By Kylie Gumpert and Alexander Besant NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crowds of spectators watched the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, held without incident under tight security almost two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris. President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans on Wednesday they were safe to travel over the holiday.. Police, who were patrolling in record numbers, arrested a 41-year-old Russian tourist for flying a drone in Central Park near the parade route with his son, 14. Police walked alongside many parade groups and helicopters hovered overhead amid enhanced security following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.
Tipitina's owner plans $12M lakefront festival park
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of one of New Orleans' best-known music bars has agreed to spend at least $12 million to turn a vacant riverboat casino dock into an outdoor music venue and high-end retail center.
ADHD impact on families predicts whether kids get needed services
By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Many elementary school children with ADHD don’t get services like medication and behavior therapy that might improve their condition, according to an Australian study. “ADHD is not a trivial problem. It can have major negative effects on children's learning, social interactions, emotional well-being, self-esteem and quality of life,” said lead author Dr. Daryl Efron by email.
Man detained after jumping over White House fence: reports
A man was detained on Thursday after jumping the White House fence, triggering a lockdown of the presidential mansion even as he was quickly caught, CNN reported. Despite the quick apprehension, the building was locked down as the U.S. Secret Service conducted a security sweep of the area, and nearby streets were closed off, ABC News and The Washington Post reported. Representatives for the Secret Service did not immediately return a call or reply to emails seeking comment.
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