| Dec 8, 2003
Department stores and shopping malls long have enjoyed a holiday advantage: Santa Claus.
The same parents who bought toys at Wal-Mart would take the kids to Macy's to sit on Santa's lap and have their picture taken.
This year, though, they won't have to...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The designer dress could have been hanging on a rack at Saks.
The hooded mini, in a gray and black distorted rose print with a silver zipper up the front and shirring detail on the sides, is the kind of attire you'd expect to find in the women's...
| May 18, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Once tipping the scales at 412 pounds, commercial driver Glenn Horack now carries two precious things in his Peterbuilt truck to help with weight loss: His wife, Karla, — who keeps him honest — and a slow cooker.
But Horack, who has dropped...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:20 AM
OCTONO, Wisc. It's 7:30 a.m. on a Friday in late July at the Oconto public launch.
The water in the boating channel is packed with sleek fishing craft.
It's rush hour or more accurately, a rush one-sixth of an hour as competitors in the AIM Pro Team...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:17 PM
Bass season opens in Pennsylvania on Saturday, and anglers will finally be able to fil their creels with fish that have been actively biting for at least the last six weeks.
Bass regulations in the Commonwealth vary from waterway to waterway, so...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:03 PM
When police confronted Tamerlan Tsarnaev four nights after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, he leaped from his car with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and opened fire.
He critically wounded one officer and, despite being shot himself, kept...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Sheriff John Jenson watched the 2012 election returns crawling across his TV screen in this rural area just over the Colorado border. Tuned to a Denver news station, he soon realized Colorado voters were about to legalize recreational marijuana.
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Several major firearms retailers are rethinking sales strategies for the rifle said to be used in Friday’s massacre in Connecticut.
Cabela’s, an outdoor products retailer, was still offering Bushmaster AR-15 rifles for between $730 and $1,...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Groupon Inc. is canceling all its firearm offers a month after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month in Connecticut.
“All scheduled and current gun-related deals featured on Groupon North America, including shooting...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:14 AM
Firearms maker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. said it will buy back an additional $15 million of its stock as gun control talk swirls in the aftermath of the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
The company said it has already completed a $20-...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:02 AM
Reports: January retail sales, weekly jobless claims, December business inventories
Local earnings: CDW Corp., Kraft Foods, Navigant COnsulting, Orbitz Worldwide, TreeHosue Foods, United Stationers, Wells-Gardner Electronics
Other earnigns: Avon...