Last Update on November 27, 2015 08:06 GMT
TIGHT SECURITY FOR SNOOPY AND SPONGEBOB
NEW YORK (AP) -- Snoopy, SpongeBob -- and security. They were among the things you could see in the air at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade yesterday. Helicopters hovered overhead and a record number of police officers were pressed into duty for the annual event -- in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Part of the stepped-up presence included having officers on the marquee of Radio City Music Hall. In the end, the parade, featuring bands, floats and giants balloons like Hello Kitty, Snoopy, and SpongeBob SquarePants, went off without incident.
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006-w-33-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent, with children naming their favorite balloons)--Four new balloons joined the lineup at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, including Angry Bird's Red and Ice Age's Skrat. AP correspondent Julie Walker was at the parade and fills us in. (27 Nov 2015)
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SOFIA VERGARA, JOE MANGANIELLO - LOVE ONLINE
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- They may not have won over just their fans. Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello may have won a lot more. The newlyweds are getting props for posting photos from their wedding online. Vergara put 55 photos up on Instagram, including shots of other celebs who attended their nuptials -- even a shot of them cutting their cake. It's the same kind of photos many celebrity couples will sell to a magazine -- but fans got to see them by logging on. Recently other celebrities have skipped traditional outlets to take control of their images. BeyoncT and Jay Z posted the first pictures of daughter Blue Ivy on their personal sites. And Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel used Instagram to publicly share the first shots of their son, Silas.
MELROSE, Mass. (AP) -- Officials at a school near Boston are trying to get a handle on a situation they say was prompted by an episode of "South Park." A statement from Melrose Public Schools says some seventh graders were imitating an episode which singled out redheads -- or "Ginger Kids," as they were called on the show. At the Melrose school, students kicked the "gingers" during a break in classes. The school's assistant principal apologized to the students who were kicked. It may not end there. The school says it has reviewed surveillance tapes of the incident and has contacted police about "appropriate action" that can be taken against the kids involved.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was around this time last year around we were learning about the massive hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. And now, a federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement between Sony and workers affected by the attack. The judge signed off on the plan, pending a final approval hearing set for March. The settlement will see Sony pay up to $8 million to past and current employers. Under the deal, Sony agreed to reimburse employees up to $10,000 apiece for identity-theft losses, to cover the cost of credit-fraud protection services -- and to pay for legal fees.
MALCOLM X FAMILY LAUNCHES AN ONLINE STORES
NEW YORK (AP) -- Malcolm X's family is setting up an online store where stuff related to the slain black activist can be sold to the public. The site is being set up by X Legacy, along with the estate's representatives. Malcolm X's daughter Attallah Shabazz says she and other family members look forward to sharing their dad through the products being offered. For now, the site is offering T-shirts and hoodies -- and eventually it will make available Malcolm X's speeches and other writings.
CASEY KASEM'S CHILDREN, BROTHER SUE HIS WIDOW
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The family feud involving members of Casey Kasem's family continues, nearly a year and a half after he died. Three of the radio personality's children and his brother are suing his widow. The suit claims Jean Kasem's actions led to his death. The wrongful death lawsuit accuses Jean Kasem of elder abuse and inflicting emotional distress on Kasem's kids. The longtime "American Top 40" host had dementia when he died last June at age 82. The suit seeks more than $250,000, although a jury would have to decide any damage award.