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Home prices rise 11%

Home prices continued to climb in third quarter, rising 11% from a year earlier.

Truck driver kidnaps squirrel

A little, Uintah Ground Squirrel was driven back to Utah from Madison, Wisconsin after it was kidnapped by a truck driver.

Thanksgiving openings appear to succeed

The first takeaway from Black Friday 2013: Thanksgiving is changing.

Holiday shopping season kicks off with fights, arrests

The start of the holiday shopping season Thursday included reports of fights among shoppers at numerous Wal-Marts nationwide, including one man stabbed and two arrested fighting over a parking space at a store in Virginia.

Target's Black Friday deals draw big lines

Qiana Roberts admits she has a Black Friday addiction.

Morning-after pill may not work for overweight women

An emergency contraceptive manufactured in Europe will come with a new label in 2014, warning that the pill may not be effective for women over a certain weight.

10 fun facts you probably didn't know about Turkey Day

When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here's one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia.

Far out! How astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving

Before you tuck in to your gravy-drenched, slow-roasted turkey this Thanksgiving, you might want to give thanks that you’re not circling above the earth at 17,500 miles per hour.

Roadkill for Thanksgiving? One state approves

If the citizens of Montana find turkey to be boring fare for Thanksgiving, they can now spice things up by legally serving roadkill to their loved ones.

Pizza Hut manager offered job back after claim he lost it for Thanksgiving stand

Shortly after a manager announced he was fired for refusing to open on Thanksgiving Day, Pizza Hut is offering him his job back. Tony Rohr has worked at the franchise in Elkhart, Indiana, for more than 10 years.