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  • NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26:  The SpongeBob SquarePants  balloon floats through the parade route during the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26, 2015 in New York City. A record number of police officers were patrolling the parade as security is on a high alert after the terror attacks in Paris and threats made to the city.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

    PHOTOS: Millions descend on Manhattan to watch Macy’s parade float by

    NEW YORK  — As millions of people in the U.S. prepare for Thanksgiving, security remains tight in New York ahead of the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Police Commissioner William Bratton says more than 2,500 officers will be along the parade route for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. More than 3 million spectators are expected to attend. It has been a New York tradition since 1924. Mayor Bill de Blaio says the event kicks off a season of appreciation. […]

  • ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 18:  Kevin Durant #35 and Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder wait during the game against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on January 18, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

    Durant, Westbrook stop Nets’ win streak in Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY— Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 13 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 110-99 on Wednesday night. Dion Waiters had 16 points and Serge Ibaka contributed 12 points and eight rebounds in the Thunder’s third straight victory. Brook Lopez scored 26 points for the Nets, who had their three-game winning streak in Oklahoma City snapped. They were trying to join San Antonio as the only teams to win four […]

  • ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 25:  Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks drives against Tobias Harris #12 of the Orlando Magic during the game at Amway Center on November 25, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

    Despite Anthony’s 28, Knicks fall to Magic 100-91

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Victor Oladipo scored a season-high 24 points, Nik Vucevic added 22 points and 12 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 100-91 on Wednesday night. Tobias Harris had 17 points and 10 rebounds as Orlando stopped a two-game losing streak. Elfrid Payton finished with 12 points and 11 assists. Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and 13 rebounds, but the Knicks placed only four players in double figures. Jose Calderon scored 23 points as New York […]

  • CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16:  The fantasy sports website FanDuel  is shown on October 16, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. FanDuel and its rival DraftKings have been under scrutiny after accusations surfaced of employees participating in the contests with insider information. An employee recently finished second in a contest on FanDuel, winning $350,000. Nevada recently banned the sites.  (Photo illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Gambling to feature at New York daily fantasy sports hearing

    NEW YORK — A judge is expected to hear different interpretations of gambling laws at a hearing on how the country’s two biggest daily fantasy sports companies operate in New York. State Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez will hear arguments Wednesday by lawyers for DraftKings and FanDuel and the state’s attorney general. Eric Schneiderman wants to stop the companies from doing business in the state. He says in court papers the contests are games of chance that depend on future […]

  • Tyrone Howard, seen here in a New York state booking photo, is accused of opening fire the night of Oct. 20, 2015, and killing NYPD Officer Randolph Holder on a footpath along the FDR Drive. (Photo: New York State Department of Corrections)

    Suspected cop killer pleads not guilty

    MANHATTAN — A career criminal accused of shooting a New York City police officer has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday. Dozens of police officers and relatives, including Holder’s father, packed the Manhattan hearing for Tyrone Howard. “We will be back here each and every time this mutt shows up in court. We’re not the only ones sitting in this court, watching,” said Pat Lynch, head of the Police Benevolent Association. “The public’s watching, as well, […]

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    Pakistani man gets 40 years in al-Qaida plot to bomb NYC subway

    NEW YORK — A Pakistani man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for a failed al-Qaida bomb plot on the New York City subway. A federal jury in Brooklyn convicted Abid Naseer in March. He was sentenced Tuesday. The trial featured spies in disguise, evidence from the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound and the defendant’s questioning of an admitted co-conspirator. Naseer was first arrested in 2009 in Great Britain on charges he was part of a terror […]

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    Russia confirms its jet shot down near Turkish border: report

    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey has confirmed that it shot down a Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warning. Russia denies that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. Russia’s Defense Ministry said: “We are looking into the circumstance of the crash of the Russian jet. The ministry of defense would like to stress that the plane was over the Syrian territory throughout the flight.” Russia said the Su-24 was downed by artillery […]

  • MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 17: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at American Airlines Arena on November 17, 2015 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice:  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

    Wade, Bosh score 16 each, Heat roll past Knicks 95-78

    MIAMI — Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each scored 16 points, and the Miami Heat snapped New York’s four-game winning streak with a 95-78 victory over the Knicks on Monday night. Goran Dragic had 13 points and nine assists, Tyler Johnson scored 12 and Hassan Whiteside had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, who went on a 36-8 run in the first half. Miami would eventually lead by as many as 26, both its biggest advantage and the Knicks’ biggest deficit […]

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    Fetty Wap throws wads of money over balcony to fans at New Jersey mall

    PARAMUS, N.J. — Rapper Fetty Wap gave fans a run for his money this weekend, tossing wads of cash over a balcony at a New Jersey mall to the delight of onlookers. Videos posted to social media show the Paterson native throwing money as he walked through the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus on Saturday. #FettyWap shuts down mall in New Jersey today at the #GardenStatePlaza A video posted by Say Cheese (@saycheesetv) on Nov 22, 2015 at 12:25am […]

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    Family of Muslim teen arrested for bringing homemade clock to school sues for $15 million

    IRVING, Texas — Attorneys for the 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million. A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters Monday demanding $10 million from the city of Irving and $5 million from the Irving Independent School District. The letters also threaten lawsuits and seek written apologies. Ahmed took his clock to school in September, and an educator thought it could be a bomb. […]


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