Some New Jersey trick-or-treaters can get cash for their candy this Halloween. "Candy Buy-Back" is the brainchild of Lucas Dental Associates in Hoboken, New Jersey, where kids can bring their bags of Halloween candy in exchange for $5 and, of course, a toothbrush. Dr. Robin Lucas got the idea about five years ago, as she was trying to promote dental hygiene around the sugar-filled holiday for her own children, she told ABC News.
President Donald Trump, in his notable absence, praised the five former U.S. presidents who spearheaded a hurricane relief concert in a Texas college town Saturday night in a video played at the event. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush came together for the "Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal" concert at Texas A&M University's Reed Arena in College Station to raise money for relief efforts from the recent hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Jimmy Kimmel is celebrating his son's six-month birthday, a milestone after the baby boy underwent open-heart surgery for a birth defect. The host of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" shared in an emotional monologue in May that his son Billy had surgery three days after his birth. Kimmel, 49, took to social media Saturday to give an update on his baby boy with wife Molly McNearney.
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson opened up about miscarrying her first child. In a montage of videos, the Olympic gold medalist and "Dancing With the Stars" champion and her husband Andrew East detailed how Johnson discovered she was pregnant and then later how she miscarried after eight weeks. "It's been an emotional roller coaster," Johnson said in a video posted to YouTube.
No question about it, this is a busy time of year for most of us with Thanksgiving on the horizon and December holidays coming on fast. What are these deal zones? The final two zones of the year occur roughly the first two weeks of November, and the first two weeks of December.
The World Health Organization (WHO) rescinded its appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" for health after days of searing criticism and global outcry over the decision. The WHO's director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a statement today he decided to revoke Mugabe's role after he had "reflected" on the controversial appointment. “I have also consulted with the government of Zimbabwe and we have concluded that this decision is in the best interests of the World Health Organization.
The season eight premiere of "The Walking Dead" is also the hit show's 100th episode.Executive producers David Alpert and Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comic series that spawned the AMC show, have a doozy racked up for fans. The first episode kicks off the "All Out War" storyline from the comics, with Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes leading an army made up of members of the Hilltop, Kingdom, and Alexandria communities against Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Saviors.Kirkman told ABC News that the first episode, which airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET, kicks off the "most intense season yet."Alpert agreed. ...
President Donald Trump hit the links Saturday at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, marking the third consecutive weekend that he's visited the 800-acre property. The commander in chief -- wearing a white polo shirt, dark pants and white baseball cap -- left with his motorcade at 10:07 a.m. and arrived at the golf club in Sterling, Virginia, at 10:45 a.m., according to the White House press pool report. Trump spent just under four hours at the club, which features two 18-hole golf courses.
Police in Florida are searching for whoever is "terrorizing" a Tampa neighborhood after three people were shot and killed in the same vicinity in less than two weeks. The latest slaying occurred Thursday night when Anthony Naiboa, a 20-year-old man with autism, was killed in the southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood while on his way home from work, according to the Tampa Police Department. Officers were patrolling the neighborhood when they heard the shots fired, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said in a news conference today.
It took the well-trained nose of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine to sniff that something was amiss with a plush toy dog at a California immigration checkpoint earlier this week. Border Patrol agents on Wednesday at an immigration checkpoint near Blythe, California referred the driver of a Dodge Charger for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine was alerted to an odor it was trained to detect, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a press release. The agents subsequently found two pounds of methamphetamine -- spread across five packages -- in a stuffed toy dog during a search of the vehicle.
U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among four American service members killed in Niger earlier this month, was laid to rest in his home state of Florida on Saturday. A flag-covered coffin holding Johnson's remains was carried into South Florida's Christ The Rock Church for a private funeral service Saturday morning. Instead of wearing a red shirt, Johnson's aunt, Sharon Wright, wore a military green U.S. Army T-shirt and sat outside the church on a bench weeping, according to ABC affiliate WPLG.
The United States Air Force has been authorized to recall as many as 1,000 retired military pilots to active-duty service to address an acute shortage in its ranks. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday allowing the Air Force to call back to service up to 1,000 retired aviation officers who wish to return, the White House and the Pentagon announced. An Air Force spokeswoman said, however, that there are currently no plans to recall any retired pilots.
Ed Sheeran is finally explaining that bike accident that forced him to cancel some shows. Sheeran explained on the British talk show, The Jonathan Ross Show, that the accident happened when he tried to go down a steep hill on a borrowed bike. Ive had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows.
Kit Harington admitted he got emotional when reading the final script for his mega-hit series, "Game of Thrones," last week. Harington, 30, portrays the widely-beloved character Jon Snow on the HBO medieval fantasy series that is to end after its eighth season, which is set to air in 2019. The "Game of Thrones" star explained why the show means so much to him.
Meat Loaf's classic album "Bat Out of Hell" was released 40 years ago today. The album, the singer's debut solo effort, was his first of many projects with songwriter Jim Steinman. As beloved as Bat Out of Hell is, Meat Loaf tells ABC News that he doesn't enjoy listening to the record because of the way it was mastered.
After Florida police received several calls that a baby alligator was in a pond behind a local high school, one officer knew just what to do. Officer Xzevies Baez responded to Cocoa High School in Florida on Oct. 11. The alligator, which was double the size of Office Baez's forearm, was taken from a pond behind the high school to a larger, safer pond, police said.
One person has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of four people in a train station in Munich, Germany, police said. The unidentified suspect attempted to stab six people Saturday morning at the Rosenheimer Platz train station. It is not clear if the person arrested is the suspected assailant.
A freight train derailed Saturday night in North Knoxville, Tennessee, with some of the cars slamming into at least two buildings, according to police.Norfolk Southern Railway PR director Susan Terpay confirmed to ABC News that the derailed train belongs to the company.Terpay said 20 of the train's rail cars derailed. According to ABC affiliate WATE, the train was made up of three locomotives and 68 rail cars.Terpay said the train was carrying shipping containers and that it derailed at 10:15 p.m. ...
The Brooklyn Nets invited singer Justine Skye, a native of the New York City borough, to sing the national anthem at Friday night's home opener at Barclays Center -- and to the surprise of spectators and Nets management, she took a knee at the end of her performance. Skye, 22, appears to have taken a knee in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, based on an Instagram post about the evening, which included video of her performance and the hashtag #blacklivesmatter.
The Mexican actress opens up about her and Sean Penn's notorious meeting with drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, now the subject of a Netflix documentary.
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division says it has interviewed a potential victim of a 2013 sexual assault allegedly involving Harvey Weinstein, as the woman's attorney held a news conference today to discuss the investigation. Ring declined to identify his client or discuss specifics of the case, except to say that it is under investigation by the LAPD. New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce Thursday said New York City police have referred allegations against the disgraced film mogul to other police departments, though it was unclear whether the LAPD investigation pertained to one of those cases.
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked an undocumented, unaccompanied minor -- who is under U.S. custody -- from obtaining the abortion she is seeking. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today ruled that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is supervising the detention of the 17-year-old, has until Oct. 31, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to secure a sponsor for the teen, which would allow for her release. If a sponsor is not found and the teen is not released by that time, the lower court may re-enter its ruling, which had ordered the government to allow the teen to move forward with the abortion.