TRUMP-THE LATEST The Latest: Turkey, beef tenderloin top Trump’s holiday menu PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. The lengthy menu includes a…
The Latest: Turkey, beef tenderloin top Trump’s holiday menu
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.
The lengthy menu includes a carving station with turkey and all the trimmings, as well as beef tenderloin, lamb and salmon.
There’s also Chilean Sea bass, Red Snapper, Braised short ribs and sides including whipped potatoes, sweet potatoes and traditional stuffing.
There’s a salad bar with various kinds of salads, as well as deviled eggs, duck prosciutto and melon.
And there’s a chilled seafood display with local favorites, including Florida stone crab, oysters, jumbo shrimp, and clams.
Trump is spending his Thanksgiving in Florida, where he’s kicking off the Palm Beach winter season.
Trump earlier made a call to troops deployed overseas and visited a local coast guard station. He also spent time at his nearby golf course.
THANKSGIVING PARADE-THE LATEST
The Latest: Parade fans bundle up in bitter cold.
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s is apologizing for “technical difficulties” after fans watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade ripped into singer Rita Ora for what they saw as awkward lip-syncing.
The British singer appeared out of sync with the vocals that viewers heard during parts of her televised performance of “Let You Love Me.” The episode sparked a flurry of online commentary.
Macy’s apologized later Thursday, tweeting that “several recording artists experienced technical difficulties that negatively impacted their performance.”
Ora tweeted thanks to Macy’s for “the honesty.”
In another moment that got attention, a performance from the Broadway musical “The Prom” included a kiss between two female cast members. The producers told Entertainment Weekly it was the parade’s “first LGBTQ kiss.”
Representatives for Macy’s and broadcaster NBCUniversal haven’t immediately responded to inquiries.
INDIA-AMERICAN KILLED-THE ISLAND
Cut off from the world, an Indian island remains a mystery
NEW DELHI (AP) — For thousands of years, the people of North Sentinel Island have been isolated from the rest of the world.
They use spears and bows and arrows to hunt the animals that roam their small heavily forested island, and gather plants to eat and to fashion into homes. Their closest neighbors live more than 30 miles away. They attack anyone who comes through the surf and onto their beaches.
While India has forbidden visits to North Sentinel for decades, a young American, John Allen Chau, was killed by islanders last week after paying fishermen to take him to the island.
Scholars say North Sentinelese islanders probably migrated from Africa roughly 50,000 years ago. But most details of their lives remain completely unknown, from what language they speak to how many survive.
Indian island police struggle to get body of dead American
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities are struggling to figure out how to recover the body of an American killed last week after wading ashore on an isolated island cut off from the modern world.
Police say the American, John Allen Chau, was apparently shot with arrows by islanders who then buried his body on the beach.
But even officials don’t travel to North Sentinel Island, where outsiders are seen with suspicion and attacked. The Sentinelese live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago.
Visits are limited to very rare “gift-giving” trips, where small teams of officials and scientists leave gifts of coconuts and bananas.
Dependera Pathak, police director-general on India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands, says officials are consulting anthropologists, tribal experts and scholars to figure out a way to recover the body.
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST
The Latest: Death toll from N. California wildfire now 84
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say there has been one more fatality in the Camp wildfire, bringing the death toll from it to 84.
They also say the fire is 95 percent contained. The blaze that started Nov. 8 leveled Paradise, destroying more than 13,000 homes.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says more than 560 names remain on the missing list.
Authorities stressed that many of the people on the list may be safe and unaware they have been reported missing.
Paradise is about 140 miles north of San Francisco
MIGRANT CARAVAN-THE HAITIAN STORY
In Mexico’s border city, Haitians hailed as success story
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican border city of Tijuana welcomed thousands of Haitians to pursue a scaled-down American dream south of the border after the U.S. closed its doors on them more than two years ago.
But it has not shown the same tolerance so far toward thousands of Central Americans.
Many have been the subject of official complaints and anti-caravan protests even though most of the people in this city are migrants or the offspring of migrants.
Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum has made a point of saying the city is not happy with the caravan members who began arriving last week, and he compared them unfavorably with roughly 3,000 Haitians.
In an interview posted on the city’s Facebook page, he said: “The Haitians arrived with their papers, with a clear vision.”
Samsung apologizes over sicknesses, deaths of some workers
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics has apologized for the sickness and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories.
The announcement by the South Korean technology giant on Friday came weeks after the company and a group representing ailing Samsung workers agreed to accept compensation terms suggested by a mediator and end a highly-publicized standoff that went on for more than a decade.
Samsung’s device solutions chief Kinam Kim says the company failed to “sufficiently manage health threats” at its semiconductor and liquid crystal display manufacturing lines.
The civic movement against Samsung began in 2007 when taxi driver Hwang Sang-gi refused to accept as settlement after his 23-year-old daughter died of leukemia after working at a Samsung factory.
UNITED NATIONS-NUCLEAR AGENCY
IAEA calls on North Korea to re-admit nuclear inspectors
VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog is calling on North Korea to allow inspectors back in to monitor its nuclear program.
Director General Yukiya Amano told the International Atomic Energy Agency on Thursday that Pyongyang had in September talked about denuclearization measures including the “permanent dismantlement of the nuclear facilities in Yongbyon” — a reactor where it produces plutonium.
Amano says there has been activity observed at Yongbyon, but “without access the agency cannot confirm the nature and purpose of these activities.”
He called on North Korea to comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions and cooperate with the IAEA, whose inspectors were expelled in 2009.
He says the IAEA is continuing preparations to verify North Korea’s nuclear program “if a political agreement is reached among countries concerned.”
The Latest: UK’s Labour Party leader slams Brexit deal
LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain’s main opposition party has slammed the draft political agreement the government has agreed with the European Union over the outlines of their future relationship.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told Parliament that the agreement represents a failure of the Conservative Party and its leader, Prime Minister Theresa May, during years of negotiations.
He says the EU has made “no concessions” and that the Labour Party’s six tests over the deal have not been met.
Corbyn says the agreement “represents the worst of all worlds” and that Britain will have “no say” over EU rules that will continue to apply in Britain.
“This is the blindfold Brexit we all feared,” he said. “A leap into the dark.”
Given that May’s Conservatives don’t on their own have a majority in the House of Commons, she may have to rely on rebel Labour votes to get her Brexit deal through.
The Latest: Renault acting chief seeks to calm market nerves
TOKYO (AP) — The acting chief of carmaker Renault is seeking to soothe markets, car buyers and his employees by promising continuity despite the arrest of longtime chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn.
Deputy CEO Thierry Bollore, filling in for Ghosn while he faces suspicions of financial wrongdoing in Japan, said in a video issued by Renault Thursday night that Renault still plans to release several new car models next year.
Acknowledging the “particular situation” the company is currently in, he pledged his “full commitment” to Renault’s 180,000 workers and its partners and customers. He said “I’ll make sure we stay focused on our mission to preserve the interests of Renault.”
He also stressed commitment to Renault’s alliance with Japan’s Nissan and Mitsubishi, which Ghosn helped spearhead. Nissan fired Ghosn as chairman on Thursday but Renault has kept him on.
Renault’s shares dived on news of Ghosn’s arrest, and have yet to fully recover.