Before you even put the Thanksgiving turkey in the oven, you can get a head start on your holiday shopping. This year, Kmart will open at 6:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and stay open for 41 hours straight until 11 p.m. on Black Friday. It's earliest opening of any retail store for holiday shopping. Black Friday is considered the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season.
Westfield Garden State Plaza in New Jersey will reopen for business Wednesday morning following a shooting there Monday night. Authorities say 20 year old Richard Shoop entered the mall around closing time and fired at least six shots before killing himself. No one else was injured in the shooting, and police are still investigating the motive.
After repeated denials, Toronto mayor Rob Ford told reporters Tuesday that he has smoked crack cocaine. The pressure increased last week when Toronto's police chief announced that investigators recovered a video of the mayor showing him smoking a crack pipe. Toronto city council member John Filion, reacted to the admission shortly after saying, "I think the mayor needs to step aside and take stock of his life as this situation becomes more absurd."
Skydivers fell to the ground from 12-thousand feet in the sky, and helmet cameras caught the heart-stopping moments. The exclusive video from The Today Show shows two skydiving planes that were flying over northwest Wisconsin Saturday when a trail plane clipped the lead one. The trail plane burst into flames, sending fiery pieces raining down as the skydivers tried to maneuver around them. There were nine divers and two pilots aboard the aircraft and everyone survived with no serious injuries.
Kathleen Sebelius and Obamacare will be back in the hot seat today. The Health and Human Services secretary is scheduled to testify before the senate finance committee. Chairman Max Baucus called Obamacare a potential 'train wreck" and is expected to have tough questions for Sebelius. Problems with the website have made it difficult for people to shop for plans and sign up.