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  • 2 NY children rescued from snowbank

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys whose parents became alarmed when they didn't come home from playing in the snow were found hours later buried in a snow bank. Officials say a plow operator moving snow didn't realize they were there. Authorities in Newburgh say the parents of the...

  • California sees record-breaking Thanksgiving heat

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — While the East and Midwest shivered, Thanksgiving was hotter than a roasting turkey in California as a high-pressure ridge caused record-breaking highs in several cities. The National Weather Service says San Diego's Lindbergh Field hit 85 degrees on Thursday,...

  • Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service. Obama called members from...

  • Japan inflation eases, other data mixed in October

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's inflation rate fell to a six-month low, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest economy. The core consumer price index, excluding fresh foods, rose 2.9 percent in October from a...

  • Fugitive New Zealand killer deported from Brazil

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A convicted killer and pedophile from New Zealand who fled to Brazil while on temporary release from prison was deported Friday from the South American country. New Zealand police said three officers escorted Phillip John Smith onto a plane that left Rio...

  • Ex-studio boss who oversaw major '70s films dies

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died. Yablans died of natural causes Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles, his son Eddy Yablans told The Associated Press on...

  • Fires, other incidents investigated after protests

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several suspected arsons and other incidents are being investigated following the violent protests that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, this week after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Here's a look at...

  • Pele says 'nothing serious' with him

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele said Thursday he is not seriously ill, easing fears that his health deteriorated while being treated for a urinary tract infection. The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread reports that said his condition worsened...

  • Protesters wounded by gunfire in northeast Haiti

    Updated: 15 min ago

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities on Thursday were investigating a street protest that turned violent in a northeastern town close to the country's border with the Dominican Republic. Police spokesman Frantz Lerebours confirmed people were wounded by gunfire during a...

  • Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion

    Updated: 30 min ago

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts. The head of country's AFIP tax agency, Ricardo Echegaray, said Argentine citizens evaded about $3...

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