White House undergoes holiday lockdown after man draped in American flag jumps fence

White House undergoes Thanksgiving Day lockdown after man draped in American flag jumps fence

Pope says 'catastrophic' if interests derail climate talks

Pope says 'catastrophic' if special interests block curbs on fossil fuels in climate talks

Russia targets Turkish economy in retaliation for downing of warplane

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday called for tough sanctions against Turkey that could bite into more than $30 billion in trade ties between the two countries, as police here began seizing Turkish products and deporting Turkish...

Paris attacks have many in France eager to join the fight

The attacks by militants tied to the Islamic State less than two weeks ago in Paris have awakened a patriotic fervor in France not seen in decades.


Police protesters gather for Thanksgiving meal in Minneapolis

Community has Thanksgiving meal at site protests over Minneapolis police shooting of black man

Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight

Troopers go on food stamps, move in with their folks as they seek millions in back pay

Where's death penalty in push for criminal justice overhaul?

Obama pushes to overhaul criminal justice system; he's less clear about fate of death penalty

Trump called out for appearing to mock disability

Donald Trump denied Thursday that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the “poor guy” and make fun of him.



Not just building ships at Mystic Seaport

The seaport will have one of the largest museum exhibit halls in New England.


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Climate treaty may not be enough to keep global temperatures from crossing the danger zone, study warns

Diplomats gathering in the French capital next week face a tall task in trying to unite 190-plus countries behind a plan to fight climate change. Yet a success in Paris may not, by itself, be enough to prevent dangerous warming of the planet in the...

Hollande and Putin agree on closer anti-IS coordination

Russia and France have agreed to coordinate their strikes against the Islamic State group. Putin said Russia also is ready to cooperate with the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State.

Canada to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by end of February

Canada to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by year's end and another 15,000 by end of February



Obama: No credible intelligence about plot against US

President Barack Obama said there is currently no “specific and credible” intelligence indicating a terrorist plot on the United States, as he sought to reassure anxious Americans for the Thanksgiving holiday.

3 in custody, 1 released in Minneapolis shooting of protesters

Police have arrested two men they have been seeking in connection with a shooting at the Black Lives Matter encampment in Minneapolis on Monday night.