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November 25, 2015 - 1:33am
1 min 13 sec ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Black Friday in rural Alaska doesn't mean long lines and pushy shoppers ready to do battle for sweet deals.

Consumers in places off the state's limited road system can find a few moderate price breaks on electronics and other stuff for several days after Thanksgiving at local grocery stores that sell all kinds of goods.

But for those wanting a taste of the urban shopping madness, they can always go to Anchorage or Fairbanks...

November 25, 2015 - 1:29am
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A public library is set to open next year in a polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border that hasn't had one for decades because of controlling sect leaders.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( ) that Washington County Library System director Joel Tucker says the library is expected to open in March 2016. The plan is to put the library between the public school and town hall in Hildale, Utah.

The community is...

November 25, 2015 - 1:28am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hugh Montgomery never wrote a memoir. That just wasn't done among his generation of spies.

But his exploits as a World War II combat veteran, CIA cold warrior and Washington power player could fill a dozen books.

Montgomery jumped into Normandy on D-Day with the 82nd Airborne. He went behind enemy lines for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the CIA's daring forerunner, where he was among the first Americans to enter the...

November 25, 2015 - 12:48am
1 min 13 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Survivors of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings are bracing for the release of two movies, a play and an HBO documentary about the 2013 attack.

Boston native Mark Wahlberg is expected to star in one of the films, while Jake Gyllenhaal is to star in another.

Survivors have mixed feelings about the movies. Relatives of Martin Richard, an 8-year-old boy killed in the bombings, say they wish no movies would be made about the bombings....

November 25, 2015 - 12:46am
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The amount of meat being donated by hunters to a Maine program that provides food to charity groups and hungry families has grown exponentially in recent years.

The Hunters for the Hungry program allows hunters to donate deer, moose and bear meat for use by food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Director Jason Hall says the program generated about 1,000 pounds per year when it started nearly 20 years ago. It now generates about 10,000...

November 24, 2015 - 9:40pm
1 hour 1 min ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Southern California authorities are looking for a wedding thief who steals wallets, credit cards and other valuables on the couple's happiest day without so much as an "I do."

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says an arrest warrant has been issued for 50-year-old Denise Louise Burns — also known as Denise Gunderson.

Investigators say Burns pretends to be a wedding guest, makes her way to the bridal suite and helps herself to...

November 24, 2015 - 9:18pm
1 hour 1 min ago

HONOLULU (AP) — Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani is expressing his support for the U.S. Navy's sailing of a warship close to one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.

Nakatani met Pacific Command commander Adm. Harry Harris in Hawaii on Tuesday.

Nakatani told reporters he told Harris that the U.S. military was at the forefront of the international community's efforts to protect open, free and peaceful oceans in the South China...

November 24, 2015 - 9:15pm
1 hour 1 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago released a video Tuesday showing the fatal shooting of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a white police officer. Here is what is seen on the relevant portion of the video, which runs for less than 40 seconds and has no audio:

McDonald swings into view on a four-lane street where police vehicles are stopped in the middle of the roadway. As he jogs down the street, he appears to pull up his pants and then slows to a brisk walk, veering...

November 24, 2015 - 9:11pm
1 hour 1 min ago

MIAMI (AP) — The latest in the trial of a man who claimed self-defense after fatally shooting his wife and posting a photo of her body on Facebook (all times local):

9 p.m.

A jury has recessed for the day after deliberating for two-and-a-half hours in the case of a Florida man who claimed he fatally shot his wife in self-defense before posting a photo of her corpse on Facebook.

Jurors are deliberating the fate of 33-year-old...

November 24, 2015 - 9:08pm
1 hour 1 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rosie O'Donnell isn't mincing words when it comes to Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

Said O'Donnell: "It's a nightmare." She didn't elaborate, adding only, "That's my quote."

The actress-comedian and billionaire GOP contender have long exchanged barbs. But his conduct became an issue at the GOP debate in August, when Trump was asked to account for crude remarks he has made about women.

When Trump...

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