Alaska (AP) - Some Alaska soldiers are coming home after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.
The U.S. Army says about 40 soldiers from the 716th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment will be reunited with family and friends on Friday.
There was no shortage of options for those without family or the financial means to have a Thanksgiving meal this year. Local businesses and centers kept their doors open and the food flowing throughout the day.
Cameroon exchange student Nouredine Mama was given two days' notice before he was flown to Alaska this fall. The 16-year-old was already settled in Washington, D.C., and had started school when the exchange program he was with found him a host family.
In the nine days since Paris was hit by Islamic terrorists who killed more than 130 people and wounded hundreds more, a growing number of U.S. governors have vowed to turn away any refugees seeking shelter at their borders.
Did you know that you were not alone yesterday in eating turkey? According to the National Turkey Federation, 95 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving, consuming 675 million pounds from 45 million birds.
Something I'm very thankful for is that I wasn't present for what's now called the "first Thanksgiving." In September of 1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England carrying 102 passengers who were intent upon finding a better life in the New World.