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Power outages in NH

Thanksgiving power outages hit the Northeast

Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight, cooking turkeys on the grill and watching Netflix on phones.

Kids rescued from snow

Takiaya Stevens

NY boys rescued after spending hours buried in snow

Two little boys have something to be thankful for this year following their rescue after spending hours buried under a pile of snow in New York.

Ferguson painting walls

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Ferguson comes together for day of kindness

Ferguson streets were deserted early Friday after a Thanksgiving Day that mixed kindness with sadness, heartbreak with hope.

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.

Power lines down, Buffalo

Lindsay DeDario/Reuters

Thanksgiving power outages hit the Northeast

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

Many New Englanders were without power -- but this was nothing new for the state.

Tens of thousands spent Thanksgiving just as others did in New England whe...

Bill Cosby

REUTERS

UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby

The University of Massachusetts Amherst and its alumnus Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape.

At least 15 women have spoken out to various media outlets accusing the comedian of sexual misconduct.

"Bill Cosby has agre...

Natl Guard Ferguson snow

Sara Sidner/CNN

Empty chair at Brown's Thanksgiving table

National Guard members were on duty in Ferguson, Missouri, on Thanksgiving but the people who came up to them only wanted to spread goodwill, bringing turkey and other treats.

CNN affiliate KSDK reported that dozens of citizens visited one post at a ...

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 Jong, was mentioned in an article posted by KCNA on Thursday, referring to her as a vice department dire...

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...

Yemen

CNN

Raid frees 8 hostages from al Qaeda stronghold

A daring raid by U.S. and Yemeni forces into an al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen freed eight hostages, but not before kidnappers stole away with some Westerners, including an American.

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.

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...

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On this day: November 28

Explorer Ferdinand Magellan portrait

Public domain

Magellan reaches the Pacific, William Shakespeare gets hitched, the Grand Ole Opry debuts, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci defects, and Jeffrey Dahmer is killed in prison, all on this day.

On this day: November 27

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

Shaun Best/Reuters

Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.

States most likely to have a miserable Thanksgiving

Family fight over dinner

iStock

Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for friends, family and...fighting. Find out where it's likely to be the worst this Turkey Day.

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