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Homeless man who helped stranded woman buys home after nearly $400K raised

(PHILADELPHIA) -- A homeless man who received more than $397,000 through crowdfunding after giving a stranded woman his last $20 to pay for gas now has a place to call home.

Marine Corps veteran Johnny Bobbitt, 34, wrote on the GoFundMe ca... Read More

US stocks close lower after earlier tech rally

(NEW YORK) -- Despite an earlier tech rally, U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Tuesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sunk 109.41 (-0.45 percent) to finish at 24,180.64.

The Nasdaq dipped 13.15 (-0.19 percent) to close at 6,... Read More

Most-wanted holiday toys being resold at major markups because of cyberscalping Grinch bots

(NEW YORK) -- Some of this holiday season’s hottest toys are out of stock but being resold online for thousands of dollars above list price because of so-called Grinch bots.

The same cyberscalping technique that can make it hard for ... Read More

World's largest Starbucks opening in Shanghai

(SHANGHAI) -- China, a traditionally tea-drinking nation, is embracing coffee in the metropolis of Shanghai, as the country stands to become the largest market for Starbucks.

The 30,000 square-foot flagship Starbucks Reserve shop opens Wed... Read More

Expert tips for navigating the office holiday party with grace

(NEW YORK) -- Of all the things that can go wrong during the holidays -- travel, gifts not arriving on time, annoying in-laws practically moving in -- there's one event filled with landmines that people seem to forget about year after year.

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US stocks close mixed after Senate tax vote

(NEW YORK) -- Stocks closed mixed on Monday despite gains earlier in the day after Republicans cleared a major hurdle in their tax overhaul efforts.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average up 58.46 (+0.24 percent) to finish at 24,290.05.
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22-year-old man travels 1,000 miles to meet 81-year-old he befriended in online word game

(NEW YORK) -- A 22-year-old man from Maryland and New York City began playing a popular online word game as a hobby, never imagining it would lead to his traveling over 1,000 miles and across differences in race, class and age to meet an 81-year-old ... Read More

Demolition of Detroit's Silverdome a bust, but company vows to try again next week

(DETROIT) -- For the city that discovered Motown, the demolition of the Pontiac Silverdome on Sunday morning went off like a sad trombone.

The stage was set for the former Detroit Lions’ home field to get razed.

But despit... Read More

Father of the bride can't hold back tears seeing his daughter on wedding day for first time

(DALLAS) -- When one father saw his oldest daughter in her wedding gown for the first time, he tried to hold back his tears but he just couldn't help it.

Gladys Salinas' father, who asked ABC News not to use his name, broke down in tears w... Read More

Three ways flexible flyers always score the best airfare prices

(NEW YORK) -- Some people will only fly first or business class -- and good for them. But the rest of us should strive to be flexible flyers, according to FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney.

There are three tried-and-true methods of cutting costs... Read More

Matt Lauer won't get paid rest of $20 million contract after NBC fired him

(NEW YORK) -- Matt Lauer will not receive a payout for the rest of his million-dollar contract, an NBC News spokesperson confirmed to ABC News on Saturday.

The disgraced former "Today" show anchor was fired after a colleague accused him of... Read More

Waffle House customer cooks up his own meal at empty restaurant

(WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- Many stories involving alcohol have a tragic ending, but for Alex Bowen of West Columbia, South Carolina, a drunken escapade that went viral ended with some hilarious selfies as he cooked his own meal at Waffle House.
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Macy's to hire more seasonal workers after Black Friday rush

(NEW YORK) -- After a strong start to the holiday season, Macy’s plans to hire an additional 7,000 seasonal workers.

Most of the positions will be part-time. The store associates are expected to help customers on the selling floor an... Read More

Flynn's guilty plea, tax reform prospects send Wall Street swinging

(NEW YORK) -- A roller coaster day on Wall Street as stocks fell sharply amid news of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's guilty plea to lying for the FBI today, but rebounding as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP had e... Read More