Syrian man whose plight spurred Obama's support comes to US

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A Syrian scientist whose harrowing, tragic story spurred supporting words from President Barack Obama and a successful fundraising effort launched by actor Edward Norton has arrived as a refugee into the Detroit area.

  • Written by JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press

House, Senate rush to send huge budget and tax deal to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate are rushing to send President Barack Obama a massive budget package that would fund the entire government through September 2016 and shower tax breaks on working families, businesses and a wide swath of special interests.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Holiday sales show online shift

NEW YORK (AP) — More often shoppers are making the decision to sit on their couches than head to stores this holiday season.

  • Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer