• Many New Englanders without power

    Winter, cold, snow, icicles

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    Chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight. Cooking turkeys on the grill. Watching Netflix on phones.

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    By Eliott C. McLaughlin and Steve Almasy CNN
  • Darren Wilson police photo

    St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office

    Wilson's testimony stayed largely the same

    Darren Wilson's version of what happened when he confronted Michael Brown has expanded since he gave his first recorded interview to detectives, but the key parts have stayed largely the same.

  • Kabul, Afghanistan

    CNN

    Suicide attack kills 5 in Afghan capital

    A suicide attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday morning killed five people and wounded 33 others, including at least four children, said Hashmat Stanikzai, a police spokesman said.

    An explosive-laden car was detonated as a foreign embassy c...

  • Obama on Thanksgiving

    Pete Souza/The White House

    Obama Thanksgiving: Call troops, dine at WH

    President Obama celebrated his favorite holiday -- Thanksgiving -- with phone calls to U.S. troops, something he often does to mark the holiday.

  • Darren Wilson

    City of Ferguson

    Wilson's lawyers discuss his time in hiding

    Officer Darren Wilson's lawyers revealed details about his time in hiding to CNN and The Washington Post newspaper Wednesday.

  • Natl Guard Ferguson snow

    Sara Sidner/CNN

    Ferguson: Small band of protesters gathers

    Perhaps it was the biting cold, or maybe it was because of Thanksgiving. But Ferguson was much calmer Thursday than it has been the past two days.

    A few dozen protesters showed up outside police headquarters in Ferguson late Wednesday night. And stan...

  • Brazilian soccer legend Pele

    Nacho Doce/Reuters

    Fears over Pele's health downplayed

    Concerns over Brazilian soccer legend Pele's health have been downplayed by the 74-year-old's representatives after his condition was feared to have worsened.

  • Black Friday mass of shoppers

    Jonathan Alcorn / Reuters

    Black Friday is nearly upon us, but deals have already begun

    You may be one of the faithful Black Friday shoppers lining up outside malls and department stores across America.

  • Oil pump

    Tracy Sabo/CNN

    Oil prices crash below $70

    Oil prices came crashing down Thursday to trade below $70 per barrel after OPEC announced it was leaving oil production levels unchanged.

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

    Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

    Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

    A blockage was discovered after Ginsburg "experienced discomfort during rout...

  • Michael Brown funeral casket

    Robert Cohen/Pool/Reuters

    Who's 'professor' from Michael Brown autopsy?

    The last thing an attorney might expect to receive at a deposition is a brain, but that's what the man said he was handing over.

    A brain. In a bucket.

    Sliding the bucket across the table and opening the lid, the man urged the lawyer, Michael Hodges, ...

  • Gas, oil refinery

    Reuters

    OPEC: No cut in oil production and prices keep falling

    OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree to a cut in oil production that was desperately sought by some member states worried about the recent drop in prices.

    Officials met for six hours of negotiations in Vienna. It would have been the first cut in pr...

  • British author PD James

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    Crime novelist P.D. James dies at 94

    P.D. James, the British novelist renowned for her crime novels featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh as well as such works as "The Children of Men," died Thursday. She was 94.

    Faber & Faber, her UK publisher, reported her death on its website.

    "It is diff...

  • Ebola virus

    CDC

    'Positive' results in 1st Ebola vaccine trial

    The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine has produced promising results, U.S. scientists said, raising hopes that protection from the deadly disease may be on the horizon.

    All 20 healthy adults who received the vaccine in a trial run by ...

  • Google logo on computer screen

    Robert Galbraith/Reuters

    European Parliament votes for Google breakup

    The European Parliament has voted to break up Google and weaken its dominance across the region.

    Google controls about 90% of all Web searches in Europe, and politicians have grown increasingly concerned about its power.

    But Thursday's vote on its own ...

  • Queen Elizabeth

    POOL New / Reuters

    Queen Elizabeth II honored with lifetime achievement award

    Queen Elizabeth II has been honored with the inaugural lifetime achievement award from the world governing body of horse sport, the International Equestrian Federation.

  • Thanksgiving, turkey, holiday, Christmas

    istock

    CNN Poll: 86% of Americans to eat turkey

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

    As folks sit down for turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings, 45% say they'll be having dinner at home, while 42% will spend it at a relative's home, according to a new CNN/ORC In...

  • Kim Jong Un Waves

    Reuters

    Report: NK leader's sister given senior role

    The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been named as a senior government official by state media.

    Kim Jong Un's younger sister, Kim Yo Jung, was mentioned in an article posted by KCNA on Thursday, referring to her as a vice department dire...

  • Israel Gaza West Bank

    CNN

    Israel says it broke up Hamas terror plot

    Israeli security forces said Thursday they have broken up a wide-ranging terror plot, which would have included attacks on a football stadium, abductions and car bombings.

    Authorities arrested at least 30 members of Palestinian militant group Hamas a...

  • Nigeria map

    CNN Image

    Female suicide bombers kill 78 in Nigeria

    Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northern Nigeria this week, killing 78 people and leaving dozens injured, medical officials said.

    The blast in Maiduguri on Tuesday left 56 people injured. A doctor and a nurse at ...

  • women dancing at party

    iStock / shironosov

    Hungary police: Flirting could bring rape

    "The flirtation of young girls can often trigger violence."

  • Hong Kong protests

    CNN

    HK police arrested for assaulting protester

    Seven Hong Kong police officers have been arrested for assault over an alleged case of police brutality at pro-democracy protests last month which shocked residents of the Chinese territory.

    Footage of the alleged assault, taken by a TV crew at the ci...

  • Generic Jail

    Ministry: 13 dead at Venezuela prison

    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.

    Authorities said inmates at the prison became violent and started breaking down the walls and...

  • Nancy Pelosi

    JKUSA/CNN

    Pelosi: 14 million reasons why Schumer is wrong

    Nancy Pelosi says there are 14 million reasons why Chuck Schumer is wrong.

    In an intraparty feud about political strategy, the House minority leader called out the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader for saying on Friday that it was a mistake for Democrat...

  • Joe Biden pushing Buffett rule

    Biden defends immigration in Irish op-ed

    Vice President Joe Biden invoked his Irish heritage while making a full defense of President Obama's immigration action in an op-ed for IrishCentral, a news website based in New York.

    Saying his ancestors traveled to the United States in the 1840s an...

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