After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds

Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

Pedestrian struck, killed by car ID’d

Police said the man was in the middle of the road when he was hit near the Travelers Inn along East Washington Boulevard Thanksgiving night.

South Dakota lawmaker, brother-in-law drown in Cook Islands

A South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law drowned in an apparent kayaking accident in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, where they were attending a wedding for the lawmaker’s daughter, officials said Thursday.

Raisman embraces role as ‘Fierce’ advocate for abuse victims

The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell.

Report: companies claim Irma fundraising was a scam

A man claimed to be a member of a wealthy Puerto Rican family that owns a rum distillery rented warehouses for hurricane Irma donations and chartered five airplanes to take them to the island.