Trump reframes claim that Muslims cheered 9/11
By Erin McPike WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday reframed his claim that he saw Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 by asserting the sentiment was shared worldwide. “Worldwide, the Muslims were absolutely going wild,” the real estate mogul said at a campaign rally in Sarasota, Florida. Trump came under fire a week ago for saying at another rally and in a nationally televised appearance that he watched thousands of people in Jersey City cheer the World Trade Center’s implosion.
The Latest: Wintry storm blamed for 4 more Kansas deaths
The latest on a band of storms causing wintry conditions in the nation's midsection (all times local):
Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online
WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online.
Putin approves economic retaliation measures against Turkey
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian-Turkish border. The decree, posted on the Kremlin's web site, said a ban on charter flights from Russia to Turkey would be introduced, that Russian tour operators should stop selling trips to Turkey, and that imports of some Turkish products would be halted. It also said the operations of Turkish companies in Russia and the employment of Turkish staff by Russian firms would face restrictions and ordered the government to prepare a list of goods, firms and jobs that would be affected.
Sanctions only deepen Russia-Turkish problem: Turkish official
ANKARA (Reuters) - Sanctions like those Russia imposed on Turkey only serve to deepen the problem between them, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Saturday after President Vladimir Putin ordered further economic retaliation for Turkey downing a Russian jet. "Sanctions like this would only damage relations. These steps do not make anything easier, but deepen the problem," the official said. (Reporting by Orhan Coskun, writing by Dasha Afanasieva and Humeyra Pamuk; editing by Susan Thomas)