Holiday Travelers Greeted by Cheap Gas, Winter Storms

travel

Alas, the yearly Thanksgiving trek - be it across the country or across town - may be a mixed bag of the usual travel headaches with a little extra pocket money as a consolation prize. A snapshot of what it's like out there.

u.s.

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson: 'I Never Wanted to Kill'

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he "never wanted to take anybody's life" and feels sorry about the death of Michael Brown.

news

10 Things to Know: Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

world

China Drafts 1st Domestic Violence Law

China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence, in a country where abuse has long been sidelined as a private matter.

living

The 15 Most Ambitious Children Who Have Ever Lived

Throwback to the days when you couldn't decide between being a dog or an astronaut.

living

This $35,000 Thanksgiving Dinner Includes Luxuries You Won't Believe

This Thanksgiving dinner will set you back a whopping $35,000— Find out why!

living

7 Horrific Black Friday Stories That Might Just Keep You Home

America's busiest shopping day has also long been one of its most dangerous. 

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    u.s.

    Thanksgiving Trumps Black Friday for Deals

    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.

    politics

    13 Bizarre Images of Presidential Turkey Pardons

     No matter which way you vote, it's a pretty weird tradition. 

    humor

    18 Strange Floats That Prove Thanksgiving Parades Have Changed for the Better

    Nothing says holiday season like a humongous trout, right? 

    u.s.

    15 Photos From Ferguson Show A Haunting Reality

    After multiple days of protests and looting, Ferguson, Missouri, has literally gone up in smoke and flames.

    celebrity

    Prince Vanishes from Social Media

    Prince, whose distaste for the music industry's conventions is well known, has abruptly disappeared from social media after tentative efforts to promote his two new albums.

    living

    9 Simple Choices for a Healthier Thanksgiving

    Finally settling the age old question of whether to pick green bean casserole or sweet potato casserole. 

    politics

    US Senate to Hold Civil Rights Hearing after Ferguson

    The Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the constitution and civil rights will hold its hearing December 9.

    history

    8 Shoes of Holocaust Victims Stolen in Poland

    Polish authorities say that eight shoes that once belonged to Holocaust victims have been stolen from the former concentration camp in Poland, now a state-run museum.

    funny

    20 Torturously Terrible Spelling Crimes Against Humanity

    F for spelling. F for effort. It's time for these folks to revisit elementary school.

    discovery

    11 Surprising Beer Facts to Impress Your Friends

    How well do you know the history of your favorite beverage?

    markets

    Stocks Rise on Strong Growth

    Wall Street stocks opened higher Tuesday after the Commerce Department unexpectedly raised its estimate for third-quarter US economic growth.

    world

    France to Russia: No Warships For You

    France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin.

    u.s.

    Ferguson Burns After 'No Charges' in Michael Brown Shooting

    A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced Monday evening.

    business

    Mexican Billionaire Slim has Assets Seized in Panama

    A Panamanian court has seized the assets of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's local infrastructure company.

    offbeat

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    Just when you thought that the online world couldn't get any weirder...

    politics

    Hagel Steps Down

    Hagel is stepping down from President Barack Obama's Cabinet under pressure following a rocky tenure.

    celebrity

    Ex-NBC Employee: I Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off Women

    "He had everybody fooled," Frank Scotti says. "Nobody suspected."

    living

    15 Surprising Items Found on the First Thanksgiving Menu

    Pretty standard: Turkey, cornbread and...eels. 

    funny

    9 Funniest Things Kids are Thankful for this Thanksgiving

    At least onions didn't come first this year, mom. 

    policy

    GOP Wisdom Shifts on Immigration

    The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.

    politics

    Democrats Name 3 Finalists for 2016 Convention

    Democrats narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities on Monday, announcing the party's next presidential candidate will be formally nominated in one of them.

    world

    12 Fairy Tale Locations That Actually Exist Here On Earth

    The creators of fantastical stories and wondrous settings had to draw inspiration from somewhere, right?

    world

    Exploding Excrement Topples Building in China

    A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.

    funny

    15 Fearless Kids Getting Stuck In The Darndest Places

    Fences, swings, toilets. If it looks like a child can fit in it, then you can bet that they'll try.

    entertainment

    One Direction, Taylor Swift Shine at AMAs

    One Direction won the biggest prizes including Artist of the Year and Favorite Album with their latest work, "Midnight Memories."

    politics

    Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78

    Barry will be remembered for a single night in a downtown Washington hotel room and the grainy video that showed him lighting a crack pipe in the company of a much-younger woman.

    movies

    'Hunger Games' Gobbles Up Box Office

    "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" easily topped "Transformers: Age of Extinction" to secure the year's biggest domestic opening weekend at $123 million.

    living

    19 Surefire Ways to Ruin Thanksgiving

    There are so many ways to go horribly wrong this time of year. #8 is just one of them.

    DIY

    Thanksgiving + Beer = The Perfect Holiday Couple

    How to make your Thanksgiving meal pair up with your beer will make the perfect holiday!

    humor

    14 Bizarre 'People' Sitting Next to You on the Subway

    Your commute would be so much easier without these guys. 

    sports

    Pacquiao Dominates Algieri; Mayweather Next?

    "He's going to fight me? Yes! Yes!," Pacquiao said.

    offbeat

    13 Truly Unfortunate People With Bizarrely Bad Luck

    Black cats, broken mirrors, and chain letters have nothing on these folks.

    world

    Boko Haram Kills 48 Fish Vendors in Nigeria

    It was unclear if the motive for the gruesome attack was robbery or if there were other reasons for the killings.

    world

    ISIS and Children

    Across the vast region under IS control, the group is actively conscripting children for battle and committing abuses against the most vulnerable at a young age.

    offbeat

    13 of the Most Insanely Expensive Items Ever Purchased

    This dog is one of the most expensive pieces of art ever sold. You won't believe how many Millions it went for. 

    world

    Suicide Blast at Afghan Volleyball Game Kills 50

    Sunday's attack occurred on the same day that Afghanistan's lower house of parliament approved agreements to allow about 12,500 NATO-led troops to stay on next year.

    discovery

    11 Made-Up-Sounding Facts That Are Entirely True

    We were so close to having Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Boybands. Maybe next time.

    policy

    Winners and Losers Under Obama's Immigration Plan

    About 5 million people are expected to qualify under the measures outlined Thursday. But about 6 million who are in the country illegally will be left out.

    offbeat

    City's 'Ugly' Christmas Tree Prompts Public Outcry

    A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of Reading, Pa., complained it was too ugly.

    u.s.

    This Storm's One for the Books

    Anyone who's grown up in Buffalo or even spent a few years here has stories of "the big ones" -- But even for Buffalo, this week's storm is a whole other story.

    offbeat

    Blue Diamond Sells for Record $32.6 Million in NY

    A magnificent blue diamond has fetched $32.6 million in New York, breaking the world auction record for any diamond of its color, auction house Sotheby's announced.

    funny

    18 Extremely Lazy People Who Clearly Just Gave Up On Life

    Putting effort into things takes, well, effort. So let's just not.

    living

    Doctors Think You are Probably an 'Excessive Drinker'

    It's not as many drinks as you might think to fall between a moderate drinker and an alcoholic. 

    DIY

    Crafty Brew - How to Make Beer Art from Bottle Caps

    Create a simple piece of art from your leftover beer bottle caps!

    celebrity

    11 Surprisingly Sippable Celebrity Craft Beers

    Can you guess these 90s pop stars with their own ale?

    travel

    22 Photos That Will Make You Grateful to Not Live in Buffalo This Week

    Unless you actually live there. Sorry. 

    living

    Does Beer Have More Calories than Red Wine or a Doughnut?

    Should you have that red wine, a pint, or a nice jelly doughnut? You might be in for a shock!

    funny

    What Is True Love? These 25 Teens Think They Know

    "I'm 14 and we've only been dating a week, but I just KNOW that he/she is the one!" - Every teenager on Facebook.

    offbeat

    11 Little-Known Facts About Your Favorite U.S. Presidents

    Interesting facts you might not know about former U.S. presidents.

    news

    16 Times That The News Made Even Less Sense Than Usual

    Is that dog a sexual predator? Are PB&J sandwiches racist? We have the answers.

    living

    11 Brilliant Ways to Keep Your Coffee Hot Even if You are Freezing Cold

    Java sweaters are cute, but they don't hold a candle to the heating power of one longtime coffee cup classic.

    humor

    22 Bizarre Shoppers to Avoid at the Grocery Store

    This doesn't even compare to #12.

    history

    Do You Remember This Emotional Budweiser Ad That Only Ran Once?

    Yes, this is a Budweiser commercial that will make you cry.

    living

    20 Kids Who Have Better Priorities Than Most Adults

    Underneath the innocence and wonder, kids actually have some pretty sage advice.

    funny

    The 17 Least Thought Out Plans In The History Of Mankind

    You can't fix stupid...though we should really start trying.

    movies & tv

    Holy Factoid! 16 Wacky Secrets About 'Batman'

    Sinatra as the Riddler? Alfred came back from the dead? What is that tattooed on Adam West's tooth?

    sports

    10 Strange College Mascots That Actually Exist

    Who are you going to root for: the Artichokes or the Banana Slugs?

    funny

    Beer Hockey - Your New Favorite Party Game

    Find out how you can easily start up this crazy game (being popularized by Jimmy Fallon) at your own parties.

    living

    Hilarously Misguided Cop Tries Profiling Frisbee Golfer

    "Answer me a question. Why does everyone who plays disc golf smoke weed?"

    animals

    14 Fantastic Family Photos (Ruined By Mischievous Pets)

    And you thought it was hard getting your human kids to pose for a photo.

    funny

    24 Hilariously Brutal Notes From Incredibly Honest Children

    Somebody needs to teach these kids that little white lie is ok every now and then.

    living

    11 Historic, Frightening Diseases Way Worse Than Your Cold

    Cold season might have you down, but be glad you didn't have the Hong Kong Flu of 1968.

    humor

    18 Eye-Popping Sculptures That Prove the Snowpocalypse is Upon Us

    The snow is falling at a record pace and some twisted folks are making the most of it.

    offbeat

    What Type Of Beer Are You?

    Find out what type of beer best matches you by answering these questions.

    offbeat

    14 Unfathomably Stupid Criminals Caught Red-Handed

    Fortunately for society, some criminals are so dumb that they catch themselves.

    funny

    21 Oblivious People Who Will Make You Feel Like Einstein

    You'll be scratching your head wondering how these people are even still alive.

    offbeat

    11 Bizarre Alternative Grading Scales for School

    From smiley faces to students naming their own grades, this is not school like you remember.

    living

    13 Surefire Ways to Wake Up Without Coffee

    Cutting out coffee? Try some sage, a crossword puzzle or...

    offbeat

    17 Of The Absolute Worst People In The Entire Universe

    It takes a lot of effort to be a terrible person. Unfortunately, these people have risen to the occasion.

    offbeat

    Which Alcoholic Drink Are You?

    Even if you already have a favorite, you might be surprised to discover with which drink you share the most in common...

    living

    19 Kids Prove That Children Are Too Weird For Words

    "No, you can't stick that up your nose." - Every parent that has ever lived.

    sports

    6 Beers Your Stadium is Secretly Watering Down

    The Seattle Seahawks recently got busted and the results are scary.

    offbeat

    9 Brilliant Ways Taco Bell is Winning at Twitter

    Taco Bell is the only Twitter account you need!

    u.s.

    19 Of The Most Unapologetically Southern Things To Ever Happen

    The land of hospitality, camouflage, resourcefulness, and sweet tea.

    funny

    21 T-Shirts From Japan That Make Absolutely No Sense

    English can be a difficult language, especially if you're a clothing manufacturer in Japan.

    living

    3 Migraine Cures That Must Be Seen to be Believed

    When popping an Advil doesn't cut it, try this. 

    tech

    17 Simply Brilliant Inventions Show That The Future Is Now

    These inventions are so clever that you won't believe that you're living without them!

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