In terror-wary New York City, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK (AP) - Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. New York City's mayor and police brass have repeatedly stressed that…

Thanksgiving tribe reclaims language lost to colonization

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a time. "Weesowee mahkusunash," says teacher Siobhan Brown, using the Wampanoag phrase for "yellow shoes" as she reads to a preschool class from Sandra Boynton's

Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges, which have long struggled with how to crack down on hazing, alcohol abuse and other unwelcome aspects without disbanding organizations that have loyal members and alumni. Changing attitudes, increased

Sessions orders review of background check system for guns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers. The move Wednesday comes after the Air Force acknowledged that a man who killed more than two dozen people in a south Texas church should have had his name and

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