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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(CINCINATTI) — Macy’s announced on Thursday that it plans to close 14 stores nationwide as part of a restructuring plan aimed at boosting online sales.

The closures will affect less than two percent of the retailer’s 790 stores, but will result in more than 1,200 jobs being eliminated.

The 14 stores being closed account for $130 million in annual sales, some of which are expected to be retained in nearby stores and with online sales, according to the company.

Macy’s said on Thursday that final clearance sales will begin at the affected stores on Jan. 12, with locations shutting their doors in early spring.

Here is a full list of the stores that are closing and the number of jobs that will be lost at each location:

  • Metro Center, Phoenix, Arizona (88 associates)
  • Cupertino Square Mall, Cupertino, California (111 associates)
  • Promenade (main store), Woodland Hills, California (112 associates)
  • Promenade (furniture gallery), Woodland Hills, California (19 associates)
  • Gulf View Square, Port Richey, Florida (78 associates)
  • Northland Center, Southfield, Michigan (170 associates)
  • Wendover, Greensboro, North Carolina (83 associates)
  • Ledgewood Mall, Ledgewood, New Jersey (79 associates)
  • ShoppingTown Mall, DeWitt, New York (94 associates)
  • Rotterdam Square, Schenectady, New York (98 associates)
  • Kingsdale Shopping Center, Columbus, Ohio (115 associates)
  • Richmond Town Square, Richmond Heights, Ohio (105 associates)
  • Upper Valley Mall, Springfield, Ohio (79 associates)
  • Southland Mall, Memphis, Tennessee (112 associates)

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(CINCINATTI) — Macy’s announced on Thursday that it plans to close 14 stores nationwide as part of a restructuring plan aimed at boosting online sales.

The closures will affect less than two percent of the retailer’s 790 stores, but will result in more than 1,200 jobs being eliminated.

The 14 stores being closed account for $130 million in annual sales, some of which are expected to be retained in nearby stores and with online sales, according to the company.

Macy’s said on Thursday that final clearance sales will begin at the affected stores on Jan. 12, with locations shutting their doors in early spring.

Here is a full list of the stores that are closing and the number of jobs that will be lost at each location:

  • Metro Center, Phoenix, Arizona (88 associates)
  • Cupertino Square Mall, Cupertino, California (111 associates)
  • Promenade (main store), Woodland Hills, California (112 associates)
  • Promenade (furniture gallery), Woodland Hills, California (19 associates)
  • Gulf View Square, Port Richey, Florida (78 associates)
  • Northland Center, Southfield, Michigan (170 associates)
  • Wendover, Greensboro, North Carolina (83 associates)
  • Ledgewood Mall, Ledgewood, New Jersey (79 associates)
  • ShoppingTown Mall, DeWitt, New York (94 associates)
  • Rotterdam Square, Schenectady, New York (98 associates)
  • Kingsdale Shopping Center, Columbus, Ohio (115 associates)
  • Richmond Town Square, Richmond Heights, Ohio (105 associates)
  • Upper Valley Mall, Springfield, Ohio (79 associates)
  • Southland Mall, Memphis, Tennessee (112 associates)

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zimmytws/iStock/Thinkstock(MILWAUKEE) — A Milwaukee businessman signed up for Social Security disability benefits because he claimed his blindness was so debilitating he wasn’t able to work, drive or read on his own.

However, investigators caught on to his lies when they discovered he could do all of those things.

Federal investigators said Lawrence Popp, 59, was collecting Social Security disability benefit payments for his alleged blindness for years, all the while spending thousands of dollars on a lavish, active lifestyle. He also continued to work.

When he met with government claims reps, Popp was captured on videotape keeping up his act of being visually impaired. In one surveillance video of a meeting at a Social Security office, Popp seemed to tear up in front of a rep when she asked about his condition. In another meeting, the rep asked him if he drove, which he denied.

In reality, investigators caught Popp on tape driving himself around. For one meeting with a claims rep, he parked his car a block away from the Social Security office and walked to the door.

Bob Kiehn, an ABC News consultant and a private investigator, said he has seen “tons and tons of people” like Popp, who lie over and over again to collect benefits.

“People in Popp’s position get comfortable,” Kiehn said. “They get comfortable to the point of they’re getting away with it. So ‘I’m going to get away with it more and more,’ and he took it to the extreme.”

Popp did have legitimate vision impairment from an illness back in 2004 when he signed up for benefits, but he promised to notify the Social Security Administration if his medical condition improved, or if he were to get a job or generate income by other means.

His eyes did get better, and he generated plenty of income, not just collecting benefits but working at his two businesses, Refrigerated Equipment Distributors Co. and his “sister business,” Commercial Sales Agency. But he decided to keep those details to himself.

Popp’s then-vice president Dave Hartlerode said Popp was a fixture at the office, despite supposedly being unable to work. Hartlerode said Popp would communicate with people over email and he saw him driving himself to work.

Meanwhile, investigators for the SSA and the IRS said Popp was living large. They saw his car parked outside the Milwaukee Athletic Club, where memberships cost thousands of dollars a year. Investigators said he also took trips to Italy, Florida and the Caymans. He was even seen driving a motorboat towing water skiers around a lake, according to investigators.

Popp’s ex-wife Kimberly Popp confirmed that her husband liked to spend lavishly.

“Larry is a person that likes money, wants to always be in charge,” she said. “I was on a strict budget. We had nothing joint together. He would go out and buy cars without me knowing.”

She was the one who tipped off investigators to her husband’s bogus blind man act. The tipping point, she said, was when the IRS came after her, claiming she owed thousands in back taxes. But it was Larry Popp who had actually applied for benefits, not just for himself, but for their entire family, and secretly collected the money from them without the family’s knowledge.

“I wasn’t going to take the fall for something he was doing that was illegal,” Kimberly Popp said. “I didn’t have $13,000 to pay the government. I didn’t collect $13,000. So why should I take the fall for something he did?”

In all, federal investigators said Larry Popp fraudulently collected $175,000 in government payments and Popp was slapped with disability fraud charges. Last January, he was sentenced to one year in federal prison and was ordered to pay back all the money he had collected in benefits.

He was recently released from prison, but declined to comment to ABC’s 20/20.

To anyone who is lying about taking disability insurance benefits, Kimberly Popp has a warning.

“Eventually, you’re going to get caught, and they you will have to pay the price… because what comes around goes around,” she said.

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zimmytws/iStock/Thinkstock(MILWAUKEE) — A Milwaukee businessman signed up for Social Security disability benefits because he claimed his blindness was so debilitating he wasn’t able to work, drive or read on his own.

However, investigators caught on to his lies when they discovered he could do all of those things.

Federal investigators said Lawrence Popp, 59, was collecting Social Security disability benefit payments for his alleged blindness for years, all the while spending thousands of dollars on a lavish, active lifestyle. He also continued to work.

When he met with government claims reps, Popp was captured on videotape keeping up his act of being visually impaired. In one surveillance video of a meeting at a Social Security office, Popp seemed to tear up in front of a rep when she asked about his condition. In another meeting, the rep asked him if he drove, which he denied.

In reality, investigators caught Popp on tape driving himself around. For one meeting with a claims rep, he parked his car a block away from the Social Security office and walked to the door.

Bob Kiehn, an ABC News consultant and a private investigator, said he has seen “tons and tons of people” like Popp, who lie over and over again to collect benefits.

“People in Popp’s position get comfortable,” Kiehn said. “They get comfortable to the point of they’re getting away with it. So ‘I’m going to get away with it more and more,’ and he took it to the extreme.”

Popp did have legitimate vision impairment from an illness back in 2004 when he signed up for benefits, but he promised to notify the Social Security Administration if his medical condition improved, or if he were to get a job or generate income by other means.

His eyes did get better, and he generated plenty of income, not just collecting benefits but working at his two businesses, Refrigerated Equipment Distributors Co. and his “sister business,” Commercial Sales Agency. But he decided to keep those details to himself.

Popp’s then-vice president Dave Hartlerode said Popp was a fixture at the office, despite supposedly being unable to work. Hartlerode said Popp would communicate with people over email and he saw him driving himself to work.

Meanwhile, investigators for the SSA and the IRS said Popp was living large. They saw his car parked outside the Milwaukee Athletic Club, where memberships cost thousands of dollars a year. Investigators said he also took trips to Italy, Florida and the Caymans. He was even seen driving a motorboat towing water skiers around a lake, according to investigators.

Popp’s ex-wife Kimberly Popp confirmed that her husband liked to spend lavishly.

“Larry is a person that likes money, wants to always be in charge,” she said. “I was on a strict budget. We had nothing joint together. He would go out and buy cars without me knowing.”

She was the one who tipped off investigators to her husband’s bogus blind man act. The tipping point, she said, was when the IRS came after her, claiming she owed thousands in back taxes. But it was Larry Popp who had actually applied for benefits, not just for himself, but for their entire family, and secretly collected the money from them without the family’s knowledge.

“I wasn’t going to take the fall for something he was doing that was illegal,” Kimberly Popp said. “I didn’t have $13,000 to pay the government. I didn’t collect $13,000. So why should I take the fall for something he did?”

In all, federal investigators said Larry Popp fraudulently collected $175,000 in government payments and Popp was slapped with disability fraud charges. Last January, he was sentenced to one year in federal prison and was ordered to pay back all the money he had collected in benefits.

He was recently released from prison, but declined to comment to ABC’s 20/20.

To anyone who is lying about taking disability insurance benefits, Kimberly Popp has a warning.

“Eventually, you’re going to get caught, and they you will have to pay the price… because what comes around goes around,” she said.

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SkyCaptain86/iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) — After three days of violence, the French government urged citizens on Saturday to remain vigilant for more attacks.

Key members of the French government met on Saturday regarding new measures aimed at thwarting a repeat of the attacks in Paris.

The warning came a day after law enforcement shot and killed brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, who were believed to be responsible for the attacks on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead.

In a related incident, police killed Amedy Coulibaly, who is suspected of fatally shot a police officer. He allegedly killed four hostages at a kosher supermarket before police stormed the building.

Police are also still searching for Coulibaly’s companion Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, who is described as possibly being armed and dangerous. She is believed to have been with Coulibaly on Thursday morning when they allegedly shot and killed a policewoman at a subway station.

World leaders have been phoning President Francois Hollande to express their personal sympathies in the wake of the deadly terror attacks.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and other European leaders, such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stuff, are expected to join in a large unity rally on Sunday in central Paris.

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Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images(PARIS) — In the days following the horrific attack on Charlie Hebdo Magazine in Paris, expressions of solidarity went viral on social media.

#JeSuisCharlie (#IamCharlie) trended globally on Twitter, a hashtag Parisians localized with the phrase #ParisEstCharlie. This commemoration dominated famous landmarks place across the city:

Banners raised right now at Paris town hall. #ParisEstCharlie #NousSommesCharlie #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/LjocjTumvM

— csdickey (@csdickey) January 9, 2015

Ce soir, la Tour Eiffel s’est éteinte en hommage aux victimes #ParisEstCharlie pic.twitter.com/iUaUMt1ZPK

— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) January 8, 2015

“Paris est Charlie” en ce moment sur l’arc de triomphe #JeSuisCharlie #ParisEstCharlie pic.twitter.com/chfhxNAozo

— Paris (@Paris) January 9, 2015

.@Paris made #CharlieHebdo citizen of Honour this morning. #JeSuisCharlie #ParisEstCharlie pic.twitter.com/ggX2FF1gU7

— Mathieu Boncour (@rakhamlerouge) January 9, 2015

Le #ConseilDeParis vient de voter : Charlie Hebdo est désormais citoyen d’honneur de la ville. #Parisestcharlie pic.twitter.com/ZWNswvsqqK

— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) January 9, 2015

Le #ConseilDeParis vient de voter : Charlie Hebdo est désormais citoyen d’honneur de la ville. #Parisestcharlie pic.twitter.com/ZWNswvsqqK

— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) January 9, 2015

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Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — A SpaceX rocket blasted off early Saturday morning with cargo for the International Space Station – but according to SpaceX founder Elon Musk, the mission’s historic efforts to land the leftover booster on an ocean barge was unsuccessful.

“Rocket made it to drone spaceport ship, but landed hard. Close, but no cigar this time. Bodes well for future tho,” Musk wrote on Twitter.

Rocket made it to drone spaceport ship, but landed hard. Close, but no cigar this time. Bodes well for the future tho.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 10, 2015

Ship itself is fine. Some of the support equipment on the deck will need to be replaced…

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 10, 2015

Didn’t get good landing/impact video. Pitch dark and foggy. Will piece it together from telemetry and … actual pieces.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 10, 2015

The SpaceX mission lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:47 a.m. ET with 5,000 pounds of supplies on board for the astronauts.

Shortly after liftoff, the rocket detached and began a controlled descent to Earth, with SpaceX officials hopeful that the rocket would make a pinpoint landing on a floating platform.

Having the ability to recycle rockets is something Musk previously said will “revolutionize access to space.”

This is the fifth launch to the space station for the private company, which is filling in the gap for NASA with cargo deliveries that were slowed down when the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011.

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Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Uber announced this week that they plan to cut prices for riders while guaranteeing earnings for their drivers.

In a blog post, the company noted that “in the last year, our largest cities have seen price cuts,” but that “many of our newer cities have not yet seen the power of price cuts.” Cheaper rates, the company explains, increase demand from users, and in turn increases income for drivers.

“As things slow in the winter season, we will be reducing prices in 48 of our newer Uber cities to achieve better outcomes for both riders and drivers, as we have seen in cities around the country.”

The company shared data from Chicago, “the cheapest of all of Uber’s U.S. cities” in the blog post. According to Uber, the average fare in December 2014 was $11, down from $14.25 in December 2013. In that same timespan, however, the number of trips per hour increased from 1.34 to 1.94, and the average hourly bookings per driver rose from $19.10 to $21.34.

A list of the cities set to see price cuts is available on the Uber blog.

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Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Police, using GPS, tracked down a missing Mercedes belonging to singer Jimmy Buffet earlier this week.

According to the report from the Palm Beach Police Department, Buffet’s representative approached a pair of officers on Wednesday, saying that the vehicle had been stolen from the driveway of a residence between the hours of 10 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday. Buffet, his representative said, had left the keys in the car.

Police reported that the vehicle struck a white fence when it was backed out of the driveway, causing about $1,000 in damages to the vehicle and minor damage to the fence.

Police said that they were able to track the vehicle through GPS after contacting Mercedes. Officers followed the car to an area in West Lantana, Fla., where police recovered the vehicle.

A 17-year-old male was arrested and charged with grand theft auto in connection with the theft. The suspect told police that he had exchanged drugs for the car.

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Photo by Lucas Schifres/Getty Images(PARIS) — The Charlie Hebdo cartoonist who entered the security code to allow the attackers into the office after they threatened her young daughter has posted a message to both her supporters and her slain colleagues on Twitter.

Corinne Rey, who uses the pen name “CoCo,” posted several photos of members of the editorial staff who died in Wednesday’s attack.

She also posted a message directly to the supporters of the satirical newspaper.

“Thank you for your hundreds of messages. Your support. Your affection. We will recover. Come out to demonstrate on Sunday. Thank you,” she wrote, referencing a planned march this weekend.

Merci pour vos centaines de messages. Vos soutiens. Votre affection. On va se relever. Mobilisez vous tous dimanche. Merci

— Corinne (@cocoboer) January 9, 2015

One of the three photos she posted shows her former boss Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier signing one of his books.

The message, written in French, says: “Neither god nor master … I miss you so much. It remains standing.”

ni dieu ni maître… vous me manquez tellement. on reste debout pic.twitter.com/AKdjsNr6uP

— Corinne (@cocoboer) January 9, 2015

The photo shows Charb drawing on the title page of one of his books, which was titled “Neither God Nor Master!”

The “it” she refers to in her tweet is likely the magazine that was so dear to the editorial team. The remaining staffers have confirmed that they will be putting out an issue on Monday, just five days after the attack that left nine cartoonists and contributors dead, along with the building’s doorman, a police officer and a body guard who had been ordered to protect Charbonnier.

pic.twitter.com/MQJQaxjbPN

— Corinne (@cocoboer) January 9, 2015

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— Corinne (@cocoboer) January 9, 2015

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