The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles meet Thursday in a showdown of NFL divisional co-leaders with four other clubs fighting for playoff spots also on the US Thanksgiving holiday slate. In addition to the Cowboys-Eagles matchup of 8-3 teams for the NFC East lead, reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle will visit San Francisco and Detroit will play host to Chicago in nationally televised games. The champion Seahawks and 49ers are both 7-4, two games behind NFC West leader Arizona, and trailing in the wildcard playoff fight by tie-breakers to Detroit, which at 7-4 is one game behind NFC North leader Green Bay.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.