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U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening


U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday.

Texas state trooper shot dead, suspect arrested after manhunt

A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Thanksgiving Day, leading to a manhunt and further gunfire some 125 miles (200 km) away, where the suspect was arrested.

Nov 23 2017

In Thanksgiving message, Trump hails military gains and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA U.S. President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against ISIS, and telling them they were fighting for "something real," including a stock market at record highs and his promised “big, beautiful fat tax cuts.” | Video

Houston-area woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor

A Houston-area woman has been charged with mailing booby-trapped packages designed to explode to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a federal office in Maryland.

Nov 23 2017

After DNA test, California man freed from prison in 1978 double-murder

LOS ANGELES A man wrongfully convicted in California of the 1978 double-murder of a woman and her child is spending his first Thanksgiving Day as a free man in 39 years, after being released on the basis of DNA evidence.

Nov 23 2017

U.S. asks Venezuela for access to detained Citgo executives

CARACAS Washington has asked the government of leftist Nicolas Maduro for access to Venezuelan-American executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo detained in Caracas this week, a State Department official said on Thursday.

World, Nov 23 2017

U.S. judge orders Uber customer to arbitrate price-fixing claims

NEW YORK A U.S. judge ruled that Uber can force an unhappy Connecticut customer's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration, after the customer said the proposed class action belonged in court because he never agreed to arbitrate.

Tech Nov 23 2017

Investigators find no conspiracy in murder of Baltimore detective: police

Investigators in Baltimore have found no conspiracy behind the shooting death of a homicide detective killed the day before he had been set to testify against fellow officers accused of graft, the city's police commissioner said on Wednesday.

Nov 23 2017

Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

Politics, Election 2016, Nov 22 2017

U.S. judge strikes down Texas measure to limit second-trimester abortions

AUSTIN, Texas A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health.

Health Nov 22 2017

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