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Rare Tom Brady card from 1st Super Bowl year to be auctioned

Jan. 27, 2022 14:51 PM EST

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — One of just 20 special football cards featuring Tom Brady in the year he won his first Super Bowl is coming up for auction. The 2002 Topps Finest X-Fractor card is expected to draw six figures, underscoring the hot market for memorabilia associated with...

To highlight economic growth, Biden goes shopping for gifts

Jan. 25, 2022 21:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged last week to chat more with everyday Americans and took an initial step Tuesday afternoon by visiting a gift shop and ice cream store in Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Biden went shopping at Honey Made, a boutique that opened...

Cyprus president nixes luxury car use for top civil servants

Jan. 24, 2022 09:47 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president has scrapped plans to grant free-of-charge, around-the-clock use of state-financed luxury vehicles to top civil servants amid a public outcry over a perceived waste of taxpayers’ money, a government spokesman said Monday. Government...

Georgia monastery welcomes additional solitude during COVID

Jan. 23, 2022 09:55 AM EST

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — The Monastery of the Holy Spirits outside Atlanta shut down public prayers and services and its gift shop, museum and food pantry when health officials urged people to shelter in place early on during the pandemic. The monks who live there told the Atlanta...

Brazil bids farewell to its samba queen, Elza Soares

Jan. 21, 2022 12:27 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians on Friday were grieving the loss of legendary samba singer and force of nature Elza Soares, a day after she died in her Rio de Janeiro home. Family and friends gathered at Rio's Municipal Theater, where her body was brought for viewing, before the...

Denver-area grocery store strike ends with tentative deal

Jan. 21, 2022 10:46 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A union representing grocery store workers ended a strike against Denver-area supermarkets owned by Kroger Co. on Friday after reaching a tentative contract deal for workers. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 and King Soopers and City Market both said...

How to crush your holiday debt

Jan. 20, 2022 09:24 AM EST

The holidays have left without a trace. Well, almost. Long after the decorations have come down, you still have debt hanging around. Don’t let it put a damper on your year. Here’s what you can do to take control of your holiday debt. REVIEW WHAT YOU OWE ...

Jimmy Buffett looks at 50 years after his 1st Key West gig

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A profane phone call and Jimmy Buffett’s inability to keep his daily planner organized 50 years ago in Miami set in motion events that changed the music world. Those events made the singer-songwriter one of the most beloved entertainers in America. And one of the...

December retail sales slip after a record holiday season

Jan. 14, 2022 13:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans overlooked shortages, spiking prices and uncertainty over the omicron variant to break spending records during the critical holiday shopping season. But figures released Friday show that after spending robustly early in the holiday season, consumers sharply slowed their...

Spider-Man comic page sells for record $3.36M bidding

Jan. 13, 2022 22:15 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book sold at auction Thursday for a record $3.36 million. Mike Zeck's artwork for page 25 from Marvel Comics' “Secret Wars No. 8” brings the first appearance of Spidey's black suit. The symbiote suit would...