy remains strong. Target's disappointing growth of 1.4% percent for November and December, dragged down by toys and electronics, fell well below the previous year....

Delta, JPMorgan rise; GameStop, Boston Scientific fall

Jan. 14, 2020 4:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Delta Air Lines Inc., up $1.96 at $61.45. The airline beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter profit forecasts following a strong holiday travel season. GameStop Corp., down 72 cents at $4.71. The video game retailer's sales plunged...

Judge: Hanukkah attack suspect may need death-penalty lawyer

Jan. 13, 2020 1:49 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man charged in a bloody attack at a Hanukkah celebration may need attorneys specializing in death penalty cases if a stabbing victim dies, a judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel raised the subject during a court hearing for Grafton Thomas after he pleaded not...