Updated at 4:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving.

Updated at 3:03 AM

CHICAGO (AP) " A black teenager shot 16 times by a white Chicago police officer was a ward of the state when he died, having spent years being shuttled between different relatives' homes and foster care from the time he was 3.

Updated at 3:01 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Donald Trump denied Thursday that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the "poor guy" and make fun of him.

Updated at 2:58 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Updated at 12:48 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) " Pope Francis is visiting a slum on Nairobi's northwestern edge to press his call for adequate and dignified housing for society's most marginal, especially in burgeoning megacities like the Kenyan capital.

Updated at 12:43 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) " The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)

Updated at 11:16 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):

Updated at 10:45 PM

"We think only of the love we have for our land … where we were brought up. We will never let our hold to this land go; to let it go it would be like throwing away (our) mother that gave (us) birth." — Letter from Aitooweyah, of...

Updated at 10:29 PM

MS in political correctness

Updated at 10:19 PM

It sounds like the ideal government program: helping homeowners and saving the planet. But, again, the devil is in the details, in this case, of an energy-conservation program called Property Assessment Clean Energy.

Updated at 9:58 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number of police officers patrolled the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New...

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