The furniture store owner who has become a local hero for his good deeds during Hurricane Harvey fed thousands for free this Thanksgiving."A sense of community and unity” »
Reports of gunfire sparked panic and a stampede on Oxford Street in Central London Friday. People were seen fleeing the Oxford Circus Tube station, taking shelter in nearby buildings and holding each other as police descended on the area to respond to the reports. Authorities remain at the scene, but there is no evidence of shots fired so far, according to Metropolitan Police.
One beloved teddy bear got left behind by his best friend and had to travel a great distance to be reunited with his owner. Donna, who asked ABC News not to use her last name, was traveling on Monday with her 4-year-old daughter Summer back to their hometown of Orkney, Scotland, from Edinburgh Airport in the country's capital. The mother said the two didn't realize "Teddy," as he is lovingly known, was left behind until they sat down on the plane.
On a fundraising page she has since set up for the man, Kate McClure, 27, wrote that she pulled off an exit ramp on I-95 near Philadelphia late one night when she realized her car was running out of gas. A homeless man, Johnny Bobbitt, 34, spotted her vehicle and approached to offer her assistance, she said. Bobbitt, who McClure said she later learned is a Marine Corps veteran and a former firefighter, had used his last $20 to buy her gas.
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.
Jordin Sparks is sharing even more news about her surprise pregnancy -- the sex of her first child with husband Dana Isaiah. Sparks, 27, revealed she had secretly wed on July 16 in Hawaii in a photo spread for People magazine.
An ambulance crew took a detour to give a dying woman the chance to see the ocean one last time. The crew was transporting the woman to palliative care in Queensland on Australia's east coast when she "expressed that she just wished she could be at the beach again," according to a Facebook post by the Queensland Ambulance Service. The paramedic in the photo was identified as Graeme Cooper, USA Today reported.
Thanksgiving may be over, but turkeys are still on the minds of some Bay Area residents who say they have become a nuisance. Wild turkeys have been spotted strolling through residential neighborhoods, and some have reported the birds are blocking traffic, scratching roofs and cars and getting aggressive. It's kinda scary," San Francisco resident Nate Wells told ABC News.
President Donald Trump shared his Black Friday plans for a quick game of golf with Tiger Woods in between a call with Turkey and talks on American jobs. Trump's complaints about the protests peaked earlier in the 2017 NFL season, igniting a cultural debate over the appropriateness of the action. "Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players," Trump wrote.
Heart-stopping video shows the moment a woman was nearly hit by a train at a Melbourne, Australia, station. In the video, released by Victoria Police, the woman can be seen walking across the tracks and trying to climb onto the platform to avoid the oncoming train. Seeing the woman struggle, three Protective Services Officers rush in to pull her to safety just in time as the train speeds by.
Why wait in line for deals when you can get one-of-a-kind Black Friday beers?While most Americans out shopping on Black Friday wait in lines for the season's hottest gifts, Milwaukee residents lined up overnight to taste one local brewery's limited-edition beer. So this is a little nuts (Lakefront Black Friday release) A post shared by Joe Regan (@jregan) on Nov 24, 2017 at 4:20am PSTLakefront Brewery created two Black Friday-specific beers to be served up starting at 8 a.m. local time on the biggest holiday shopping event of the year. ...
Paralympic athlete and convicted killer Oscar Pistorius will spend the next 13 years and five months behind bars after the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) lengthened his jail sentence from six years to the maximum penalty. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) turned to the SCA earlier this month to appeal the sentence handed down by the High Court in Pretoria.
Bridal designer and season five "Project Runway" winner Leanne Marshall says she's found ways to help her clients transform their gowns into completely different looks. "These are beautiful one-time only wear garments,” Marshall told "Good Morning America." "A lot of consumers even have a problem with that, knowing that they’re going to wear this dress one time and then it’s going to sit in the back of their closet, or end up in a landfill potentially. "GMA" decided put that idea to the test and challenged three teams of students, from Marist College, in upstate New York, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and Montclair State University in New Jersey, to remake a wedding dress into a completely new look.
In an interview with ABC News, Melanie Sloan, a lawyer who worked with Michigan Rep. John Conyers on the House Judiciary Committee, says the congressman was “increasingly abusive” to her and often berated her loudly in public. Sloan is the third woman to accuse Conyers of impropriety. Conyers did not admit wrongdoing.
A quiet and tranquil Thanksgiving is transitioning into a quiet and tranquil holiday weekend across a majority of the country. Sunshine is expected nearly coast to coast on Friday with the Southwest, the Central Plains, the Ohio Valley, Gulf Coast and Northeast all expecting a good amount of sunshine. On Sunday, another storm will bring more heavy rain, gusty winds and mountain snow to parts of the West Coast from central California to Washington.
A Texas Department of Public Safety police officer was killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving while conducting a routine traffic stop in Freestone County, authorities said. Freestone County is about 90 miles southeast of Dallas. According to Texas DPS officials, trooper Damon Allen was returning to his patrol vehicle at about 4 p.m. following the stop when he was shot by a rifle.
One Arizona Fire Department was met with a menagerie of problems after a dog got stuck chasing a cat into a 5-foot deep hole dug by a tortoise. In fact, four different agencies from Chandler, Arizona were called in to help rescue Rubin the German schnauzer from the burrow on Wednesday afternoon. The might of the fire department, City of Chandler utilities, Arizona Public Service Electric Company, Southwest Gas -- and a backhoe -- managed to dig Rubin out unharmed.
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.
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.
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 moment was captured in a photograph and shared on Facebook by the Queensland Ambulance Service. "A crew were transporting a patient to the palliative care unit of the local hospital and the patient expressed that she just wished she could be at the beach again," reads the post's caption. As of Thursday afternoon, the Facebook post had been shared over 15,000 times and generated over 3,500 comments.