Black Friday is the worst day of the year for theft, new statistics show. There is a 28 percent increase in “off-premise’’ thefts — or those that occur away from home — than any other day, a Travelers Insurance analysis found.
Frenzied Black Friday shoppers scrapped in Kentucky over sneakers and squared off over TVs in Texas, marking a violent start to the holiday shopping season. Video shows a wild brawl between two men at the Mall St.
CHICAGO – On one of the busiest U.S. retails days, thousands of people took to Chicago’s most prestigious downtown shopping district on Friday to protest last year’s shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city’s handling of the case.
A reclusive British man lived out a weird “Weekend at Bernie’s” experience, shacking up with his dead 94-year-old dad for four months, officials said. No one knew about the body until a neighbor peeked inside to see Timothy Brown, 59, watching TV– next to a skeleton, the Daily Mirror reported.
NEW ORLEANS — Authorities say a man faces charges in Louisiana accusing him of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn’t get any for him.
WASHINGTON — City Hall and the feds are scrambling to put new restrictions in place before the estimated 400,000 drones sold this holiday season flood the skies. The Federal Aviation Administration will soon launch a drone registry to better track operators.
The Washington Redskins got roasted Thursday for tweeting out a “Happy Thanksgiving” message with the controversial team logo, which features a caricature of an American Indian— four months after a judge ruled the team’s symbol “may disparage” Native Americans.
Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military’s repeated warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane before it was shot down at the border with Syria — audio that grows increasingly more agitated.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be enjoying a festive Thanksgiving dinner — that will only take 20 minutes to prepare. Scott Kelly and Dr. Kjell Lindgren, the two Americans on the spacecraft, just have to heat up a freeze-dried Turkey Day feast that includes classic dishes like candied yams and cornbread dressing.
The white Chicago cop who was charged with first-degree murder for gunning down a black teen was the subject of 18 civilian complaints over 14 years — but had never been disciplined, records show.
An adventurous cat went on a European adventure, travelling over 1,000 miles away from its home in Sweden — and winding up in the south of France. Nine-year-old Glitter went missing eight weeks ago from his home in Bromölla, leaving owner Sammy Karlsson fearing the worst.
CHICAGO — Chicago police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting this month of a 9-year-old boy on the city’s South Side. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Corey Morgan of Chicago was in custody Friday and that more information would be announced later in the day.
Police in Colorado Springs said they were responding to a report of an active shooter situation on Friday. The incident happened at a Planned Parenthood clinic, Reuters reports, citing local media.
WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama’s message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple. Do your research. Visit college campuses. Sit in on classes. Talk to professors, graduates and students.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said it’s America’s fault that Turkey shot down a Russian jet. “The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes’ flights, and we were hit exactly there and at that time,” Putin said.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be “catastrophic” for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions as he brought his environmental message to the heart of Africa on the eve of make-or-break climate change talks in Paris.
WASHINGTON – An advocacy group denounced Donald Trump for “mocking” a New York Times reporter with a disability and offered the GOP presidential hopeful sensitivity training. “It is unacceptable for a child to mock another child’s disability on the playground, never mind a presidential candidate mocking someone’s disability as part of a national political discourse,”...
The song “Allahu Akbar” has trolled its way to the top of United Kingdom charts, in what’s believed to be a satirical jab at jihadists. The dance track, by an anonymous artist known as “DJ Inappropriate,” was No.
A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said. David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges including receiving stolen property, and burglary in a Marion County court where Magistrate Amy Barbar sentenced him...
WASHINGTON — American soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated US rules of engagement and have been suspended as they await disciplinary action that could include criminal charges, military officials said Wednesday.
Pope Francis on Friday lashed out at the dreadful living conditions of slum dwellers in Kenya and other poor countries, calling them victims of “new forms of colonialism.” The pontiff’s harsh comments came during a visit to Nairobi’s Kangemi slums, where people live in tin shacks, use filthy pit toilets and have to buy water...
Nutella is waging war against Isis–the girl’s name at least. The company rejected making a personalized jar of its hazelnut spread for a 5-year-old Australian girl named after the Egyptian goddess — not the beheading-happy terror group, according to a report.
More Swiss people are having sex with horses, according to a sickening new report. There were 105 cases of the maltreatment of horses in Switzerland in 2014 — 10 percent of which involved people having sex with them, according to Tier im Recht, an animal welfare group.
Our moon might not be the only thing in outer space made of cheese. Images taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover show that the Red Planet appears to have a mouse problem.
Canada’s China-born Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on Thursday and denied permission to board a flight to the beauty pageant finals in China, a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country.
British Prime Minister David Cameron implored lawmakers Thursday to support airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, saying France and the United States are London’s “closest allies and they want our help.” The Royal Air Force is now a part of a US-led coalition to hit ISIS in Iraq but not in on actions against terrorists in...
WASHINGTON — A man jumped the White House fence Thursday afternoon as the First Family was home celebrating Thanksgiving. The fence jumper was clad in an American flag and stood triumphantly on the White House lawn with both hands in the air, according to a photos posted on social media and aired on CNN.
Washington — President Obama compared the Syrian refugees fleeing ISIS to pilgrims coming to America on the Mayflower during his Thanksgiving radio address. Since the Paris terrorist attacks Republicans have demanded America shut its doors to Syrian refugees over fear they could be terrorists.
SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities say a man with a stolen boarding pass got through airport security in Salt Lake City and checked into a flight at the gate before he was caught earlier this month.
WASHINGTON — “Honest” and “Abe” will live to gobble another day after being pardoned by President Obama on Wednesday in an annual Thanksgiving tradition. “America is, after all, a country of second chances, and this turkey has earned a second chance to live out the rest of his life comfortably,” Obama said just before using...