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.