Syria 'no-fly zone' not being considered: NATO general

Smoke rises after what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad in Raqqa, which is controlled by the Islamic StateBy Jonny Hogg IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) - NATO is not considering establishing a "no-fly zone" in northern Syria, something Turkey has been calling for to alleviate security and humanitarian pressures on its southeastern borders, one of the alliance's top generals has told Reuters. Turkey has NATO's second largest military and is host for Land Command (LANDCOM), which is charged with improving the effectiveness and response time of the alliance's land forces. ...



Inclement weather affecting Thanksgiving travelers

This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at 12:45 a.m. EST shows a long frontal boundary extending from the Atlantic Ocean into the eastern Gulf of Mexico, which is causing a line of rain showers and thunderstorms to develop over the southeastern United States. Behind this front, there is subsidence stabilizing a small area from Wisconsin into the lower Mississippi River Valley which is clearing up the skies. Florida is mainly being affected by the heavy line of thunderstorms with isolated cells off to the east of the Carolinas. A complex low pressure system is also currently over the Northern Plains causing a mixture of rain and snow to fall across this area and other regions of the country. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow.



US consumer spending picks up

Consumer spending, driving about two-thirds of US economic output, rose 0.2 percent, matching analysts' consensus estimateWashington (AFP) - US consumer spending rose slightly in October after stalling in September, while personal income growth remained marginal, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.



AP Source: Redskins to start Colt McCoy over RG3

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs from San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, RG3. It's Colt vs. the Colts.



NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — NATO's top commander says Russia still has enough troops stationed on Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, and that it is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine.


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