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

Pope approves miracle for Mother Teresa's canoniza

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has signed off on the miracle needed to make Mother Teresa a saint, giving the tiny nun who cared for the poorest of the poor one of the Catholic Church's highest honors just two decades after her death.

  • Written by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

Warm weather leaves stores in the cold

NEW YORK (AP) — The unseasonably warm weather has left some people feeling cold about holiday shopping.

  • Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Judge to hear arguments over anti-abortion group recordings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments over whether to continue blocking an anti-abortion group from releasing recordings that it secretly gathered at annual meetings of the National Abortion Federation, an abortion providers' association.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Beijing issues 2nd smog red alert of the month

BEIJING (AP) — China's capital Beijing issued its second smog red alert of the month on Friday, triggering vehicle restrictions and forcing schools to close.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS