Latest Thanksgiving News

Man charged with killing driver in Thanksgiving road rage

Dec. 01, 2022 15:02 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man has been charged with killing one person and wounding five in a road rage shooting on Thanksgiving. Lee Quevon Walker, 41, is charged with murder, attempted murder and other crimes for allegedly following a truck that hit the vehicle he was...

Sports on TV joins turkey, parade as holiday traditions

Nov. 30, 2022 16:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Besides eating turkey and visiting with family, sports on television occupied the time of many Americans over the Thanksgiving weekend. Some marquee contests led to some TV milestones, including the most-watched regular season pro football game ever and most-seen...

Amazon says it had its biggest Thanksgiving shopping weekend

Nov. 30, 2022 12:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Wednesday it had its biggest ever Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend, aided by a record number of consumers looking for deals online amid high inflation. The e-commerce company does not typically share how much it earns during its sales events and...

Turnpike traffic tops estimates early in Thanksgiving week

Nov. 30, 2022 04:07 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike was heavier than expected during the first two days of the Thanksgiving travel week, state officials said. More than 721,000 vehicles passed through Turnpike toll booths from Tuesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 27,...

'We the People' at heart of White House holiday decorations

Nov. 28, 2022 18:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — “We the People” is Jill Biden's holiday theme with White House decorations designed for “the people” to see themselves in the tree ornaments, mantel displays, mirrors and do-it-yourself creations that have turned the mansion's public spaces into a winter wonderland. ...

Feast and famine for Disney at Thanksgiving box office

Nov. 27, 2022 12:52 PM EST

Thanksgiving often serves up a feast of new family movies at the box office, but the Walt Disney Co.’s animated offering “ Strange World ” fizzled with audiences out of the gates. The production, which carried a reported $180 million budget, grossed just $18.6 million in ticket sales in its...

Today in History: November 27, Moscone and Milk fatally shot

Nov. 27, 2022 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2022. There are 34 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mah-SKOH’-nee) and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights...

Biden, family hit Nantucket stores for some holiday shopping

Nov. 26, 2022 16:08 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden went holiday shopping on the Massachusetts resort island where he spends Thanksgiving, patronizing smaller independently owned stores on what the retail industry has called “Small Business Saturday.” Biden, his wife, Jill, and...

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting at Houston home

Nov. 26, 2022 11:30 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a Thanksgiving day shooting at a Houston-area home that left two people dead and two wounded, according to the Houston Police Department. A man believed to be a former spouse of one of the victims entered...

Biden, family attend Christmas tree lighting on Nantucket

Nov. 25, 2022 19:37 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The Biden family's tradition of eating lunch, shopping and watching a Christmas tree lighting in downtown Nantucket on Friday became mostly about keeping the president's 2-year-old grandson from having a meltdown. There was President Joe Biden's daughter,...