• This Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 frame grab from video by Haberturk TV, shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey. The Russian plane shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was operating over the Turkmen Mountain region in Syria's Latakia province, and one of the Russian pilots was captured by a rebel group that includes local Turkmen fighters. The Turkmen in Syria were among the first to take up arms against Syrian government forces, as Turkey lent its support to rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad. They have looked to Turkey for support and protection. (Haberturk TV via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring that his military will shoot down any new intruder.

    Updated: 8:30 pm

  • Customers wait outside a Best Buy store before it opens on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Minnetonka, Minn. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

    Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now Thanksgiving Day is the new tradition for some shoppers.

    Updated: 7:33 pm

  • Former MLB outfielder Otis Nixon arrested

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jail records show that former Major League Baseball outfielder Otis Nixon was arrested on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and permitting an unlicensed person to drive.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and France's President Francois Hollande shake hands after their news conference following the talks in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.Putin and visiting French President Francois Hollande agreed to share intelligence information and cooperate on selecting targets in the fight against the Islamic State group, raising hope for closer ties between Moscow and the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group following the Paris attacks. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)

    Hollande, on Moscow visit, calls for broad anti-IS coalition

    MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    Updated: 2:59 pm

  • IAAF President Sebastian Coe quits as Nike special adviser.

    MONACO (AP) — IAAF President Sebastian Coe quits as Nike special adviser.

  • County officials halt bid to incorporate Santa Teresa

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials in Dona Ana County have halted a bid to incorporate the border town of Santa Teresa.

    Updated: 11:04 am

  • In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, Portuguese Socialist leader Antonio Costa addresses supporters following the announcement of the results of Portugal's general elections, in Lisbon. There are many similarities in the economies of Greece and Portugal, but Costa intends to scale back on many austerity measures, saying his goal is to put more money in Portuguese pockets to fire up the economy. (AP Photo/Steven Governo, File)

    Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece?

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.

  • A decoration hangs in an American grocery, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. It’s festive Turkey with a dash of melancholy for thousands of Americans expatriates celebrating Thanksgiving in Paris following the city’s worst attacks in recent memory. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    In Paris, a bittersweet Thanksgiving after deadly attacks

    PARIS (AP) — The turkey will be dished up with heaps of sadness for thousands of American expatriates celebrating Thanksgiving in Paris following the city’s worst attacks in recent memory.

    Updated: 4:19 pm

  • Geoghegan, Nukuri win Manchester Road Race

    MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Will Geoghegan, a Nike runner from Eugene, Oregon, has won the 79th annual Manchester Road Race in an unofficial time of 21 minutes and 33 seconds.

  • This Aug. 12, 2012, photo, taken at a research farm at the University of Nevada, Reno, and provided by the university, shows curly cup gumweed, a sticky cousin of the sunflower that is the target of research into efforts to use it to produce biofuels. UNR environmental sciences professor Glenn Miller and a team of scientists are in the second year of a four-year project funded by a $500,000 grant from the USDA. (Whip Villarreal/University of Nevada, Reno via AP)

    Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed — curly top gumweed — was growing along the road to the future.