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‘Hunger Games’ feasts, ‘Napoleon’ conquers but ‘Wish’ doesn’t come true at Thanksgiving box office

Disney's “Wish” had been expected to rule the Thanksgiving weekend box office, but moviegoers instead feasted on leftovers.
3 days ago
a sign says "hostage deal ceasefire"...
Sam Herrera

Israeli official says talks continuing, hostage release won’t take place before Friday

There was no explanation for the delay, and it was not immediately clear when the cease-fire might begin.
7 days ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A 23-year-old Taylor Swift fan died at the singer's Eras Tour concert in R...
DIANE JEANTET Associated Press

Taylor Swift fan dies at Rio concert as fans complain about high temperatures and lack of water

A 23-year-old Taylor Swift fan has died at the singer’s Eras Tour concert in Rio de Janeiro, according to the show's organizer.
11 days ago
Abortion rights protestors rally on July 4, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania....
BROOKE SCHULTZ Associated Press/Report for America

Pennsylvania House passes ‘shield law’ to protect providers, out-of-staters seeking abortions

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives has passed a measure seeking to protect those who come to Pennsylvania to get abortions.
13 days ago
U.S. Capitol Police stand outside the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. Protesters...

Police make arrests after protest outside Democratic HQ calling for cease-fire in Israel-Hamas war

Police in the nation’s capital have responded to a protest outside the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.
13 days ago
Eight high school students in Las Vegas between the ages of 13 and 17 were arrested Tuesday on susp...
Associated Press

8 high school students in Las Vegas arrested on murder charges in fatal beating of classmate

Las Vegas police say investigators are still working to identify two more students who participated in the Nov. 1 fight.
14 days ago
Gilda Jackson walks on a pasture on her property that she grows hay on in Paradise, Texas, Aug. 21,...

Worsening warming is hurting people in all regions, US climate assessment shows

A massive new federal government report says revved-up climate change now permeates Americans’ daily lives with harms that are already far-reaching and worsening across every region of the United States.
14 days ago
Smoke from the McDougall Creek wildfire fills the air and nearly blocks out the sun as people take ...

In fight to curb climate change, report shows world struggling to get on track

A new international report says the world is off track in its efforts to curb global warming in 41 of 42 important measurements and is even heading in the wrong direction in six crucial ways.
15 days ago
The B-21 Raider stealth bomber is unveiled at Northrop Grumman....
TARA COPP Associated Press

The Air Force’s new nuclear stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider, has taken its first test flight

The B-21 Raider took its first test flight on Friday, the futuristic warplane might be the nation's next nuclear weapons stealth bomber.
18 days ago
Earl Meyer, who fought for the U.S. Army in the Korean War, talks with fellow veterans at the Ameri...

96-year-old Korean War veteran still attempting to get Purple Heart medal after 7 decades

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — Earl Meyer remembers in vivid detail when his platoon came under heavy fire during the Korean War — he still has shrapnel embedded in his thigh. But over 70 years later, the 96-year-old is still waiting for the U.S. Army to recognize his injury and to award him a Purple […]
18 days ago
LONDON (AP) — Residents of a fishing town in southwestern Iceland left their homes Saturday after...
Associated Press

Iceland evacuates town and raises aviation alert as concerns rise a volcano may erupt

Residents of a fishing town in southwestern Iceland have left their homes after increasing concern about a potential volcanic eruption caused civil defense authorities to declare a state of emergency in the region.
18 days ago
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After Biden and Blinken push, Netanyahu says Israel open to ‘little pauses’ in Gaza, no cease-fire

The U.S. has remained steadfastly behind Israel and Netanyahu's goal of ending Hamas control over Gaza, even as the death toll in Gaza rises.
22 days ago
The City of Phoenix said it has successfully cleared out a massive downtown homeless encampment by ...
ANITA SNOW Associated Press

Phoenix finishes clearing downtown homeless encampment after finding shelter for more than 500

PHOENIX (AP) — The city of Phoenix has successfully cleared out a massive downtown homeless encampment by Saturday’s court ordered deadline by helping more than 500 people find beds in shelters and motels. The hundreds of tents that once lined blocks of streets in the area are now gone, with just a few people milling […]
25 days ago
This photo provided by the FBI shows a classic car collection owned by businessman Najeeb Khan. Kha...
Associated Press

Businessman sentenced in $180 million bank fraud that paid for lavish lifestyle, classic cars

A businessman who orchestrated a $180 million check-kiting scheme and used the proceeds to live a lavish lifestyle has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.
25 days ago
The Klyuchevskoy volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, erupts in Russia's nort...
Associated Press

Eruption of Eurasia’s tallest active volcano sends ash columns above a Russian peninsula

Huge ash columns have erupted from Eurasia’s tallest active volcano and forced authorities to close schools in two towns on Russia’s sparsely populated Kamchatka Peninsula.
27 days ago
FILE - The toes of a baby peek out of a blanket at a hospital in McAllen, Texas. On Wednesday, Nov....
MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer

The US infant mortality rate rose last year. The CDC says it’s the largest increase in two decades

The U.S. infant mortality rate rose 3% last year — the largest increase in two decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
27 days ago
A makeshift memorial for Matthew Perry is seen outside the building shown in exterior shots of the ...
Associated Press

Matthew Perry’s ‘Friends’ cast mates mourn their friend, say they are ‘all so utterly devastated’

The stars of “Friends” say they are mourning the “unfathomable” death of Matthew Perry.
28 days ago
Crime scene tape still surrounds Schemengees Bar & Grille, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, in Lewiston, ...
HOLLY RAMER Associated Press

Maine gunman may have targeted businesses over delusions they were disparaging him online

Maine State Police documents shed light on why a delusional U.S. Army reservist who killed 18 people at a bowling alley and a bar in Lewiston may have targeted those locations.
28 days ago
A witch hat, left, and an unidentified object are shown in the street near evidence markers in the ...
CURT ANDERSON Associated Press

Halloween weekend shootings across US leave at least 11 dead, scores injured

Shootings across the U.S. over the weekend before Halloween have left at least 11 people dead and more than 70 injured.
29 days ago
FILE - United Auto Workers signs for a strike are shown at the Stellantis Sterling Heights Assembly...

General Motors reaches tentative agreement with UAW, potentially ending 6-week strike

General Motors and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative contract agreement that could end a six-week-old strike against Detroit automakers, two people briefed on the deal said.
1 month ago
A hand holding a pumpkin....

How extreme weather in the US may have affected the pumpkins you picked this year for Halloween

Some pumpkin farmers in the West, particularly wholesalers in places like Colorado and New Mexico, are feeling the pinching effects of drought.
1 month ago
Matthew Segal, Co-Founder of Attn:, and First Lady Jill Biden join Philadelphia School District Stu...

The White House and Google launch a new virtual tour with audio captions, Spanish translation

The White House, Google Maps and Google Arts & Culture have launched a new virtual tour of the White House.
1 month ago
lewiston strong sign hung up in window...

Maine mass killing suspect had mental health issues, purchased guns legally, authorities say

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police missed two clear opportunities to end a dragnet that locked down and terrified Maine’s second-largest city after a gunman killed 18 people at a bowling alley and a bar following a recent spiral into paranoia. The body of Robert Card was found Friday in a trailer at a recycling center […]
1 month ago
Republican presidential candidate and former Vice President Mike Pence attends an Associated Press ...
JILL COLVIN Associated Press

Pence suspends campaign for president

Former Vice President Mike Pence is dropping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, ending his campaign for the White House after struggling to raise money and gain traction in the polls.
1 month ago