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Crowds celebrate at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Crowds celebrate at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK — Spectators of all ages were oohing and ahhing as giant inflated characters wind their way through Manhattan in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Thursday’s spectacle featured six new giant balloons, including...

Crowds celebrate at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Crowds celebrate at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK — Spectators of all ages were oohing and ahhing as giant inflated characters wind their way through Manhattan in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Thursday’s spectacle featured six new giant balloons, including...

Obama spends holiday with family, lots of pie
Obama spends holiday with family, lots of pie

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics.

There was thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster...

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night
Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

FERGUSON, Mo. — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, decorating boarded-up storefronts and gathering for church services and turkey giveaways in marked contrast to the previous days’ outrage...

Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive
Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St....

Snow and rain delay Thanksgiving travelers
Snow and rain delay Thanksgiving travelers

MINEOLA, N.Y. — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-...

Black Friday gun buys test background check system
Black Friday gun buys test background check system

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and...

Obama pays for Thanksgiving meal, too
Obama pays for Thanksgiving meal, too

WASHINGTON — There’s no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.

He has to dig into his pocket to pay for his holiday feast of turkey,...

Trooper says man is lucky dog food didn’t crush him
Trooper says man is lucky dog food didn’t crush him

FIFE, Wash. — Authorities in Washington state say a semitruck driver is lucky he wasn’t crushed by 50-pound bags of dog food when he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a ditch and spilled the kibble.

Washington State Patrol...

Protesters force lockdown of St. Louis City Hall
Protesters force lockdown of St. Louis City Hall

FERGUSON, Mo. — Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers.

At least two...

Lawmaker: Fight with militants needs ‘Arab face’

WASHINGTON — A Republican lawmaker says the battle against the Islamic State group needs to have “an Arab face,” even as the U.S. leads air strikes to help defeat the militant group.

Rep. Rob Wittman of Virginia said he...

Supreme Court Justice gets heart stent

WASHINGTON— Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery, court officials said.

The 81-year-old justice had the procedure at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after...

Google unveils spoon for tremor sufferers
Google unveils spoon for tremor sufferers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.

But these spoons (don’t call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow...

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