No one wants to think about Thanksgiving now. Not when there’s still a sliver of summer left.But it’s an absolute must for anyone who will be traveling during the November holiday. Especially those who will head to the airport on the two most popular days of the year to fly. That’s right, the two most popular days of the year to fly are the Wednesday before and Sunday after Thanksgiving.And since Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 23 this year, the most popular days to fly will be Nov. 22 and Nov. 26. The dates will vary, but it’s always the same combo, Wednesday before/Sunday after. ...
For many people, getting the entire family together -- we’re talking grandma and grandpa, parents, and children -- for a few major holidays each year at home is more than enough. For others (let’s call them Clark Griswold types after the Chevy Chase character in National Lampoon's "Vacation" films), the ultimate fantasy is to wrangle in the troops for an epic trip that everyone will remember for the rest of their lives. To gain professional advice, we interviewed Susan Farewell, founder and owner of Farewell Travels LLC, a Westport, Connecticut-based travel design firm.
The boys are back.Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and former Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. -- previously dubbed "The Three Amigos" by retired general David Petraeus -- headed on Saturday to Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon, where they went hiking and waded in water. McCain's daughter Meghan joined the trio."The three amigos together again!" tweeted McCain, along with a photo of the casually-dressed, baseball cap-wearing group.McCain, who is battling brain cancer, has finished his first round of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, Meghan announced on Friday. ...
The White House is indeed divided. That's the claim being made by Stephen Bannon in a new interview, following his departure Friday from the White House as President Trump's chief strategist. Bannon, 63, is returning to Breitbart News as executive chairman.
The numbers for the $541.9 million Powerball jackpot were drawn Saturday night -- but there was no winner.The jackpot now jumps to $650 million. Numbers will be drawn Wednesday night. If awarded, it will be the second largest jackpot in Powerball history, and the third largest among lottery jackpots in North America.The numbers drawn Saturday were 17, 68, 19, 43, 39. The Powerball is 13.Last Wednesday, the jackpot was $510 million. That night's drawing failed to produce a winner.The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C. ...
A California paramedic school graduate jumped in to help a choking man in a coffee shop where he was awaiting an interview for a nearby ambulance company. William Stewart was with three other former Sacramento State University paramedic students inside Coastal Peaks Coffee in San Luis Obispo, California. The foursome were waiting to be interviewed by San Luis Ambulance, which partners with the school to supply internships for the students.
Five alleged terrorists were killed in a shootout with police in Spain's Catalonia region early Friday following deadly attacks there that killed at least 14 people and injured more than 100 others, according to Spanish authorities. Among the victims who died is an American citizen, the U.S. Department of State said Friday. Jared Tucker died in the attack in Barcelona, his family confirmed.
Two policemen have died after six law enforcement officers were shot in three different U.S. cities on Friday night, their respective agencies have confirmed. In central Florida, two officers with the Kissimmee Police Department were shot and killed, according to police chief Jeffrey O'Dell. Officer Matthew Baxter, a three-year veteran, died from his wound.
President Trump is cheering his former chief strategist Steve Bannon's return to leading the influential conservative media outlet Breitbart News after his forced resignation from the White House. Trump tweeted from his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club Saturday that Bannon may be "even better than ever before" in his return to Breitbart. Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at @BreitbartNews...maybe even better than ever before.
Dressed in a dark blazer and a polka-dot tie, ABC News' Frank Reynolds anchored the network's live coverage of a total solar eclipse 38 years ago. Although the celestial phenomenon on Feb. 26, 1979 was only visible from the Pacific Northwest, it was the last total solar eclipse over the contiguous United States to take place that century -- and just like this year, the rare event captured the imagination of the nation. This is indeed a special events broadcast of a genuine special event," Reynolds said from ABC News' studio in New York City.
A stabbing in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday that left two people dead and eight others injured is now being investigated as acts "with terrorist intent," Finland's national police announced Saturday morning. "Due to info received during the night, the Turku stabbings are now investigated as murders w/ terrorist intent (2) and their attempts (8)," police tweeted. The suspect is in police custody and is being treated at the hospital, police said.
Sen. John McCain, who is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer, has finished the first round of radiation and chemotherapy treatment, daughter Meghan McCain said Friday. In a statement released July 28, his office said, "In accordance with the guidance of his physicians, Senator McCain is returning to Arizona to undergo further treatment at Mayo Clinic. During that time, Senator McCain will maintain a work schedule.
President Donald Trump on Friday signed the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act, a move he documented by posting to his social media accounts a photo of the signing at Camp David while flanked by thirteen cabinet members and other staff.The legislation clears the way for construction of a memorial to U.S. service members who have fought in the war on terror. ...
American citizen Jared Tucker was among at least 13 people killed in Thursday's vehicle-ramming attack in Barcelona, his family has confirmed. Tucker's wife, 40-year-old Heidi Tucker, told ABC News that the couple had been celebrating their first anniversary. After meeting a friend, the three were making their way through the city's famous Las Ramblas boulevard to walk on the beach when they decided to stop for sangria and to buy souvenirs, she said.
Outland, 59, is now teaching many of the same students who saw him cleaning the campus and helping them on field trips at Tates Creek High School in Lexington. Outland said when he started at Tates Creek after being laid off from a local electronics company that was downsizing, he had no interest in working in the classroom.
A banned amphetamine-type stimulant linked to substance abuse in the Middle East and said to be favored by ISIS is more potent than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday. Fenethylline, also known by its brand name Captagon, is a combination of amphetamine, a stimulant, and theophylline, a drug traditionally used to treat respiratory diseases such as asthma. The latter greatly enhances the former's psychoactive properties, making the codrug a powerful amphetamine, according to scientists from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, who published their findings in the journal Nature on Wednesday.
Lauren Ashcraft is refusing to let online shamers get her down after she did a cheeseburger-themed photo shoot with her “adorably chunky” son, Liam. Liam was only 6 pounds, 6 ounces at birth, so she wanted to document “how healthy and perfect he was growing,” Ashcraft told ABC News in an email. Liam and his twin sister, Lola, were born to the Anchorage, Alaska, mom.
American tourist Shari Weise was walking along the popular Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona on Thursday when she suddenly heard the sound of banging metal. "He just froze, and I could tell in his face he didn't know what to do," Weise said. Another witness, Brendon Sissing, who was also on Las Ramblas at that time, told ABC News he heard some commotion before turning to see a vehicle barreling through the crowd.
The mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, wants the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee removed from the city’s center, he said in a statement today, explaining that such “monuments were transformed from equestrian statues into lightning rods" at last weekend’s deadly white nationalist protest sparked by the city's plans to remove the statue. “We can, and we must, respond by denying the Nazis and the KKK and the so-called alt-right the twisted totem they seek," Mayor Mike Signer said in a statement today. Signer is also pushing for legislation to permit "localities to ban the open or concealed carry of weapons in public events reasonably deemed to pose a potential security threat," according to a news release.