• Russia has right to military response after jet downing: Naryshkin

    By Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Russia has the right to make a military response after the downing of a Russian warplane earlier this week by NATO member Turkey, lower house speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Friday. Speaking in an interview with Romanian television station Digi24,…

  • Sirens ring out as air strikes hit IS Syria stronghold

    In the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold of Raqa, sirens ring out whenever a warplane approaches as jihadists flee their posts and vehicles to hide, activists say. A US-led coalition and Russia have stepped up air strikes on the jihadists' de facto Syrian capital since IS claimed to have…

  • Massachusetts police officer indicted for shooting hoax found dead: report

    The former officer, Bryan Johnson, 25, was pronounced dead in his home in Millis, a Boston suburb, CBS said, citing a statement from the Norfolk District Attorney's Office. Johnson, a part-time officer, was alleged to have called a dispatcher in September and saying a gunman had shot at his police…

  • Ohio State and Michigan meet, potentially just for pride

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — If either Ohio State or Michigan had held on to beat Michigan State, a bid to the Big Ten title game would be at stake again on Saturday in the latest iteration of one of college football's greatest rivalries.

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  • Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands

    MAJURO ATOLL, Marshall Islands (AP) — Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands.

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  • Miss Canada lashes out at Beijing after contest snub

    A Canadian beauty queen lashed out at Beijing on Friday, saying she was barred from boarding a flight from Hong Kong to China to compete in a pageant because of her human rights activism. Chinese-born Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old actress crowned Miss World Canada in May, said that China was…

  • Former luncheonette owner chooses to die in her restaurant

    HOPEWELL, N.J. (AP) — A 78-year-old woman decided to spend her final hours last month — to her very last breath — in the now-shuttered New Jersey luncheonette she spent more than three decades running.

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    A photo of the coats was shared by the Facebook page Halifolks, and Smith-Atkins said that post reached more than one million people. There's been plenty of praise for Smith-Atkins, who said she's got mixed emotions about the attention the gesture has received.

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    The 89th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (51 photos)

    Marching bands, floats and the big balloons soared along with the crowd’s spirits on an unseasonably warm day as the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the streets of New York City. The 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade featured 17 giant character balloons; 24…

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  • Thai junta faces backlog of industry problems as global scrutiny mounts

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Andrew R.C. Marshall BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military seized power last year vowing to halt years of political unrest. Now the junta faces one dividend of its imposed peace: a snowballing backlog of safety and compliance problems within key industries that previous…

  • Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire'

    By Daren Butler and Maria Tsvetkova ISTANBUL/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia on Friday not to "play with fire", citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow said it would suspend visa-free travel with Turkey. Relations between the…

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  • Chicago police charge man in gang-related killing of nine-year-old

    A man has been arrested and charged in the gang-related murder of a 9-year-old boy who was lured from a park into an alley earlier this month and shot several times, Chicago Police said on Friday. The killing of Tyshawn Lee on Nov. 2 cast a spotlight on a jump in violent crime in the city of 2.7…

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  • Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count

    HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance.

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  • Mom And Sister Join Forces To Dictate Wedding Party

    DEAR ABBY: My mother and older sister are trying to spoil my happiness about my upcoming wedding. I have known my ex-stepmother, "Gina," for 20 years and have been best friends with her for the last 15. We remained close even after she divorced my biological father, who is not in the picture.I had…

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  • Amazon’s top Black Friday deals of the day: Huge HDTVs, drones, streaming sticks and more

    Anyone who has been following our Black Friday 2015 coverage knows that Amazon has been offering killer deals all week long in an effort to reel shoppers in early ahead of Black Friday. The company’s week-long sale wasn’t a gimmick, either — it offered killer deals on thousands of different…

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  • Bad blood as Taylor Swift's Kiwi video shoot ruffles feathers

    Conservationists in New Zealand on Thursday accused Taylor Swift of endangering a rare bird species while shooting a music video near Auckland but the film's producers said they were responsible, not the US singer. The 25-year-old pop superstar slipped into New Zealand this week to film the video…

  • Landing gear collapses as jetliner lands in Mexico City

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A landing gear on a Boeing 737 of the Mexican airline Magnicharters partially collapsed as the plane landed at Mexico City's international airport Thursday evening, but no one was injured, authorities said.

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  • Governments take rose-tinted view of climate projections before summit

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Before a summit on climate change in Paris next week, many governments are citing scientific studies indicating that their plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions until 2030 will come within 0.7 degrees Celsius of an agreed 2C (3.6 Fahrenheit) target for limiting…