Obama Makes Holiday Appeal for Acceptance of Syrian Refugees

NEWS | Nov 26
President Barack Obama appealed anew on Thanksgiving Day for acceptance of Syrian refugees, saying "so much of our greatness comes from our generosity."

No Thanksgiving Parade for the Estefans - They're Too Busy

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Nov 26
Songs from the new musical celebrating Gloria and Emilio Estefan will have the honor of kicking off the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but the couple will be far from the giant balloons.

Obama Grants Reprieve to Turkeys 'Honest' and 'Abe'

NEWS | Nov 26
President Barack Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.

Homeowners Association Won't Sue Man Over Christmas Lights

NEWS | Nov 26
An Idaho homeowners association has backed down from threats to sue a man whose extreme Christmas light display last year bothered neighbors.

Republican Campaign Rhetoric Has Muslim-Americans on Edge

NEWS | By Josh Cornfield | Nov 26
Muslim-Americans say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S.

In Mexico, Fear As Victims Vanish at Hands of Police

NEWS | By Christopher Sherman | Nov 26
It was common knowledge that police were errand runners for gangsters, but it was not widely acknowledged that local and state police were disappearing people, too.

Referees Struggle Amid Growing Hostility

NEWS | By Kurt Voigt | Nov 26
In a two-year span, referees in Utah and Michigan died after they were punched by angry players during games. In September, two San Antonio football players blindsided a referee on purpose.

Surgery Could Give Transwomen Wombs Within Five Years

NEWS | By EDGE | Nov 26
After the Cleveland Clinic announced last week that they are performing uterus transplant surgery on women born without a womb or whose uterus is diseased or malfunctioning, many have asked if transwomen or men will be able to give birth.

Ditch Thanksgiving Stress With These Tips

For most people, the holidays are a little bit stressful. And for those who are already struggling day-to-day with chronic pain or fibromyalgia, the added holiday stresses can actually trigger a flare of pain symptoms.

Key Figure in Keeping Gay Groups Out of Boston Parade Dies

NEWS | Nov 25
John "Wacko" Hurley, the longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups, has died. He was 85.


Blu-ray/DVD Review :: Ricki and the Flash

MOVIES | By Monique Rubens Krohn | Nov 26
Rock and roll guitarist and singer Ricki Rendazzo who left her comfortable suburban life and family years ago, returns home to help her daughter and faces anger, regrets and ultimately, love and redemption.


A Game Plan: More Hunters Donating Meat to the Hungry

FINANCE | By Patrick Whittle | Nov 26
It's a cool fall morning outside a red brick warehouse in Maine's largest city, and Don Morrison is facing a tall order. It's time to turn 40 pounds of moose and deer meat into enough shepherd's pie to feed 200 people by sundown.


First Japanese Rocket with Commercial Payload Launched

SCIENCE | Nov 26
The first Japanese rocket with a commercial payload headed into space Tuesday in a bid by Japan to enter the market for international satellite launches.


HIV-Positive and Entering the 'Golden Years'

RETIREMENT | By Chris Tittel | Nov 22
Thanks to major advances in antiretroviral therapies, many people diagnosed with HIV are living much longer than they expected.


Ford Stops Using Takata Air Bag Inflators in Future Vehicles

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Nov 26
Ford Motor Co. will not be using air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. in future vehicles, another blow to the troubled Japanese parts supplier as the auto industry continues to shun its product.


Vietnam's Trans Activists Say New Law Paves Way for Surgeries

HEALTH | Nov 25
Gay and transgender activists in Vietnam say a new law recognizing their rights will pave the way for gender reassignment surgery in the communist country and reduce discrimination.


On the Tab :: Nov. 26 - Dec. 3

Despite the holiday, or because of it, we've got an extra full plate of festive nightlife events that may help you dance off a few of those extra calories gained.