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FILE - In this June 25, 2020 file photo, people walk past curbside pickup sign at Macy's department store in Vernon Hills, Ill. In the days before COVID-19, shopping smart used to mean scoring deals at a department store’s weekend sale. But the pandemic has led to a shift in consumer habits. Now, many consumers are making their purchases online for home delivery or picking them up curbside. To save money while shopping during the pandemic, sign up for in-stock alerts, lean on your community, read reviews carefully and more.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Millennial Money: A new set of shopping tips in the pandemic

Oct. 20, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

Prior to March, shoppers would go to the mall or grocery store — without masks — and scout out the latest sales. Now, shopping looks much different. “The way consumers approach shopping has understandably changed as a result of COVID-19,” said Katherine Cullen, senior director for...

San Francisco police arrest man in assault on Trump backer

Oct. 19, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have made an arrest in the weekend assault of a Trump supporter and free speech rally organizer who lost two front teeth, officials said Monday. San Francisco police said they arrested Adora Anderson, 35, of Watsonville in Oakland on Sunday. He was booked into the...

This March 5, 2018 photo shows traffic on Highway 41 in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.  Charleston County’s proposal to widen S.C. Highway 41 has drawn thousands of public comments. Some supporters call the road through the historic Black community of Phillips the cost-effective, obvious choice. Others decried it as a discriminatory plan that puts the burden on those with least political power.   (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)

South Carolina county's plan to widen highway causes split

Oct. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Charleston County’s proposal to widen S.C. Highway 41 has drawn thousands of public comments. Some supporters call the road through the historic Black community of Phillips the cost-effective, obvious choice. Others decried it as a discriminatory plan that puts the burden...

Home of ‘Black Stallion’ writer 1 of ‘Florida’s 11 to Save’

Oct. 18, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation listed the Venice home once owned by “The Black Stallion” author Walter Farley on “Florida’s 11 to Save” this summer at a virtual conference hosted in conjunction with Florida Main Street. The Florida Trust...

Democrats pump $2 million into swing legislative districts

Oct. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats are spending unprecedented amounts of money to win six key legislative races as they battle to protect Gov. Tony Evers' veto powers in the Nov. 3 election and ensure the governor can block Republican attempts to re-draw district boundaries next year. Republicans...

Medics transport a supporter of President Donald Trump to an ambulance after he was attacked by counter-protesters in San Francisco on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. About a dozen pro-Trump demonstrators were met by several hundred counter-protesters as they tried to rally. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Conservatives staging free speech rally attacked by critics

Oct. 17, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred counterprotesters surged the area, outnumbering and attacking those gathered, including knocking one in the mouth. A photographer working for The...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak at Southwest Focal Point Community Center in Pembroke Pines, Fla., Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Latest: Biden raises record $383 million in September

Oct. 14, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden raised $383 million for his election effort in September, a record-breaking sum that eclipses the unprecedented fundraising from the previous month. The haul, announced...

The top 10 movies on the Apple Store

Oct. 13, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. Trump Card (2020) 2. Ava (2020) 3. Mulan (2020) 4. Limitless 5. Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! 6. 2067 7. Save Yourselves! 8. The Assistant (2020) 9. Hocus Pocus 10. Upgrade Apple TV app - Movies US charts - Independent: 1. Ava (2020) 2. 2067 3. The Secret: Dare to...

FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo,  a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, is displayed in San Antonio. Stimulus checks, paused student loan payments and the need to stay at home may have helped you cut back on your debt for the first time. Keep that momentum going and take control of your finances. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Millennial Money: Use a crisis to build helpful money habits

Oct. 13, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

As millennials, we’ve learned about money the hard way. From the Great Recession to stratospheric student loan debt to a pandemic, there’s been no shortage of life giving us lemons. While the long-term economic effects of the pandemic are yet to be fully realized, you may have noticed one positive...

Alaska US Senate debate focuses on mine, money, fisheries

Oct. 12, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and challenger Al Gross met in a debate focused on fisheries policy that ended up focusing on other issues including federal COVID-19 relief funding and Pebble Mine. The candidates for Sullivan's seat in the U.S. Senate squared off Saturday in the 90-minute...