By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. CLINTON, DIPLOMATS PRESS ON WITH MIDEAST TRUCE EFFORTS
Fighting between Hamas and Israel continues as sticking points over ceasefire remain unresolved.
2. WHAT A
WASHINGTON (AP) - Back from a trip to Asia, President Barack Obama is taking care of some holiday business, pardoning the national Thanksgiving turkey.
The annual White House ceremony takes place Wednesday afternoon in the Rose Garden.
The tradition started in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gen. John Allen has returned to Kabul to resume his duties as the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, more than a week after the Pentagon announced it was investigating potentially "inappropriate" correspondence between
By JOHN MILLERAssociated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Prosecutors said Wednesday that the man accused of killing a monkey at Boise's zoo hoped to steal the animal before he was bitten and clubbed it to death with a tree branch.
Michael J. Watkins, 22, entered Zoo Boise on Saturday morning,
By CHRIS LEHOURITESAP Sports Writer
LONDON (AP) - Six months after guiding Chelsea to an unlikely Champions League title, Roberto Di Matteo was fired Wednesday with the team on the brink of becoming the first defending champion eliminated from the group stage.
Di Matteo, who was hired on a
By EDMUND KAGIRE and MELANIE GOUBYAssociated Press
GOMA, Congo (AP) - Congolese soldiers and rebel fighters battled for hours over the eastern town of Sake on Thursday, forcing thousands of people to flee as the militants seeking to overthrow the government vowed to push forward despite
LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge walked out of a court hearing after being heckled by a rowdy crowd, leaving the conservative former state legislator who instigated it all to declare he was in charge of the courtroom and proclaim the case against him dismissed.
Former Republican Rep. Joel
By JASON KEYSERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Millions of Americans piled their families into cars, hopped on buses and waited out delays at airports Wednesday as they set off on Thanksgiving treks that many said required financial sacrifice, help from relatives to come up with airfare and
By The Associated Press
"If there is a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to this problem by diplomatic means, we prefer that. But if not, then I am sure you will understand that Israel will have to take whatever actions are necessary to defend its people." - Israeli Prime Minister
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHAssociated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri man accused of plotting attacks at a movie theater and Walmart store legally bought the guns he allegedly planned to use, despite being forced to undergo a psychiatric exam three years ago after stalking a