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Obama: No Holiday Drama

President Obama sought to reassure Americans that the country is safe as travelers prepare to hit the roads and the sky for Thanksgiving trips. "We are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe," he said

Afghanistan Bombed Hospital

U.S. 'Misidentified' Afghanistan Hospital

The crew of a U.S. warplane that attacked a medical charity's hospital in northern Afghanistan last month misidentified the target, believing it to be a government compound taken over by the Taliban. Some involved in the strike have been suspended from their jobs

Jennifer Lawrence plans to direct a comedy, signs on for Project Delirium

Jennifer Lawrence Will Direct Her First Movie

The actress, 25, says she plans to make herself at home in the the director's chair very soon. “I’ve signed on to direct something called Project Delirium," she says, "based on this article about mental warfare in the ’60s"

Belgium Paris Attacks

Brussels Schools Reopen Despite Threat Alert

Though the Belgian capital continues to be under the highest-level threat alert, meaning that authorities fear a serious and imminent attack, schools and subways began reopening across Brussels, restoring a sense of normality in the city

Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, greets attendees during a rally following the Democratic presidential candidate debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.

Clinton's Middle-Class Tax Pledge Divides Democrats

Hillary Clinton has pledged not to raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 but critics say it is a crafty political move that would limit the ambition of proposals on everything from expanding Social Security to healthcare reform

FDA Approves New Flu Vaccine Designed for Seniors

Federal regulators have signed off on a new type of flu vaccine with a booster in it, with the hope of better protecting seniors. It includes what's called an adjuvant, a compound that helps stimulate the immune system

Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors

Warriors Make NBA History With 16-0 Season Start

The defending champions Golden State Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0, as Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists in a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night

Warplane crashes in Syria near Turkeys border

Pilot From Downed Russian Jet Rescued

A Russian military pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkey and crashed in Syria arrived at an air base in Latakia province after being rescued by a Syrian army commando unit, Syrian and Russian officials said

Justin Trudeau speaks at a press conference at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Manila, Philippines on Nov. 19, 2015.

Canada Will Resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce Tuesday his plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by February and he says all 10 of Canada's provincial premiers support bringing that many in despite recent terror attacks in Europe

Exploring Santa Barbara's Wine Country

2015 Has Been the Hottest Year Ever Recorded

The global average temperature this year is likely to be the hottest ever recorded. The U.N. weather agency pointed to El Niño and “human-induced global warming” as the main culprits behind this year’s record-setting heat