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Nov. 23, 2017

5:45 a.m.

Photo: President Donald Trump, in a tweet early Thanksgiv
Trump presents his report card, passes with flying colors
President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation: Look at all I've …

5:45 a.m.

Photo: Macy's Herald Square in New York is pictured in th
Grand buildings help keep Macy's afloat
The Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street in New York is worth an estimated $3.3 billion alone. The company has no plans to sell its Manhattan flagship, a tourist magnet that contains more than 1 million square feet of retail space, and spent $400 million on …

5:45 a.m.

Afghan official: Suicide attack kills 8 people in the east
Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the suicide bomber targeted a local police commander who was …

5:45 a.m.

Rollback of net neutrality has small businesses worried
For small businesses, a rollback of net neutrality rules could fundamentally change how, and whether, they do business. Many started online or turned to e-commerce to expand their …

5:45 a.m.

Tech firms scrounging for skilled workers training their own
IBM, Amazon and Microsoft all now have apprenticeship programs that pay workers learning on-the-job while they build IT skills. The programs cost companies …

5:45 a.m.

Congressman swept up into storm over explicit photo
Hours after Rep. Joe Barton's initial apology, The Washington Post reported that Barton, 68, had threatened in 2015 to report to the Capitol Police a woman with whom he had shared explicit photographs, videos and messages if …

5:45 a.m.

French, Polish leaders meet to mend strained ties
Bilateral ties are tense after Poland canceled a major deal to purchase French-made helicopters and after Macron criticized the government of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and bypassed Poland during a visit to …

5:45 a.m.

Poll: Many don't want to talk politics this Thanksgiving
From GOP President Donald Trump to Democratic Sen. Al Franken, politicians past, present and aspiring stand accused of sexual misconduct and that could keep tensions high at the holiday table. But more than a third of Americans dread the prospect of politics coming up over Thanksgiving …

5:45 a.m.

Merkel's weakness at home might not be fatal flaw abroad
The German chancellor returns to the EU summit scene on Friday after missing the last one because she showed a rare domestic flaw by struggling to form a coalition. Even worse, she will be in Brussels still a mere caretaker chancellor when, for years now, she has been considered the caretaker of the …

5:45 a.m.

Waffle woes: Fire erupts at factory making Belgian delicacy
The midday blaze at the Milcamps factory producing the trademark Belgian waffles originated in the cooling system and quickly spread. There were…

12:10 a.m.

Golden Knights fans invade Anaheim, leave with win
Golden Knights fans invade Anaheim, leave with win
The final buzzer sounded on the Golden Knights' improbable come-from-behind win over the Ducks and playing cards fell to the ice at Honda Center in Anaheim ...

Wednesday

Nov. 22, 2017

4:07 p.m.

Sessions orders review of background check system for guns
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers. The move comes after the Air Force acknowledged that a man who ...

3:44 p.m.

Federal judge blocks Texas ban of common abortion procedure
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a new Texas law seeking to ban a commonly used abortion method, the latest in a string of court defeats to the Legislature's attempts to make getting an abortion as difficult as ...

3:42 p.m.

Police: Slain detective shot day before grand jury testimony
Baltimore's police commissioner says a detective killed last week was slain a day before he was set to testify in a corruption probe into activities of indicted police officers. Commissioner Kevin Davis announced the revelation Wednesday, a week after the detective was ...

3:38 p.m.

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Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe
The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter — bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included. A German-led team reported Wednesday that light pollution is threatening darkness almost everywhere. Satellite observations during five Octobers show Earth's artificially lit outdoor area grew by ...

3:27 p.m.

Photo: In this Nov. 17, 2017, photo, Johnny Bobbitt Jr.,
Woman raises more than $60K for homeless man who helped her
A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man after she ran out of gas on an interstate in Philadelphia has raised more than $60,000 for the good Samaritan. Kate McClure, 27, started the Gofundme.com campaign earlier this month after she said she ran out of gas on ...

3 p.m.

Photo: Metro officers and a crime scene analyst are shown
Metro says ‘missteps’ made locating child victims in stabbing
A man called 911 on Sunday and told dispatchers police would find a badly beaten woman and a man shot in the head at a northeast valley extended-stay hotel, according to a Metro Police arrest report. Marcus Denzel Maddox, 30, was then ...

1:05 p.m.

Photo: Britney Spears arrives at the 2016 Billboard Music
Britney Spears raffling tickets to final Las Vegas show for charity
Pop icon Britney Spears is doing it again: She’s giving back to the home state, and one lucky fan will get to spend New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas with her — all to benefit Louisiana schools’ recovery from ...

11:03 a.m.

Henderson Police: Escapee from mental health facility captured
Henderson Police: Escapee from mental health facility captured
California authorities have arrested a man who escaped a Las Vegas-area mental health facility on Tuesday and carjacked a ...

10:23 a.m.

Thanksgiving tribe calls on Trump to grant it casino lands
The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans. Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell said Wednesday the Republican administration needs to ...

10:07 a.m.

Photo: President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before
Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement
A political action committee supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near-endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in ...

9:11 a.m.

Photo: In this Nov. 21, 2017, photo, President Donald Tru
Poll: Many want to avoid political talk this Thanksgiving
Pass the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. The already-fraught topic now includes allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians of various political stripes. From GOP President Donald Trump to Democratic Sen. Al Franken, politicians past, present and aspiring stand accused of sexual misconduct and that ...

9:04 a.m.

Rand Paul's wife speaks out on 'blindside attack' on husband
The wife of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says her husband hasn't taken a single breath without pain since what she calls "a deliberate, blindside attack" by a Kentucky neighbor earlier this month. Authorities say the Republican was attacked Nov. 3 by Rene Boucher while ...

8:43 a.m.

Man suffers burns in early morning house fire
Man suffers burns in early morning house fire
An early morning house fire has sent one man to the hospital. Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan says the unidentified man suffered a burn injury in the fire at ...

8:24 a.m.

Photo: In this Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, New York Police
Security tight for Thanksgiving parade in terror-wary NYC
Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after ...