“Joy” or “hope”? Holiday giving may depend on how you voted

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, elves and “joy” may be on the way out and “peace” and “hope” on the way in. A divisive election that left half the country deflated and the other half rejuvenated could...

Texas's highest court: 'San Antonio 4' are innocent

DALLAS (AP) — Texas’ highest criminal court on Wednesday exonerated four San Antonio women who spent almost 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls, opening the door for the women to seek potentially millions of dollars in...

Student school takeovers could be trouble for Brazil reforms

AP Photo/Leo Correa RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The teachers are gone. The administrators as well. Students have seized control here and at hundreds of other schools across Brazil in a widespread rebellion against government budget cuts. The takeovers began in early October and...

Rocky Mountains ski resorts delay Thanksgiving openings

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Ski resorts in Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah have been forced to delay opening for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend or have few ski runs open because unseasonably warm weather limited their ability to make man-made snow. In Wyoming,...

Memoir of slain soldier's father Khizr Khan to be published

NEW YORK (AP) — Random House says it plans to publish a memoir by Khizr Khan, the immigrant from Pakistan who spoke at the Democratic National Convention about his Army captain son’s combat death in Iraq and criticized the anti-Muslim rhetoric of then-Republican...

Browns Try To Avoid 0-12 Record Against Hot Giants

NEW YORK GIANTS (7-3) at CLEVELAND (0-11) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Giants by 7 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Giants 5-4-1, Browns 2-9 SERIES RECORD — Browns lead 27-21-2 LAST MEETING — Giants beat Browns 41-27, Oct. 7, 2012 LAST WEEK — Giants beat Bears 22-16; Browns lost to...

Ohio State-Michigan Clash Amped Up With Playoffs On The Line

No. 2 Ohio State (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten, No. 2 CFP) at No. 3 Michigan (10-1, 7-1, No. 3 CFP), Noon. (ABC) Line: Ohio State by 7. Series record: Michigan leads 58-47-6. WHAT’S AT STAKE Just about everything that really counts. The annual clash between the rivals means even more...

Airline Seeks Court Order To End Cargo Pilot Strike

NEW YORK (AP) — The airline that ships packages for Amazon and DHL says it is seeking a court order to get striking pilots back to work as the busy holiday shipping season kicks off. A decision by a judge is expected Wednesday. Pilots from ABX Air went on strike Tuesday, saying...

Man who killed abortion doctor gets more lenient sentence

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The man who seven years ago ambushed and fatally shot one of the few U.S. doctors performing late-term abortions was given a more lenient sentence Wednesday of at least 25 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole. At a surprise resentencing...

US Navy serves up turkey alongside sorties on Thanksgiving

AP Photo/Petr David Josek ABOARD THE USS EISENHOWER (AP) — While millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with family and home-cooked meals, the 5,200 sailors aboard the USS Eisenhower are busy launching fighter jets to strike Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria....