Salvation Army prepares annual community meal

Zoe Wilkinson, in blue, pours a pumpkin pie mix into a crust on Tuesday as other Presbyterian Youth mix ingredients for the 50 pumpkin pies the group is preparing for the Community Thanksgiving Meal at the Elks on Thanksgiving. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

The 28th annual Community Thanksgiving Meal will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Idaho Falls Elks Lodge, 640 E. Elva St.

Woman raising funds to help homeless man who rescued her

In this Nov. 17 photo, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, Kate McClure, right, and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico pose at a CITGO station in Philadelphia. When McClure ran out of gas, Bobbitt, who is homeless, gave his last $20 to buy gas for her. McClure started a Gofundme.com campaign for Bobbitt that has raised more than $40,000. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

FLORENCE, N.J. — Kate McClure didn’t expect to run out of gas on her drive to Philadelphia last month.

Macy’s parade begins with balloons, bands and security

Police officers stand near the site where a large balloon of Olaf, from the animated film, "Frozen", is being inflated for the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade stepped off Thursday with soaring balloons and high-stepping bands as police went all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.

Search continues for 3 U.S. sailors missing in crash

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, a C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) on Aug. 22, 2017. Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, Nov. 22 the Navy said The transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometers) southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona/U.S. Navy via AP)

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft searched in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier.

Venezuelan tycoon funds jailed Utah man’s defense

In this Nov. 8 photo, wealthy businessman Wilmer Ruperti, center, in car, leaves a courthouse in Caracas, Venezuela. Ruperti, a key ally of Venezuela’s government, is paying the legal bills of Joshua Holt, an American who claims to have been wrongly imprisoned in Venezuela, a new wrinkle in a case that has further strained relations between Washington and Caracas. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

CARACAS, Venezuela — A Utah man’s hopes for being freed from a Venezuelan jail, where he’s lingered for more than a year in declining health, now lie with a wealthy shipping magnate closely linked to the country’s socialist government.

Anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

FILE - This Friday, April 7, 2017, file photo, shows cigarette butts discarded in an ashtray outside a New York office building. Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies are returning to prime-time television, but not by choice. Under court order, the tobacco industry for the first time will be forced to advertise the deadly, addictive effects of smoking, more than 11 years after a judge ruled that the companies had misled the public about the dangers of cigarettes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

WASHINGTON — Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice.

Idaho officials keep eye on CWD’s spread

Ben Davis, left, with the Missouri Department of Conservation, takes a knife to a buck shot by a hunter to cut out the lymph nods of the deer to see if the animal have chronic wasting disease Nov. 12 in Weldon Spring, Mo. The Missouri Department of Conservation mandated the testing in an effort to continue tracking how widespread the disease is in the state, and where the infected animals were found. Montana recently became the 22nd state to have animals infected with CWD. (David Carson,/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) David Carson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Idaho wildlife managers are poised to retool a plan that outlines how they will handle a fatal disease that affects wild deer if one should ultimately test positive for the illness known as chronic wasting disease or CWD.

Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his ‘liberal’ rival

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington, for a Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. Silent for more than a week, Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and repeatedly insisting voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore’s “liberal” rival.

UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia’s horrors

A Bosnian woman raises her arms upon hearing the sentence at the end of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic's trial at the memorial center in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. A U.N. court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic on Wednesday of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war.

Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. The revelation Tuesday marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s customers and drivers.

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