HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Clown Captain Les Kule, a computer consultant, joins other volunteers, Macy's employees and Big Apple Circus clowns backstage at "Clown U.," at the the Big Apple Circus, in New York's Lincoln Center. Photo: Associated Press
Volunteers and Macy’s employees are putting the finishing touches on the 88th annual parade, which steps off in NYC on Thanksgiving morning. It takes thousands of people to make the parade a success, including about 1,000 clowns.
Police say a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities. Police say after being captured, he fled naked from a hospital and hid inside a Dumpster.