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Walgreens to provide drug disposal packets free to customers

Jun. 24, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

Walgreens is making it easier for customers to dispose of unused drugs safely. The drugstore chain said Monday that it will offer at several thousand stores packets that customers can use to turn medications into a useless gel before throwing them away at home. The DisposeRx packets will be available for free at...

Average US price of gas drops 11 cents per gallon to $2.73

Jun. 23, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline dropped 11 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.73. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that lower crude oil prices contributed to the drop at the pump. Oil prices rose last...

A retail rainbow: Vendors mark LGBTQ Pride on sales racks

Jun. 23, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major retailers have diversified their inventory for Pride month, selling apparel and other goods that celebrate LGBTQ culture to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising . In New York City, Macy's flagship store is adorned with rainbow-colored Pride tribute windows, set in the...

California to illegal pot shops: We're coming for you

Jun. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is planning to intensify its enforcement against the state's thriving illegal marijuana market, including launching an ad campaign Friday that urges consumers to seek out licensed shops with safe products. The state has been under pressure by the legal industry to do more to...

Attorney: Officer attacked without warning in Costco

Jun. 18, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco last week was attacked without warning as he held his toddler son, the policeman's attorney said Monday. Attorney David Winslow said his client — a Los Angeles Police Department officer whom he...

Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries

Jun. 17, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses are imploring President Donald Trump not to expand his tariffs to $300 billion in goods from China that have so far been spared in his trade war with Beijing. These companies warn that the additional tariffs would drive up prices for consumers, squeeze profits and leave...

LAPD investigates officer's actions in Costco shooting

Jun. 16, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation into an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man authorities say attacked him inside a Southern California Costco Wholesale warehouse store. Authorities remained tight-lipped...

The Latest: Family: Costco shooting victim a 'gentle giant'

Jun. 16, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police-involved shooting at a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Corona (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A cousin of the man shot and killed by an off-duty police officer at a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Corona says he was a "gentle giant" who was mentally...

The Latest: Police say shooting came after man hit officer

Jun. 16, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting inside a Southern California Costco store (all times local): 8 p.m. The Corona Police Department says a fatal shooting inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store Friday night took place after a 32-year-old man attacked an off-duty police officer. The department...

Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Jun. 15, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day. The roughly two-hour outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or...