Thursday, November 23, 2017

Nation & World

Macy’s parade rolls on with balloons, bands, security

Macy’s parade rolls on with balloons, bands, security

NEW YORK — The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marched, rolled and soared in traditional style Thursday as police went all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots. With new faces and old favorites in the lineup, the Ame...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor

Woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor

A Texas woman has been accused of mailing homemade explosives to former President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that could have maimed or killed them, according to documents filed in federal court last week in Houston.Julia Poff, 46, mailed...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Explosion recorded where Argentina submarine went missing

Explosion recorded where Argentina submarine went missing

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina — The Argentine Navy said Thursday that a catastrophic explosion was recorded in the area where a submarine went missing Nov. 15, raising fears that the 44-member crew has perished.The nature of the explosion, which was descr...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: 90 years of looking up

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: 90 years of looking up

tigers, elephants, camels and donkeys — from the Central Park Zoo. Instead of entertaining the thousands of children watching, it scared them.So in 1927, 90 years ago this Thanksgiving, organizers experimented with a new star: Felix the Cat, oversiz...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Smooth sailing so far on $7.5M makeover of Pilgrim ship

Smooth sailing so far on $7.5M makeover of Pilgrim ship

— If you’re a fan of the Mayflower II, here’s something that will float your boat. A year after craftsmen embarked on an ambitious effort to restore the rotting replica of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620, the work "is goin...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Zimbabwe’s incoming leader returns home to cheers

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader returns home to cheers

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Poised to become Zimbabwe’s next president, a former confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe on Wednesday promised "a new, unfolding democracy" and reached out to the world, saying international help is needed to rebuild the shatt...
Published: 11/22/17
Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities

Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An unrepentant Ratko Mladic, the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers’ bullets on Sarajevo and carried out the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, was convicted Wednesday of genocide an...
Published: 11/22/17
The day the pastor was away and evil came barging into his church

The day the pastor was away and evil came barging into his church

On any other Sunday, Frank Pomeroy, the pastor at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, would have been in the pulpit. He would have seen the gunman, his steely gaze familiar, barge in mid-sermon. He would have heard the gunfire break ou...
Published: 11/22/17
President Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct: The complete list

President Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct: The complete list

Sexual misconduct by powerful men has all but taken over the news, with Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., and senatorial hopeful Roy Moore, R-Ala., among the politicians on this growing list.President Donald Trump vociferously...
Published: 11/22/17
Two Texas churches, linked by tragedy amid the pews

Two Texas churches, linked by tragedy amid the pews

DAINGERFIELD, Texas — James Long Jr. traced his hand on the vestibule wall inside the old yellow brick church here. He was trying to find the bullet marks.A gunman had burst into the sanctuary on a Sunday morning in June 1980 as the congregation was ...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/22/17