It’s time to head home for the holidays. A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year. During the long holiday weekend, 46.9 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA.
Lucy, not Charlie Brown, must have picked out the tree in Macy’s holiday window display. It’s big (compared to the characters, at least), shiny, and even has some pink in it, just like she asked for in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” In New York’s shopping district, many stores participate in the ritual of holiday season pageantry.
They’ve been unable to return to their home in New Jersey since Superstorm Sandy damaged it three years ago. And a single mother of three, who needs a kidney transplant, is still rebuilding after years of fighting with insurers, contractors and state aid programs. But she’s not even sure she’ll be able to move in to the new home rising 15 feet higher than her old one.
The day in photos around the world.
We reached way back this week to the year 781, when the first recorded eruption of Mount Fuji took place. The 40th anniversary of Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance was this week, and Medicare, Medicaid, NASA and the desegregation of the U.S. military were all signed into law. More from this week in history…
The day in photos from around the world.
Ducks on the streets, searching for the escaped killers in New York and teachers protest education reforms in Chile That, and more, in the day in photos around the world.
Consumers around the world were able to try on the long awaited smartwatch on Friday and to place orders. On April 24, consumers will be able to buy it online or by appointment in select stores. The Apple Watch sport starts at $349 with the standard version retailing at $549 in the U.S. Luxury “Edition” watches with 18-karat gold alloys will be priced from $10,000 and will go as high as $17,000.