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2 men plotted to bomb St. Louis Arch, sources say

usatoday.com — ST. LOUIS - Two men arrested last week on federal weapons charges were planning to bomb the the city's iconic Gateway Arch, sources have told KSDK-TV. The men, identified in an indictment as Brandon Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis, also planned to kill St.
Nov 28, 2014

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Nov 27, 2014

2 men plotted to bomb St. Louis Arch, sources say usat.ly/1ru5Smr via @usatoday

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SMU appears to be zeroing in on Clemson's Chad Morris

usatoday.com — SMU appears to be zeroing in on Chad Morris as its next head coach. Several reports Thursday night indicated the Clemson offensive coordinator, a former Texas high school coach with extensive ties in the state, is SMU's pick.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @GeorgeSchroeder: Despite high likelihood SMU will hire Clemson's Chad Morris, "no deal with anyone yet" usat.ly/1rwg2Ts (@danwolken @USATODAYsports)

Nov 28, 2014

Despite high likelihood SMU will hire Clemson's Chad Morris, "no deal with anyone yet" usat.ly/1rwg2Ts (@danwolken @USATODAYsports)

Nov 28, 2014

RT @TheFootballFour: Despite high likelihood SMU will hire Clemson's Chad Morris, "no deal with anyone yet" usat.ly/1rwg2Ts

Watch: The classic turkey drop scene from ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’

entertainthis.usatoday.com — Oh, the humanity. While you're stuffing yourself with some great Thanksgiving TV, let's revisit one of the most hilarious episodes of any season - "Turkeys Away," from CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. The episode, which aired on Oct.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @robc17: “@treybarrineau: "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly": Watch the classic 'WKRP' Thanksgiving scene ow.ly/F0ePN

Nov 27, 2014

RT @treybarrineau: "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly": Watch the classic 'WKRP' Thanksgiving scene ow.ly/F0ePN

Nov 27, 2014

RT @treybarrineau: "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly": Watch the classic 'WKRP' Thanksgiving scene ow.ly/F0ePN

Nov 27, 2014

RT @treybarrineau: "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly": Watch the classic 'WKRP' Thanksgiving scene ow.ly/F0ePN

Nov 27, 2014

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly": Watch the classic 'WKRP' Thanksgiving scene ow.ly/F0ePN

The 10 worst narratives of college football season

usatoday.com — The ebb and flow of a college football season lends itself to overreaction. What we see one week becomes fact - until the moment we see something else. From the moment South Carolina kicked off against Texas A&M back on Aug.
Nov 27, 2014

A look back at the 10 dumbest narratives of the college football season usat.ly/1rt88tT via @usatoday

Nov 27, 2014

RT @DanWolken: We overreact to everything in college football. Here are this season's 10 most egregious overreactions usat.ly/1rt88tT via @usatoday

Nov 27, 2014

RT @DanWolken: We overreact to everything in college football. Here are this season's 10 most egregious overreactions usat.ly/1rt88tT via @usatoday

Nov 27, 2014

The 10 worst narratives of college football season usat.ly/1rt88tT via @USATODAY | Nice national overview.

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Record crowd shops Macy's Herald Square store

usatoday.com — NEW YORK - An enormous, seemingly never-ending crowd streamed throughout Macy's Herald Square Thursday night in what was likely a record shopping night for the store. CEO Terry Lundgren estimated more than 15,000 people showed up at Macy's historic flagship store for what has become one of the most popular shopping days of the holiday season - Thanksgiving - which is more than the store has ever seen.

No. 5 TCU wins convincingly at Texas

usatoday.com — AUSTIN, Texas - Breaking down No. 5 TCU's 48-10 win Thursday against Texas: THE BIG PICTURE: This was a role reversal: Texas as hunter, TCU as hunted. It's been that sort of season for the Longhorns, who have made clear progress under Charlie Strong but remain a work in progress.

Thanksgiving brings reprieve in Ferguson protests

usatoday.com — FERGUSON, Mo. - After days of turmoil, Ferguson found a semblance of normalcy on Thanksgiving Day, a reprieve after days of violence and protests that unsettled this town. Hundreds of protesters had gathered late Wednesday for a third straight night outside the Ferguson Police Department following the announcement that a grand jury would not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Pulitzer sought for reporter behind WWII scoop

usatoday.com — A group of journalists has launched a campaign to convince the Pulitzer Prize administrators at Columbia University to bestow the prestigious award posthumously to Ed Kennedy, a former Associated Press reporter who reported exclusively on Germany's World War II surrender.

Oil prices plummet as OPEC meets

usatoday.com — VIENNA - Oil prices fell sharply Thursday amid expectations the powerful oil collective OPEC will decide against intervening in global markets by cutting production levels. Brent oil prices plummeted over 2% to $72.15 a barrel. In June, prices were as high as $115 a barrel.

Some fear riot may seal Ferguson fate for decades

usatoday.com — FERGUSON, Mo. - The world watched live as crowds hurled bottles, looted liquor stores and set this city on fire in the 24 hours after a grand jury announced it would not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18.

Hospital says Pele taken to 'special care' unit

usatoday.com — SAO PAULO (AP) - 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 taken to 'special care' unit of hospital with urinary woes usat.ly/1rshZjN

Binge on these 10 great Thanksgiving TV episodes this Turkey Day

entertainthis.usatoday.com — Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! What are you guys thankful for? We here at Entertain This! are pretty darn thankful for the wonder that is the Thanksgiving TV episode. It's a very special kind of show that brings your favorite characters round a table, and usually brings extra drama, comedy or both.

NASCAR star Kyle Busch hints that he and his wife are having a boy

ftw.usatoday.com — Last month, NASCAR star Kyle Busch informed fans that he and his wife Samantha are expecting a baby in May 2015. In a special Thanksgiving tweet Thursday, he dropped a very strong hint of what the child's gender will be.

Listen: Gadgets we love - Graham, Baig and KING-5's Westbrook

usatoday.com — LOS ANGELES - What gadgets did we love more than any other this year? In our weekly audio podcast, fellow USA TODAY Tech columnist Ed Baig and I are joined by Brian M. Westbrook, a tech reporter for KING-TV, our sister TV station in Seattle.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @USATODAY: Great gadgets of 2014 from @jeffersongraham, @edbaig and @BrianWestbrook. You can listen to the audio while you cook! usat.ly/1ygphGJ

Nov 27, 2014

RT @jeffersongraham: Our favorite gadgets of 2014 with @edbaig, @BrianWestbrook & yours truly. Fun @usatoday audio. Listen while you cook! …

Nov 27, 2014

Our favorite gadgets of 2014 with @edbaig, @BrianWestbrook & yours truly. Fun @usatoday audio. Listen while you cook! usat.ly/1xLLqKm

Erroneous! The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t actually undefeated on Thanksgiving.

ftw.usatoday.com — After Thursday's win over the Dallas Cowboys, countless news outlets reported the Philadelphia Eagles had moved to 5-0 on Thanksgiving Day, the best record for any franchise in NFL history. There's just one little thing: It's technically not true.

Photos: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons, floats and crowds

usatoday.com — Scenes from America's favorite holiday parade.

Talking turkey with Butterball's hotline

usatoday.com — Have a crazy story about preparing a Thanksgiving turkey? The staff at Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line have plenty. What started in 1981 as a group of six home economists answering calls has grown into a staff of more than 50 food and nutrition experts answering questions via phone, email, online chats and social media.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @USATODAY: Have a crazy story about preparing a Thanksgiving turkey? The staff at Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line have plenty: usat.ly/1FqRRbJ

Nov 27, 2014

RT @IanReitz: These calls to the turkey talk hotline are hilarious. Here are a few to share w/ loved ones. usatoday.com/story/news/nat… pic.twitter.com/nwhwgRoTw4

Nov 27, 2014

These calls to the turkey talk hotline are hilarious. Here are a few to share w/ loved ones. usatoday.com/story/news/nat… pic.twitter.com/nwhwgRoTw4

The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t actually undefeated on Thanksgiving

ftw.usatoday.com — After Thursday's win over the Dallas Cowboys, countless news outlets reported the Philadelphia Eagles had moved to 5-0 on Thanksgiving Day, the best record for any franchise in NFL history. There's just one little thing: It's technically not true.
Nov 27, 2014

So the Philadelphia Eagles aren't actually undefeated on Thanksgiving. ftw.usatoday.com/2014/11/philad…

Early birds gobble up deals before turkey

usatoday.com — DENVER-- Even before carving the turkey and slicing into the pumpkin pie, millions of Americans snapped up hot shopping deals on Thanksgiving. While many stores were closed, large retailers like Kmart and RadioShack staged early-morning openings a day before the traditional start to the holiday shopping season, Black Friday.
Nov 27, 2014

Early birds gobble up deals before turkey usat.ly/1xKY3oL via @usatoday

Nov 27, 2014

For some, Thanksgiving means shopping (millions of people have already been out snapping up deals) usat.ly/1xKY3oL