The 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was feared to have to ground it’s balloons due to high winds. Macy’s made the final determination to let the balloons fly early Thursday morning before the event.
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The day after his victory in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie says speculation about a presidential run is “complimentary,” but he’s committed to the job he “got re-elected to do.”
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The artery-clogging ingredient found in crackers, cookies, pizza and many other processed edibles increases risk for heart disease by raising bad cholesterol levels and lowering good cholesterol.
Across the country school teachers, bartenders, doctors, priests, students—and just about everyone else—stopped what they were doing to gather around radios and television sets to hear the news and share their grief. For the NBC primetime “Where Were You?” Tom Brokaw interviewed over 50 luminaries, journalists, historians and friends for their impressions, thoughts, memories and theories on an event that altered the course of history.
This interactive feature presents short clips from the interviews —organized by theme and speaker—for users to explore. Together, they pay homage to Kennedy and remember the tremendous effect his life and death had on America, and its people.
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For all of modern history, a small, carnivorous South American mammal in the raccoon family has evaded the scientific community. Untold thousands of these red, furry creatures scampered through the trees of the Andean cloud forests, but they did so at night, hidden by dense fog. Nearly two dozen preserved samples—mostly skulls or furs— were mislabeled in museum collections across the United States. There’s even evidence that one individual lived in several American zoos during the 1960s—its keepers were mystified as to why it refused to breed with its peers.
Now, the discovery of the olinguito has solved the mystery. At an announcement today in Washington, D.C., Kristofer Helgen, curator of mammals at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, presented anatomical and DNA evidence that establish the olinguito (pronounced oh-lin-GHEE-toe) as a living species distinct from other known olingos, carnivorous tree-dwelling mammals native to Central and South America. His team’s work, also published today in the journal ZooKeys, represents the first discovery of a new carnivorous mammal species in the American continents in more than three decades.
Read the full story at Smithsonian.com.
Meet the man who could be the oldest known person in history
Your parents may be old. Your grandparents are probably old. And your great-grandparents are definitely old. But Carmelo Flores Laura is older than old - at 123 years of age, he’s positively ancient. If documentation holds true, his birth took place on the mind-boggling date of July 16, 1890.
That’s a year before the invention of the rotary-dial telephone and two years before the first Ferris wheel spun at the Chicago World’s Fair.
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"Jobs" the movie telling the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs hit theaters today! Are you going to go see it? Make sure to watch the trailer and clips from the movie!
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Pope: ‘Who am I to judge’ gay people?
NBC News: Pope Francis on Monday said “who am I to judge?” gay people as he discussed one of the most divisive issues affecting the Catholic Church.
“I have yet to find anyone who has a business card that says he is gay,” the pontiff said at a press conference in which he addressed the reports of a “gay lobby” within the Vatican.
“They say they exist. If someone is gay, who searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” he added.
Photo: Pope Francis, who gave a press conference on his flight back from Brazil, said he had stayed away from the gay marriage debate on his trip because he wanted to stay positive (Luca Zennaro / Pool via EPA)
USA Today: CBS said Friday afternoon that it has failed to reach an agreement with Time Warner Cable by their Friday, 5 p.m. deadline and the cable company has dropped the No. 1 primetime network in key markets.
"Effective 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Time Warner Cable has dropped CBS in New York…