Thanksgiving may have different look, but spirit’s the same as always

WASHINGTON - The family activity may have shifted from church-going to shopping, and the food could be Cajun instead of traditional turkey, but for many the spirit of Thanksgiving remains the same as that immortalized by Norman Rockwell in 1943.

Kurt and Brenda Warner give local families a Thanksgiving surprise

Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda surprised two Arizona families by fully furnishing their two homes. This was done through their First Things First Foundation and various corporate partners.


Law enforcement officials, college football championship organizers on alert following Paris attacks

A security guard’s decision to frisk one man at a gate outside the Stade de France, deny him entry and uncover his explosives undoubtedly saved thousands of additional lives in the recent Paris attacks that killed 130 people and left 368 wounded. Only one bystander died at the stadium.

Noisy toys could be harming children’s long term hearing

The noise levels on toys bought for children could be harmful for them in the long term.

Young refugees who arrive at the border alone struggle in U.S.

Immigrant youth who arrive at the border alone and have no family to take care of them in the U.S. often struggle to build a life.

Black Friday backlash causes stores to rethink early openings, giving workers time with family

Some stores are facing a Black Friday backlash.

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A very vegetarian Thanksgiving: How local businesses adjust to new kinds of customers

In addition to the president, millions of others will pardon turkeys from the imminent threat of Thanksgiving this year.

Vegan Thanksgiving photo

Arizona, national driving deaths on rise, after sharp drops in 2014

WASHINGTON - After years of steady declines, driving deaths in Arizona have risen sharply this year, mirroring a "troubling" national trend in which lower gas prices and more drivers are translating into more fatalities.

Organic local turkeys from Gilbert farm sell out in a day

GILBERT – Representatives with The Farm at Agritopia said their goal is to bring fresh and organic food to the community – especially for this Thanksgiving holiday.

Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum in Chandler following church vandalism, theft

A pastor was hoping to start a community conversation on racial equality when he and his predominantly white congregation installed a sign supporting the Black Lives Matter movement outside their Chandler church. Among the first people they heard from were vandals, who altered and then stole the sign.

Consumer Reports: Not all tire treads performs equally

Before you pack up and head out for your Thanksgiving trip, you may want to give your car some extra attention, especially your tires. It’s a simple step and could mean the difference between being stuck on the side of the road for Thanksgiving or seated at the dinner table with family and friends.

New homeopathic laxative has some concerned for teens

Editor's note: This story has been updated with new information and a Storify tracking discussion on the topic.