Chicago calm a day after release of video of police shooting teenager
Actor Paul Walker's father sues Porsche over fatal crash
Oldest known seabird is back at Midway Atoll near Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say the worlds oldest known seabird has returned to Midway Atoll.
Exclusive: U.S. has urged legal reforms abroad to block Islamic State recruits
Sony employees' hacking suit settlement gets preliminary OK
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement of up to $8 million between Sony Pictures Entertainment and current and former employees related to the hack of the companys computers last year.
Redskins could play twice in London next season
Chicago cop's defense in murder case depends on his fears, extent of threat
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Russia and Iran: an uneasy alliance
Vladimir Putins visit went down well in Iran - but many people still view Russia with deep suspicion, says Mehrdad Farahmand.
Crimea in the dark in Ukraine power row
Ukraine appears to be in little hurry to repair power pylons sabotaged by Crimean Tatars, as David Stern reports.
Two dead in Australia bushfires
At least two people are dead after bushfires tore through northern areas of the state of South Australia.
The firms using Mexican prisoners
The businesses offering hope to Mexican prisoners
After the Taliban: Revisiting scarred Kunduz
Kunduz, a city still scarred and in shock
Thanksgiving with black families (and white, Mexican, and other families too)
How black, white, Mexican, Jewish, Asian and other families celebrate
French ex-minister delivers baby girl
Former French minister Philippe Douste-Blazy helps to deliver a baby girl on an Air France flight to Paris.
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Talking politics at the Thanksgiving table
Most years, the Thanksgiving bloodsport of choice is football.
Space anomaly may be solved
An anomaly in deep space that has been the focus of speculation and observation for weeks over possible extraterrestrial life may have just been solved.
How to lower Thanksgiving stress
This can make you sexier, richer, funnier
Sometimes the most interesting thing we find on vacation is ourselves
Black Twitter is owning Thanksgiving
Social media users are making light of the best and worst parts of Thanksgiving with two hashtags: #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies and #ThanksgivingClapBack.
Pioneering funk-rock musician dies
Cynthia Robinson, whose brassy, forthright trumpet lit up Sly and the Family Stone songs such as Dance to the Music, Life and Hot Fun in the Summertime, died Monday, the bands publicist confirmed. She was 71.
Guilty verdict in Facebook killing
A Florida man who posted a photograph of his wifes body on Facebook was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder.
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Thanksgiving is big business
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Is ISIS funding attacks with Bitcoins?
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CNN REPORTER HIT Paul says correspondent 'colluded' with Clinton aide
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Millions of Americans begin Thanksgiving holiday amid ramped up security, terrorism fears - Oba(...)
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Australian wildfire kills at least 2 and injures 13 others
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Turkeys flown from coops to troops stationed overseas for Thanksgiving - Obama grants reprieve (...)
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Ex-boxing champion O'Neil Bell fatally shot, Atlanta police say
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Macri’s promise to expel Venezuela from Mercosur unlikely
Experts say a promise by Argentina’s president-elect to expel Venezuela from the Mercosur trade bloc seems unlikely to be fulfilled.
South Korea: 125,000 Volkswagen diesel cars rigged emissions
South Korea’s Ministry of Environment says it found that Volkswagen rigged emissions in 125,000 Tiguan diesel vehicles sold in the country since 2008.
China reduces sentence of journalist to 5 years from 7
An imprisoned 71-year-old Chinese journalist has had her sentence reduced to five years from seven following an appeal, her lawyer said Thursday.
Mexico rights body: Police used excessive force in 6 deaths
Mexico’s governmental human rights commission said Wednesday that excessive use of force by federal police resulted in six civilian deaths in a confrontation last January, including a person who was shot dead while lying wounded on the ground and posing
Transit system, schools reopen as Brussels cautiously eases lockdown
Soldiers and police still guarded potential targets including malls, hotels and mass-transit stations.
Downing of Russian plane reveals potential for more conflict
Moscow said it will take steps to protect its aircraft in Syria, including deploying ground-to-air missiles.
Mexico rights body: Police used excessive force in 6 deaths
Mexico’s governmental human rights commission said Wednesday that excessive use of force by federal police resulted in six civilian deaths in a confrontation last January, including a person who was shot dead after he was already wounded on the ground
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Exclusive: U.S. has urged legal reforms abroad to block Islamic State recruits
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has provided specific suggestions to governments in Europe and elsewhere on how to strengthen counterterrorism laws in order to arrest would-be foreign fighters before they join groups like Islamic State, according to a
Chicago calm a day after release of video of police shooting teenager
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago was calm on Wednesday, a day after the release of a graphic video showing the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white policeman charged with murder, a peaceful response compared with outbursts of violence
Chicago cop's defense in murder case depends on his fears, extent of threat
NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The murder case against a white Chicago police officer for killing a black teenager may turn on whether the officer can show that he feared for his life and that firing 16 times was reasonable under
Some entrances, exits to New York bus terminal briefly closed due to 'police activities'
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several entrances and exits at the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City were briefly closed on Wednesday due to police activities, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a message
Obama says U.S. is safe as millions set off on Thanksgiving travel
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they were safe as millions of travelers set off for the long Thanksgiving weekend on Wednesday and authorities stepped up security at airports in response to the attacks in
Four men held in connection with shooting of Minnesota demonstrators
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Four men were being held on Wednesday by Minneapolis police as prosecutors weighed charges against them in connection with the shooting this week of five people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man.
At Trump's presidential rallies, a combustible mix of glee, fear
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Reuters) - Were not gonna take it anymore, a crowd of thousands sang as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump entered a South Carolina convention center on Tuesday night as a 1980s heavy metal song by the band
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Protesters rally after police shoot deaf dog
Police shoot deaf bull terrier chasing cars near junior high school.       
Tiny Mississippi town offers to take in refugees
The Board of Aldermen in Louise, Miss., approved a resolution in support of the U.S. policy to accept refugees from Syria and other war-town...    
Interfaith Thanksgiving service has added poignancy
The annual gathering of Christians, Jews and Muslims took on added poignancy in light of todays polarized climate.     
USA TODAY GOP Power Rankings: Carson slides, Trump soars
For the first time since early October, Ben Carson has dropped out of the top three in our weekly GOP Power Rankings.    
Study: Nearly half of Millennials not always on board with free speech
Study: Nearly half of Millennials not always on board with free speech       
Protesters taunt police on Chicago streets amid anger over teen killing
Scores of protesters clashed mildly with police, prompting a handful of arrests.       
The Short List: Time to rename Black Friday; happy trails, travelers; #LaquanMcDonald — what'(...)
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Casey Kasem's Widow Sued for Wrongful Death
Three of the radio personalitys children and his brother claim Jean Kasems actions led to Casey Kasems death in 2014.
Penn State Could Face Six More Jerry Sandusky Claims
Penn State could still face claims from six or even more alleged victims in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, according to university documents.
Lawyer Says McDonald Family Relieved After Charges Brought
While Laquan McDonalds family opposed the release of dashcam video showing his death, now the whole world knows what happened, the attorney said.
'Insider Threat': Gaps in Airport Security Highlighted in New Video
A new video is raising questions about security at airports across the nation.
'Nowhere To Go': Band Recalls Bataclan Attack
Injuries. Death. And then, also, running, the bands sound engineer recalled. There was nowhere to go.
8-Year-Old Girl Battling One-in-a-Million Breast Cancer
At only 8, Chrissy Turner is one of the youngest patients ever to undergo a mastectomy for an extremely rare type of juvenile breast cancer.
Hillary Clinton Says Laquan McDonald Kin Deserve Justice
The family of the black Chicago teen whose videotaped killing by a white police officer stirred nationwide outrage got a shout-out Wednesday from a hometown hero — HIllary Clinton.
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Deadly Siege Ends After Assault on Hotel in Mali
Gunmen stormed a Radisson Blu hotel on Friday morning in Bamako, seizing scores of hostages and leaving bodies strewn across parts of the building.
What We Know and Don’t Know About the Terrorist Attack in Mali
Mali, a former French colony in West Africa, has been fighting an Islamist insurgency for the past three years.
News Analysis: Groups Claiming Responsibility in Mali Attack Have History of Resilience
Al Mourabitoun and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb have complicated histories but maintain ties to Al Qaeda and nomadic tribesmen.
Paris and Mali Attacks Expose Lethal Qaeda-ISIS Rivalry
The competition between the two groups, first provoked by differing strategies in Syria, will be hard to stamp out even if armies can weaken the jihadists in the Middle East and Africa.
Americans View Paris Attacks With Empathy, Fear and Resolve
In interviews around the country, many Americans were sorry about what had happened and fearful of attacks at home.
For Woman Dead in French Police Raid, Unlikely Path to Terror
Hasna Aitboulahcen once liked to drink, smoke and stay out late. She spent her last days in a St.-Denis hide-out for Islamist militants.
Third Body Is Found in Rubble of Police Raid Near Paris
Two bodies had already been identified, including that of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian suspected of planning the Paris terror attacks.
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Here’s Who Won Dancing With the Stars Season 21
Spoilers below
Jennifer Lawrence on Pay-Gap Essay Backlash: ‘Thank You for Proving My Point’
“Some news show called my essay a ‘bratty display’ and I was like, thank you for proving my point”
How Christie is Attacking His Rivals
Morning Must Reads: November 25
Italian Prime Minister Wants to Fight Terrorism By Giving Youth 500 Euros to Spend on Culture
“They imagine terror, we answer with culture. They destroy statues, we love art
Leader of Paris Attacks Mingled With Police and Survivors at the Crime Scenes
The Paris prosecuter says Abdelhamid Abaaoud movements were pieced together using location data
Why We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving
The bird has long been the holidays star
10 Things Your Nails Can Tell You About Your Health
Some signs are normal, but some shouldnt be ignored
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LI senior couple, aided by young social worker, now have much to be thankful for
John White is well into his ninth decade of life and is retired after working more than three decades as a parking garage attendant supervisor. These days, he spends much of his time caring for his ailing wife of 58
LI mom grateful for baby with healthy appetite on Thanksgiving
Baby Benjamin isnt ready for turkey on his first Thanksgiving, but hes got a hearty appetite.
NYPD investigating suspicious package near Times Square
The package was reported near the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Migrant crisis across Europe
Europe is in the midst of its worst migrant crisis since World War II, and tensions have increased since the Paris terror attacks.
Port Jefferson schools to join suit over LIPA's tax challenge
The Port Jefferson School Board has voted to authorize the filing of a breach-of-contract lawsuit against LIPA and National Grid in the latest challenge to the utilitys efforts to significantly cut taxes on the power plants it leases.
Immigrant advocates push back on refugee restrictions; lawmakers defend votes
Immigrant advocacy groups expressed deep concern to Long Island members of Congress who last week backed a bill increasing scrutiny on refugees from Syria and Iraq looking entry to the United States.
Letters: For safety, lengthen the yellow lights
Regarding Motorists see red at hearing on traffic cams , for a long while there have been discussions about whether red-light cameras are about revenue or safety. The fact is that those goals arent mutually exclusive; the cameras can be
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