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Sears will offer Black Friday deals 5 days early

In an effort to be first to offer Black Friday deals this year, Sears announced on Thursday that customers can shop the store's "doorbuster" discounts online starting Nov. 18, five days before the retail holiday.

Here comes the Windows Phone Hail Mary

Microsoft's latest effort to elbow its way into the U.S. smartphone market begins on Friday, when the first Windows Phone 8 devices go on sale.

Hazing victim's parents not interested in FAMU's $300K offer, lawyer says

Florida A&M University has offered $300,000 -- the maximum it says it can offer without state legislative action -- as a settlement to the family of Robert Champion Jr., the drum major who died after a hazing ritual last year, a university

Gas rationing to start in N.Y.

For those in the New York area suffering not only from the devastating storms but also from gas lines that have lasted longer than a work shift, some relief is on the way Friday.

Fake tech gear has infiltrated the U.S. government

A record number of tech products used by the U.S. military and dozens of other federal agencies are fake. That opens up a myriad of national security risks, from dud missiles to short-circuiting airplane parts to cyberespionage.

Troopers from Louisiana deal with winter storm conditions to help with recovery effort

Over 1300 miles away you will find a small group of Louisiana State Police vehicles that are dealing with conditions unlike any they’ve encountered on regular duty.

Wal-Mart unveils Black Friday deals

Wal-Mart wants you to forget Black Friday this year. Instead, the store is kicking off some of its hottest "Black Friday" deals on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, beginning at 8 p.m.

Man behind anti-Islam film gets year in prison

An Egyptian-American man behind the inflammatory film "Innocence of Muslims" on Wednesday was sentenced to one year in federal prison after admitting to violating the terms of his probation from a 2010 bank fraud case.

Loughner to be sentenced for 2011 Arizona shootings

Jared Loughner, the Arizona man who pleaded guilty to the attempted assassination of then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will be sentenced Thursday.

Nor'easter dumps snow, knocks out more power in Sandy-hit region

First it was Superstorm Sandy. Now a nor'easter is whipping the region, and it is expected to dump snow and zap power lines from Delaware to Maine.