- Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 11:49 AM
President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics.
- Frida Kahlo's garden to be reimagined in New York
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 11:02 AM
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's (FREE'-duh KAY'-lohz) native garden and studio will be reimagined at the New York Botanical Garden in the spring.
- Original Alice manuscript to travel to US museums
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 10:41 AM
Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U. S. to mark its 150th anniversary.
- Swiss museum publishes list of Gurlitt works
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 10:23 AM
The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection. Switzerland's Kunstmuseum Bern accepted the bequest Monday, while promising to work with German authorities to make sure any items looted by the Nazis are returned to their rightful heirs. The museum said Thursday that "in the interest of transparency" it has placed a list on its website that will be updated as more information about the works is confirmed. In 2012, German authorities seized 1,280 items from Gurlitt's Munich apartment while investigating a tax case. Several heirs of former Jewish owners have come forward to claim works Gurlitt had inherited from his father Hildebrand, an art dealer who had worked closely with the Nazis. ___ http://bit.ly/Gurlitt_List
- Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere out for 3 months
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 10:17 AM
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is facing three months out following surgery on his left ankle. It is the latest lengthy layoff for the England international, who was injured in Saturday's loss to Manchester United. Arsenal says the 22-year-old Wilshere underwent surgery on Thursday. Alongside a picture of himself following the operation, Wilshere wrote on Instagram: "You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to.
- Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 09:24 AM
Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U. S. immigration system to start warning about scams.
- Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 09:02 AM
Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition.
- Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground
The Telegraph (Macon), Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 09:00 AM
To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.
- EU piling pressure on Google to change ways
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 08:48 AM
European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules. The European parliament on Thursday approved a non-binding resolution that calls for the unbundling of search engines from other services internet companies offer.
- Novelist PD James dies aged 94
Associated Press, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 08:32 AM
Publisher Faber and Faber says mystery writer P. D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died. She was 94.
- Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance
Associated Press, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 07:37 AM
Venezuela's government says 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates stormed an infirmary amid disturbances at a major corrections facility.
- Image of Asia: A confetti shower greets Pacquiao
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 07:17 AM
In this photo by Aaron Favila, Manny Pacquiao waves at thousands of fans amid a shower of confetti during a hero's welcome at the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, where he was accompanied by his political allies in a motorcade. The Filipino boxer on Sunday defeated Chris Algieri of the United States to retain his WBO world welterweight crown.
- ECB's Draghi: Euro monetary union 'incomplete'
Kansas City Star, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 07:10 AM
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the euro currency union remains "incomplete" and needs to be strengthened with better oversight of member countries' economic policies. …
- Suspended sentence requested against Brandao
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 07:04 AM
A French prosecutor has asked a Paris court to hand Brazilian striker Brandao an eight-month suspended sentence along with a 15,000-euro ($19,000) fine for head-butting Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta. After Bastia's 2-0 loss to PSG in August, the Bastia striker waited in the dressing room corridor for 20 minutes after being substituted, and as the players came off he walked over to Motta and butted him in the face before running away. Motta's nose was broken in the incident. A decision is expected later Thursday. Brandao, who had spells with Saint-Etienne and Marseille before joining the Corsican club, won the French league and two League Cups with Marseille from 2009-12.
- Red Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015
Associated Press, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 06:49 AM
The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1.68 billion next year to help people caught up in armed conflicts, its biggest request ever and 25 percent larger than the current budget.
- Amsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths
Associated Press, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 06:43 AM
Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the last month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine.
- Sports federations join betting monitoring program
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 06:25 AM
Summer sports federations are signing up to the IOC's system for monitoring betting ahead of the 2016 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee says 10 of the 28 sports on the program for the Rio Games have already joined the Integrity Betting Intelligence System. The IOC says swimming, boxing and badminton were the latest to sign up. The program was discussed at a "sports integrity workshop" in Lausanne on Wednesday. The IBIS monitoring system was first in operation at February's Winter Games in Sochi.
- General strike shuts down services across Greece
Associated Press, Thursday - 11/27/2014 - 06:09 AM
A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancelations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.