Not sure what to do with all of your Thanksgiving leftovers this year? Try this recipe from a "Top Chef" alumnus."Whatever you have left over, you can throw in" »
Rendered numb from the news of a devastating earthquake in his home country, it took just an hour before Tohid Najafi, a Detroit-based Iranian medical professional, launched a Facebook fundraiser. The quake, which struck along the Iran-Iraq border on Nov. 13, was the deadliest earthquake of 2017, killing at least 530 people and leaving about 7,500 injured and tens of thousands with no homes or infrastructure. Relying on over 63,000 members of his “Persian Americans” Facebook group, Najafi set up the personal fundraiser “Raise to Support the Victims of Earthquake in Iran,” with a goal of raising $110,000 from Nov. 13 to Dec. 13.
A FedEx employee was killed early Thursday morning at the shipper's hub at Tennessee's Memphis International Airport while loading and unloading cargo from a Boeing 777, the company has confirmed to ABC News. Police were called to the airport shortly after 12:30 a.m. about an accidental injury, and found the dead female employee under a motorized conveyer belt system, ABC affiliate WATN reported. "Words cannot convey the sadness we feel over the loss of our team member in an accident at the Memphis hub," FedEx said in a statement.
Lindsay Menz, who has accused Sen. Al Franken of groping her at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, is speaking out about the alleged incident for the first time on camera this morning. Franken released a new statement on Thursday after reports multiple women recalled similar incidents as Menz, saying, “I’ve met tens of thousands of people and taken thousands of photographs, often in crowded and chaotic situations. “Some women have found my greetings or embraces for a hug or photo inappropriate, and I respect their feelings about that,” Franken continued.
The U.S. Navy has called off search and rescue efforts for three missing sailors who were on board a C-2A “Greyhound” transport aircraft two days after it crashed into the Philippine Sea. During the two-day search for the missing crew members, eight U.S. Navy and JMSDF ships, three helicopter squadrons, and maritime patrol aircraft were deployed to search over 1,000 square nautical miles. 8 personnel recovered following C2-A crash have been transferred to #USSRonaldReagan for medical evaluation and are in good condition.
Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, the Iranian-British dual citizen who is in jail in Tehran, has been informed by Iranian authorities that she will have a second trial on Dec. 10 on the charge of “spreading propaganda,” her husband Richard Ratcliffe told ABC News. It's just one more bump in the road, following comments made by British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson earlier this month that many observers feel jeopardized Nazanin's chance of a release. The 38-year-old mother-of-one has been detained and imprisoned since April 2016, and is now serving a five-year jail sentence on a charge of attempts to topple the Iranian government by training journalists, a charge that she and her family denied.
Paris may have a reputation as a fashion capital, but one of its newest restaurants asks guests to leave their clothes at the door. O’Naturel, which began taking reservations earlier this month, bills itself the city’s first naturist cafe, welcoming nudist diners in the 12th Arrondissement of Paris. “When you enter the restaurant, there is a locker room where you must leave your clothes,” Yves Leclerc, the president of the French Naturist Federation, told ABC News.
Family members of the 44 sailors aboard a missing Argentine sub were told that their loved ones were believed to be dead, one of the family members told ABC News on Thursday. Itati Leguizamon, whose husband, German Suarez, was aboard the submarine, the ARA San Juan, said the families were given the grim news. The news came as Argentine naval officials said that a sound detected during the desperate search for the sub, which vanished last week in the southern Atlantic Ocean, was consistent with an explosion.
It's Thanksgiving and if you've already got the turkey roasting and the potatoes all mashed up, sit back, relax and watch some fun holiday films on Netflix.The streaming service curated a few categories for ABC News that include holiday titles like "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and kid-friendly films like "Sing. ...
Donald Trump and Barack Obama may be worlds apart on the political spectrum, but the turkeys the presidents pardoned couldn't be closer -- they're now neighbors in Virginia. While it's unclear whether the four turkeys will have a bone to pick with each other or become birds of a feather, Drumstick and Wishbone, who were spared a trip to the dinner table this year, are joining Tater and Tot at Virginia Tech.
President Donald Trump's continued lashing out at football and basketball athletes — sports with high percentages of black players — raises questions about the complicated nexus of race, sports and politics, some African American studies scholars say. Yesterday, Trump again attacked LaVar Ball, the father of the UCLA basketball player who was detained in China with two of his teammates who were arrested on accusations of shoplifting on Nov. 7 while scheduled to play their season opener in Shanghai. Trump also previously pointed out that he secured the release of UCLA players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jaden Hill.
A North Carolina store clerk said she was fired after she attacked a burglar with a baseball bat on Tuesday — a move her employer said violated company policy. The clerk, Juwan Harris, said a man entered the Circle K convenience store in Raleigh where she works, told her that he had a gun and robbed the store. The suspect, later identified as 51-year-old William Winston, according to police, allegedly attempted to flee the scene, but, Harris said, she went after him with a baseball bat.
Yogi Carly Gray wanted to capture her headstand practice, but her cheeky toddler had a different idea. In a video posted to Facebook that has since gone viral, Jude Gray, 2, can be seen crawling back and forth in front of the cell phone camera his mom had set up to record her yoga moves. “He was pretty pleased with himself,” his mom, Carly Gray, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, told ABC News.
The majority of the nation will be enjoying a quiet and tranquil Thanksgiving with sunshine spreading across nearly the entire nation -- including the Southwest, the Great Plains, the Midwest, a large portion of the Ohio Valley and the major I-95 corridor cities in the Northeast. There are only a couple of notable weather headlines to highlight including record heat in the Southwest, cold in the Northeast and more rain for the Northwest. In the Northeast, it will be a seasonably chilly start to Thanksgiving.
With determined attitude, they take off their school uniform jackets, raise their fists in the air and, with all their might, yell as loud as they can. As part of the country's tradition, on the day before the national exam, high schools in South Korea throw exuberant ceremonies to cheer up students who leave for the exam.
As the investigation into the murder of Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter continues, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis revealed during a press conference on Wednesday evening that Suiter was shot with his own gun and he was set to testify in a police corruption case the next day. Suiter, 18-year veteran officer, was gunned down on Nov. 15 in West Baltimore while conducting a follow-up on a homicide investigation.
According to the researchers, people who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower rates of premature death, cardiovascular disease and liver disease. There were also lower rates of type 2 diabetes, gallstones and dementia associated with coffee consumption.
Stephen Colbert kicked off "The Late Show" on Wednesday by sharing what he thinks the White House staff should be grateful for on Thanksgiving: President Donald Trump's departure."To celebrate Thanksgiving, President Trump has returned to Mar-a-Lago, so I know what the White House staff is thankful for this year," Colbert joked. "Imagine a plump, overcooked turkey — waiting in line for Thanksgiving dinner."While Trump is down there, he may have some papers to sign because we have just learned that Donald Trump is shutting down his charitable foundation. So sad. ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a comprehensive review of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in the wake of the shooting at a church in Sutherland Spring, Texas, which killed 26 people, including an unborn child police have included in the total. “The recent shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas revealed that relevant information may not be getting reported to the NICS –- this is alarming and it is unacceptable," Sessions said in a statement. The shooter in that case, Devin Kelley, should have been prevented from purchasing a gun, based on his conviction in a military court.
Doug Jones was faced with a new challenge in his race against Roy Moore for senator in Alabama on Tuesday when President Donald Trump greeted reporters on the White House lawn with a slew of attacks on Jones' record. One of those attacks, against Jones' record on crime, particularly stood out for the longtime attorney. Prior to working as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jones served as the assistant U.S. attorney in Birmingham, Alabama.