The day before Thanksgiving: 5 things that happened Wednesday

In this Nov. 17, 2017 photo, George Dorsey walks through his hurricane-damaged home in Houston. He usually hosts a large Thanksgiving dinner for family but is making other arrangements this year as he continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here are five things that happened Wednesday, covered by the stations you trust every day.

1. Thanksgiving preparations get well underway

Communities across the country began preparing for tomorrow's Thanksgiving celebrations -- including in New York, where workers inflated the balloons for the holiday's infamous Macy's parade, and in Texas, where victims of Hurricane Harvey are still fighting to get back on their feet.

2. More men accused of assault

More women came forward to accuse men in power of sexual assault, including the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter and Michigan's Rep. John Conyers.

3. Three missing in Navy crash

After a Navy plane crashed off the coast of Japan, the search continues for three out of 11 on board who remain missing.

4. Anniversary of JFK's assassination recognized

Former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated exactly 54 years ago, an occasion commemorated in a solemn ceremony outside his childhood home in Massachusetts.

5. More details emerge about detective

After a Baltimore detective was shot and killed on duty, the department revealed he had been assaulted with his own gun -- just one day before he was set to testify against his fellow officers.

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