Black firefighters in NC allege racism amid…

A group of Black firefighters in a North Carolina city has filed a grievance citing racism and discrimination they have endured for more than 30 years

Family Warns Others After 42 People at Funeral…

More than 100 people packed the pews in a Texas funeral home this month to honor Nancy Kaddatz. So many people loved her mother, Delynda Cruz said. Now 42 of those people have tested positive for the coronavirus—including Cruz. The youngest patient is 3 and the oldest 90, KDFW...

Thunderstorms bring flooding to the streets of…

Strong rain showers and thunderstorms battered parts of the Gulf coast on Nov. 27, leading to flooded streets in Houston, Texas.

Tony Hsieh, retired Zappos CEO, dies at 46

Tony Hsieh, retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos

Trump Loses Again on Pennsylvania's Count

Two days after President Trump told Pennsylvania legislators "We have to turn the election over," federal appeals judges rejected the notion. A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday found no merit in Trump's argument to overrule a US district court's decision issued last weekend, the...

2020 Soul Train Awards aim to celebrate Black…

Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell are hosting the Soul Train Awards for the third consecutive year. The duo, who are also producers for the show, which airs Sunday, Nov. 29, say “as Black women, we wanted to make sure that we are celebrated.” (Nov. 27)

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1 dead, 1 injured in Sacramento Black Friday mall…

Police say a shooting at a Sacramento mall on Black Friday has killed one person and left another with life-threatening wounds

First Visitors Arrive at Utah Monolith

The Utah Department of Public Safety would really rather you not set out for the newly discovered monolith in San Juan County. But "the genie is out of the bottle" and "it's a free country," as Corporal Andrew Battenfield tells the BBC . The outlet reports dozens, "perhaps even hundreds of...

Spending more time outdoors this winter? Here's…

With people spending more time outside than before amid the COVID-19 pandemic, L.L. Bean's Vice President of Merchandising has tips on how you can dress warmly this winter.

Los Angeles orders more restrictions as…

Los Angeles County has announced a stay-home order as coronavirus cases surge out of control in the nation’s most populous county

Macy's Takes Heat Over 'Diverse Dance Group'

There was a problem with a cheery Macy's tweet introducing an entry in its Thanksgiving Day Parade. "What's that sound, you ask? Why it's the diverse dance group, Zeta Phi Beta Steppers!" the Thursday post said. "Performing a special routine they put together to help us celebrate this unprecedented year....

AP Top Stories November 27 P

Here's the latest for Friday November 27th: Slim line across the U.S. for Black Friday; Germany reaches milestone of 1M COVID-19 cases; Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed; Santa receiving a sackful of COVID woes. (Nov. 25)

Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after…

The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation’s response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so

National Exams Postponed Till 2022

Because so many students are learning remotely or attending schools that are limiting visitors during the pandemic, nationwide tests for fourth and eighth graders will be delayed until 2022. The math and reading tests had been scheduled for January 2021, per US News and World Report . The National Assessment of...

Stormy weekend unfolding across South

The storms could turn severe in spots and threaten hazardous conditions as they unleash hail and potent winds.

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Thanksgiving marks last day for Commander's…

It was an emotional rollercoaster of a Thanksgiving for longtime chef of the popular New Orleans restaurant Commander’s Palace

High Court's COVID Ruling Won't Matter: Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo brushed off his loss at the US Supreme Court on Thursday. The justices' 5-4 ruling temporarily keeps the state from limiting gatherings at religious institutions in areas hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic to 10 people. The decision "is more illustrative of the Supreme Court...

Bishop calls Supreme Court ruling a good decision

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, of the Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, calls a recent ruling by the Supreme Court regarding coronavirus restrictions on religious services a "good decision." (Nov 27)

Florida congressman-elect tests positive for virus

South Florida Congressman-elect Carlos Gimenez has tested positive for coronavirus

DOJ to Allow for Federal Execution by Firing Squad

Death by firing squad could be the fate of federal death row inmates in the US under a new rule from the Justice Department. For decades, federal executions have been carried out by lethal injection. But a new rule to be published Friday in the Federal Register, and take effect...

Ski season kicks off for many resorts around the…

Even though it isn't officially winter yet, many ski resorts around the country have winterlike conditions and are hoping it will be a strong start to a long season.

Deadly crash into Buffalo monument under…

The investigation continues into what led a speeding minivan to crash into a monument in front of Buffalo City Hall, killing a passenger and seriously injuring the driver on Thanksgiving

Mayor Traveled for Holiday as He Told Residents…

The mayor of Denver, Colorado, was one of many officials urging residents of his city not to travel for Thanksgiving—but it turns out he himself is, yes, you guessed it, traveling for Thanksgiving. "My wife and my daughter have been in Mississippi, where my daughter recently took a job,...

Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin across the US

The raging COVID-19 pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, which is ordinarily the busiest shopping day of the year. This year, crowds at stores were dramatically diminished as shoppers shift online. (Nov. 27)

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VIRUS TODAY: Black Friday shoppers stay home

Black Friday crowds are thin at shopping malls and stores across the U.S. as a national surge in coronavirus cases moves shoppers online and keeps them at home

'Adorable' Owl Didn't Need People Anymore

A tiny owl is back in the wild after an eventful two weeks that included a trip to Manhattan and a sojourn in a wildlife center where she was given all the mice she could eat. Rocky, an adult female saw-whet owl, was found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree...

Giving blood in the holiday spirit

The American Red Cross and country music star Martina McBride urge Americans to make blood donations this holiday season.