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Colombia May Sue Over Walmart's Cocaine Santa Sweater

Government agency wants monetary damages for affront

(Newser) - A Colombian government agency is demanding money and an apology from Walmart after it offered a Christmas sweater appearing to show Santa with three lines of "Colombian" cocaine. "Santa really likes to savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow,"... More »

Walmart's 'Ugly' Xmas Sweaters Just Took It to the Next Level

Attire showing Santa doing blow, getting whipped by Mrs. Claus have been taken off site

(Newser) - If a sweater showing Santa doing lines of coke or getting whipped by Mrs. Claus was on your Christmas wish list, they just got a little harder to find. Walmart Canada is on Santa's naughty list after it posted several "ugly" Christmas sweaters for sale on its website,... More »

For Hundreds of Walmart Shoppers, 'Wonderful News'

Chicago Bears' Khalil Mack paid off 300 holiday layaway accounts at store in Fort Pierce, Fla.

(Newser) - A Walmart in Florida took to Facebook on Friday with some "wonderful news" for its customers: Someone had paid off all of the store's active holiday layaway accounts. The bighearted person who did so, per CNN : Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack, who opened his wallet to help out... More »

On Cyber Monday, a 'Threat' Has Emerged Against Amazon

Target, Walmart, other retailers could suck share on what's set to be biggest online shopping day yet

(Newser) - Nearly 70 million Americans will be plopped in front of their computers or phones today, and not just because they're back to the grind after the long holiday weekend. It's Cyber Monday, an online extension of the Black Friday sales that have gone on for years, and Reuters... More »

She Looked Like Any Other Walmart Shopper. She Wasn't

A dressed-down Sia made the rounds in Palm Springs, Calif., paying for others' groceries

(Newser) - When Sia goes "undercover" for an act of generosity, she takes her disguises off. The 43-year-old singer, known for donning face-covering wigs, was spotted Wednesday in a Walmart in Palm Springs, Calif., fresh-faced and free with her wallet, with KESQ reporting she apparently picked up the tab for multiple... More »

Time and a Half for Working Thanksgiving? Not at Walmart

Employees will get modest store discount instead for working shifts this holiday weekend

(Newser) - Walmart will be operating at regular hours this Thanksgiving and Black Friday, but unlike retailers Target and Amazon, it won't be offering employees paid time and a half. In fact, as the Guardian reports, Walmart workers won't get any extra pay. Instead, they'll receive a 10% discount... More »

3 People Dead After Shooting at Walmart

Apparent domestic dispute at root of shooting in Duncan, Oklahoma

(Newser) - Three people are dead—including the shooter—after a shooting at a Walmart store in Duncan, Oklahoma, reports the Duncan Banner . It appears a male shooter with a semiautomatic handgun killed a man and a woman who were inside a car in the store parking lot. Fox 25 reports that... More »

Paula Deen Jokes About Deceased Chef

Critics say comment on Carl Ruiz's death was tasteless

(Newser) - Paula Deen is feeling the heat for a comment she made following the sudden death of celebrity chef Carl Ruiz . Deen, 72, discussed her new cookbook Paula Deen's Southern Baking in a Monday interview on The Big J Show, aired by Montana's Hot 101.9, before host Jason... More »

Walmart Will Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

Retailer's stores, including Sam's Club, won't replace current inventory

(Newser) - Citing the uncertainty surrounding the products' future, including possible regulatory actions, Walmart said it will stop selling e-cigarettes. An internal memo said the retailer will sell the stock on hand in its Walmart and Sam's Club stores in the US. Then, CNBC reports the memo says, "We plan... More »

Kroger Makes a Big Change on Guns

Grocery chain doesn't want customers openly carrying in its stores anymore

(Newser) - On the same day Walmart made its big change regarding guns , Kroger made its own move: The grocery store chain no longer wants to be a place where "open carry" is OK. "Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than... More »

Walmart Limits Ammo Sales, Makes Request of Customers

Chain doesn't want shoppers openly carrying weapons, even where it's legal

(Newser) - Walmart is taking a step back from gun-related sales. The chain will discontinue the sale of ammunition for handguns and assault-style weapons—and will request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it. The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed... More »

Walmart Announces Its Plans for El Paso Store Where 22 Died

Mass shooting site will reopen with a rebuilt interior

(Newser) - Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a shooting earlier this month, the retail giant said Thursday, but the entire interior of the building will first be rebuilt. The renovated store will include an on-site memorial honoring the victims of the shooting, many... More »

Walmart Blames Tesla Solar Panels for 7 Store Fires

Company is suing over 'widespread negligence'

(Newser) - "To state the obvious, properly designed, installed, inspected, and maintained solar systems do not spontaneously combust," a Walmart lawsuit against Tesla states. The retail giant says solar panels installed on store rooftops caused at least seven fires between 2012 and 2018, reports Reuters . The lawsuit filed in New... More »

More Arrests Follow Threats to Walmart Stores

13-year-old is among those charged

(Newser) - A man was arrested at home in south Texas on Saturday on a charge of making a terrorist threat involving a local Walmart, the Dallas Morning News reports. Police say the man had said he planned a shooting at the store that morning. In a city nearby, police had arrested... More »

Cops: Family Warned Suspect Who Set Off Walmart Scare

Dmitriy Andreychenko told cops he was conducting 'social experiment' at Mo. store

(Newser) - More details are trickling out on the man cops says strolled into a Walmart in Springfield, Mo., armed with a loaded rifle and handgun on Thursday—just days after nearly two dozen people were killed at a Walmart in El Paso —and caused a panic. Per CNN , a probable... More »

Walmart Tells Employees to Remove Violent Displays

Retailer will still sell guns

(Newser) - Walmart is taking down any displays of violence in its stores—including video games, movies, and hunting videos playing on electronics screens. But the chain will still sell guns, as well as violent video games, and the new rule does not apply to displays of actual weapons. The instructions came... More »

Police Identify Armed Man Arrested at Walmart

It's still not clear what charges Dmitriy Andreychenko will face

(Newser) - We now know the identity of the man who set off a scare at a Missouri Walmart by walking in with a tactical rifle. But little else—including his motive and any possible charges—remain unclear. On Friday, police identified the man as 20-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko, reports the AP . He... More »

Heavily Armed Man Arrested at Missouri Walmart

Police in Springfield trying to figure out his intent

(Newser) - Less than a week after the massacre at a Walmart in El Paso , a heavily armed man caused quite a scare at a Walmart in Missouri. This time, no shots were fired. Police in Springfield arrested an unidentified 20-year-old man who strode into the store about 4pm Thursday wearing a... More »

20 Dead in Texas Walmart Shooting; Suspect Arrested

Officials are reading a manifesto possibly written by the gunman

(Newser) - A suspect is in custody after a mass shooting left 20 people dead at a Texas Walmart on Saturday, the New York Times reports. Police say a gunman entered the store with an AK-47-style rifle and opened fire just before 11am, injuring 26 others and causing general panic before giving... More »

Report: Walmart Shooter Killed His Manager

Martez Tarrell Abram was suspended a day earlier

(Newser) - The man accused of killing two people and injuring a police officer at a Walmart in Mississippi on Tuesday is a longtime employee who was recently suspended, authorities say. Martez Tarrell Abram, 39, is facing two counts of murder over the shooting at the Southaven store, CNN reports. Employees say... More »

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