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A child rests in a shopping cart in the electronics section against a backdrop of televisions at a Target store, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Newport, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A child rests in a shopping cart in the electronics section against a backdrop of televisions at a Target store, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Newport, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Black Friday sales drop; more shoppers spend time online

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11.6 billion in 2014, according to preliminary figures from research firm ShopperTrak. And sales on Thanksgiving dropp ...


The Hector Award: Civic leaders, colleagues of late journalist share thoughts

Hector San Miguel was a fixture on the pages of the American Press for years — offering readers investigative reporting that won state and regio ...

Creators of the display plan to rebuild by the original Dec. 5 opening date. Participants say the 100-stone project represents people dealing with emotional vulnerabilities, including trauma and mental illness. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)

Artists plan to rebuild Alaska public art display damaged by tides

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Creators of a public art installation damaged by tides and high winds at an Anchorage beach plan to rebuild the statue-fille ...

Police ID suspect in mass shooting that wounded 17

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans police on Friday identified a suspect in a shooting last weekend at a playground that wounded 17 people.

In a sta ...

Shreveport man accused of murdering girlfriend

SHREVEPORT — Shreveport police seek a man accused of killing his girlfriend. Cpl. Breck Scott says a warrant for 28-year-old Brett Burnley accus ...

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More of Les: By the way, LSU beats Texas A&M

BATON ROUGE — Les Miles lives.

Reports of his demise as the LSU head football coach were greatly exaggerated.

Or were they? Who knows now?

Th ...

Bearkats to meet McNeese

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Jeremiah Briscoe came off the bench to throw for 211 yards, including the winning 55-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quart ...

Texans go for fourth straight

HOUSTON — With 681⁄2 career sacks J.J. Watt certainly doesn’t remember the details of every single one.

That’s not the case w ...

Outcry helps Miles keep his job

BATON ROUGE — How Les Miles was that?

What happened Saturday night made all those quirky gambles and twists of fate seem like child’s pla ...

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Author takes to Twitter to talk shop

LONDON — Harry Potter readers have long wanted to know: Why did the boy wizard choose to honor Severus Snape — a teacher who had been so m ...

In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, singer Adele arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Adele's new album

Adele's '25' officially sets new first-week sales record

NEW YORK (AP) — In just days, Adele's "25" has officially set a new first-week sales record, moving 2.433 million albums since its release Frida ...

(Virginia Sherwood/NBC via AP)

NBC puts on 'The Wiz Live!'

NEW YORK — Soon, a determined girl named Dorothy will ease on down that road in NBC’s “The Wiz Live!”

Hers is an odyssey that ...

In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, Brian Williams, then anchor and managing editor of

Brian Williams settles into job

NEW YORK — Coming out of a commercial break shortly before 11:20 a.m., Brian Williams had slipped into the anchor chair on MSNBC Tuesday as Pres ...

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