FILE - In this June 5, 2014 photo, Conquisia Tyler, right, gives change to a customer at Sam's Club in Bentonville, Ark. The Commerce Department releases retail sales data for July on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham, File)

US retail sales flat in July

U.S. retail sales were essentially flat in July, providing evidence that consumers have yet to shed their doubts about the economy despite r…

FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Bercy Arena in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. case

Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal…