• Found after Burning Man festival: shoes, cameras, dentures

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lindsay Weiss once lost her cellphone and got it back, so she and a friend knew what they had to do when they discovered a camera under a pew during a festival in the Nevada desert – even though it meant giving up their coveted, shady seat for a musical performance.

  • A whale’s tale: Longest painting in North America restored

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A museum has restored the longest painting in North America so it can share the story of American whaling with the public.

  • Macy’s Thanksgiving parade revels on amid tight security

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade featured balloons, bands, stars and heavy security in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.

  • Small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some smaller retailers will tug at shoppers’ heartstrings during the holidays, trying to create an emotional experience or connection that a big national chain might not provide.

  • Paul Reiser’s new comedy recalls the world of Johnny Carson

    NEW YORK (AP) — Her-r-r-r-rre’s Paul Reiser!

  • Returning PM attends Lebanon’s military parade

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is celebrating its Independence Day with a military parade attended by the president and the prime minister who resigned from Saudi Arabia earlier this month in a move that stunned the country.

  • Correction: Picketing Pilgrims story

    BOSTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about a labor impasse at Plimoth Plantation, The Associated Press reported erroneously the month that the employees’ union and museum management began negotiating a contract. Negotiations began in February, not December.

  • Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.

  • 2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 — after he had begun his career in the Senate.

  • New Delhi’s polluted air doesn’t deter distance runners

    NEW DELHI (AP) — People breathing New Delhi’s acrid air for the past month have suffered burning eyes and rasping throats, so the notion of thousands of distance runners gulping down lungful after lungful may have seemed strange. But even as the polluted air threatens health, India seems to be embracing physical fitness.