Deadly storm disrupting Thanksgiving travel across US hits north-east

A foot of snow predicted in upstate New York and New England after powerful storm blamed for several deaths A deadly winter storm that has been tormenting travelers across the US. since before Thanksgiving moved to the north-east on Sunday, packing one last punch of snow and ice as people made their way home after the holiday weekend. The National Weather Service predicted more than a foot (0.3 meters) of snow in swaths of upstate New York and New England, as well as ice accumulations in parts of Pennsylvania. Weve got our shovels ready. Weve got the snowblower ready. Were prepared, said Paul Newman of Wethersfield, Connecticut. The same storm has been pummeling the US for days as it moves …

Warren introduces bill to strip Medals of Honor for Wounded Knee massacre

Medals were awarded for gallantry and bravery after US soldiers killed hundreds of mostly unarmed Native Americans in 1890 The Democratic senators Elizabeth Warren and Jeff Merkley have unarmed Native Americans. A House bill on the subject was introduced in June by representatives including Deb Haaland, a New Mexico Democrat who is one of the referenced Wounded Knee in mocking Warrens claim to Native American heritage. The senators announcement came on Wednesday, a day before Thanksgiving, the federal holiday commemorating a criticism for glossing over the disastrous impact of white settlement on Native Americans. Since 1970, the United American Indians of New England organisation has held a National Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving day, to remember the genocide of millions …

‘He lifts spirits’: Limpy the limping turkey becomes Thanksgiving star

Locals in Reading, Massachusetts, pay homage to wild turkey whose refusal to let limp define him has been an inspiration No one can quite remember when Limpy first arrived in Reading. But it quickly became apparent that life in this small Massachusetts town would never be the same. Limpy, who is a turkey, quickly charmed residents. His right leg doesnt quite work properly, and his rolling gait made Limpy stand out from the other wild turkeys in town as did his singular disregard for traffic laws and peoples property. Hes very confident, very nonchalant, just does his thing, said Kristen Bruce Lachance, a Reading resident who started a Facebook page atop a telegraph pole, apparently bedding down for the night. …