Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

In this Nov. 28 photo, a Target shopper uses her iPhone to compare prices at Wal-Mart while shopping after midnight in South Portland, Maine. Increasingly, buying products online is like trading stocks: you can buy a copper mug or a coat and then hours — or even minutes later — it can go up and down in price. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading.

Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ amid terror hack threats

A poster for the movie "The Interview" is carried away by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecede

Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable

A police officer looks at flower tributes placed at a temporary memorial site close to the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Three people including the gunman were shot after police ended the siege in the coffee shop early Tuesday. Australia's prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that the nation's security system failed to keep track of a gunman responsible for the deadly siege, and promised a transparent investigation into why the man was not on any terror watch list despite having a long criminal history. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail desp

N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S.

Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relations

Students watch to a live, nationally broadcast speech by Cuba's President Raul Castro about the country's restoration of relations with the United States, on a TV at school in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Castro said profound differences remain between Cuba and the U.S. in areas such as human rights, foreign policy and questions of sovereignty, but that the countries have to learn to live with their differences "in a civilized manner." (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

HAVANA (AP) — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more

Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

This Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 combination of undated pictures provided by their families shows some of the students of the Army Public School who were killed on Tuesday when Taliban militants stormed their school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistan mourned as the nation prepares for mass funerals Wednesday for over 140 people, most of them children, killed in the Taliban massacre in the military-run school in the country's northwest in the deadliest and most horrific attacks in years, officials said. (AP Photo/family photographs)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot.

Obama: As a black man he’s been mistaken for valet

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2104 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet. Obama tells People magazine that every black professional male his age has had someone hand over their keys while waiting outside a restaurant. That happened to him, he said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — He may be president today, but Barack Obama said he’s a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and worries his daughters could face stereotypes.

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