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FILE- In this Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, a reveler gets his picture taken by a friend in front of heavily armed police during the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York. The NYPD says thousands of uniformed and plainclothes officers will patrol the 2018 parade in Greenwich Village. They'll be joined by counterterrorism units, police dogs and helicopters. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
October 31, 2018 - 7:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Halloween security a year after a deadly truck attack in New York City (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Throngs of costumed revelers kicked off New York City's big Halloween parade amid tight security after last year's holiday was marred by a deadly truck attack. The NYPD...
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Hugh Hales-Tooke, a friend of victim Nicholas Cleves, kneels during a moment of silence during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Hudson River Park bike path attack, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in New York. A year ago a terrorist drove a truck along the path, killing eight people and injuring eleven.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 31, 2018 - 7:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As a jittery New York celebrates Halloween on Wednesday, city officials are taking heat for botching a ceremony meant to honor victims of last year's deadly truck attack. A last-minute invitation to the ceremony make it so one victim's mother couldn't attend, her friend, Hugh Hales-...
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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, waves the flag of Puerto Rico as coach Ramon Vazquez holds the championship trophy during a parade to celebrate the team's World Series championship over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 31, 2018 - 5:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Red Sox parade in Boston celebrating the team's World Series win (all times local): 5 p.m. Red Sox manager Alex Cora, one of the team's championship trophies and a bystander have been hit by errant beer cans thrown during the team's victory lap through downtown...
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FILE- In this Jan. 5, 2018, photo, a UPS delivery driver loads his cart with packages from his truck, in Boston. UPS Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
October 24, 2018 - 1:03 pm
DALLAS (AP) — UPS is adding automation, airplanes and package-handling capacity to handle an expected record volume of business during the key holiday shipping season. The big delivery company aims to avoid the missteps that last year created bottlenecks in its network just as the holiday online-...
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October 23, 2018 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Target will be offering for the first time two-day shipping with no minimum purchase this holiday, raising the stakes in the delivery wars during the busiest shopping season of the year. The offer, announced Tuesday, will start Nov. 1 and end Dec. 22. It's part of the retailer's...
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FILE - This Sept. 21, 2017 file photo shows Megyn Kelly on the set of her show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios in New York. Kelly is apologizing to her NBC News colleagues for questioning why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong. She faced a swift backlash for her morning show segment on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, and wrote later that she realized that such behavior is wrong. She says she’s never been a “PC” kind of person, but does understand that she needs to be more sensitive on issues of race and ethnicity. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 23, 2018 - 5:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's Megyn Kelly swiftly apologized Tuesday for a morning show segment that questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong. Following a social media backlash, Kelly wrote in an email to NBC News colleagues that she realized such behavior is wrong, that the...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jamie Lee Curtis in a scene from "Halloween," in theaters nationwide on Oct. 19. (Ryan Green/Universal Pictures via AP)
October 21, 2018 - 2:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Universal Pictures said Sunday that "Halloween" took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. It captured first place at the box...
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In this Aug. 30, 2018, photo Seraphina, 3, plays with a V-Tech Explore and Write Activity Set at the Walmart Toy Shop event in New York. Walmart says 30 percent of its holiday toy assortment will be new. It will also offer 40 percent more toys on Walmart.com from a year ago. In November and December, the company’s toy area will be rebranded as “America’s Best Toy Shop.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 12, 2018 - 9:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood. Retailers, on the other hand, saw an opportunity. Rather than cede any more ground to online behemoth Amazon, companies like Target, Walmart and Party City...
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September 27, 2018 - 9:03 am
WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Halloween decoration hanging in the window of a North Dakota home is so scary that it prompted calls from concerned neighbors and at least one plea for police assistance. The sign reading "Help Me," which appears to be written in blood, is part of Becky Muhs' display for...
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Local resident Mike Squillace looking for metal at Dania Beach, Fla., as Tropical Storm Gordon pass by South Florida with wind gust and heavy rainfall for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 11:10 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it moved west-northwest at...
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