• Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year. …

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  • Thanksgiving recipes

    William Tell’s Never-Miss Apple Cake 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 2 cups sugar, divided 4 eggs 1 cup canola oil 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups chopped peeled …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Thanksgiving 2.0, Reinventing Leftovers The table has been set, friends and family have gathered and the Thanksgiving meal has been enjoyed. Now comes one of my favorite things – leftovers! Subconsciously, I wonder if I make so much food just so I have extras. Leftovers …

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  • Thanksgiving recipes

    Garlic Rosemary Turkey 1 whole turkey (10 to 12 pounds) 6 to 8 garlic cloves, peeled 2 large lemons, halved 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed 1 teaspoon rubbed sage Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut six to eight small slits in …

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  • Fires burn in Ferguson; gunshots heard in streets

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early this morning and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown’s death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown’s family …

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  • Thanksgiving Recipes

    Taste of Home Pumpkin Pie Dip 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Gingersnap cookies In a large bowl, beat …

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  • Former DC mayor Marion Barry dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows …

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  • Traditional Thanksgiving dinner to cost more this year

    LITTLE ROCK — It will cost families more to prepare the Thanksgiving meal this year, due largely to an increase in the average cost of frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk. According to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 29th annual survey, it will cost $46.23 …

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  • Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

    NEW YORK — Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as “The Graduate,” “Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” has died. He was 83. The death was …

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  • Turkey production falls, but wholesale prices see upsurge

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Turkey production is at its lowest level in nearly three decades and wholesale prices are at an all-time high, but Thanksgiving cooks probably won’t see much difference in the price they pay at the stores for their frozen birds. This year’s …

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  • Arkansas trots to No. 2 turkey producing state

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arkansas has trotted into second place among turkey-producing states after North Carolina’s gobbler population fell sharply as U.S. turkey numbers hit a 28-year low. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports Minnesota remained king of the roost in 2014 with an …

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  • Forecast: Get ready for crowded airports this Thanksgiving

    DALLAS — If you’re flying somewhere for Thanksgiving, expect airports to be even more crowded this year. U.S. airlines expect to carry 24.6 million passengers over the 12 days surrounding Thanksgiving, up 1.5 percent from last year. The worst day: Nov. 30, the Sunday after …

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