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Visitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feasting

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Las Vegas visitors lined up before noon at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip.

Ex-studio boss who oversaw major '70s films dies

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died.

Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke.

1-year-old unharmed in New Orleans carjacking

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

As a 30-year-old woman pumped gas at a station in a New Orleans neighborhood, a man jumped in the car and sped away with her 1-year-old daughter inside.

University of Massachusetts cuts ties to Cosby

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has cut ties with alumnus Bill Cosby amid allegations by women accusing him of sexual assault.

Central Florida family rescued from state forest

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A central Florida father and four kids are thankful they didn't have to spend a cold night in a state forest after getting lost while biking.

For some, location of Brown's hands irrelevant

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.

Hackers force message on websites via US firm

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites.

California Burger King employee finds $100,000

|Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

An assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King found a backpack loaded with about $100,000 in a booth, but so far no one has come forward to claim it.

Against odds, Chicago school aims for championship

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own.