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  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 10:47 A.M.

    Sandy victims cheered by NYC’s Thanksgiving parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of Superstorm Sandy in New York and elsewhere in the Northeast were comforted Thursday by kinder weather, free holiday meals and — for some — …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 10:02 A.M.

    Obama celebrates quiet holiday at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated Thanksgiving quietly at the White House with his family, friends and some White House staff members after phoning 10 members of the U.S. …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 8:40 A.M.

    AP PHOTOS: A look at Thanksgiving around the world

    The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off in New York, putting a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 6:42 A.M.

    Thanksgiving parade brings cheer to storm-hit NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off in New York on Thursday, putting a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 12:09 A.M.

    Americans to mark holiday with family, festivities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airports, train stations and highways were expected to remain busy Thursday as people made their way home to reconnect with family and friends for Thanksgiving — …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012

    House fire danger rises with season

    Deep-frying a turkey may be one way to impress the taste buds of holiday guests, but Spokane fire officials warn the method poses a danger. Thanksgiving “marks the day in …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012

    Heritage turkeys rich in taste, history

    You haven’t tasted a turkey until you’ve sampled a fresh, locally-grown heritage breed turkey. Gone is the dry meat and bland flavor of the traditional bird. In its place is …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012

    Religion Notebook: Thanksgiving Day service planned

    First Church of Christ, Scientist, 310 E. 14th Ave., will hold its Thanksgiving Day service today at 10 a.m. The church has offered this service for more than 100 years. …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012

    Coeur d’Alene Resort is all set to bring in holidays in style

    The biggest and brightest holiday display around is back, bigger, brighter – and greener – than ever. The Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show begins Friday evening with a scream …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 11:47 P.M.

    Americans to mark holiday with family, festivities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airports, train stations and highways are expected to remain busy as people head home to reconnect with family and friends for Thanksgiving — although some reunions …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 1:36 P.M.

    Economy makes for tougher Thanksgiving journeys

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 12:47 P.M.

    Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pardoned two turkeys in an annual Thanksgiving rite on Wednesday, saying he wanted to offer the birds a second chance. “They say life is …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 12:09 P.M.

    Stores try to make holiday shopping cheap and easy

    NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Burger King won’t be the only place where you can have it your way. It used to be enough for stores to promise …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 9:54 A.M.

    Sandy victims prepare for subdued Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK (AP) — The things that Marge Gatti once cherished are lying on what’s left of her deck, spattered in mud, like a yard sale gone awry. The white …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 9:36 A.M.

    More Thanksgiving travelers driving to save money

    CHICAGO (AP) — Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation’s annual Thanksgiving migration sacrificed summer vacations, relied on relatives for airfare or …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 7:39 A.M.

    Stores borrow from fast-food industry’s playbook

    NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Burger King won’t be the only place where you can have it your way. It used to be enough for stores to promise …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 2:57 A.M.

    Obama to pardon Thanksgiving turkey

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 12:11 A.M.

    Economy means sacrifice for Thanksgiving travelers

    CHICAGO (AP) — Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation’s annual Thanksgiving migration had to sacrifice summer vacations, rely on relatives for …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 11:15 A.M.

    Turkey, pie and politics? T-Day family friction

    Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 6:39 A.M.

    Wind, rain pummel Pacific Northwest, cause 1 death

    SEATTLE (AP) — Residents in Washington and Oregon braced for more wet weather after a fierce storm swamped streets, toppled trees and large trucks, cut power to nearly 50,000 residents, …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 5:10 P.M.

    Judge rejects Nativity displays in Santa Monica

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s no room for the baby Jesus, the manger or the wise men this Christmas in a Santa Monica park following a judge’s ruling Monday against …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 11:53 A.M.

    Judge denies bid for park Nativity displays

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is no room for a 60-year-old Nativity display in Santa Monica’s showcase park after a federal judge ruled Monday against churches who had sued to …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 10:35 A.M.

    Judge plans to deny bid park Xmas displays

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles federal judge has indicated she will deny a bid by churches to force suburban Santa Monica to reopen spaces in a city park …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 1:08 A.M.

    Battle over coastal Xmas display goes to LA court

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damon Vix didn’t have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities. The atheist’s anti-God …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012

    Free or low-cost holiday meals

    Many organizations offer free or low-cost Thanksgiving meals, or food baskets for people to prepare their own holiday feast: Thanksgiving Turkey Baskets - The Salvation Army will be distributing baskets …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012

    Holiday travel will see snow over mountain passes

    There is likely to be rain – lots of it – in the days leading up to Thanksgiving with a mix of snow over Snoqualmie Pass through Wednesday. At lower …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012, 10:31 A.M.

    Battle over coastal Xmas display goes to LA court

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damon Vix didn’t have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities. The atheist’s anti-God …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012

    Nine tips to snag seats together on holiday flights

    Flying this Thanksgiving and worried that you won’t be able to sit with family? You’re not alone. Nearly 24 million people are expected to fly during the 12 days surrounding …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012

    Steer clear of debt in holiday shopping season

    Black Friday deals are starting early this year, and that means more pressure to spend spend spend. As the holiday shopping season expands and retailers make impulse buys ever-easier via …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012

    Religion Notes: Service part of Thanksgiving tradition

    Before you sit down with your family next week to give thanks, First Church of Christ, Scientist, 310 E. 14th Ave., will offer its annual Thanksgiving Day service Wednesday at …


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