Panama Project

A barge carries a new rolling gate for the Panama Canal expansion project toward the Pedro Miguel Locks on the Pacific side of the project Thursday near Panama City. The project includes 16 new rolling gates, allowing the passage of larger ships.

Blue Thursday

Dylan Morales pouts while shopping Thursday with his father, Rigoberto, at Kmart on 34th Street in New York. Millions of customers were expected to shop on Thanksgiving Day as many retailers remained open on a day traditionally reserved for spending...

Mystery writer P.D. James, 94

P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.\n

Defense chief Hagel calls troops on Thanksgiving

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, following a whirlwind few days in which he resigned as Pentagon chief, carried through on a holiday tradition of his on Thursday: Making phone calls to a handful of U.S. service members who are overseas.


Cathedral may become museum of slave trade

A plan to open what would be the nation’s only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church’s role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island.

U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving with holiday parades, turkey

Here’s a look at how Americans are celebrating.

Jet lag

A man sleeps Wednesday at La Guardia Airport in New York City. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for an area where more than 20 million people live in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, leading thousands of families to reconsider...

Small actions led to tragedy in Ferguson

People looking for clear answers won’t find them in the thousands of pages of testimony, interviews and other records released by prosecutors after a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s death.



Why is no one walking the Amistad plank?

Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane should investigate Amistad America finances.


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Autumn in Spain

A couple take a walk on an autumn day in Ciudadela Park in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday.

Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city’s worst wave of violence in nearly a decade.\n

Hong Kong flashpoint

An attempt by Hong Kong authorities to clear a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in Mong Kok district spiraled into chaos Tuesday as hundreds more protesters flooded the crowded neighborhood, a flashpoint for earlier violent clashes with police...



Ferguson protests ease for Thanksgiving eve, day

Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand...

Ferguson cleans up, hopes for calm

Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.