A well-known animal rescuer in San Bernardino County, California, now faces more than a dozen felony counts of animal abuse in what some in the rescue community are calling one of the worst cases of animal cruelty they have seen. Sherre Kay Buell is charged with three counts in Hesperia and twelve counts in Apple Valley. "I think that's one of the most difficult things for any of us in the animal welfare position. Why do people hurt animals?" wondered Gina Whiteside, manager at the Town of Apple Valley Animal Services. Of the 13 severely malnourished dogs animal control officers removed from Buell's home in April, two had to be euthanized, one died en route to the veterinarian and another was found dead in a trash can. Buell's attorney urged the public "to refrain from prejudging Ms. Buell based on much of the misinformation currently being shared on social media."
Since 1924, Macy's has held annual parades on Thanksgiving Day. First known as the "Macy's Christmas Parade," the name changed a few years later to the "Thanksgiving Day Parade." Now many onlookers crowd Manhattan's streets each year to see Macy's signature giant floats hover over busy streets. Four new giant balloons will debut in the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. New balloons include Red from the Angry Birds game; DINO, the mascot for the Sinclair Oil Corporation; Scrat and his acorn from the movie "Ice Age" and Ronald McDonald.
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Tom Brady called out Rex Ryan and then he beat the Bills - again.
After shouting the name of the Buffalo coach as an audible, Brady led New England to a 20-13 victory over the Bills on Monday night and kept the defending Super Bowl champions on course for their second perfect regular season in nine years.
Campaign-finance watchdogs say an outside group promoting Republican Marco Rubio's presidential campaign is breaking the law.
Conservative Solution Project, an independent group, is behind $85 million in TV ads supporting Rubio. Unlike a Super PAC, Conservative Solutions Project doesn't have to disclose its donors because it exists as a tax-exempt social welfare group under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code.
But watchdog groups like Campaign Legal Center argue that these ads are illegal because they are benefiting an individual presidential candidate instead of advancing the general social welfare of society.
The groups requested that the Justice Department launches an investigation into Conservative Solutions Project. And while Conservative Solution Project officials claim that they are "not about any one specific elected official or candidate," Rubio is the only 2016 presidential candidate featured in any of the organization's TV ads that have aired in the early nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, as well as on national cable.
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Police were searching for three suspects early Tuesday after five people were shot near a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, NBC News reported.
All five of the victims were transferred to hospital with non-life threatening injuries on Monday, the Minneapolis Police Department said in a statement.
The shooting happened near a police precinct where demonstrators and activists have been protesting for more than a week the death of Jamar Clark, who was shot by police during a scuffle on Nov. 15.
Minneapolis' local Black Lives Matter group were among dozens claiming on Twitter that the shooters were "white supremacists." Police described the three suspects as white men.
Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder said it was "way too early in this investigation" to make a statement about the white supremacist claim.
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French authorities have taken 165 people into custody and indicted 124 in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the country’s interior minister said on Tuesday.
The officials didn’t say what the indictments were related to or whether they were directly linked to the attacks. France imposed a state of emergency hours after the Nov. 13 attacks that left 130 dead and injured hundreds.
Along with the people who have been detained, authorities there have also conducted 1,233 searches and seized close to 200 arms — including "weapons of war" such as automatic rifles and explosives, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told parliament.
In nearby Brussels, the city has been on high alert as well.
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Donald Trump isn’t backing down from comments he made about “thousands and thousands” of U.S. Muslims cheering in Jersey City, New Jersey, after the Twin Towers came down on 9/11, according to NBC News.
The Republican front-runner even told NBC News in a phone call that he has “the world’s greatest memory.” During the phone call, he offered reassurances that he had seen video of celebrations on television and “all over the internet.”
The comments come as a new poll shows Trump soaring in weekend polls, with a double-digit lead over rival, Ben Carson.
Trump took center stage in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday, where he spoke to a crowd about rival Governor John Kasich and about his stance on national security.
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A Palestinian motorist rammed his vehicle into a group of Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint on Tuesday, wounding three, Israel's military said, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited for the first time in over a year, hoping to calm two months of deadly violence.
Kerry touched down amid a new rash of deadly attacks that have dampened any lingering hopes of renewed peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians during the Obama administration's final year.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is siding with his son, who wants Yale University to drop the name of a U.S. vice president who defended slavery from a residential hall. The Democratic mayor told reporters on Monday he "absolutely" favors stripping the name of John C. Calhoun from the college dorm where his son, Dante de Blasio, currently resides. De Blasio's son is a member of the school's Black Student Union and has been participating in protests against racial insensitivity. Calhoun was a prominent slave-owning politician from South Carolina and served in the U.S. Senate and as the seventh U.S. vice president from 1825 to 1832.
A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.
But emails obtained by The Associated Press show the world's largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network, which is led by a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Coke helped pick the group's leaders, edited its mission statement and suggested articles and videos for its website.
In an email last November, the group's president tells a top Coke executive: "I want to help your company avoid the image of being a problem in peoples' lives and back to being a company that brings important and fun things to them."
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The single image of Laquan McDonald for the past six months has been that of a 17-year-old African-American teenager dressed in a red graduation cap and gown. Beyond the fact that he was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer the night of October 20, 2014, only a few facts about the remainder of his life have been reported. He was the son of Tina Hunter. He had a younger sister. His father played no role in his life, according to attorneys for the McDonald family.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said they are looking for passengers from an international flight who did not pass through customs. Federal officials said 76 passengers were on an American Airlines flight from Cancun to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. When the flight arrived, 13 passengers were ushered through the wrong exit. "Due to an airline error, 13 of the 76 passengers inadvertently exited through a domestic gate before being processed by CBP," Customs and Border Protection spokesman Anthony L. Bucci said in a statement. Ten people have since returned for processing, but three people still need to be screened. American Airlines said in a statement "some passengers on flight 1671 did not complete the immigration and customs process upon arrival when they were inadvertently directed to the domestic terminal."
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, local vets are warning pet owners about the dangers of sharing Thanksgiving foods with your pets. "The best thing you can feed your dog is dog food," said Connecticut Humane Society veterinarian Christina Delgado. Many Thanksgiving staples can spell disaster for pets, including stuffing, according to Delgado. "A lot of stuffing has scallions, garlic, onions; all three of those components are toxic to animals and they can cause what is an anemia," said Delgado. That means mashed potatoes, which often contain garlic, are also out of the question. Salads that contain grapes or raisins can be toxic too, along with ham and chocolate. Bird bones — including turkey bones — are the most dangerous to pets.
At age 10, Maximillian Lu is the youngest-ever chess master in the U.S. Even so, he sees room for improvement. The distinction of being a national master belongs to less than 2 percent of U.S. Chess Federation members and is earned by racking up at least 2,200 points in competitions. It's a rarity among children, but Lu shrugs it off, saying he needs to work on his endgame. Max, who plays 45 minutes to an hour a day, and an hour or two on weekends or before major tournaments, started playing chess in an after-school program when he was 6 and has competed in tournaments in Toronto, South Africa and Dubai, and he represented the United States in Greece this month.