More than 66,000 passengers are expected to travel through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport over the Thanksgiving holiday, and officials have one piece of advice: Plan ahead. Many airlines, including Delta Air Lines, allow passengers to check in online and print or download boarding passes. Some also allow flyers to check baggage online before leaving home. But holiday travelers should still arrive at the airport early: generally, at least an hour before takeoff. Flyers are strongly urged to double-check with their airline.
FRANKFORT – Leaving food on the stove to cook unattended is a recipe for disaster, Kentucky state Fire Marshal William Swope says. According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires. In 2005-2009, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 155,400 home fires per year involving cooking equipment. These fires caused an annual average of 390 civilian deaths, 4,800 civilian injuries and $771 million in direct property damage.
Antoin "Tony" Rezko, who was an adviser and fundraiser for convicted former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) and also raised money for then-state Sen. Barack Obama before Obama's election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, was sentenced today to serve seven more years in prison.
The Thanksgiving holiday offers a chance to connect with family and enjoy a relaxing meal. But it doesn't always happen that way — especially when political arguments break out at the table. We asked our audience to share their stories on NPR's Facebook page, and the responses came rolling in.
Stef Work echoed the sentiment of many, saying, "I don't think I am alone when I find the visits too long and the social graces too few."
Last week, a Mercedes-Benz executive was stopped by police in Alabama because his rental car did not have a license plate. He had a German identification card but had left his passport and driver's license at his hotel.
A small group of Occupy Wall Street supporters who have taken two weeks to walk from New York to Washington, D.C., arrived in the nation's capital today, The Washington Post reports. They're hoping to temporarily occupy a patch of land on the National Mall.
That's one bit of Occupy-related news today. Others:
Note: In September, Francis Ford Coppola spoke to Cameron Bailey, the director of the Toronto International Film Festival, in front of a sold-out audience at TIFF's Bell Lightbox multiplex. During the discussion, Coppola also took questions from audience members about working with A-list actors, his writing process, screenwriting and rumors about another Godfather movie. Fresh Air is broadcasting excerpts from that 85-minute discussion on today's program.