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  • Thanksgiving Eve: Very busy, but not busiest
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/thanksgiving-eve-very-busy-not-busiest-212850090--finance.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/ipeTJUW9Ktdma9oyb_jfSA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/3005118c7c2a8a2e660f6a7067004b3a.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Vehicles cruise under light snowfall, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The northern New Jersey region is expected to be hit by a snowstorm, which will cause problems for those traveling ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)" align="left" title="Vehicles cruise under light snowfall, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The northern New Jersey region is expected to be hit by a snowstorm, which will cause problems for those traveling ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)" border="0" /></a>The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation&#039;s busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. But it&#039;s probably not entirely true.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • The strange tale of pardoned White House turkeys
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/strange-tale-pardoned-white-house-turkeys-214420068.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/ijwez1B2VF_yUKKEfq3f3Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-WAS-Was8883999-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="US President Barack Obama pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey &quot;Cheese&quot; during the annual ceremony in the Grand Foyer of the White House on November 26, 2014 in Washington, DC" align="left" title="US President Barack Obama pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey &quot;Cheese&quot; during the annual ceremony in the Grand Foyer of the White House on November 26, 2014 in Washington, DC" border="0" /></a>It is an odd tradition, to be sure. For the sixth time, Barack Obama did the job on Wednesday, sparing a bird at a ceremony at which he was joined by his (somewhat underwhelmed) daughters Sasha and Malia, 13 and 16. The myth behind the tradition is that -- after overexposure to the media in Washington -- once pardoned, the rotund turkey will spend the rest of its happy days lolling around, far from anyone&#039;s plate.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/reading-harry-potter-gives-clues-brain-activity-190142727.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/uJ9NXxoXUK.4DsjoaQ8qsg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3B4b2ZmPTUwO3B5b2ZmPTA7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/3d796a657cbb8d2e660f6a706700e70b.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Scott Kurdilla, a medical research technologist at Carnegie Mellon University, waits for a volunteer for a brain scan experiment on campus in Pittsburgh on Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. The brain-scanning MRI machine at the center was used in a recent experiment where each word of a chapter of &quot;Harry Potter and the Sorcerer&#039;s Stone&quot; was flashed for half a second onto a screen inside a brain-scanning MRI machine. Images showing combinations of data and graphics were collected. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)" align="left" title="Scott Kurdilla, a medical research technologist at Carnegie Mellon University, waits for a volunteer for a brain scan experiment on campus in Pittsburgh on Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. The brain-scanning MRI machine at the center was used in a recent experiment where each word of a chapter of &quot;Harry Potter and the Sorcerer&#039;s Stone&quot; was flashed for half a second onto a screen inside a brain-scanning MRI machine. Images showing combinations of data and graphics were collected. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)" border="0" /></a>WASHINGTON (AP) — Reading about Harry Potter&#039;s adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people&#039;s actions and intentions.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/thanksgiving-travelers-contend-rain-snow-060123019.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/a2m6JILYXg1bUcACBQLOdg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/78c5b43079b37f2e660f6a70670087e4.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at 12:45 a.m. EST shows a long frontal boundary extending from the Atlantic Ocean into the eastern Gulf of Mexico, which is causing a line of rain showers and thunderstorms to develop over the southeastern United States. Behind this front, there is subsidence stabilizing a small area from Wisconsin into the lower Mississippi River Valley which is clearing up the skies. Florida is mainly being affected by the heavy line of thunderstorms with isolated cells off to the east of the Carolinas. A complex low pressure system is also currently over the Northern Plains causing a mixture of rain and snow to fall across this area and other regions of the country. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)" align="left" title="This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at 12:45 a.m. EST shows a long frontal boundary extending from the Atlantic Ocean into the eastern Gulf of Mexico, which is causing a line of rain showers and thunderstorms to develop over the southeastern United States. Behind this front, there is subsidence stabilizing a small area from Wisconsin into the lower Mississippi River Valley which is clearing up the skies. Florida is mainly being affected by the heavy line of thunderstorms with isolated cells off to the east of the Carolinas. A complex low pressure system is also currently over the Northern Plains causing a mixture of rain and snow to fall across this area and other regions of the country. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)" border="0" /></a>MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • US agency threatens to act against air bag maker
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/us-agency-threatens-act-against-air-bag-maker-163857499--finance.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/cYqrWhUkNOYf1.mWqAtUZA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/8459cc107bef892e660f6a706700969a.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Thursday, April 17, 2014, file photo, journalists visit Takata Ignition Systems in Schoenebeck, Germany. U.S. safety regulators are threatening fines and legal action against Takata Corp. for failing to admit that its driver&#039;s-side air bag inflators are defective and should be recalled nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a letter to the company Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, detailing the threats, which include a public hearing and possible court action. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Thursday, April 17, 2014, file photo, journalists visit Takata Ignition Systems in Schoenebeck, Germany. U.S. safety regulators are threatening fines and legal action against Takata Corp. for failing to admit that its driver&#039;s-side air bag inflators are defective and should be recalled nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a letter to the company Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, detailing the threats, which include a public hearing and possible court action. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)" border="0" /></a>DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators threatened fines and legal action against Takata Corp. Wednesday unless the company admits that its driver&#039;s air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • 58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.
  • Cleveland releases video of police shooting of 12-year-old boy
    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Cleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy, which shows the boy pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive. Tamir E. Rice was shot by a patrol officer on Saturday after a 911 call reported someone pointing a gun at people at the Cudell Recreation Center. The caller said the gun could be a fake. The video shows the boy walking back and forth in the snowy park, pointing the gun in different directions. He goes under a gazebo. A patrol car with two officers pulls up to the gazebo. ...
  • Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/turkey-obama-pardon-mac-cheese-161418460.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/I8aN8DyGR3kUrhH28LE4eQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3B4b2ZmPTUwO3B5b2ZmPTA7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/8648cea67c898c2e660f6a706700cad1.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="President Barack Obama carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a &quot;presidential pardon&quot; of &#039;Cheese&#039; the turkey in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)" align="left" title="President Barack Obama carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a &quot;presidential pardon&quot; of &#039;Cheese&#039; the turkey in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)" border="0" /></a>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Rivalry week will be last stand for some coaches
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/rivalry-week-last-stand-coaches-093613494--spt.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/.YFhdpy.3RJVS9LSw3RTkw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/9fddc930798a7e2e660f6a7067005609.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2014, file photo, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, left, talks with defensive tackle Matthew Godin during warm ups before an NCAA college football game against Maryland in Ann Arbor, Mich. While keeping track on rivalries and games with playoff implication, there are a few coaching hot spots to keep an eye on this weekend. Another loss will put Michigan out of the postseason and make it three straight seasons of declining win totals under Hoke. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2014, file photo, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, left, talks with defensive tackle Matthew Godin during warm ups before an NCAA college football game against Maryland in Ann Arbor, Mich. While keeping track on rivalries and games with playoff implication, there are a few coaching hot spots to keep an eye on this weekend. Another loss will put Michigan out of the postseason and make it three straight seasons of declining win totals under Hoke. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)" border="0" /></a>Will Muschamp knows he will be coaching his last game for Florida this weekend.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/health-insurance-signups-coming-shopping-malls-153559232--finance.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/g9vUqZvnlcQ6tr.O0wSnKw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/6a27d1557c1b8a2e660f6a706700d731.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - This Nov. 17, 2014, file photo shows Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell talking ahead of the second open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace during a visit to Miami&#039;s Florida International University College of Law. The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at malls starting Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday, and they said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)" align="left" title="FILE - This Nov. 17, 2014, file photo shows Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell talking ahead of the second open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace during a visit to Miami&#039;s Florida International University College of Law. The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at malls starting Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday, and they said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)" border="0" /></a>CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace HealthCare.gov.</p><br clear="all"/>

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