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  • Diana Ross to headline frigid Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Diana Ross might be singing “Stop! In The Name of Gloves” by the time she’s done performing at New York City’s super chilly Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which forecasters say could be the coldest ever. John Legend, Martina McBride and the Muppets from “Sesame Street” are also slated to perform in […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2018. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, in the […]
  • Oldest US military survivor of Pearl Harbor dies at age 106

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ray Chavez, the oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II, died Wednesday. He was 106. Chavez, who had been battling pneumonia, died in his sleep in the San Diego suburb of Poway, his daughter, Kathleen Chavez, […]
  • ‘Explorer at heart’: American missionary killed in India

    SEATTLE (AP) — John Allen Chau spent summers alone in a California cabin as a wilderness emergency responder, led backpacking expeditions in the Northwest’s Cascade Mountains, almost lost his leg to a rattlesnake bite, and coached soccer for poor children in Iraq and South Africa. But kayaking to a remote Indian island, home to a […]
  • Endangered Mexican wolf escapes at Colorado wildlife center

    DENVER (AP) — An endangered Mexican wolf escaped from a Colorado wildlife center where it had been taken to breed with other captive wolves, authorities said Wednesday. The year-old, captive-born male got out of an enclosure at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in the town of Divide, 55 miles (90 kilometers) south of Denver. […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Retailers aim to pick up business from defunct, dying rivals NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Target and online mattress company Casper are creating playbooks to pick up market share left behind by defunct or dying retailers. Casper, for instance, is teaming up with department stores like Nordstrom to add mattress shops in areas […]
  • Anne Frank House renovated to tell story to new generation

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The museum built around a secret annex in a canal-side house where Anne Frank hid from Nazis during World War II has been renovated to better tell the teenage Jewish diarist’s tragic story to a new generation of visitors who may know little about the horrors of the Holocaust. Museum executive director […]
  • Romaine calm: Lettuce warning looms over Thanksgiving dinner

    NEW YORK (AP) — Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don’t worry about your turkey. With two food poisoning outbreaks making headlines before Thanksgiving, the messages about what’s safe to eat can be hard to keep straight. Here’s what you should know before you sit down for dinner. WHAT LETTUCE OUTBREAK? On Tuesday, U.S. health officials […]
  • Just right: Bear family helps itself to chocolate inside car

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A hungry North Carolina bear and its three cubs were caught on video when they broke into a car to devour dozens of chocolate bars. Sixteen-year-old Lilly Thurmond provided WLOS-TV with cellphone video of the bears moving in and out of the Toyota Prius and eating about 50 bars meant for […]
  • After synagogue shooting, fresh thoughts on giving thanks

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Feldstein knew seven of the 11 people killed in the synagogue. For Augie Siriano, they all were friends. Rabbi Jeffrey Myers was leading Shabbat services when the gunshots rang out. Barely three weeks after the Tree of Life massacre — believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history […]