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Retailers Crank Up Promotions to Avoid Black Friday Slump

Major retailers including Target Corp., J.C. Penney Co. and Best Buy Co. are cranking up promotions to avoid a slump after Black Friday and keep customers shopping through what promises to be a difficult season.

Macy's celebrates 83rd parade

NEW YORK - The whole gang showed up this morning floating over Manhattan for the holiday. The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade made its way down Central Park west towards Cacy's in Herald Square.

China Disease Expert Warns of H1N1 Mutation

China must be alert to any mutation or changes in the behavior of the H1N1 swine flu virus because the far deadlier H5N1 bird flu virus is endemic in the country, a leading Chinese disease expert said.

China Vows to Dramatically Slow Emissions Growth

Beijing's voluntary pledge comes a day after President Barack Obama promised the U.S. would lay out plans at the summit to substantially cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.

Shaquille O'Neal Pays for Funeral of Murdered N.C. Girl

Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal paid for the funeral of a 5-year-old North Carolina girl because he was moved by the tragic story of her kidnapping and murder.

IAEA Chief: Iran Nuclear Investigation at 'a Dead End'

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday his probe of allegations that Iran tried to make nuclear arms is at 'a dead end' because the government is not cooperating.

Man Stuck Upside-Down in Utah Cave Dies

A man stuck upside-down stuck in a cave for more than a day died early Thursday, despite the efforts of dozens of rescuers, authorities said.

Mumbai Remembers Deadly Terror Attacks

Black-clad commandos rappelled down a building and Mumbai's police showed off their new gear Thursday in what was intended as a reassuring display of force a year after a terror attack across the city killed 166 people.

The White House's unprecedented use of 'unprecedented'

WASHINGTON - The Obama White House is addicted to the “unprecedented.”

Are Vampires Real? The Science Behind the Myth

From countless depictions of "Dracula" to recent movies like "Twilight" and "New Moon," the vampire has been a staple in film. But is there a scientific basis for the folklore? Is there fact behind the myth of the blood-sucking creature of the night?