AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Rain, ice coat parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas

Rain, ice coat parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas; 3 die in flash flooding near Dallas

Supreme Court Halts Native Hawaiians' Election

Justice Kennedy's temporary stay prevents the Native Hawaiian election from moving forward until the full court decides its constitutionality.

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Denmark's Bang & Olufsen considering takeover bid

Danish hi-fi maker Bang & Olufsen in talks over possible takeover offer

Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

Beijing hit with severe air pollution that's expected to linger for days

Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage

Black Friday: The Super Bowl of shopping starts in stores, but it looks very different

Customer Information At Risk After VTech Data Breach

Educational toymaker VTech says it suffered a data breach that put customer's personal information at risk.

After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security

After Paris attacks, US politics shift on government phone data collection; Rubio sees opening

Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks

French president, activists gear up for critical climate talks amid post-attack high security

Quotations in the News

Quotations in the News

Gunman in custody after attack at Planned Parenthood clinic

Gunman opens fire at Planned Parenthood clinic, killing 3 before surrendering to police

Big Businesses Are Pitching In For Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is all about supporting local retailers, but some national companies are also getting involved.

Growth _ but not expansion _ in US Internet gambling market

Internet gambling market growing _ but not expanding _ in United States after 2 1/2 years

Chilean mom restricted access to baby for smoking marijuana

Chilean mother restricted access to newborn daughter at hospital because she smoked pot

The Latest: 3 arrested in Chicago Black Friday protests

The Latest: 3 arrested as groups protesting Chicago teen's killing by officer block stores

Laquan McDonald Shooting: Protesters Blame A Corrupt System

Activists flooded Chicago's high-end retail district during Black Friday shopping to protest the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

As many African-American see it, there are 2 Ben Carsons

Ben Carson is well-known in the black community, but an uneasy fit with many black concerns

Rocket attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20

UN mission says a rocket attack on a UN base in north Mali kills at least 3, injures 20

Sandra weakens to tropical storm in Pacific off Mexico

Sandra now tropical storm in the eastern Pacific off Mexican coast; forecast to further weaken

Police: 3 killed, 9 wounded in attack at Planned Parenthood

Standoff at Planned Parenthood ends with suspect's arrest; 3 killed, 9 wounded

Erykah Badu Inundates Us With Phone References In New Mixtape

Inspired by her remix of Drake's "Hotline Bling," singer Erykah Badu's "But U Caint Use My Phone" is chock full of samples and phone references.

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A look at the hot toys for holiday 2015

Expected hot toy trends: robotic pets, anything "Star Wars"

UNICEF: AIDS leading cause of death for African teenagers

UNICEF: AIDS has become the leading cause of death among Africans aged 10 to 19

Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district

Protest over Chicago teen's killing by police disrupts city's posh shopping district

What It Would Take To Slow Down Time

A look at the very real physics behind time dilation as portrayed in pop culture.

Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan

Queen Elizabeth II wraps up nostalgic Malta trip

Queen Elizabeth II ends Malta trip as Commonwealth leaders discuss extremism, climate change

The Latest: Official says gunman ID'd as Robert Lewis Dear

The Latest: Official says gunman in attack at Planned Parenthood ID'd as Robert Lewis Dear