Messy holiday eve...Hostage drama in SoCal...Diary could hold key evidence in AZ girls' alleged imprisonment

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Associated Press

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 27 at 9:00 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A wet and blustery storm along the East Coast isn't causing the all-out gridlock many Thanksgiving travelers had feared. But it has made driving hazardous and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights. But one big question lingers in New York: Will high winds ground the giant balloons at the Macy's parade on Thanksgiving Day? A police official who decides whether the balloons fly says he's optimistic about the weather forecast. A decision will be made in the morning.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a bulletproof vest may have saved the life of a policeman who was shot today by a gunman who is now holed up inside a home Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood and may have a hostage. A second officer was slightly injured in a fall during the confrontation. Police say the gunman may be holding at least one girl or woman captive in the house.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police are poring over a journal they say a 17-year-old Arizona girl kept while she and her two younger sisters were allegedly imprisoned by their mother and stepfather for up to two years. Tucson's police chief says investigators are combing through the diary for evidence as they try to build a criminal case against the 32-year-old mother and 34-year-old stepfather.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia is one of the countries worried about Iran's nuclear program. So today, President Barack Obama briefed the Saudi king on the interim agreement reached between six world powers and Iran over the weekend. The White House says the leaders agreed to consult regularly on efforts to negotiate a comprehensive solution that would satisfy international concerns.

CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago women are making Illinois history. Today, they became the first gay couple to wed under the state's new law legalizing same-sex marriage. The law doesn't go into effect until June. But since one of the women is terminally ill with cancer, she and her partner of five years were granted an expedited marriage license by a federal judge's order.

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