COLTS NECK, N.J. | 4 in New Jersey mansion fire killed by ‘homicidal violence’

COLTS NECK, N.J.— A homeowner who died along with his wife and two children as their luxury home went up in flames suffered a gunshot wound and all four are considered to be homicide victims, prosecutors in New Jersey said Wednesday. The announcement came hours after authorities charged the man’s brother, Paul Caneiro, with deliberately … Continue reading COLTS NECK, N.J. | 4 in New Jersey mansion fire killed by ‘homicidal violence’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Tragedy survivors reflect on Thanksgiving after year of loss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mass shootings, hurricanes, fires — for many people across the nation, 2018 was a year of loss unlike any other. As the quintessentially American holiday of Thanksgiving approaches, some will abandon traditions or chose not to mark the holiday at all. Others will celebrate new friendships forged in the wake of … Continue reading ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Tragedy survivors reflect on Thanksgiving after year of loss

NEW YORK | APNewsBreak: Obama’s book sells 1.4 million copies in a week

NEW YORK— Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” has become a massive hit. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former first lady’s memoir has sold more than 1.4 million copies in all formats in the U.S. and Canada in the seven days since it was released Nov. 13. Based on demand from retailers across … Continue reading NEW YORK | APNewsBreak: Obama’s book sells 1.4 million copies in a week

LAHAINA, Hawaii | No. 1 Duke faces No. 3 Gonzaga in Maui title game

LAHAINA, Hawaii— The Maui Invitational has a marquee matchup for its title game. Top-ranked Duke vies for its record sixth Maui title against No. 3 Gonzaga at the Lahaina Civic Center on Wednesday night. The Blue Devils (5-0) are 17-0 all-time in Maui after holding off No. 8 Auburn in the semifinals Tuesday night. The … Continue reading LAHAINA, Hawaii | No. 1 Duke faces No. 3 Gonzaga in Maui title game

WASHINGTON | Mattis says he has extra authority to use military on border

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the White House has given him authority to use military troops to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel at the southwest border. This could, under certain circumstances, mean directing troops to temporarily detain migrants in the event of disorder or violence against border patrol agents. Mattis said Wednesday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mattis says he has extra authority to use military on border

WASHINGTON | Pelosi detractor now says he’ll back her for House speaker

WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi appears to be having some success shrinking the ranks of Democratic lawmakers opposing her bid to serve a second stint as speaker of the House. Rep. Brian Higgins of western New York announced Wednesday he will now support Pelosi after earlier signing on to a letter opposing her bid. One … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi detractor now says he’ll back her for House speaker

NEW YORK | Correction: Earns-Retailers story

NEW YORK— In a story Nov. 20 about retailers’ earnings, The Associated Press wrongly cited the reason for why TJX Cos.’s third quarter profits were squeezed. It was because of higher freight costs, not e-commerce costs. A corrected version of the story is below: Shoppers spend freely heading into the holidays Shoppers are spending freely … Continue reading NEW YORK | Correction: Earns-Retailers story

Fair weather, falling gas prices help Thanksgiving travelers

Mild weather and falling gasoline prices are helping Thanksgiving travelers get where they’re going while saving a few bucks. Airports around the country were busy Wednesday, leading to more than 1,500 delayed flights by early afternoon on the East Coast. Only about 75 flights were canceled, however, with about 40 of those in San Francisco, … Continue reading Fair weather, falling gas prices help Thanksgiving travelers