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88th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade
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High Security For NY Parade

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, which three million people are expected to attend

Craig Bentley, caretaker of Soda Springs Station, shovels snow in Soda Springs

Rainy, Snowy, Icy Thanksgiving for Much of U.S.

Most of the country will wake up to a messy mix of rain, snow, ice or any combination of them on Thanksgiving morning, forecasters said Wednesday. "We have a little bit of everything with this system," said Domenica Davis, a meteorologist

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Protesters to Target Chicago Shopping Area on Black Friday

Small groups of demonstrators gathered in Chicago throughout 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 the city's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district

Actor Paul Walker walks the runway at the Samuel Cirnansck show during Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer on March 21, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Paul Walker's Father Sues Porsche

In the court documents, the actor's father – who is the executor of Walker's estate – alleges that the Porsche Carrera GT lacked safety features that could have saved the lives of Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas

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Russia Looks To Cut Economic Ties With Turkey

Russia said it would be looking to cut economic ties with Turkey and scrap investment projects in a matter of days in the aftermath of the Turkish downing of a Russian warplane in Syria

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

APTOPIX Killings By Police Minneapolis

Cries for Justice at Funeral of Slain Minneapolis Man

Hundreds filled a Minneapolis church for the funeral of Jamar Clark—a black man whose death in a confrontation with police has sparked days of ongoing protests, while charges were pending against four men suspected in a shooting that wounded several protesters


Eagles of Death Metal Want to Play Paris Bataclan Again

The lead singer of the band Eagles of Death Metal says that, despite the deadly attacks that targeted their concert in Paris on Nov. 13, the band "cannot wait" to return to the city to play more shows. "I want to go back there and live," says Jesse Hughes


It's the Hottest Year Ever

The United Nations weather agency's early bird report on 2015 says it is the hottest year on record, surpassing last year's record heat. "We have really broken records almost everywhere," the World Meteorological Organization's secretary-general said

Indianapolis Colts v New York Giants

Frank Gifford's Family Says He Had CTE At Death

The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death. Dozens of former players have suffered from the degenerative condition

President Francois Hollande (C) of France and President of the United States Barack Obama (not seen) hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, USA on Nov. 24, 2015.

France Extends ISIS Strikes

French lawmakers voted to continue airstrikes in Syria against ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, while Germany's chancellor said her country would do more in the international fight against the group

RZA and U-God of Wu-Tang Clan perform on stage during the 2015 Riot Fest at Downsview Park on September 20, 2015 in Toronto.

Only Copy of Wu-Tang Album Sells for 'Millions'

Wu-Tang Clan fans can't stream the group's new album, "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin." Instead, they will have to find the anonymous buyer who bought the only copy in existence for millions of dollars.