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California sees record-breaking Thanksgiving heat

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. Continue reading

Early-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what’s becoming a new holiday tradition. In the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois, the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store was full roughly 30 minutes before Thanksgiving deals started at 6 p.m., including $199 iPad minis. Continue reading

Eagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — LeSean McCoy is looking more like the NFL rushing champion of a year ago, and Mark Sanchez is getting more comfortable in Philadelphia’s offense. Continue reading

Alaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoena

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana. The Alaska Public Offices Commission wants to know whether Charlo Greene used crowdsourcing funds to advocate for a ballot initiative to legalize recreational pot use Continue reading

Tornado hits Malaga

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Badgers rally, top Georgetown 68-65 in Bahamas

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Duje Dukan thought he had created a turnover with a held ball. The referees said he was guilty of a foul instead. Continue reading

Pele’s manager: ‘Quick and full’ recovery expected

By TALES AZZONI, AP Sports Writer SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele is expected to make a “quick and full” recovery from a minor infection caused by a recent surgery to remove kidney stones, his manager said Thursday. Paul Kemsley said in a statement sent to The Associated Press that reports about the deterioration of Pele’s condition and about him going into intensive care “were greatly exaggerated.” “He was relocated to a special area of the hospital for privacy purposes only, due to having an overwhelming number of visitors which prevented him from getting the necessary care and treatment,” he said. “He is expected to make a quick and full recovery.” The Albert Einstein hospital released a statement earlier in the day saying the 74-year-old Pele was transferred to a “special care” unit after his condition became unstable Continue reading

Consumers’ Association criticises flight booking websites for lack of transparency

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Ex-studio boss who oversaw major ’70s films dies

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’ son, Eddy Yablans, says that his father died of natural causes Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles Continue reading

Johnson shines in Detroit’s 34-17 win over Chicago

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit’s offense with an emphatic reminder that he’s still one of the game’s most dynamic players. Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday Continue reading