When it comes to finding online holiday shopping deals, Americans are not only competing against other people but also against automated "bots," software designed to quickly buy-up huge amounts of popular items and sell them at higher prices. As Mark Strassmann reports, it's a problem that's only grown worse since the pandemic began.
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A 73-year-old New York grandmother outsmarted scammers who pretended to be her grandson and said he needed $8,000 to be bailed out of jail
"I told him I had the money in the house, and I figured, he's not going to fall for that. Well, he fell for that hook, line, and sinker," the woman said.
In Fairfield Township, Pennsylvania, Christina Eyth rescued an unidentified animal that has wildlife experts stumped.
Rest in peace, rockstar.
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Reuters/Arnd WiegmannTheatrical rock superstar Meat Loaf, whose Bat Out of Hell is one of the bestselling albums of all time, has died at the age of 74. Reports say the singer and actor had recently fallen sick with COVID-19.In an emotional statement posted to Facebook early Friday, the performer’s family said he was with his wife when he died and had said his final goodbyes to his two daughters in the past 24 hours. The star sold 100 million albums in his five-decade career and starred in movie
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Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a serious car accident. The actor was in a crash while driving his Yukon SUV near his home in Los Angeles at around 5PM PT on Friday, as seen in photos obtained by TMZ. The 74-year-old’s Yukon SUV was photographed on top of a red Prius.
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But does it make sense for either team to pull the trigger?
One source says of the couple: "She knows what Donald wants from her, but the rest of her life is dictated by her own interests. Each has come to respect what the other wants and needs"
A neighbour made the grim discovery after peering through his window.
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Dick Butkus wants to throw Aaron Rodgers off Twitter.
The January 6 committee obtained a draft of post-insurrection White House remarks that said 'the election fight is over.' Trump gave a speech but left out that sentence.
The House committee probing the Capitol riot has obtained a document from the Trump White House titled "Remarks on National Healing," per Politico.
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Caruso came crashing down to the floor hard after Allen swiped at his body sideways in the air.
- State College Centre Daily Times
Is this rescue a dog or coyote? You be the judge.
Two Canadians died of gunshot wounds after an argument turned violent at a resort near Cancun on Mexico's Caribbean coast, authorities said on Friday. Both guests at the upscale resort on the Riviera Maya of Quintana Roo state had criminal records, said Mexican officials, citing information from the Canadian police. Mexican police are searching for another person thought to have fired the shots who had a "long" criminal record in Canada, said the attorney general's office in Quintana Roo, home to a stretch of white-sand beach resorts and lush jungles.
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A wall of water 60 feet high could hit some coastal areas of Washington state.
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HandoutRosie Diven, a mother of three in rural South Carolina, had no idea her 16-year-old son had COVID-19 until a fearsome syndrome nearly killed him.Branson Diven had been vomiting and suffering a loss of appetite when Rosie brought him to an urgent care center near their home in Hartsville on Dec. 10. He did not have classic COVID symptoms such as a sore throat or a cough, and after testing negative for COVID and positive for flu, he was sent home under the assumption he would soon be better
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San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers: Weather forecast for tonight’s NFL Divisional Round playoff game
The 2022 NFL Playoffs continue this weekend with just eight teams left in the Divisional Round. First, on Saturday afternoon, the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Tennessee Titans (4:30 p.m. ET) then at 8:15 p.m. it’s the San Francisco 49ers vs Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. See below for the full 2022 NFL Divisional
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Earlier in the game, a frustrated Curry kicked a chair.
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is being accused of "passing the buck" on its transgender student-athlete policy amid mounting concern from parents and women’s sports advocates about the meteoric rise of Penn swimmer Lia Thomas on the women’s team.
The Biden administration aims to make 400 million N95 masks available to all Americans for free at pharmacies and community health centers next week, a White House official said per The Wall Street...