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Unruly Pig Flies First Class

abcnews.go.com — There's no way to know if hell has frozen over, but it's official - pigs can fly. An embarrassed US Airways is promising it will never again allow barnyard animals onto its flights after a 300-pound hog accompanied 200 human passengers on a six-hour flight from Philadelphia to Seattle on Oct....
Nov 28, 2014

RT @liezelhill: The pig...ran loose through the aircraft, squealing loudly, and even tried to enter the cockpit abcn.ws/1vYo9co #firstclass

Nov 28, 2014

RT @liezelhill: The pig...ran loose through the aircraft, squealing loudly, and even tried to enter the cockpit abcn.ws/1vYo9co #firstclass

Nov 28, 2014

"Many people on board the aircraft were quite upset that there was a large uncontrollable pig on board": abcn.ws/1rCTn2j

Nov 28, 2014

The pig...ran loose through the aircraft, squealing loudly, and even tried to enter the cockpit abcn.ws/1vYo9co #firstclass

Nov 28, 2014

RT @_bmturner_: 'Many people were upset that there was large uncontrollable pig on the plane, especially those in first-class cabin' abcn.ws/1Cof28u

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Suspected Shooter Injured After Targeting Buildings in Austin, Texas

abcnews.go.com — Police in Austin, Texas opened fire on a suspected gunman this morning after the man fired a gun at city buildings, the Austin Police Department said. The man was shot, and his condition is unknown, Austin police said. No police officers were injured, but Austin's Police Department headquarters was evacuated due to the incident, authorities said.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @ABC: UPDATE: Suspected gunman dead after police-involved shooting in Austin, Texas abcn.ws/1CnTk4x

Nov 28, 2014

RT @ABC: UPDATE: Suspected gunman dead after police-involved shooting in Austin, Texas abcn.ws/1CnTk4x

Nov 28, 2014

RT @GMA: DEVELOPING: Suspected shooter injured after targeting buildings in Austin, Texas. abcn.ws/1CnTk4x

Nov 28, 2014

RT @ABC: UPDATE: Suspected gunman dead after police-involved shooting in Austin, Texas abcn.ws/1CnTk4x

Nov 28, 2014

RT @ABC: UPDATE: Suspected gunman dead after police-involved shooting in Austin, Texas abcn.ws/1CnTk4x

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Ferguson Protests Move to Walmart, Target Stores for Black Friday

abcnews.go.com — Protesters visited stores in the St. Louis area overnight, using the Black Friday shopping occasion to condemn a grand jury's decision not to indict the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. The protests began Thanksgiving night and continued early Friday.
Nov 28, 2014

Ferguson Protests Move to Stores for Black Friday - ABC News (via @ABC) abcn.ws/1vXuDIB

Cash Pours In to Fix Bakery Damaged in Ferguson Protests

abcnews.go.com — A Missouri woman whose business was vandalized in Ferguson riots is busy pushing out pies and cakes at her bakery on Thanksgiving, despite broken windows and damage to the store. Supporters raised more than $200,000 in two days to help Natalie DuBose, the owner of Natalie's Cakes & More.
Nov 27, 2014

What Happened to Ferguson Bakery Is What Thanksgiving Is About | Smash a window, smash a dream. zite.to/1ynqZqT

Nov 27, 2014

Cash Pours In to Fix Bakery Damaged in Ferguson Protests - ABC News abcn.ws/1HJtxUv via @ABC

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New York Boys Recovering After Being Trapped in Snowbank

abcnews.go.com — Two New York boys are recovering after they were inadvertently trapped for about six hours in a snowbank when a plow operator pushed snow over them, not realizing they were there. But the boys - ages 11 and 9 - are OK, after police officers, relatives and neighbors frantically dug through the snow to pull them to safety.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @newyorkcommuter: New York Boys Recovering After Being Trapped in Snowbank 7ny.tv/1296oKd #abc7ny

Nov 28, 2014

RT @ABC: New York boys recovering after being trapped in snowbank abcn.ws/1FzNpWa

Nov 28, 2014

RT @ABC: New York boys recovering after being trapped in snowbank abcn.ws/1FzNpWa

Energy Revolution Spells Doom for German Village

abcnews.go.com — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath. Lignite, as this form of compressed peat is known, is becoming an increasingly important part of Germany's effort to phase out nuclear...
Nov 28, 2014

RT @Jonakallgren: Energy Revolution Spells Doom for German Village - ABC News abcn.ws/1vWXgph via @ABC

Nov 28, 2014

Energy Revolution Spells Doom for German Village - ABC News abcn.ws/1vWXgph via @ABC

Violence in China Continued Despite Crackdown

abcnews.go.com — Chinese authorities say in a six-month report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang that they busted 115 terrorist gangs before they could unleash violence. But tallies of death tolls in the ethnically tense region suggest the violence has continued, and may even have intensified. ...

Israel FM Supports Paying Arabs to Leave

abcnews.go.com — Israel's hard-line foreign minister says he supports paying Arab citizens to leave the country. In a manifesto of his Yisrael Beitenu party published Friday, Avigdor Lieberman says he favors ceding Arab majority areas in northern Israel to a future Palestinian state and providing economic incentives for Arab-Israelis ?
Nov 28, 2014

Ethnic purity: 'Israel FM supports paying Palestinians to leave' j.mp/1z20oOh

Search on for Missing Ohio State Football Player

abcnews.go.com — An Ohio State football player hasn't been seen since going out for a walk late Tuesday night and his family and friends are concerned that something may be wrong. Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge left his apartment about 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to his family.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @GMA: Search on for missing Ohio State football player; concerns that concussion history involved. abcn.ws/15ELq8f pic.twitter.com/ntzq0fzsEI

Nov 27, 2014

Search on for Missing Ohio State Football Player - ABC News abcn.ws/1rAF8eo via @ABC

Nov 27, 2014

RT @ABC: Family of OSU football player Kosta Karageorge asking for help finding him; hasn't been seen since 2 a.m. Wednesday abcn.ws/15ELq8f

Unseen Arthur Miller Drama to Premiere in Britain

abcnews.go.com — A previously unstaged Arthur Miller drama set in the brutal world of the Brooklyn docks will have its world premiere at a British theater next year, the centenary of the playwright's birth. The Royal and Derngate theater in Northampton, central England, announced Monday that "The Hook" will...
Nov 28, 2014

Unstaged Arthur Miller play will debut in Britain next year fb.me/7WabBvdTv

Hospital Says Pele Taken to 'Special Care' Unit

abcnews.go.com — A Brazilian hospital says soccer great Pele has been transferred to a "special care" unit to be monitored while being treated for a urinary infection. The Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement Thursday that the 74-year-old Pele was transferred after his condition became unstable. ...
Nov 27, 2014

Pele "should be out of the hospital in a few days," his aide tells @tazzoni abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSto…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @GMA: Brazilian hospital: Soccer legend Pele transferred to a "special care" unit. abcn.ws/1voBZC5 pic.twitter.com/Jgw11fMTEn

Nov 27, 2014

RT @ABC: Brazilian hospital: Soccer legend Pele transferred to a "special care" unit: abcn.ws/1voBZC5

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Updates: Black Friday From Start to Finish

abcnews.go.com — Before some people opened their eyes, Black Friday was already well underway. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people put down their turkey legs on Thanksgiving.

7 Great Tech Stocking Stuffers

abcnews.go.com — When Santa stuffs your stocking, it's worth wishing he'll include one of these great tech toys. The seven items on this list pack some serious tech power and can be enjoyed year-round. These great stocking stuffer ideas are arranged in price from lowest to highest.

Visitors Crowd Vegas Buffets for a Day of Feasting

abcnews.go.com — Las Vegas visitors lined up before noon at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip. For most, turkey wasn't even at the top of their list. Crab legs were king. That was the case for Josh Wells of Oklahoma City, who brought family...
Nov 27, 2014

"each bought a pass that gave them 24-hour access to five buffets" abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto…

Nov 27, 2014

Thankful for many things. In Vegas, thankful to find my car at Caesars today and to find chatty buffet-goers: abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto…

The Most Noteworthy 2014 Black Friday Deals

abcnews.go.com — Prepare some turkey leftovers and brace yourself for one of the busiest shopping days of the year. But this year's black Friday deals aren't only available in stores, continuing a trend toward earlier and more online deals. As in previous years, the best deals may only be a quick click away, or months away if you can wait for winter clearance deals.

Richard Sherman Won Thanksgiving by Shutting Down the 49ers (Again)

abcnews.go.com — Richard Sherman shares a deep rivalry with the San Francisco 49ers. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback is best known for his outburst following the NFC Championship Game in January, when he made a key deflection against the 49ers, then screamed in a post-game interview, yelling, "I'm the best corner in the game ...
Nov 28, 2014

Richard Sherman won Thanksgiving by shutting down the 49ers (again) abcn.ws/11zQQ26 pic.twitter.com/ew56Kjr3Fk

$100,000 Left in a Burger King Is Whopper of a Mystery

abcnews.go.com — A blue backpack filled with about $100,000 that was left behind at a California Burger King and police are trying to find out who left it there. An assistant manager spotted the backpack abandoned in a booth, ABC's San Francisco station KGO reported.
Nov 27, 2014

Me. Can I have it back? RT @ABC7NY: WHOPPER OF A MYSTERY: Who left $100k in a backpack at one Burger King - and why? 7ny.tv/1y6eOQA

Nov 27, 2014

$100,000 Left in a Burger King Is Whopper of a Mystery - ABC News abcn.ws/1rA56hT via @ABC

Indonesian, 2 Filipinos Convicted in 2002 Bombing

abcnews.go.com — A Philippine court has convicted an Indonesian militant and two Filipino extremists for their role in a 2002 mall bombing that killed at least 12 people and signaled the start of the alliance of two of Southeast Asia's most violent terrorist groups. Judge Leili Cruz-Suarez said in her...

Hundreds of Thousands Without Power Due to East Coast Storm

abcnews.go.com — More than 350,000 electric customers from Maine to Virginia were without power this morning, after a storm dumped a sloppy mix of rain and snow along the east coast. New Hampshire residents experienced the heaviest level of outages, with more than 180,000 electric customers there reported without power this morning.