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AP News - 18 hours ago

MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General.Family Dollar is currently trying to arrange a sale to another bargain chain, Dollar Tree Inc.Aft ...more

AP News - 19 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip. ...more

AP News - Sep 17, 2014 3:04 AM

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide___VIKINGS REVERSE COURSE, BAN PETERSON FROM TEAM ACTIVITIESMinnesota changes mind on Adrian Peterson, banning him from team activities over child abuse claims. htt ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 9:46 PM

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 6:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine has drawn up legislation to authorize U.S. military force against Islamic extremists that would strictly limit the engagement of American ground forces.The Virginia senator, who is a member of both the ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 6:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos finished last season as the top two teams in the league.Heading into their Super Bowl rematch Sunday, that's where they are in the latest AP Pro32 rankings.The Broncos moved to the t ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 5:33 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx says it will raise U.S. rates for express, ground and home-delivery shipments by an average of 4.9 percent in January.The company said Tuesday that rates also will change for FedEx SmartPost, which uses the U.S. Posta ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 5:29 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says the U.S. military on Tuesday pressed its expanded campaign against Islamic State militants with five airstrikes across Iraq.U.S. Central Command says military forces using fighter aircraft launched t ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 4:30 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin's list of issues with the Steelers is lengthy.The number of flags his team has piled up during the first two weeks of the season is not on it.While the Pittsburgh Steelers have been flagged 20 times during th ...more

AP News - Sep 16, 2014 3:36 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River.Wallenda, 35, will attempt the feat without a net or harness. It will ...more