Brothers survive 2 avalanches while skiing in Colorado

Two brothers survived two massive avalanches while skiing in Colorado's backcountry even though both feared the other was dead.

Man sentenced for pimping teens as part of business plan

A 38-year-old man told a federal judge that he had dreams and a formal business plan when he got out of state prison — and he only started sex trafficking his girlfriend and three 17-year-old girls so he could raise money for his business ventures.

Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday

Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza.

Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving

Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers have settled into times that don't interfere with the turkey feast.

Hawaii senator fears for pregnant wife amid dengue outbreak

Hawaii state Sen. Russell Ruderman worries whenever there's a mosquito buzzing in his home.

Utah man passes airport security with stolen boarding pass

A man with a stolen boarding pass got through airport security in Salt Lake City and checked in at a gate for a flight to California before he was caught earlier this month, authorities have disclosed.

MN Lottery

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Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

MINNEAPOLIS _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were:01-02-05-06-07-08-10-12-14-21-23-24(one, two, five, six, seven, eight, ten,…

Wealthy are less charitable where income inequality is high

As the annual “season of giving” dawns, a new study finds that stark income inequity — a dramatically rising trend in the United States —…

Photos: Security increased for NY Thanksgiving day parade

There was an increased security presence for the 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 26, 2015 although there was no specific threat authorities said.

Frank Gifford's family says CTE found in his brain

The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.

Doyenne of New Orleans dining scene turns 90

She dropped out of secretarial school and taught herself the restaurant business, mentored chefs who put Louisiana cooking on the culinary map, is the matriarch of a family that owns nearly 20 restaurants and is credited with creating nouvelle Creole cuisine.

Wealthy and homeless set to break bread at Manhattan church

Some Manhattan residents will leave luxury dwellings behind to dine shoulder to shoulder with the homeless on Friday in a holiday event that seemed like an experiment when it was first held last year.

Attorney: Alabama inmate seeking freedom from death row dies

An Alabama death row inmate who was seeking to overturn his murder conviction has died, one of his attorneys said Thursday.

Teen killed by Chicago officer had broken, troubled family

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.

4 people meet for first time after 2 pairs of kidney swaps

Four people have met for the first time since a pair of kidney swaps at a Connecticut hospital.

Noted oceanographer John Knauss dies at 90

A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A. Knauss was 90.

Suspected robber sorry about holiday heist

Police say a Florida man charged with robbery told a convenience store clerk he was sorry about committing the alleged crime around the Thanksgiving holiday.

Photos: Protest Thanksgiving begins with visit from federal authorities

Late Wednesday night two men who said they were with the Department of Justice visited Fourth Precinct police headquarters.