Panthers still perfect, Romo hurt again in 33-14 Dallas loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Cam Newton sprinted to a corner of the $1.2 billion showplace of the Dallas Cowboys, pointing a camera at celebrating Carolina fans while gesturing to them with a wide smile. A few minutes later, a somber Tony Romo talked to reporters with his left arm in a sling for the second time this season because of a collarbone injury.

Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state's broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps. About 800 troopers -- equivalent to half the force -- have joined a class-action lawsuit arguing that the state promised a schedule of regular pay increases when they were hired, but reneged because of budget problems.

Police look for car that struck officer in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say they are looking for a man who hit a Rock Hill police car with his own vehicle, then struck the officer with his open car door as he drove away from a gas station. Rock Hill Police said in a news release that the officer was not hurt in the incident Tuesday night.

Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS

MOSCOW (AP) -- The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad. IS has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks against both of the countries' citizens in recent weeks: Nov. 13 shootings and suicide bombings in Paris which killed 130 people, and the Oct.

Best Shopping Deals for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday

(NEW YORK) -- Black Friday is now a season. Planning your shopping is key to deal hunting. The good news is that online deals are almost as good as the in-store deals, with a few notable door-buster exceptions. Even more interesting is the adoption of mobile-based deals that retailers are offering to entice you to download their store apps and shop through them all year long.

Denmark's Bang & Olufsen considering takeover bid

HELSINKI (AP) -- Consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen says it's in talks over a potential takeover bid, sending its shares surging more than 30 percent. The Danish company says it has "initiated a dialogue to investigate and analyze the firmness" of the offer, but did not provide any details.

New "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Clip Features the Dark Side

(NEW YORK) -- A new clip for The Force Awakens was posted on Facebook Thursday and it's all about the Dark Side. The clip features a gritty voice-over saying, "There's been an awakening, have you felt it?" Someone else replies, "Yes." Fans also see new shots of the First Order, which Supreme Leader Snoke heads up, and Kylo Ren surrounded by his Knights.

West Point Bans Annual Pillow Fight After 24 Cadets Found to Have Concussions

(WEST POINT, N.Y.) --  What started as a lighthearted tradition meant to build camaraderie, transformed into chaos on Aug. 20 when the United States Military Academy at West Point's annual pillow fight turned bloody, leaving 30 freshmen injured, investigators said Wednesday. Nicknamed "plebes," first-year students are responsible for organizing the pillow fight, held almost every year since 2001. The list of injuries at this past gathering, included a broken nose, fractured cheek and 24 concussions.

Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe _ not Ah-bay

BEIJING (AP) -- President Barack Obama's pardoning of a turkey named "Abe" this Thanksgiving has led some Chinese to gloat at the Japanese prime minister's expense. As part of a peculiar annual tradition at the White House, Obama on Wednesday granted amnesty from the dinner table to two turkeys named "Honest" and "Abe" -- from the nickname for President Abraham Lincoln.

Christmas trees for capitol cut down at Avery County farm

NEWLAND, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's state Christmas trees are on their way to the capitol in Raleigh. WBTV-TV reports ( ) the 13-foot Frasier Fir for the state Capitol Building was picked out Wednesday by tree grower Larry Smith in Newland in the mountains in Avery County. Smith won a contest and is also providing smaller trees for the governor's and lieutenant governor's offices. Smith had some helping measuring the trees.

Wayne County sheriff: Teen killed at home in gang shooting

DUDLEY, N.C. (AP) -- Wayne County deputies say they think a 15-year-old boy was killed in a gang shooting. Sheriff Larry Pierce told media outlets that Deyelle Morrisey was found dead in his home in Dudley on Monday night. Pierce says he doesn't know if it was a rival gang who targeted Morrisey or if it was a dispute between people in the same gang. Morrisey's mother, Donna Hall, told the News-Argus in Goldsboro (http://bit.

Man steals ambulance as paramedics look for patient

RIDGE SPRING, S.C. (AP) -- Saluda County deputies say a man stole an ambulance while the paramedics searched for their patient after being called to the home. The sheriff's office said in a news release that someone called the ambulance after it appeared 26-year-old Richard Gentry Jr. had suffered a seizure around 12:45 a.m. Thursday.

The Latest: Friday's protest to target main shopping area

CHICAGO (AP) -- The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A march protesting the videotaped slaying of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer is planned Friday in the city's busiest shopping district on the busiest shopping day of the year. The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the march will begin at 11 a.m. Friday.

Ask Dr. Ernst: Heal Thyself

It seems like Christmas comes earlier every year. You start hearing the songs and seeing commercials before the kids even make it through all of their Halloween goodies. But what about New Years?

Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring that his military will shoot down any new intruder. The spat reflected a clash of ambitions of two strongman leaders, neither of whom appeared willing to back down and search for a compromise.

Romo knocked out vs Carolina with another collarbone injury

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo remained on his back after being sacked, almost motionless for a short time while looking up at the stadium's closed roof above him. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback knew that he had likely re-injured his left collarbone. His already-shortened season might be done, along with the team's faint playoff chances.

Raspberry Pi Zero: What You Can Do with this $5 Computer

(NEW YORK) -- The makers of Raspberry Pi announced on Thursday that the company's latest fully functioning computer will be available for $5. The Raspberry Pi Zero is about the size of a stick of chewing gum but comes with endless possibilities for everyone from programmers looking to create fun new projects to students learning about programming in the classroom.

Yahoo's CEO is running out of time to turn things around

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Marissa Mayer's nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet's best-known companies for the past decade. Like her predecessors as Yahoo CEO, Mayer has been unable to snap the company out of a financial funk despite spending billions on acquisitions and new projects.