Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday
CHICAGO (AP) — Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday sopping bonanza.
3 million people expected to attend NYC Thanksgiving parade
NEW YORK (AP) — As millions of Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, security will be tight in New York City with a record number of police officers patrolling the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Travelers take to the roads and the skies for Thanksgiving
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fears and long lines at security checkpoints.
Preventable errors led to hospital attack, military says
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. airstrike that killed 31 civilians at a hospital in Afghanistan last month resulted from preventable errors by soldiers and airmen who violated rules of engagement and have been removed from duty while awaiting further investigation, military officials said Wednesday.
Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pope Francis is telling Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to prevent the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently.
Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables
SEATTLE (AP) — Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.
Amid Syria's civil war, a James Bond-style rescue operation
BEIRUT (AP) — In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet.
AP Interview: Coke exec on 'adversarial' ties with critics
NEW YORK (AP) — Coke says it wants to mend relations with critics of its sugary drinks.
From lashes to death: Artist caught in tangles of Saudi law
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh was tried last year on blasphemy-related charges, the Saudi judges overseeing the case rejected the prosecution's request for a death sentence for apostasy. Instead, he was sentenced to 800 lashes and four years in prison overa book of poetry he wrote and for allegedly having illicit relations with women.
NY court hears arguments on fantasy sports
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Wednesday he would not take long to rule on a motion by New York's top law enforcement official to stop the country's two biggest daily fantasy sports companies from operating following two hours of arguments in a packed Manhattan courtroom.
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