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Nine Deaths Reported After Thanksgiving Weekend Plane Crash in South Dakota

A Pilatus PC-12 turboprop aircraft may have been over the weight limit when it crashed in Chamberlain, a township located in the middle of South Dakota.

The pilot was among the casualties, but three passengers were rescued from the wreckage despite extreme weather conditions on Sunday. All casualties were from Idaho, and they were returning to Idaho Falls after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

American travelers returning home on Sunday encountered winter storm conditions from the Midwest all the way to New England, thus leading to flight delays, highway accidents, and slow traffic conditions.

21 Killed During Intense Gun Battle Between Drug Cartel and Security Forces in Mexico

In Piedras Negras and Villa Union, two towns located not far from the border with Texas, 17 members of the Northeast Cartel died in a series of gunfights that also left four police officers dead.

Photographs published by Reuters and NBC News showed the city hall building of Villa Union riddled with bullet holes, and nearby homes were also struck by gunfire that kept residents prone on the floors for hours.

This incident comes at a time when United States President Donald Trump has expressed a desire to designate drug cartels as terrorist organizations, a move that could involve American drone strikes on Mexican soil, something that officials south of the border are not in agreement with.

Nearly a Dozen Injured After Mass Shooting in New Orleans

The New Orleans Police Department reported that 11 people were rushed to the hospital after being shot on Sunday morning.

Thankfully, officers on patrol in the vicinity at the time of the shooting were able to quickly respond; one arrest has been made but a prime suspect had not been apprehended as of Sunday afternoon. Two victims were in critical condition but still under intensive care on Sunday night.

Death Toll from Armed Conflict Increases in Congo

Since October, security forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been conducting operations against the Allied Democratic Forces, an insurgent Islamic group suspected of being aligned with the ISIS terrorist organization, but the fighting has included several civilian casualties.

According to a report from Al Jazeera, 13 people died over the weekend despite the killing of a rebel leader. Rebels have also been lynched by angry villagers, and four volunteer healthcare workers trying to contain a dangerous Ebola virus outbreak were also killed by insurgent fighters.

American Shoppers Warm Up to E-Commerce this Holiday Season

For the first time in the history of Black Friday, more Americans chose to shop online instead of visiting brick-and-mortar retail stores, spending more than $7 billion before Cyber Monday.

According to a survey published by market research firm PwC, only 46% of shoppers went to traditional stores over the first weekend of the holiday shopping season.

Interestingly, members of the Millennial Generation stated that they enjoy going out on Black Friday, but not necessarily to stores; they prefer getting together at restaurants for light meal after Thanksgiving.

Nine Deaths Reported After Thanksgiving Weekend Plane Crash in South Dakota

A Pilatus PC-12 turboprop aircraft may have been over the weight limit when it crashed in Chamberlain, a township located in the middle of South Dakota.


The pilot was among the casualties, but three passengers were rescued from the wreckage despite extreme weather conditions on Sunday. All casualties were from Idaho, and they were returning to Idaho Falls after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

American travelers returning home on Sunday encountered winter storm conditions from the Midwest all the way to New England, thus leading to flight delays, highway accidents, and slow traffic conditions.

21 Killed During Intense Gun Battle Between Drug Cartel and Security Forces in Mexico

In Piedras Negras and Villa Union, two towns located not far from the border with Texas, 17 members of the Northeast Cartel died in a series of gunfights that also left four police officers dead.

Photographs published by Reuters and NBC News showed the city hall building of Villa Union riddled with bullet holes, and nearby homes were also struck by gunfire that kept residents prone on the floors for hours.

This incident comes at a time when United States President Donald Trump has expressed a desire to designate drug cartels as terrorist organizations, a move that could involve American drone strikes on Mexican soil, something that officials south of the border are not in agreement with.

Nearly a Dozen Injured After Mass Shooting in New Orleans

The New Orleans Police Department reported that 11 people were rushed to the hospital after being shot on Sunday morning.

Thankfully, officers on patrol in the vicinity at the time of the shooting were able to quickly respond; one arrest has been made but a prime suspect had not been apprehended as of Sunday afternoon. Two victims were in critical condition but still under intensive care on Sunday night.

Death Toll from Armed Conflict Increases in Congo

Since October, security forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been conducting operations against the Allied Democratic Forces, an insurgent Islamic group suspected of being aligned with the ISIS terrorist organization, but the fighting has included several civilian casualties.

According to a report from Al Jazeera, 13 people died over the weekend despite the killing of a rebel leader. Rebels have also been lynched by angry villagers, and four volunteer healthcare workers trying to contain a dangerous Ebola virus outbreak were also killed by insurgent fighters.

American Shoppers Warm Up to E-Commerce this Holiday Season

For the first time in the history of Black Friday, more Americans chose to shop online instead of visiting brick-and-mortar retail stores, spending more than $7 billion before Cyber Monday.

According to a survey published by market research firm PwC, only 46% of shoppers went to traditional stores over the first weekend of the holiday shopping season.

Interestingly, members of the Millennial Generation stated that they enjoy going out on Black Friday, but not necessarily to stores; they prefer getting together at restaurants for light meal after Thanksgiving.