Friends, family, turkey and touchdowns for Obamas' holiday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family are spending Thanksgiving with friends, family, turkey and touchdowns, as he puts it, and reflecting "on what truly binds us as Americans."

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Death toll in Iraq bombing claimed by IS rises to 73

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The death toll from a car bombing south of Baghdad claimed by the Islamic State group rose to 73 on Friday, including about 40 Iranian pilgrims, as Iraqi forces continued to inch closer to the center of the northern city of Mosul in street-to-street fighting east of the Tigris River.

  • Written by BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press MURTADA FARAJ, Associated Press

Revelers cheer amid police at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Santa Claus, giant cartoon balloons and whimsical floats were protected by sand-filled dump trucks and bomb-sniffing dogs as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade wound its way through the streets of Manhattan under heavy security.

  • Written by MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press

32 bodies found in clandestine graves in southern Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Investigators searching clandestine graves have found 32 bodies and nine human heads in a municipality in southern Mexico where rival drug gangs have been engaged in a wave of extortion, kidnappings and turf battles, authorities said Thursday.

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