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'12 Days of Christmas' items top $34K, up 0.6 percent

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 10:30pm

Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover!

Clinton vows hundreds of billions for infrastructure, jobs

Lisa Lerer and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 6:51pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled the first piece of a new jobs agenda on Sunday, promising hundreds of billions of dollars in fresh federal spending in an effort to compete with the liberal economic policies of her primary challengers.

Japan industrial output, retail spending lag expectations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 6:01pm

Japanese industrial output rose 1.4 percent in October from the month before, below forecasts and a decrease from the year before.

Adele's '25' sells record-breaking 3.38 million copies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 6:00pm

Adele's new album "25" has sold 3.38 million copies in its first week, smashing single week sales records, according to Nielsen Music.

'Hunger Games' beats 'Good Dinosaur,' 'Creed' at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 2:01pm

Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew dominated the box office once again.

'Sting trailers' offer glimpse into world of cargo thieves

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 10:30am

Somewhere in America, a tractor-trailer loaded with hidden surveillance equipment is parked at a truck stop or warehouse while authorities wait for thieves to steal it.

Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 9:42am

The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable.

Hundreds of Russian truck drivers head to Moscow for protest

Irina Titova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 9:30am

Hundreds of the Russian truck drivers who have been protesting around the country were driving their rigs toward Moscow on Sunday to demand that the government cancel a new road tax, one protest leader said.

Russian oil tanker grounded in north Pacific

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 6:20am

Russian emergency services say cleanup operations are underway after an oil tanker was grounded, damaging one of its fuel tanks.

Steel factory gas leak kills 10, injures 7 in eastern China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 10:40pm

A gas leak at a steel parts factory in eastern China has killed 10 people and left seven others hospitalized with poisoning.

UVa looks to private donors to fund student financial aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 2:51pm

The University of Virginia is increasingly looking to private donors to cover tuition costs for low-income students amid shrinking state funding.

Man charged with $1.4 million MoneyGram embezzlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 2:11pm

Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say they have arrested a man on charges related to the embezzlement of $1.4 million from a MoneyGram operation.

Salt Lake Comic Con says trademark dispute may come to end

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 1:51pm

The organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con said they have made inroads in a name-trademark dispute that all hinges on a hyphen.

5 kidnapped Poles are 'safe and sound,' contacted families

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 1:01pm

The captain and four other Polish seamen abducted from a ship off Nigeria's coast last week are fine and called their families at home, Poland's Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

Turkish premier: Turkey, EU paying price for 'failure' of UN system to deal with Syria crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 12:40pm

Turkish premier: Turkey, EU paying price for 'failure' of UN system to deal with Syria crisis.

Despite saving lives, air ambulance companies under fire

Troy Carter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 12:11pm

Earlier this month, a Summit Air Ambulance helicopter raced up Hyalite Canyon south of Bozeman in search of a skier impaled on a tree.

Dentists in Florida County provide day of free services

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 10:20am

Dentist in Indian River County are teaming up to provide a day of free basic dental care for those in need.

Man overcomes cerebral palsy to open business in Selma

Justin Fedich-Journal, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 8:10am

Daryl Thomas was surrounded by family, co-workers, old friends and fraternity brothers on Nov. 21 as he took the first cut into a future he has been working toward since his days at the University of Alabama.

At least 17 high school football coaches get six-figure pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 8:10am

The head coach of Colquitt County's football team is one of at least 17 coaches earning a six-figure salary in Georgia, according to The Moultrie Observer's analysis of state data and requests for public information submitted to dozens of local school districts.

Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 1:40am

The League of Women Voters of Idaho is launching a ballot initiative drive to lower Idaho's sales tax from 6 percent to 5 percent. The Spokesman Review reports that the plan would eliminate some exemptions and expand the tax to cover most services. The changes would raise $424 million more a year that could be spent on schools. If the measure makes the 2016 ballot, it would give voters a chance to restructure Idaho's exemption-riddled sales tax system.