• Widows: Railroad knew of defect before veterans killed

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Intensive care nurse Angie Boivin had just tended to a woman whose leg was severed near the hip when she saw her husband Larry lying nearby under an American flag blanket. She says that she was with him when he took his last breath.

  • People pass the Snoopy with Woodstock balloon as preparations continue for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    3 million people expected to attend NYC Thanksgiving parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — As millions of Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, security will be tight in New York City with a record number of police officers patrolling the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

  • Emilio Estefan, left, watches as President Barack Obama, center, presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to his wife Gloria Estefan during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Washington. Obama is recognizing 17 people with the nation’s highest civilian award, including one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a "Funny Girl." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    No Thanksgiving parade for the Estefans _ they’re too busy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Songs from the new musical celebrating Gloria and Emilio Estefan will have the honor of kicking off the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but the couple will be far from the giant balloons.