From guided hikes at national parks to holiday-themed family activities, there's plenty to do for those looking to avoid the shopping frenzy of Black Friday.
This week, Inica Nichols sat down to Thanksgiving lunch with four kids who might not be alive today were it not for her family.
States and cities are taking the lead when it comes to banning bump stocks after a paralyzed Congress completely dropped the issue.
DeMario Mayfield moved to Baghdad seeking redemption two years ago after his hoop dreams were left in tatters by a run-in with the law.
"The grace with which Mr. Coley has endured this lengthy and unjust incarceration is extraordinary," Gov. Jerry Brown wrote in his pardon.