Payroll boss on vacation, Black Friday checks late

11/28/2014 05:43 PM EST
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — About 1,200 government employees in a northeastern Pennsylvania county are getting their Black Friday paychecks late because the person in charge of payroll went on vacation and didn't approve an electronic transfer. 
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Cops: Beau who ate holiday meal early gets stabbed
11/28/2014 05:27 PM EST - WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman chased her boyfriend around a dining room and stabbed him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender. Full Story

Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies
11/28/2014 05:43 PM EST - A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Full Story

Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave
11/28/2014 12:36 PM EST - NEW YORK (AP) — Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini. Full Story

Woman hurt by rock dropped on car has 6th surgery
11/28/2014 10:41 AM EST - CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio middle school teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery. Full Story

City's ugly Christmas tree getting single red bulb
11/27/2014 01:41 PM EST - READING, Pa. (AP) — A much-maligned public Christmas tree in Pennsylvania is getting the Charlie Brown treatment. Full Story

Original Alice manuscript to travel to US museums
11/27/2014 11:15 AM EST - LONDON (AP) — Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U. Full Story

Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story
11/27/2014 01:39 AM EST - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story. Full Story

Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
11/26/2014 04:52 PM EST - WASHINGTON (AP) — Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions. Full Story

Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'
11/26/2014 07:04 PM EST - MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor. Full Story

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NY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables

NEW YORK (AP) — Some well-off New York City residents have paid $100 each for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church. Full Story
Correction: Obit-Diem Brown story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 reporting the death of Diem Brown, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was 32, based on statements Brown gave to the media. Full Story