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Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving
NEW YORK (AP) -- Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now Thanksgiving Day is the new tradition for some shoppers.... 11/27/2015 5:21 AM

Big balloons, heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number of police officers patrolled the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, while St. Louis resumed its annual parade, canceled last year amid protests over Michael Brown's death.... 11/27/2015 12:58 AM

Travelers take to the roads and the skies for Thanksgiving
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fears and long lines at security checkpoints.... 11/26/2015 12:11 AM

White House undergoes holiday lockdown after man jumps fence
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving.... 11/27/2015 3:11 AM

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 about to see her mother.... 11/27/2015 5:03 AM

Teen killed by Chicago officer had broken, troubled family
CHICAGO (AP) -- A black teenager shot 16 times by a white Chicago police officer was a ward of the state when he died, having spent years being shuttled between different relatives' homes and foster care from the time he was 3.... 11/26/2015 4:41 PM

The Latest: Friday's protest to target main shopping area
CHICAGO (AP) -- The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):... 11/27/2015 2:16 AM

Utah man passes airport security with stolen boarding pass
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A sex offender with a stolen boarding pass got through airport security in Salt Lake City and checked in at a gate for a flight to California before he was caught earlier this month, authorities have disclosed.... 11/26/2015 9:23 PM

Protesters gather for Thanksgiving meal in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Protesters and community members dined on donated pies, macaroni and cheese and traditional Thanksgiving fare Thursday outside a Minneapolis police station that has been the site of ongoing demonstrations since an officer fatally shot a black man earlier this month.... 11/26/2015 10:51 PM

Where's death penalty in push for criminal justice overhaul?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.... 11/26/2015 5:50 PM

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