Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Hugo' is 'a work of art'

Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Hugo' is 'a work of art'

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- British actor Sacha Baron Cohen says director Martin Scorsese intended to create an enchanting, intelligent work of art with their new family movie "Hugo" and wasn't concerned little ones might find it too long to sit through at 127 minutes.

Cyber Monday forecast to break record

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Cyber Monday sales will likely set a record, analysts say, after a Thanksgiving weekend when a record 226 million U.S. shoppers spent $52 billion.

Hormel workers share $16.5 million

AUSTIN, Minn., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Hormel Foods Corp. says it has handed out more than $16.5 million in profit-sharing checks to its eligible hourly and salaried employees.
Michael Lohan's heart surgery postponed

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TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Doctors in Florida postponed heart surgery on Lindsay Lohan's father Michael after discovering blood clots in his lungs, sources told TMZ.com.

Weather hobbles busy U.S. travel day

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Windy and rainy storm systems made for road and flight delays Sunday as millions of Americans wound down the Thanksgiving holiday.

Cyclist shoots dog on Thanksgiving Day

DAVIE, Fla., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A gun-toting man on a bicycle in South Florida shot and killed a Doberman Saturday, saying the dog was threatening him.

Jeno Paulucci, Duluth businessman, dies

DULUTH, Minn., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Volatile but extremely successful Duluth, Minn., businessman Jeno Paulucci died Thanksgiving Day at age 93, his family said.

Drivers questioned about 3 missing boys

MORENCI, Mich., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Michigan police questioned drivers at an intersection Friday hoping to gain new information about three brothers who went missing a year ago.

Prince Harry visits Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Harry continued his exploration of the western United States with a Thanksgiving trip to Los Angeles.

Bikini boosts SoCal dog search

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A San Diego woman says she'll be stationed at a busy intersection in her bikini as long as it takes for her missing dog to come home.

Gaga kicks off holidays with Tony Bennett

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pop star Lady Gaga said on her Thanksgiving television special she posed nude for famed singer and sketch artist Tony Bennett.

Clooney enjoys holiday in Mexico

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- George Clooney and Stacy Keibler were spotted celebrating Thanksgiving in the Mexican resort of Cabo San Lucas, sources told the Los Angeles Times.

Giants fan Stow gets holiday encouragement

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow has been receiving holiday wishes from the U.S. public after spending Thanksgiving with his family.

Reducing holiday food waste

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Food wasted in the United States annually could satisfy the hunger of the estimated 1 billion malnourished people worldwide, a food waste expert says.
Incidents mar Black Friday

Incidents mar Black Friday

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Some Black Friday shoppers showed a more aggressive approach to bargain-hunting than others, with one California shopper using pepper spray to ward off rivals.
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Apple, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, was pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving eve in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on November 24, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving in Canada falls on the same day as Columbus Day in the United States. Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated. History Thanksgiving in North America had originated from a mix of European and Native traditions.[1] Typically in Europe, festivals were held before and after the harvest cycles to give thanks for a good harvest, and to rejoice together after much hard work with the rest of the community.[1] At the time, Native Americans had also celebrated the end of a harvest season.[1] When Europeans first arrived to the Americas, they brought with them their own harvest festival traditions from Europe, celebrating their safe voyage, peace and good harvest.[1] Though the origins of the holiday in both Canada and the United States are similar, Americans do not typically celebrate the contributions made in Newfoundland, while Canadians do not celebrate the contributions made in Plymouth, Massachusetts.[2]

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