Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane.
The decree published on the Kremlin's website Saturday came hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had voiced regret over the incident, saying his country was "truly saddened" by the event and wished it hadn't occurred.
The decree includes a ban on some goods and forbids extensions of labor contracts for Turks working in Russia. It doesn't specify what goods are to be banned or give other details, but it also calls for ending chartered flights from Russia to Turkey and for Russian tourism companies to stop selling vacation packages that would include a stay in Turkey.
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Florida set a new record for documented panther deaths after two males were hit by cars and killed.
The Naples Daily News reports that 35 big cat deaths have been recorded this year, with 25 of those being road kills, which ties a state record.
The Florida panther is one of the most endangered species on the planet, with FWC biologists estimating there are 100 to 180 in the wild.
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A man robbed a variety store in New York after he was denied a refund for a pair of sneakers he had purchased there. Police say the suspect allegedly walked behind the counter of the Forever 99 store in the Bronx and stole $600 in cash from the register after he was told that he could only exchange the shoes. A 36-year-old man tried to prevent the suspect from leaving the store by blocking an exit, but was shoved to the ground, police said. The suspect then got in a white Nissan Altima and took off.
Heavy rain and icy conditions are likely to stick around through most of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in parts of the central U.S. due to a slow-moving, complex weather system that's being blamed for at least 3 flash-flooding deaths. The National Weather Service issued ice storm warnings in the Texas Panhandle and central Oklahoma that will remain in effect through noon Saturday, with up to a quarter or half-inch of ice expected to accumulate. Freezing rain and strong winds have been blamed for several fatal accidents in Kansas and Texas since Thursday. The eastern half of Kansas is under a winter weather advisory until Saturday morning, with freezing rain and sleet expected. Much of central and western Arkansas could see 5 to 7 inches of rain through Sunday, the weather service said, while the Ouachita Mountain region could get more than 8 inches.
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Even before the deadly standoff at a Colorado Planned Parenthood was over, messages of support poured in for the health care provider, which itself released a message that was defiant in the face of violence.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted "Today and every day, we #StandWithPP" after shooting broke out at the health center in Colorado Springs, in which police said a gunman killed three people and wounded nine before giving himself up at about 7 p.m. ET. While it wasn't immediately clear if Planned Parenthood was the target of an attack, the head of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains released a statement Friday afternoon saying that the group will never stop doing its work.
A mortar attack on a United Nations base in northern Mali's Kidal early Saturday killed at least three people, including two U.N. peacekeepers and a contractor, said the mission spokesman.
The attack also injured 20 people, of which four are in serious condition, said Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. mission in Mali known as MINUSMA.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack in the country's restless north but Islamic extremists are suspected. In 2013, the French pushed Islamic militants out of Mali's northern cities and towns although jihadists continue to carry out attacks on U.N. peacekeepers.
Turkey's president has told supporter that he was saddened by the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish forces.
Addressing supporters on Saturday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again defended Turkey's action and criticized Russia for its action in Syria before expressing his regrets.
Erdogna said: "We wish it hadn't happened, but it happened. I hope something like this doesn't happen again."
He says both sides should approach the issue in a more positive way. He says a meeting in Paris would be an opportunity to overcome tensions.
Earlier, Turkey issued a travel warning urging its nationals to delay non-urgent and unnecessary travel to Russia.
Pope Francis paid his respects Saturday to Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renounce their faith, the latest group of martyrs from around the world honored by Francis in hopes of giving today's faithful missionary role models.
A somber Francis prayed at shrines dedicated to the 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic martyrs who were killed between 1885 and 1887 on the orders of a local king eager to thwart the influence of Christianity in his central Ugandan kingdom.
At Namugongo, outside the capital, Kampala, where most of the martyrs were burned alive, he celebrated Mass in their honor to mark the 50th anniversary of the Catholics' canonization.
Connecticut state police dashboard camera footage captured a wild crash Friday morning where a car plowed into another vehicle that pulled over following a previous crash on Interstate 95 south in Fairfield, narrowly missing two people standing alongside the highway.
The driver, Yoni Rojas, 21, of Bridgeport, was arrested and is facing charges of reckless endangerment, reckless driving, misuse of plates, failure to meet minimum insurance coverage and failure to maintain a lane, according to state troopers.
State police shared the dashcam video on social media, reminding drivers to move over if emergency vehicles are parked on the side of the road.
A 12-year-old and a baby were killed when the car they were riding in with their parents was hit by a speeding driver, Dallas County Sheriff's Department said.
The crash occurred at about 1:20 p.m. Friday along the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 175 in east Dallas County.
Deputies said the driver of a SUV, identified as 23-year-old Kelvin Walker, was speeding on rain-slicked streets when he collided with a sedan.
A mother, father and their three children were inside the car when it was hit, deputies said.
Two of the children were ejected from the vehicle.
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This Black Friday only, the creators of Cards Against Humanity have a $5 sale that will get you nothing.
The Chicago-based game company’s “Give Cards Against Humanity $5 Sale” doesn’t advertise any savings or products. A description on the website reads “On Black Friday, everybody is selling something. We’re the only company to offer the superior Black Friday experience of buying nothing.”
Interested customers must also check a disclaimer box which reads “I understand I am paying Cards Against Humanity $5 and receiving nothing in return.”
The deal appears to be too good to pass up for some Black Friday shoppers. As of 2:15 p.m., more than $41,000 was collected. Just before switching back to its normal site at midnight eastern time, the tally was just over $71,000 in sales from the Black Friday promotion, according to NBC News.
A South Jersey man is dead after the car he was driving slammed into a toll plaza and burst into flames along the Atlantic City Expressway Friday.
Joseph Crawford, 39, was driving westbound on the highway around 10:30 a.m. when he lost control of his mother's silver Hyundai Sonata and crashed into the Egg Harbor Toll Plaza in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, state police said.
The impact forced the car to flip onto its side and ignite. Crawford was unable to escape as flames engulfed the car and spread to two toll booths. No toll takers were hurt.
Bruce Crawford, the victim's father, told NBC10 Philadelphia his son was heading to work at Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. He's a card dealer at the gambling house and has regularly made the 50 mile commute since casino closures in Atlantic City forced him to switch jobs.
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At least three people have died in fast-moving floodwaters in North Texas as freezing rain and flooding pummeled the state and other parts of the central U.S. on Friday, with forecasters warning that the chilling weather would worsen over the holiday weekend.
Forecasters issued flash-flood watches and warnings from northern Texas up to St. Louis, with up to 4 inches of rain reported in some places as the storm system makes a slow trek to the northeast. Freezing rain and strong winds also caused at least two fatal traffic accidents in western Kansas on Thursday.
The parents of a 4-year-old Santa Ana, California, girl who received an outpouring of support, including a $10,000 check, after their disabled daughter's wheelchair was stolen this week, have been presented with yet another miracle.
Rosa Perez woke up Friday to find her daughter, Milagros', wheelchair had been returned.
Perez said her husband came home and discovered the wheelchair by a trash can outside their apartment complex. He told her to look outside and she immediately broke down in tears.
Milagros, or "miracle" in Spanish, was born without legs, a heart condition and other ailments.
Her wheelchair was stolen Saturday night from behind a gate that couldn't be locked because it is a common area in the complex in the 400 block of South Flower Street.
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They might look the same as any other Black Friday purchase, but human rights advocates say over 130 products available on U.S. store shelves, from sapphires to soccer balls, are made by child and forced labor overseas, and most shoppers are unaware.
"It is a huge problem worldwide," said David Abramowitz, vice president of policy and government relations at nonprofit human rights organization Humanity United, told NBC News.
Cotton, sugarcane and tobacco rank as the top three goods produced through forced and child labor, according to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs.
Now, a new measure in Congress would close the well-meaning, 85-year-old legal loophole that allows some goods made through exploitation to come into the country.
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