Thanksgiving menus traditionally celebrate the bounty of late fall. In rural Alaska, that means walrus, moose, fermented fish heads and Eskimo ice cream — salmonberries mixed with Crisco.
Police in Hong Kong fired pepper spray and arrested scores of protesters overnight Tuesday into Wednesday as they cleared part of a pro-democracy protest camp.
The unrest followed a grand jury's decision Monday not to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. More protests are planned for today.
The news comes as troops pull out of Afghanistan and begin a new offensive against the Islamic State. "Hagel was not seen as a very forceful secretary of defense," NPR's Tom Bowman says.
To wrap up his 15-minute speech, President Obama did what he often does in major speeches: He appealed to American exceptionalism.
Angélica Rivera and her husband, President Enrique Peña Nieto, have been under heavy scrutiny lately: first, because of the way the government has handled the case of 43 students who went missing after they were detained by police
The vote came after President Obama stopped short of saying he would veto the bill, but he encouraged Congress not to take action before a long-awaited State Department review of the project is fully complete.
Nixon's decision clears the way for the National Guard and state agencies to work together to help quell any potential unrest.
The White House has confirmed that a video released by the self-declared Islamic State that shows the beheading of hostage Peter Kassig, an American aid worker in Syria who was kidnapped in 2013, is authentic.
Energy company TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline would carry tar sands oil from Canada to Texas.