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Police body slam leaves grandpa bloody, unconscious at Wal-Mart

Witnesses say police officers tackled a grandfather at an Arizona Wal-Mart Friday, leaving him bloody and unconscious. The video game section of the Buckeye store got a little rowdy when people started trying to tear open boxes of games, and one woman got punched. After one man’s grandson got trampled,…

Wal-Mart shoppers ‘riot’ over two-dollar waffle irons

Things got out of control at one Wal-Mart near Little Rock, Arkansas on Black Friday as shoppers went wild over a good deal on kitchen appliances. Screams could be heard as the greedy shoppers struggled to grab one (or five) of the $2 waffle irons. A video of the scene…

Obama campaign tweets Black Friday deals

As shoppers snapped up Black Friday deals around the United States, US President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign also jumped into the fray, offering discounts on 2012 merchandise. “This Black Friday, take 10 percent off all purchases of #Obama2012 gear,” the Obama campaign said in a message to the nearly 11.3…

Safeway fires guard for banning 4-year-old girl

For one security guard at a Washington state Safeway, 4-year-old Savannah Harp was just another criminal. During a recent shopping trip to the Everett grocery story, the cute little girl opened a box of dried fruit while her dad wasn’t paying attention. But one eagle-eyed security guard spotted the “shoplifting”…

Woman pepper sprays shoppers over Xbox

A woman at the Porter Ranch Wal-Mart in California Thursday night reportedly used pepper spray on other shoppers in order to move ahead in line. One witness told KNBC that the incident happened while they were waiting in line to buy a new Xbox 360. As many as 15 people…

Protesters plan to Occupy Black Friday

Across the U.S. on Black Friday, activists in the Occupy movement are urging boycotts of big chain stores. At least 150 protesters were gathering outside Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan for an anti-fur rally. In Seattle, protesters were carpooling to Wal-Mart stores. Occupy Seattle is encouraging shoppers to patronize small…

Occupy Wall Street celebrates Thanksgiving

Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated Thanksgiving by gathering in a disputed New York square where their movement sprang up two months ago and feasting on turkey with all the trimmings. Meeting Thursday in Zuccotti Park, where on November 15 police forcibly evicted hundreds of protesters camped there, several hundred activists…

White House calls for speedy Egypt power transfer

The transfer of power to a civilian government in Egypt must be “just and inclusive” and take place “as soon as possible,” the White House said Friday. “Most importantly, we believe that the full transfer of power to a civilian government must take place in a just and inclusive manner…

Pole dancing: seedy show or Olympic sport?

Pole dancing may conjure up images of men in seedy clubs leering at semi-naked women, but it has a growing following in the United States as a way to keep fit — and even aspires to be an Olympic sport. The sensual dance form began to appear as a variant…

Congresswoman Giffords serves turkey at Tucson air base

(Reuters) – Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords served a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday to Air Force personnel in her first constituent event since she was shot in the head in January, her office said. Giffords dished out turkey with tongs as she stood between Brigadier General Jon Norman and her husband Mark…

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