Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:58:40 -0500

Demonstrators take part in a "mock trial" of Darren Wilson as they protest the decision of a grand jury regarding the death of Michael Brown in St. LouisBy Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. Protests also dwindled elsewhere in the United States as the Thanksgiving Day holiday and wintry weather kept many indoors. ...


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:26:41 -0500
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Relatives of a Hispanic teen shot dead by a white New York police officer are headed back to court in January after winning a lawsuit in a case that could set the stage for the family of slain teenager Michael Brown. A day after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict the white police officer in Brown's death, a jury hearing civil cases in Bronx Supreme Court unanimously decided on Tuesday that the City of New York and NYPD Sergeant Robert Barnett were liable in the 2005 death of 19-year-old Leonel Disla. ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:03:33 -0500

Giselle Basurto, of Mexico, shops at Kmart, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. Millions of customers are expected to shop on Thanksgiving Day as many retailers remain open on a day traditionally reserved for spending time with family. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:02:01 -0500
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys who had gone out to build a snow fort were inadvertently trapped for several hours in a Newburgh, New York, snow bank when a plow operator clearing a parking lot pushed snow over them, not realizing they were there, officials said.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:55:57 -0500

A Power Ranger balloon cruises along Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal.


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:34:38 -0500
SAN DIEGO (AP) — While the East and Midwest shivered, Thanksgiving was hotter than a roasting turkey in California as a high-pressure ridge caused record-breaking highs in several cities.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:09:32 -0500

Philadelphia Eagles trounce Dallas Cowboys 33-10 to top NFC EastLeSean McCoy is looking more like the NFL rushing champion of a year ago, and Mark Sanchez is getting more comfortable in Philadelphia's offense.


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:32:19 -0500
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several suspected arsons and other incidents are being investigated following the violent protests that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, this week after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:29:49 -0500
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors lined up early Thursday at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:16:13 -0500

Must-have items for holiday shopping 2014Not every year brings "Tickle Me Elmo" fever. But generally each holiday season there are those inevitable gift cravings.


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:01:40 -0500
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:55:59 -0500
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but "Cash" just didn't have what it takes.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:32:38 -0500

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet nightProtesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services.


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:00:05 -0500

Battleship NJ hosts Thanksgiving meal for troopsTreated like the heroes they are, military men and women received quite a welcome aboard the Battleship New Jersey this Thanksgiving.


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:57:35 -0500

In this Nov. 26, 2014 photo, Phillips Academy assistant coach Michael Larson left, poses with Phillips Academy player Jamal Brown, 19, at their practiced field in the south side Chicago. “Football isn't as hard as our everyday lives,” said Brown, a former dropout and gangbanger who now lives with Larson and is headed to college on a football scholarship. (AP Photo/ Paul Beaty)CHICAGO (AP) — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own.


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:19:22 -0500
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled Napa County wine country in California, but no injuries or property damage was immediately reported.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:38:28 -0500
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As a 30-year-old woman pumped gas at a station in a New Orleans neighborhood, a man jumped in the car and sped away with her 1-year-old daughter inside.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:21:22 -0500
(Reuters) - Boston-area Verizon customers found themselves cut off from one kind of Thanksgiving bird on Thursday: the Eagles football team. Subscribers to Verizon Communications Inc's FiOS cable TV over fiber network service in Boston lost access to Fox's local affiliate station due to a fee dispute with Cox Media Group, which owns the station, according to a Verizon email to customers. That meant the subscribers woke up on Thanksgiving Day unable to watch Thursday's National Football League game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:13:53 -0500
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A car has crashed into a Pennsylvania chapel honoring the Sept. 11 victims of United Airlines Flight 93, temporarily closing it.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:04:47 -0500
By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city centre in the evening, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack on the car in the east of the Afghan capital killed two embassy workers, one Briton and one Afghan, and wounded more than 30 others nearby, officials said. A second blast, at a compound run by a contractor for the U.S. ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:02:59 -0500
Police are investigating a blue backpack filled with about $100,000 that was left behind at a California Burger King.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:55:26 -0500
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pregnant woman sitting outside a drugstore died when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall, police said.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:50:31 -0500

FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2014 photo, a protestor poses for a "hands up" photo in front of a burning building on West Florissant Ave. in Ferguson, Mo. ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ has become a rallying cry despite questions whether Michael Brown’s hands were raised in surrender before being fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:47:32 -0500
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida father and four kids are thankful they didn't have to spend a cold night in a state forest after getting lost while biking.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:46:58 -0500

#6abcTDP pictures and tweets from the 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade!Our viewers were out along the parade route for this year's 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade!


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:37:13 -0500

Los Angeles police officers stop traffic on the U.S. 101 near downtown Los Angeles after a small group of protesters, who sat down in a bus lane alongside the freeway, were arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. ince a grand jury's decision was announced Monday night, Nov. 24, not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, protesters in cities throughout the country have rallied behind the refrain "hands up, don't shoot," and drawn attention to other police killings. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says a total of nine people were arrested at the midmorning protest. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demonstrators who can't make bail after being arrested during Los Angeles protests linked to the Ferguson police shooting will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner, police said Thursday.


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:30:00 -0500

In this Nov. 17, 2014 photo, Rob Robertson wipes away tears as he sits with his wife Linda while they visit the grave of their son, Ryan, in Issaquah, Wash. The couple, evangelical Christians, brought their son to "reparative therapy" when he came out to them as gay. His sexual orientation didn't change, and he became addicted to drugs and eventually died of an overdose. The Robertsons are now dedicated to helping other evangelical parents accept their gay children. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians.


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:37:44 -0500

Secretary General of OPEC Abdalla Salem El-Badri of Libya speaks to journalists prior to the start of a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. Expectations that the group would not cut output to support the market saw the global price of oil slump another US dollar 1.89 on Thursday to US dollar 75.86 a barrel, extending its losses since June, when it was as high as US dollar 115. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)VIENNA (AP) — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:12:20 -0500

In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo, grave markers cast shadows in graveyard at next to the Cathedral of St. John of St. John Episcopal Church, in Providence, R.I. The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island has approved a plan to open in the shuttered church what would be the nation's first museum devoted to examining the history and church's role in the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island, the starting point of more than half the transatlantic slave-trading voyages from North America. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A plan to open what would be the nation's only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church's role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island.