4:02 p.m. ET: SAVED!
Millions of Americans will sit down to turkey dinner on Thursday, but President Obama continued the White House Thanksgiving tradition of sparing two lucky birds from being part of the national feast. He added some jokes about his recent reelection.
"You know, they say that life is all about second chances. And this November, I could not agree more," he said. "So in the spirit of the season, I have one more gift to give. And it goes to a pair of turkeys named Cobbler and Gobbler. The American people have spoken, and these birds are moving forward."
3:18 p.m. ET: UPDATE: The rockets and missiles fell silent over Gaza for the first time in eight days today, but gunfire erupted in the crowded streets of the Palestinian enclave to celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire in the bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas.
3:06 p.m. ET: BREAKING: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the embattled Democrat from Illinois who has been on medical leave from Capitol Hill for months undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder, resigned from the House of Representatives Wednesday.
1:50 p.m. ET: And now for something completely different…
TLC's "Extreme Cougar Wives," a reality special showcasing cougar-cub relationships, explores the love lifes of Hattie, Jude and her lover, Kevin, and Stephanie with her boyfriend Octavio.
"I'm confident, I'm sexy, I'm loving and I've never had a headache," 76-year-old Hattie told ABC's Nick Watt.
12:01 p.m. ET: ABC's Alex Marquardt tweeted:
Total about six volleys of Israeli naval artillery to open area north of Beach Camp. Seems to have stopped for now. #Gaza
- Alexander Marquardt (@MarquardtA) November 21, 2012
10:33 a.m. ET: Want a different take on turkey? "Nightline" anchor Bill Weir offers his how-to guide for (safely) deep-frying your Thanksgiving turkey.
Watch his tutorial in the video below and get his recipe HERE