ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — In his new film Boyhood, Ethan Hawke plays the father in a story that follows a boy from innocent child to surly teen as his family grapples with divorce. It’s a perspective that Hawke knows deeply himself.

Hawke separated from his first wife, actress Uma Thurman, in 2003 after five years of marriage when their daughter Maya was just 5 years old.

“When we were first splitting up, it broke her heart because she just didn’t know anybody else,” Hawke said in an interview with Nightline. “She was the only kid in her kindergarten whose parents weren’t together, and it was really hard for her, and now she’s a junior in high school and she helps her friends.”

In Boyhood, Hawke, who stars alongside Patricia Arquette as his ex-wife and newcomer Ellar Coltrane as their son, channeled a lot of himself into playing a divorced dad on screen. A passion project for director Richard Linklater, all the actors involved agreed to be filmed every year over the span of 12 years to make the almost three-hour-long movie.

“I had this realization that I thought I was being offered a job that I’m not sure any actor had ever been offered before, to get to create a character and be able to use time to create them,” Hawke said.

Hawke and his wife Ryan Shawhuges Hawke, whom he jokingly called the “CEO” of their family, have been married now for more than six years and have two young daughters together. Ryan is currently working on a documentary called Seymour, about an 87-year-old concert pianist who suffered from horrible stage fright.

“What makes our family work is you can’t have one person be creative inside a couple, and traveling a lot, and expect to have a home life if somebody isn’t taking care of a sense of balance,” Hawke said. “There are so many different levels. Who’s managing our money and paying our taxes? A sense of balance that needs to happen. And she makes that happen for me anyway.”

Through the twists and turns of his career, and his love life, Hawke has found a role that is most meaningful to him — being a father to his kids.

“A lot of things happened in my life over the last decade, but there’s only one thing that has really been consistent, and that’s them,” he said. “I would do interviews and stuff, and they ask me about movies… It’s really not what’s really happening ever in my life. What’s really been happening in my life is being a father. That’s been the most important thing. And this movie [Boyhood] gave me an opportunity to place all those feelings and all those experiences into a narrative.”

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The House Ethics Committee has once again deferred consideration of Rep. Michael Grimm’s alleged violations of campaign finance law to the Department of Justice.

Grimm, R-N.Y., is alleged to have solicited and accepted prohibited campaign contributions, caused false information to be included in campaign finance reports and allegedly made a deal with a foreign national to collect campaign contributions in exchange for help getting a green card.

The committee had previously made a similar decision on Nov. 26, 2013, when it deferred action on the case.

The committee says it will make public statements at least annually regarding Grimm’s ethics referral.

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Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Most Americans have made impulse purchases and many of them regret it. That’s according to a new survey of shoppers.

“Three out of four Americans say they have made an impulse buy and about half of those…have said they regretted doing so,” says Matt Schultz of creditcards.com.

The website’s survey shows both men and women make impulse purchases.

“However, men are three times as likely as women to have spent $1,000 or more on an impulse buy,” Schultz notes.

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PeterHermesFurian/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A team of U.S. special operations forces conducted a joint raid in a remote region of Yemen Tuesday to rescue eight hostages being held in a cave by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Elements of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team Six participated in the daring pre-dawn raid in a remote region near the border with Saudi Arabia.

A U.S. official confirmed that about two dozen U.S. special operations forces and a team of Yemeni counterterrorism troops conducted a raid early Tuesday morning near the border with Saudi Arabia that rescued six Yemenis, a Saudi and an Ethiopian. It was unclear how long the hostages had been held by the al Qaeda affiliate.

Another U.S. official told ABC News that elements of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team Six participated in the raid. SEAL Team Six is the elite special operations unit involved in high-risk missions including the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

The U.S. official said the special operations team was inserted into the remote border region by helicopter then made its way to a cave where the hostages were rescued after a firefight that killed seven al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters. The teams then evacuated the area by helicopter.

On Tuesday, the Yemeni government confirmed the raid in Hadhramaut Province but said only Yemeni counterterrorism forces had participated. The U.S. participation in the rescue was first reported by The New York Times.

Pentagon officials referred questions about the raid to Yemeni authorities on Tuesday.

“I would just tell you we continue to support Yemeni counterterrorism efforts and would refer you to them to talk to any operations,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at a Pentagon briefing.

For several years, the U.S. military’s elite Joint Special Operations Command has conducted drone strikes against AQAP targets inside Yemen.

This raid could be the first known instance where American forces have conducted a ground raid inside Yemen.

The Yemeni government has authorized the American military drone strikes, though it has painted them as airstrikes conducted by Yemen’s air force.

Yemen has been beset in recent months by sectarian battles, as a Shiite rebel group from northern Yemen known as the Houthi has battled the Yemeni government for more autonomy. The group has taken over parts of the capital of Sanaa and attempted to recapture territory in the southern part of the country controlled by AQAP.

The violence in the capital has led to the occasional downsizing of U.S. embassy personnel in Sanaa.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Just in time for Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, San Francisco Supervisors have unanimously approved a retail workers bill of rights.

It’s the country’s first retail worker bill of rights, requiring employers to post workers schedules at least two weeks in advance.

The goal is to limit employer habits of scheduling workers to shifts with little notice.

If there’s a last minute schedule change, any on call hours, or if a worker is sent home before their assigned shift ends, they’ll have to be compensated.

Retail chains in San Francisco will also be required to offer part time workers hours before hiring new employees.

It’s a bill that some believe will grow beyond San Francisco and beyond retail chains.

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American Football Field Yard Lines IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock(STARKVILLE, Miss.) — Mississippi State can’t afford a loss to rival Ole Miss on Saturday. The Bulldogs sit at No. 4 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings that were announced on Tuesday and are looking forward to the Egg Bowl.

“[It’s the] last regular season for us, rivalry game, you got to leave it all out there on the field,” Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen said this week. “You kind of work all year round for this type of game.”

Both teams come in ranked for only the third time in 57 years of the Egg Bowl, but Ole Miss dropped to No. 18 after a 30-0 loss to Arkansas last weekend.

“They’re a very good football team,” Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze said. “[Quarterback] Dak Prescott makes them better than very good. You take him away from that team they’re still really good.”

“Defensively they’re one of the best in the nation against the rush. They just don’t give up much on the ground at all,” Freeze continued.

Prescott rallied Mississippi State to a comeback victory in last year’s matchup and remains one of the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy.

“It’s a game played with emotions and a game played with the heart,” Prescott said. “It’s a good rivalry and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

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American Football Field Yard Lines IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock(STARKVILLE, Miss.) — Mississippi State can’t afford a loss to rival Ole Miss on Saturday. The Bulldogs sit at No. 4 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings that were announced on Tuesday and are looking forward to the Egg Bowl.

“[It’s the] last regular season for us, rivalry game, you got to leave it all out there on the field,” Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen said this week. “You kind of work all year round for this type of game.”

Both teams come in ranked for only the third time in 57 years of the Egg Bowl, but Ole Miss dropped to No. 18 after a 30-0 loss to Arkansas last weekend.

“They’re a very good football team,” Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze said. “[Quarterback] Dak Prescott makes them better than very good. You take him away from that team they’re still really good.”

“Defensively they’re one of the best in the nation against the rush. They just don’t give up much on the ground at all,” Freeze continued.

Prescott rallied Mississippi State to a comeback victory in last year’s matchup and remains one of the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy.

“It’s a game played with emotions and a game played with the heart,” Prescott said. “It’s a good rivalry and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

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American Football Field Yard Lines IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock(STARKVILLE, Miss.) — Mississippi State can’t afford a loss to rival Ole Miss on Saturday. The Bulldogs sit at No. 4 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings that were announced on Tuesday and are looking forward to the Egg Bowl.

“[It’s the] last regular season for us, rivalry game, you got to leave it all out there on the field,” Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen said this week. “You kind of work all year round for this type of game.”

Both teams come in ranked for only the third time in 57 years of the Egg Bowl, but Ole Miss dropped to No. 18 after a 30-0 loss to Arkansas last weekend.

“They’re a very good football team,” Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze said. “[Quarterback] Dak Prescott makes them better than very good. You take him away from that team they’re still really good.”

“Defensively they’re one of the best in the nation against the rush. They just don’t give up much on the ground at all,” Freeze continued.

Prescott rallied Mississippi State to a comeback victory in last year’s matchup and remains one of the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy.

“It’s a game played with emotions and a game played with the heart,” Prescott said. “It’s a good rivalry and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

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PeterHermesFurian/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. ground forces participated in a raid on Tuesday in Yemen, freeing eight hostages who had been held by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

A U.S. official confirmed that the raid, initially reported by the New York Times, included about two dozen U.S. Special Operations ground forces, as well as Yemeni forces. They raided a cave near the Saudi Arabian border.

The Yemeni government said on Tuesday that its forces had killed seven operatives of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in a raid. Their statement did not mention American involvement.

The hostages freed included six Yemeni citizens, a Saudi Arabian and an Ethiopian, according to the Times.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Police Officer Darren Wilson, who has been in seclusion since the fatal shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, revealed to Good Morning America Wednesday that he and his new wife are expecting a baby.

Wilson, 28, had earlier told GMA anchor George Stephanopoulos that he had gotten married since the Aug. 9 shooting that has rocked Ferguson and much of the country.

In an installment of the exclusive interview released Wednesday, Wilson mentioned that his wife is pregnant.

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