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NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday shopping season, it's Amazon vs. everyone else.
The online giant has attracted customers from big store chains like Wal-Mart and Best Buy with low prices and convenient shipping. Now, stores are fighting to get customers back during the busiest shopping period of the year.
Stores are doing things like matching the lower prices on Amazon.com and offering the same discounts in stores as on their websites. For its part, Amazon is giving customers the option to pick up items at physical locations and adding Sunday delivery.
The two sides are dueling over shoppers like Jessica Danielle, a speechwriter who plans to do the bulk of her Christmas shopping on Amazon. "All the time spent going to brick-and-mortar stores, is it worth my time?" said Danielle, 31, who lives in Washington, D.C. "I don't think so."
A manager at a Pizza Hut in Indiana stood up for his employees and was promptly sent home.
Tony Rohr had been with the company for about a decade before he was fired. Rohr says the restaurant is usually closed on Thanksgiving and workers should be allowed to spend time with their families.
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The 27-year-old former Malcolm In The Middle star described himself as 'miserable' as he broke the news to fans. 'Almost a year to the day, I experienced another mini stroke,' he wrote. 'Hopefully that will be the last. Miserable.'
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Instead of sharing FIFA wonder goals or Call of Duty action, a PS4 owner has used the new live-streaming feature to expose his wife’s breast and strip her naked in front for the whole gaming community to see.
One of the new ways PlayStation is hoping to bring gamers together is by letting users broadcast their gaming live through Twitch, via a peripheral camera. One game, called Playroom, records you in your living room playing with virtual creations – and this is where the problem started.
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Killer hangovers could be just that, according to new research into the effects of driving the day after. Getting behind the wheel while hungover - even when there is no trace of alcohol in your blood - can be just as dangerous as driving drunk, two studies have found. International research presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs conference in Brisbane says hangovers can wreak havoc on concentration, reaction time, and general driving ability.
In a Dutch study, people were asked to drive for an hour in a simulation that recreated 100km/h motorway conditions, after downing an average of 10 drinks the night before.
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Thanksgiving is the rare occasion when Americans of differing political backgrounds all come together around the table. Here, then, is a list of guidelines on how to win your political discussion, no matter what side you’re on:
1) Don’t try to persuade your opponent. America is divided into three groups: Progressives, conservatives and a broad swath of people in the middle who just aren’t paying attention. Your goal is not to win over someone who fundamentally disagrees with you -- that’s as unlikely as them winning you over to their position -- but rather to convince the people who don’t usually pay attention to current events that you’re right and the other side is nuts.
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The job of airport chaplain is in high demand.
The approximately 350 jobs are highly sought after among the clergy. Big airports are turning into their own mini-cities, with shopping malls, fire departments, movie theaters... and chapels.
The position of airport chaplain is considered glamorous, with chaplains saying they love the excitement and unpredictability of airports.
They see troops off to war and they're on hand when bodies of the fallen come home. They comfort people visiting sick relatives and those traveling for medical treatment.
A report says the NSA spied on porn habits to discredit radical Muslims.
New information found in leaked documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden showed the NSA allegedly targeted suspected Muslim radicals by snooping on their Internet habits and gathering evidence of their visits to porn sites in order to embarrass them.
A classified document claims "radicalizers appear to be particularly vulnerable in the area of authority when their private and public behaviors are not consistent," according to an article co-written by journalist Glenn Greenwald.
The authenticity of the document has not been confirmed.