Hundreds of Santas gathered in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Saturday for the annual SantaCon pub crawl.
A gunman opened fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hourslong standoff that killed three people and wounded nine others, officials said. The suspect was arrested Friday and identified as Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina. –Tribune wire reports
Photos of the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
This month marks 50 years since the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, the first major fight between the U.S. Army and elements of its air cavalry and the People’s Army of North Vietnam. Five soldiers from Maryland were killed on the same day (Nov. 17, 1965) during the height of the battle, and others were listed among the heavy casualties inflicted on both sides in fighting across South Vietnam’s central highlands. The story of part of the battle was told in the 1992 book, “We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young,” by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and war correspondent Joseph Galloway. The 2002 movie, “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson, was based on the Moore-Galloway book. According to Galloway, 305 Americans were killed in combat in the central highlands between Oct. 23 and Nov. 26, 1965; more than 500 others were wounded. The U.S. estimates of deaths among North Vietnamese regulars ranged from 1,000 to more than 1,700.
During a ceremony at the White House President Barack Obama awarded Captain Florent A. Groberg, U.S. Army (Ret) the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan. He is the 10th living person to be awarded this honor.
The Medal of Honor, which is awarded for personal acts of valor involving risk to life, has been awarded to more than 3,400 recipients since its establishment during the Civil War.
Seattle tourists and locals have been sticking their used chewing gum on the walls of a section of Post Alley for the past 20 years, and although the walls will be cleaned down to bare brick, officials expect the gum-sticking tradition will quickly return.
The fourth GOP debate will air on Fox Business Network at 9:00 pm EST. The field will be smaller for this debate as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee were bumped from the main stage after they failed to reach a threshold of 2.5 percent in national polls.
The prime-time lineup: businessman Donald Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former technology executive Carly Fiorina, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.