Early holiday promotions and rising online shopping took a toll on in-store U.S. sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers on average spent 6.4 percent less than they did a year earlier, according to data released Sunday by an industry group.
After lunch at Chili's Grill & Bar, Kim Polischeck readied to pay the bill. Rather than wait for her server to run the credit card, she simply grabbed the Ziosk tablet on the table and swiped the card herself. Sometimes, it's more convenient to use the Ziosk, the Eldersburg resident said as she helped her children get ready to leave.
As the few remaining defendants in the Tavon White-led Black Guerrilla Family prison-gang conspiracy case involving Maryland correctional officers prepare for trial, reminders emerged of how long gang-corrupted COs have been gaming the state's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.