Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service.

Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A Supreme Court spokeswoman says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from the hospital after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery.

Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.

Nebraska coach Miles puts fun in program building

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

It's too early to know what Nebraska will do for an encore after last season's late surge carried the Cornhuskers to the NCAA tournament.

Australian batsman Hughes dies from head injury

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.

Presidents pick up the check for their meals

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

There's no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.

Some in US illegally could get retirement benefits

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Sapporo looking to bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

The mayor of Sapporo has announced his city's intention to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.