Some of the original Freedom Riders took a bus trip Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and to teach young people about activism in those days. If you've forgotten their backstory, here it is.
CVS tobacco ban: CVS, the second-largest drugstore chain in the US, says it will stop selling cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1. Why is CVS willing to give up on $2 billion in annual tobacco revenue?
A Navy helicopter crashed into the Atlantic during routine training near Virginia Beach on Wednesday, leaving two servicemen dead, two others injured and a fifth missing. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Many expressed relief when the challenges of traveling the day before the Thanksgiving holiday were milder than predicted. High winds on Thursday, however, might disappoint some New York City parade watchers.
Lumber Liquidators stock falls 5 percent after it discloses that federal authorities raided its corporate offices because of questions about imports of wood-flooring products. Lumber Liquidators has more than 300 hardwood-flooring stores in North America.