‘Hunger Games’ Feasts, ‘Napoleon’ Conquers but ‘Wish’ Doesn’t Come True at Thanksgiving Box Office

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.’s “Wish” had been expected to rule the Thanksgiving weekend box office, but moviegoers instead feasted on leftovers, as “The Hunger Games: Songbirds and Snakes” led ticket sales for the second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. In two weeks of release, “Songbirds and Snakes” has grossed … Read more

5, Including 2 Children, Killed in Ohio Mobile Home Fire on Thanksgiving, Authorities Say

[ad_1] ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Five people, including two children, were killed in a mobile home fire in Ohio on Thanksgiving morning, authorities said. The Ohio Department of Commerce said volunteer firefighters in Athens County were called to a Rainbow Lake Road address south of Athens at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday and found two mobile … Read more

President Joe Biden’s Day Out in Nantucket

[ad_1] NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — It wasn’t all work and no play for President Joe Biden on Friday on this picturesque Massachusetts island. He spent much of the day in multiple briefings with national security aides, who were updating him as the first phase of hostages were released in Gaza earlier Friday. Biden then delivered … Read more

5 People Dead in a Thanksgiving Van Crash on a South Georgia Highway

[ad_1] MOULTRIE, Ga, (AP) — Four adults and a toddler died Thursday afternoon when their van collided with a pickup truck on a state highway near Moultrie in south Georgia. Four other people in the van, as well as the driver of the pickup truck, were severely injured, state troopers said. They were taken by … Read more

New Jersey Blaze Leaves 8 Firefighters Injured and a Dozen Residents Displaced on Thanksgiving

[ad_1] WEST NEW YORK, New Jersey (AP) — Eight firefighters were injured battling a Thanksgiving night fire that displaced more than a dozen residents in West New York, New Jersey, officials said. WABC-TV reports that the fire was in an apartment above a pharmacy on Bergenline Avenue at 53rd Street. Video showed flames billowing from … Read more

If You Haven’t Started Your Thanksgiving Trip, You’re Not Alone. the Busiest Days Are Still to Come

[ad_1] The late crush of holiday travelers is picking up steam, with about 2.7 million people expected to board flights on Wednesday and millions more planning to drive to Thanksgiving celebrations. Airline officials say they are confident that they can avoid the kind of massive disruptions that have marred past holiday seasons, such as the … Read more

Record Crowds Are Expected to Take to the Air and Roads for Thanksgiving

[ad_1] DALLAS (AP) — Despite inflation and memories of past holiday travel meltdowns, millions of people are expected to hit airports and highways in record numbers over the Thanksgiving break. The busiest days to fly will be Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Transportation Security Administration expects to screen 2.6 … Read more

Rosalynn Carter’s Tiny Hometown Mourns a Global Figure Who Made Many Contributions at Home

[ad_1] PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — PLAINS, Ga. – Linda Campbell decorated the Lions Club Christmas tree in her small hometown just as she would any other Thanksgiving week, but this was no ordinary Monday in late November. All around the town of Plains, neighbors mourned the death of their matriarch, former U.S. first lady Rosalynn … Read more

Driving or Flying Before Feasting? Here Are Some Tips for Thanksgiving Travelers

[ad_1] CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Getting a big holiday meal on the table can be stressful for the cook (see “The Bear,” Season two, Episode six.) But for guests, just getting to the table also can be difficult, and there’s no Butterball hotline for harried travelers. The number of people traveling 50 miles (80 kilometers) … Read more

Biden Is Spending His 81st Birthday Honoring White House Tradition of Pardoning Thanksgiving Turkeys

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberty and Bell are ready for their presidential pardons. The two Thanksgiving turkeys were due at the White House on Monday to play their part in what has become an annual holiday tradition: a president sparing them from becoming someone’s dinner. “We think that’s a great way to kick off the … Read more