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Heavily-armed members of the New York Police Department take a position along the route before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Macy’s parade rolls on with balloons, bands, security

- Associated Press

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marched, rolled and soared in traditional style Thursday as police went all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.

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Museum to chronicle how WW2 shaped 1 Georgia community

- Associated Press

Dozens shared childhood memories of mandatory blackouts and the hardships of food rationing. A former Navy officer contributed a detailed account of his training to operate radar aboard ships in the heat of battle. And one resident donated artifacts salvaged from a merchant ship that was torpedoed by a German submarine off the Georgia coast.

German women's clinic's incense therapy triggers fire alarm

Associated Press

A reported fire in a Hamburg basement turned out to be a false alarm after firefighters determined that the smell of burning came from an alternative therapy being used at a neighboring gynecological clinic.

Basel's Eder Balanta up, fights for the ball against Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini, during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Switzerland's FC Basel 1893 and England's Manchester United at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

Study to look at long-term health risks of playing soccer

Associated Press

A major study into whether soccer players are at risk of degenerative brain disease was commissioned on Thursday amid concerns that the sport's authorities in England haven't done enough to tackle the issue.