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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade sends Snoopy and SpongeBob soaring as Cher entertains NYC

Beloved cartoon characters like Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants are taking to the skies above New York City in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Local newspaper started by Ralph Nader saved from closure by national media company

A small Connecticut newspaper that began publishing in February with the help of Ralph Nader has been saved from a planned shutdown after a national media company swooped in to buy it.

Black Friday is here. What to know about the holiday sales event’s history and evolution

If you didn’t already guess it from a barrage of sales ads in your inbox, the holiday shopping season is upon us. And Black Friday is right around the corner.

Black Friday 2023: See Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Kohls, Home Depot, Macy’s store hours

Black Friday is almost upon us, when retailers kick off the holiday season with offers meant to get customers in the shopping mood.

Edmunds picks the five best cars for under $30,000

Pricing for the average new car continues to rise, with the latest reports pegging the average new vehicle transaction price around $48,000.

France remains ‘le grand fromage’ in the European Union, and Camembert remains in a wooden box

The European Parliament has settled a pungent culinary issue with a vote to exempt France’s famous Camembert cheese from a proposal about packaging waste.

Fill your holiday stocking with Cher, Ella Fitzgerald, Brandy, Andrea Bocelli and more

What is a holiday season without festive music? The classics are great, but the classics performed by some of the best performers across pop, R&B, rock, opera, soul and beyond?

Turkey rules the table. But an AP-NORC poll finds disagreement over other Thanksgiving classics

Americans mostly agree on the deliciousness of pumpkin pie. And turkey rules. But we’re split over the eternal turkey question of dark meat versus white meat.

Science shows giving thanks has been part of human survival. Here’s how we got and stayed grateful

Giving thanks isn’t just a holiday tradition. It’s an important part of being human. Science says the feeling of gratitude probably showed up early in our evolution.

King Charles welcomes South Korea’s president with state banquet, mingles with K-pop band Blackpink

King Charles III has hosted South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife at a glittering banquet at Buckingham Palace, as Britain rolled out the red carpet for a formal state visit aimed at strengthening trade and defense ties between the two countries.

How a massive all-granite, hand-carved Hindu temple ended up on Hawaii’s lush Kauai Island

The island of Kauai is home to the only all-stone, hand-carved Hindu temple in the West, built without power tools or electricity.

Today and tomorrow will be among the busiest travel days this Thanksgiving, with 2 million flying each day

Millions of people are expected to hit airports and highways in record numbers over the Thanksgiving holiday.

60 years after JFK’s death, today’s Kennedys choose other paths to public service

The 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination finds his family, and the country, at a moment many would not have imagined in JFK’s lifetime.

After trying to buck trend, newspaper founded with Ralph Nader’s help succumbs to financial woes

A small Connecticut newspaper founded earlier this year with Ralph Nader’s help has succumbed to financial problems and will be shutting down.

What’s open and closed on Thanksgiving this year?

The holiday season is here, which means spending time with family on Thanksgiving and also, for millions of people, hunting for the best deals on Black Friday.

Think they’ve seen it all? Holiday gift ideas for the movie lover who wants more

It’s been a wonderful year at the movies for cinephiles, but what do you get for the film lover who has seen everything already?

A 2023 gift guide that will strike a chord: 10 ideas for the music lover in your life

From the obsessive record collector to the casual listener. The shower singers to the rock stars of tomorrow. There’s a music-inspired gift for everyone over the holidays. The challenge, of course, is in the decision making.

A dozen fresh-picked holiday gift ideas for gardeners

The best holiday gifts for gardeners will sow the seeds of anticipation for greener days ahead, and spread a little sunshine in the off season.

Pop art to ballet, reach for a coffee-table read when choosing holiday gifts

A good book packs power. A good book thoughtfully chosen as a gift can add a layer of joy. The holidays are a great time to track down just the right coffee table reads.

From saving elephants to pleasing football fans, here are some holiday gift ideas for all

Staring down a hefty holiday gift list? There’s something for everybody out there. Artisan gifts can be a hit.