Black Friday gets a little less frenzied
NEW YORK (AP) -- Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year....
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INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism
KOBANI, Syria (AP) -- Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders....
Rebels push forward in southern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of power....
Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the "barbaric violence" being committed in Islam's name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties....
Payroll boss on vacation, Black Friday checks late
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- About 1,200 government employees in a northeastern Pennsylvania county are getting their Black Friday paychecks late because the person in charge of payroll went on vacation and didn't approve an electronic transfer....
Cops: Car slams into horse-drawn buggy, injuring 7
KIRKWOOD, Pa. (AP) -- A car slammed into a horse-drawn buggy that missed a stop sign in Pennsylvania Dutch country, injuring seven people, including an infant, police said....
5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:...
Baby of dead pregnant woman in critical condition
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man whose pregnant fiancee was struck and killed by a van in a Pittsburgh parking lot says their son was born by emergency cesarean section and doctors are evaluating whether he was harmed by a lack of oxygen....
Cyanide killed hospital employee, official says
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee found dead at work earlier this month was killed by cyanide poisoning, but the medical examiner who made the determination Friday said it's too soon to know whether the death was a suicide, a homicide or an accident....
Woman hurt by rock dropped on car has 6th surgery
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio middle school teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery....
Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini....
Pa. woman killed in Maryland head-on collision
KINGSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman critically injured in a crash in Maryland has died....
No. 10 Michigan St. seeks statement at Penn St.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Mark Dantonio is calling Saturday's game at Penn State a "program game" because No. 10 Michigan State has the opportunity to win at least 10 games for the fourth time in five years....
Cops: Beau who ate holiday meal early gets stabbed
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania woman chased her boyfriend around a dining room and stabbed him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender....
Today is Black Friday which traditionally signals the beginning of the shopping season. Some consider the day after Thanksgiving the celebration of consumerism.
Will turkey likely be the featured entrée at your Thanksgiving dinner?