Prince Harry And Actress Meghan Markle To Wed Next Year

By GREGORY KATZ and SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, fifth in line for the British throne, will marry American actress Meghan Markle in the spring, palace officials announced Monday, confirming months of rumors. Markle, a humanitarian campaigner and lifestyle blogger who succeeded in show business before falling for Harry, will become a…

Shoppers Out Seeking Deals, Though Sales Have Crept Earlier

By BERNARD CONDON and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, AP Business Writers Parking lots were full and shopping bags were plentiful in some places Saturday as holiday gift-seekers were out looking for bargains, even as the competition among retailers to offer earlier deals and snag customers first has pulled sales forward. At the Woodbury Common outlets north of New…

Looming Deadlines, Much Unfinished Business Await Congress

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The crush of unfinished business facing lawmakers when they return to the Capitol would be daunting even if Washington were functioning at peak efficiency. It’s an agenda whose core items — tax cuts, a potential government shutdown, lots of leftover spending bills — could unravel just as easily…