Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.
1. FROM TURKEY TO TARGET — AND MACY'S AND STAPLES, AND ...
More and more shoppers are taking advantage of Thanksgiving Day sales, but Black Friday is still the official start of the holiday shopping season.
2. EGYPT BRACES FOR POSSIBLE VIOLENCE AT ISLAMISTS' PROTEST
The Islamists' call for nationwide rallies against the government caused some to avoid public transportation and cancel social gatherings.
3. LAWYER LIGHTS UP DOWN UNDER
An attorney sets a world record by stringing up over 1 million Christmas lights along the national center mall in Canberra, Australia.
4. MEXICAN PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES CRACKDOWN ON CRIME
The plan to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs comes amid the discovery of 11 decapitated, burned bodies in the state of Guerrero.
5. PELE ON THE MEND
The soccer great says he is not seriously ill, although a hospital says he was in intensive care and undergoing kidney treatment.
6. GINSBURG GOES HOME FROM HOSPITAL
The Supreme Court justice had a heart stent implanted earlier this week, but is expected to return to the bench Monday.
7. BOYS RESCUED AFTER BEING TRAPPED FOR HOURS UNDER SNOW BANK IN NEW YORK
The pair was inadvertently buried by a snow plow as they played in the snow. One was hospitalized for observation.
8. TV REPORTER WHO QUIT ON AIR NOW FACES CAMPAIGN-FINANCE INVESTIGATION
Charlo Greene had vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana in Alaska, but state officials are now investigating whether she used crowdsourcing funds to advocate for it.
9. PEDOPHILE FUGITIVE WHO FLED TO BRAZIL ON HIS WAY BACK TO NEW ZEALAND
The man, who was also a convicted killer, says he ran businesses from prison that helped fund his escape.
10. QUEEN OF CRIME WRITING P.D. JAMES DIES AT 94
The author of books such as "The Children of Men" and "Innocent Blood" died at her home in Oxford, England.