Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8
BEIRUT (AP) — A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.
Reporter mocked by Trump says the 2 knew each other well
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump said he couldn't have been making fun of a reporter's disability because he doesn't know the man. Not so, says the reporter.
Super Bowl of shopping starts
The Super Bowl of shopping had an early start again this year, but the game isn't over yet.
A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — As Mariette Williams waited for her flight from South Florida to Haiti, she paced the departure lounge, folding and re-folding her ticket and clutching the handle of a bag sagging with gifts. She was excited but terrified: For the first time in nearly 30 years, she was bout to see her mother.
Protest over Chicago teen's shooting set for retail district
CHICAGO (AP) — After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the heart of the city's most famous retail district.
As many African-American see it, there are 2 Ben Carsons
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ayauna King-Baker loved Ben Carson's "Gifted Hands" memoir so much that she made her daughter Shaliya read it. So when Carson showed up in town to sign copies of his new book, King-Baker dragged the giggly 13-year-old along to the bookstore so they could both meet him.
The Latest: Pope Francis calls Africa 'continent of hope'
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)
Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, energy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.
The Latest: Belgium extends detention of suspect's driver
PARIS (AP) — The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:
Kids making oral history with StoryCorps holiday project
High school students across the country are making oral history this week by recording interviews with their elders in an unprecedented effort to stockpile wisdom for the ages.
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