ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to burn off those calories with a marathon… or a TV marathon.

On Friday, you can sit back and enjoy six hours of Gilligan’s Island on TV Land, 13 hours of Buffy The Vampire Slayer on Pivot, blow stuff up with a Rambo movie marathon on AMC, and BBC America has 18 hours of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

On Saturday, Homeland fans can binge on Showtime, the Cloo network has 12 hours of House, and USA is solving crimes with 13 hours of NCIS.

On Sunday, walk off the calories with 8 hours of Walking Dead on AMC, binge on The Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo. And if you need a Roseanne fix, weTV and TV Land both have marathons of the classic show.

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Steve Dykes/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO, Ca.) — The Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 19-3 Thursday with a dominating defensive effort.

Cornerback Richard Sherman reasserted himself as he intercepted Colin Kaepernick twice and could have had a third if not for a drop.

“The second one was pretty entertaining,” Sherman said. “I was laughing the whole time because I told their sideline ‘if they throw it my way, I’d end the game.'”

Quarterback Russell Wilson was efficient, completing crisp passes and methodically moving the ball against the 49ers. He completed 15 of 22 passes for 236 yards. Wilson also completed the only touchdown of the game to running back Robert Turbin who took the ball in from 13 yards out.

The Seahawks are now 8-4 and appear to be returning to the form that led them to a championship run last season.

“These guys have really joined together and really recaptured what it was that we played with last year,” said head coach Pete Carroll. “It took us some time to figure it out, but we have.

For the second straight week the Seahawks have defeated a division opponent by the score of 19-3. They beat up on the previously 9-1 Arizona Cardinals who were under the charge of new starting quarterback Drew Stanton.

“There is no question, in the last two weeks that we have elevated our game,” Carroll said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The frenzy of Black Friday shopping is often about excitement and tradition, but don’t buy into all the hype. There are some things that may seem like a great deal, but aren’t.

Deals site DealNews.com recommends that you wait on buying eleven products until after Black Friday. Like always, take any advice with a grain of salt, as these recommendations are based on DealNews’ historical data and anecdotal experience. And if you are in need of something immediately, sometimes it might be worth paying a little more to check it off your list.

1. Winter gear

These items, including coats and boots, often have deeper discounts during winter clearance sales in January and March.

2. Designer clothing

People who love designer clothing labels should stick to outlet shopping on Black Friday, according to DealNews, because high-end clothiers don’t really offer great “sales.”

Otherwise, shoppers could get not-so-great discounts of 20 to 30 percent off on designer clothing, which DealNews calls “yawn-worthy.”

3. Latest Amazon Fire tablets

While you can likely find deals on Amazon’s older Fire tablets, you likely won’t find many great discounts on the newest Fire lineup, according to DealNews. Last year, during Cyber Week, DealNews saw only two discounts on the then-new Kindle Fire HDX.

4. High-end laptops

While November may be a great month to buy laptops, shoppers should hold off on “powerhouse” computing machines.

“High-performance machines that boast a powerful CPU like Intel’s Core i7 models actually see better prices during the summer back-to-school sales,” DealNews’ features writer Marcy Bonebright states.

July and September can offer deals that are 9 percent cheaper (about $50 on average) than even November’s best deals, DealNews states.

5. Tools

While there may be great Black Friday deals on cheap household hand tools, last year, there were 16 percent more tool offers in December than those of November, according to DealNews.

6. Gift cards

“Discounted gift cards practically rain from the sky in December, especially those from iTunes,” according to Bonebright. “Last year, we saw so many gift card deals in December, we had to publish a weekly feature just to keep track of them all.”

7. Brand-name smart TVs

While Black Friday’s door-buster (read: very early) deals often feature deep discounts on flat-screen televisions, brand-name TVs tend to have better prices after the Consumer Electronics Show. During that January event, manufacturers reveal their new product lineups in Las Vegas. But, DealNews points out, last year the best 55″ name-brand TV deal came in September, which was 10 percent cheaper than November’s best deal.

8. Airline and vacation packages

While there are some “superior” hotel discounts on Black Friday, you might want to refrain from booking a flight or planning a vacation. DealNews recommends planning travel for January, which offers a higher number of deals.

9. Exercise equipment

“December consistently sees an uptick in both the quantity of exercise equipment offers and the quality,” writes Bonebright. Last year, DealNews marked almost 30 percent of December sports deals as Editors’ Choice, compared to just 15 percent in November.

10. Chocolates and flowers

November 2013 had the fewest offers in this category all year, according to DealNews. Better stick to the bigger gift-giving holidays of Christmas and Valentine’s Day, DealNews says.

11. Home and patio furniture

Most retailers discount these items heavily in the warmer months. The number of home furniture deals increase in July and August with patio furniture clearance sales “dominating” in August and September, Bonebright writes.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Christmas sweaters are the “ugly” trend that everyone loves to hate, but no one may really love the sweaters more than Deb Rottum.

The 45-year-old mother of three from Tampa has become a viral star thanks to the Christmas sweater creations she hand crafts and then posts to her eBay store,“Deb’s Handmade Ugly Tacky Christmas Sweaters.”

“It takes me about two hours to make a sweater,” Rottum told ABC News.

It’s not just the detailed design that is gaining Rottum Internet fame. It is the way in which she displays the sweaters online, by posing in them herself in an arms-wide-open stance.

“I put my arms out so people can see what I’ve done to the sleeves of the sweater,” Rottum said.

As for the seemingly crazed expression that Rottum has on her face in each picture, Rottum says that is a strategic move as well.

“My goofy face was just [to say], ‘Hey, have fun. Come buy my sweater,” Rottum said, laughing.

Commenters on Rottum’s eBay page are sometimes horrified and sometimes not amused.

“She scares me,” one commenter wrote.

“My kid seen that face and will not sleep alone,” wrote another.

Even with detractors, Rottum is watching sales of her sweaters skyrocket. Her sales have quadrupled and her designs are gaining worldwide attention.

“I had a girl from the U.K. want a sweater with skunks because she has pet skunks,” Rottum said. “I did one with a shark, a Hello Kitty and a duck just this week.”

“I love it,” she said. “I think it’s so much fun when people comment and tell me how much fun they had with a sweater I made.”

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(AUSTIN, Texas) — Authorities in Texas’ capitol city say a suspected gunman was killed after opening fire at several city buildings early Friday morning.

No police officers were injured, but Austin’s Police Department headquarters was evacuated due to the incident, authorities said.

A major area highway, Interstate 35, was also shut down, police said. Numerous emergency vehicles were visible in the area.

The Austin Police Department confirmed on the agency’s Twitter account the suspected gunman was deceased.

There was an active shooter targeting multiple downtown buildings, including APD Headquarters. This resulted in an Ofc. Involved Shooting.

— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) November 28, 2014

APD is still working to make sure the scene is safe. Please avoid the area.

— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) November 28, 2014

One male suspect is deceased. We are in process of securing scene.

— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) November 28, 2014

This is a developing story.

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(AUSTIN, Texas) — Authorities in Texas’ capitol city say a suspected gunman was killed after opening fire at several city buildings early Friday morning.

No police officers were injured, but Austin’s Police Department headquarters was evacuated due to the incident, authorities said.

A major area highway, Interstate 35, was also shut down, police said. Numerous emergency vehicles were visible in the area.

The Austin Police Department confirmed on the agency’s Twitter account the suspected gunman was deceased.

There was an active shooter targeting multiple downtown buildings, including APD Headquarters. This resulted in an Ofc. Involved Shooting.

— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) November 28, 2014

APD is still working to make sure the scene is safe. Please avoid the area.

— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) November 28, 2014

One male suspect is deceased. We are in process of securing scene.

— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) November 28, 2014

This is a developing story.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Call it a “Fire sale.”

Amazon is selling an unlocked version of its Fire phone at a slashed price in the hope Black Friday shoppers will give the widely panned device a chance.

With $250 knocked off list price, an unlocked Fire phone now retails for $199. The price is a sweet spot in the wireless industry, with competing smartphones such as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 starting at around that amount for customers who also choose a two-year contract.

Three months after its debut, the Fire, which featured what Amazon called “breakthrough” technology, was being sold for 99 cents with a contract.

Amazon revealed in its quarterly earnings call last month that it took a charge of $170 million for “inventory evaluation and supplier commitment costs” for the Fire, which failed to create a spark in the smartphone market.

Critics have said the Fire is less a phone and more a “shopping machine” designed to capture more Amazon customers.

It’s equipped with a feature that allows users to identify almost any product — from a book to a game or a container of kosher salt. It then directs users to Amazon to make purchases. The phone also boasts a 3-D display ideal for gamers.

User reviews of the phone have been mixed, with customers writing on Amazon they were “extremely sad and dissatisfied” and “I wanted to love you” to “five stars.”

Despite the Fire troubles, Amazon is enjoying tremendous success with its $39 Amazon Fire TV stick. The device, which allows users to stream media on their television and play games with a remote control, is on back order until January 15, according to Amazon’s website.

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ABC News(FERGUSON, Mo.) — The Ferguson police officer cleared of charges by a Missouri grand jury in the killing an unarmed black teenager says he’s confident a federal criminal probe into his actions will find “nothing” and clear him too.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Officer Darren Wilson insisted he carried no racial bias when he fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, and Wilson said he’s never been accused of acting in a racist manner during his entire law enforcement career.

“I did my job and followed my training,” Wilson said. “The training took over.”

The U.S. Justice Department is now conducting two probes sparked by Wilson’s fatal confrontation with Brown on Aug. 9.

A criminal investigation will try to determine whether Wilson used unreasonable force and intentionally violated Brown’s civil rights when he shot the teenager. The second probe – though not criminal in nature – will look more broadly into whether the Ferguson police department has routinely engaged in a “pattern or practice” of unlawful and discriminatory policing.

Training will be one of several “priority areas” scrutinized by the federal probes, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

In his interview this week with Stephanopoulos, Wilson said he’s worried about being caught in the crosshairs of a federal criminal investigation, but is confident investigators will find “nothing” to suggest he broke the law.

“I stand by what I did,” he said. “I stand by my training, and just have to wait and see what they determine.”

Stephanopoulos asked Wilson: “You’re confident that no charges will be brought?”

Wilson responded simply, “Yeah.”

During its criminal investigation into Wilson, the Justice Department will be analyzing his past record, but “racial animus” is not something federal prosecutors have to prove to bring charges, according to William Yeomans, a former top civil rights prosecutor who spent 26 years at the Justice Department.

Investigators would have to show Wilson shot Brown with the specific intent to violate Brown’s civil rights and “use more force than was reasonably necessary under the circumstances,” Yeomans said. Reaching that threshold “can be very difficult” when there are conflicting eyewitness accounts and few pieces of physical evidence, according to Yeomans.

“It’s difficult to prove what was going on in his head,” Yeomans said.

In his interview this week, Wilson acknowledged that – while the Ferguson community is predominantly black – the police force there is overwhelmingly white. But he said that didn’t create any inherent mistrust or tension between him and those he encountered while on patrol.

Testifying before a St. Louis County grand jury two months ago, however, he described his beat in Ferguson as “an antipolice area for sure.”

“That community doesn’t like the police,” he testified.

Holder echoed that sentiment Tuesday, saying, “Michael Brown’s tragic death has revealed a deep distrust between some in the Ferguson community and its police force.”

Holder said the Justice Department will conduct an “intensive review” of the “priority areas” identified by the broader probe into the entire Ferguson police department, including a look at how officers handled searches and traffic stops of black drivers.

According to data released by the Missouri state government, about 67 percent of the Ferguson population is black, but last year 86 percent of those stopped by police were black, and 92 percent of those searched were black.

In addition, according to the same data, Ferguson police were twice as likely to search a black individual than a white individual, but they were significantly less likely to actually find contraband on black individuals compared with when they searched white individuals.

“There are obvious ways the police department needs to be reformed,” Yeomans said. “And I am confident that once this process is concluded, it will be a significantly different police department.”

Holder vowed that the two federal probes will be “conducted rigorously and in a timely manner” so that federal authorities can begin “to restore trust, to rebuild understanding and to foster cooperation between law enforcement and community members.”

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ABC News(FERGUSON, Mo.) — The Ferguson police officer cleared of charges by a Missouri grand jury in the killing an unarmed black teenager says he’s confident a federal criminal probe into his actions will find “nothing” and clear him too.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Officer Darren Wilson insisted he carried no racial bias when he fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, and Wilson said he’s never been accused of acting in a racist manner during his entire law enforcement career.

“I did my job and followed my training,” Wilson said. “The training took over.”

The U.S. Justice Department is now conducting two probes sparked by Wilson’s fatal confrontation with Brown on Aug. 9.

A criminal investigation will try to determine whether Wilson used unreasonable force and intentionally violated Brown’s civil rights when he shot the teenager. The second probe – though not criminal in nature – will look more broadly into whether the Ferguson police department has routinely engaged in a “pattern or practice” of unlawful and discriminatory policing.

Training will be one of several “priority areas” scrutinized by the federal probes, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

In his interview this week with Stephanopoulos, Wilson said he’s worried about being caught in the crosshairs of a federal criminal investigation, but is confident investigators will find “nothing” to suggest he broke the law.

“I stand by what I did,” he said. “I stand by my training, and just have to wait and see what they determine.”

Stephanopoulos asked Wilson: “You’re confident that no charges will be brought?”

Wilson responded simply, “Yeah.”

During its criminal investigation into Wilson, the Justice Department will be analyzing his past record, but “racial animus” is not something federal prosecutors have to prove to bring charges, according to William Yeomans, a former top civil rights prosecutor who spent 26 years at the Justice Department.

Investigators would have to show Wilson shot Brown with the specific intent to violate Brown’s civil rights and “use more force than was reasonably necessary under the circumstances,” Yeomans said. Reaching that threshold “can be very difficult” when there are conflicting eyewitness accounts and few pieces of physical evidence, according to Yeomans.

“It’s difficult to prove what was going on in his head,” Yeomans said.

In his interview this week, Wilson acknowledged that – while the Ferguson community is predominantly black – the police force there is overwhelmingly white. But he said that didn’t create any inherent mistrust or tension between him and those he encountered while on patrol.

Testifying before a St. Louis County grand jury two months ago, however, he described his beat in Ferguson as “an antipolice area for sure.”

“That community doesn’t like the police,” he testified.

Holder echoed that sentiment Tuesday, saying, “Michael Brown’s tragic death has revealed a deep distrust between some in the Ferguson community and its police force.”

Holder said the Justice Department will conduct an “intensive review” of the “priority areas” identified by the broader probe into the entire Ferguson police department, including a look at how officers handled searches and traffic stops of black drivers.

According to data released by the Missouri state government, about 67 percent of the Ferguson population is black, but last year 86 percent of those stopped by police were black, and 92 percent of those searched were black.

In addition, according to the same data, Ferguson police were twice as likely to search a black individual than a white individual, but they were significantly less likely to actually find contraband on black individuals compared with when they searched white individuals.

“There are obvious ways the police department needs to be reformed,” Yeomans said. “And I am confident that once this process is concluded, it will be a significantly different police department.”

Holder vowed that the two federal probes will be “conducted rigorously and in a timely manner” so that federal authorities can begin “to restore trust, to rebuild understanding and to foster cooperation between law enforcement and community members.”

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Paul Walker (R) and his brother, Cody. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It has been nearly a year since the accidental death of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker, but his memory is still fresh in his brother Cody’s mind.

Walker died Nov. 30, 2013, in a car accident near one of his charity Reach Out Worldwide events. Cody Walker has since taken the charity under his wing to keep it alive and thriving.

“ROWW continues to be, to function, to help others even after our primary contributor, my brother, Paul Walker has passed,” Cody told E! News. “I know he would be so stoked to know that. ROWW changed his life, and he was so proud of it.”

The mission of Reach Out Worldwide includes collecting toys and backpacks for less fortunate kids. Cody, 26, and the charity even went to the Philippines to help after Typhoon Haiyan late last year.

Cody Walker also talked about what his famous brother taught him up until his death at age 40.

“Just live your life to the fullest. Laugh a lot, love and find your true happiness,” Cody said. “Remember that no matter how cool you think you may be, you’re not cool enough to look down on anyone, ever. I am so lucky to have had him as a big brother.”

Cody and his brother Caleb stepped in to help finish Furious 7 when some scenes were left after Paul’s death. Furious 7 opens April 3, 2015.

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