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Weather snarls holiday travel

Mother Nature is not cooperating with this Thanksgiving getaway, especially in the Northeast. Travelers are getting walloped by rain, sleet and snow.
Thanksgiving trivia: There's a reason turkey (the bird) and Turkey (the country) share a name

Thanksgiving trivia: There's a reason turkey (the bird) and Turkey (the country) share a name

When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here's one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia.
Creed frontman reveals he's 'penniless'

Creed frontman reveals he's 'penniless'

Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless" in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post early Wednesday morning.
 'I am Liberian... I am always confident about the future': From surf spots to boardrooms, entrepreneurs battle Ebola

'I am Liberian... I am always confident about the future': From surf spots to boardrooms, entrepreneurs battle Ebola

The deadly Ebola virus which has ripped through three West African countries has had the biggest impact in Liberia.
 Frozen's Elsa and Anna teach girls to code

Frozen's Elsa and Anna teach girls to code

Here's one way to get girls excited about coding: use a couple of Disney's wildly popular princesses. Frozen's Elsa and Anna should do the trick.
 CNN Poll: 86% of Americans to eat Turkey on Thanksgiving

CNN Poll: 86% of Americans to eat Turkey on Thanksgiving

Chewing and shopping. That's on the agenda for Americans this Thursday.

Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare coverage in first week

Nearly half a million Americans chose plans on HealthCare.gov during the first week of open enrollment for 2015, a sign the federal health care site has improved since its rocky rollout last year.

White House struggles to find Hagel successor

The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was pushed out of the administration this week.

Obama 'puzzled' by annual turkey pardon

President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling."

Booker recalls his own reaction to Rodney King beating in wake of Ferguson

"I'm 6-feet, 3-inches tall and 230 pounds, just like Rodney King. Do I scare you?"
Darren Wilson changed homes, went to dark movie theaters to avoid detection

Darren Wilson changed homes, went to dark movie theaters to avoid detection

Days after he fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August, Officer Darren Wilson was cutting grass when he was told his home address was circulating online.
At least 5 killed as explosion targets foreign diplomatic convoy in Kabul

At least 5 killed as explosion targets foreign diplomatic convoy in Kabul

A large explosion damaged a convoy of cars, possibly including a British Embassy vehicle, on Thursday. Many casualties were reported.
Ministry: 13 dead at Venezuela prison after inmates binge on drugs

Ministry: 13 dead at Venezuela prison after inmates binge on drugs

At least 13 inmates at a Venezuela prison, all of whom were on hunger strike, have died, according to the Ministry for Public Power of Penitentiary Services.
Small group of protesters gathers but Ferguson is calm

Small group of protesters gathers but Ferguson is calm

Perhaps it was the biting cold or maybe because it was Thanksgiving. But Ferguson was much calmer early Thursday than it has been the past two days.
Netflix sues former executive for kickbacks

Netflix sues former executive for kickbacks

Netflix has sued a former executive -- now Yahoo's chief information officer -- saying he abused his power by taking kickbacks.