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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. stocks closed lower on Monday as General Electric and technology stocks sunk.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 54.67 (-0.23 percent) to finish at 23,273.96.

The Nasdaq fell 42.23 (-0.64 percent) to close at 6,586.83, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,564.98, down 10.23 (-0.40 percent) from its open.

Crude oil prices remained under $52 per barrel.

Winners and Losers:  Shares of General Electric sunk 6.34 percent after Morgan Stanley and UBS downgraded their ratings over concerns about dividend cuts.

Seagate Technology reported earnings in the fiscal first-quarter that beat investors' expectations and the data storage company's stock climbed 12.62 percent.

Hasbro posted a weak outlook for the holidays in its quarterly report because of the bankruptcy of Toys 'R' Us.  Shares tumbled 8.60 percent.

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Alexander Koerner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Monday that he has opened an inquiry into The Weinstein Company to investigate claims of sexual misconduct and harassment made against co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

ABC New York station WABC-TV has confirmed a New York Times report that Schneiderman is trying to determine whether those allegations could be indicative of discrimination and other civil rights violations.

“No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment, or fear. If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive at a company, we want to know," Schneiderman said in a statement.

According to a person familiar with the investigation, the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's Office issued a subpoena on Monday as part of an investigation into whether officials at the Weinstein Company violated state or local laws pertaining to civil and human rights. The subpoena seeks, among other information, all documents, records and correspondence related to all complaints relating to sexual harassment or other discrimination against any employee; all documents, records, and correspondence concerning how that complaint was handled; and all documents concerning management’s criteria to hire, promote, cast, select, reject or terminate applicants or employees.

Weinstein, 65, has been accused by more than three dozen women of harassment and sexual misconduct. Though he has admitted wrongdoing, he "unequivocally denied" any allegations of nonconsensual sex, according to a statement provided by his publicist earlier this month.

Despite his pleas for a second chance, the producer has faced serious consequences for his alleged actions. His employment was terminated by the board of his eponymous company almost immediately, and shortly thereafter, he tendered his own resignation from the board of directors. Weinstein was also expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Producers Guild of America has voted to begin termination proceedings against him as well. That organization will make a final determination next month.

The Weinstein Company has undergone big changes, too. Last week, ABC News confirmed that the studio is setting itself up for a possible sale, accepting an immediate cash infusion from the private equity firm Colony Capital. The board will also negotiate with the firm for a possible sale of some or all of its assets.

Weinstein is currently receiving inpatient and outpatient medical attention at an undisclosed location, his spokesperson added in a statement from last week. He will remain in treatment for the next month or so, she added.

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iStock/Thinkstock(HOBOKEN, N.J.) -- Some New Jersey trick-or-treaters can get cash for their candy this Halloween.

"Candy Buy-Back" is the brainchild of Lucas Dental Associates in Hoboken, New Jersey, where kids can bring their bags of Halloween candy in exchange for $5 and, of course, a toothbrush.

Dr. Robin Lucas got the idea about five years ago, as she was trying to promote dental hygiene around the sugar-filled holiday for her own children, she told ABC News.

"Personally, I'm not a candy fan," Lucas said. "So when my kids go trick-or-treating, they come home and they have to dump it. It's like you want to do something with it."

The cosmetic and restorative dentist couldn't put her idea into practice until two years ago when she expanded her practice to include pediatric dentistry. Initially, the "Candy Buy-Back" program was only for her patient pool, she said, noting that in previous years she has given out more than $500.

Now, she's opening it up to her local community.

Meliza Resto, who's worked at the practice for nine years, told ABC News it's one of her favorite times of year. Indeed, she dresses up to hand the kids goodie bags containing $5, a toothbrush and toothpaste.

"They're all excited because they're going to get $5 and to them $5 is a lot of money," she added. "Who thought they were going to be happy about not eating candy!"

In previous years, Resto said, they've been able to collect 10 boxes worth of candy. It is then donated to different branches of the military.

Dr. Lucas said she hopes her program will encourage parents and kids to have conversations about sugar and their teeth.

"I’m hoping that parents and kids ... [discuss] that sugar is harmful if it’s not managed well," she added.

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Franco Origlia/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Director James Toback is being accused of sexual harassment by 38 women, according to a report in The Los Angeles Times.

ABC News reached out to a rep for Toback, but didn't immediately hear back.

Toback denied the numerous allegations to the Times, "saying that he had never met any of these women," or if he did it "was for five minutes and have no recollection." He added, according to the Times, that the women's allegations were "biologically impossible" due to medical conditions, such as diabetes and a heart condition that required medication.

According to the accounts in the Times, dozens of women accused Toback of meeting them, often promising them dreams of turning them into stars.

Toback, although relatively unknown outside of the film industry, is a New York native. In 1974, he produced his first screenplay, "The Gambler," starring James Caan, based off of his own life. The film was later remade in 2014, with Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson.

His credits also include "The Pick Up Artist," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Molly Ringwald, along with "Two Girls and a Guy," also starring Downey, and "Harvard Man," in which Sarah Michelle Gellar starred. Toback's latest film, "The Private Life of a Modern Woman," starring Alec Baldwin and Sienna Miller, debuted at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year.

The Times reported 31 of the 38 women provided their accounts on the record. Here are some of the women's claims:

Several women detail claims of sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimidation

Adrienne LaValley

The "Quantico" actress claimed she had a 2008 encounter with Toback, in which the director allegedly attempted to rub up against her leg. “I felt like a prostitute," she told the newspaper, "an utter disappointment to myself, my parents, my friends. And I deserved not to tell anyone.”

After the report was published Sunday, LaValley tweeted: "I'm one of them ... f--- you James Toback. And everyone like him."

Starr Rinaldi

The aspiring actress claimed she met Toback almost 15 years ago in New York's Central Park. “He always wanted me to read for him in a hotel or come back to his apartment, like, ‘How serious are you about your craft?’” she told the Times.

Rinaldi tweeted, after the report broke, "btw. i was never alone with him, i was sexual harassed by him...i told him to F--- OFF."

Louise Post

The alternative rock singer and guitarist told the newspaper she met Toback in 1987 while attending Barnard College in New York City, and claimed she was shocked by his sexual remarks.

“Going to his apartment has been the source of shame for the past 30 years, that I allowed myself to be so gullible," she told the newspaper.

Before the report broke, Post's band, Veruca Salt, tweeted: "Us too: by bosses, boyfriends, male babysitters, taxi drivers, strangers and movie director/pig #jamestoback #metoo."

Karen Sklaire

The actress, playwright and drama teacher told the Times she was sexually assaulted by Toback in 1997 when he allegedly rubbed himself against her leg during an office meeting. "It’s a common thread among many women I know ... after someone mentions they were sexually abused by a creepy writer-director, the response is, ‘Oh, no. You got Toback-ed,’” she told the paper.

Anna Scott

The radio reporter claimed she met Toback while she just 18 years old at Manhattan’s Hunter College High School. After the two met at a deli, Toback later invited her to a taping of the "Charlie Rose" show, Scott said. Scott claimed after the taping, while the two spoke and walked around New York, the conversation turned sexual.

"It was disgusting and embarrassing. I tried to extricate myself from it without causing a scene," she told the paper.

Scott said she eventually left.

Echo Danon

The "Black and White" actress claimed Toback put his hands on her thighs and said sexually expressive remarks. “Everyone wants to work, so they put up with it,” Danon told the paper. “That’s why I put up with it. Because I was hoping to get another job.”

After the report was published Sunday, Danon tweeted, seemingly encouraging other women to come forward.

"Women who have been victimized by James Toback please contact @GlennWhipp he is my hero," she wrote, referencing the author of the Times report. "Also contact @VickiBalfour #metoo #balancetonporc."

Sari Kamin

The woman, who describes herself as a "culinary ethnographer" on her website, told the Times she met Toback in a Kinko's in New York City back in 2003. After several dinners, Kamin became alarmed while the two were in a hotel room. After he allegedly pressured her to remove her clothes, she claimed she eventually did after she protested. She then claimed Toback began rubbing himself against her.

“I felt really paralyzed,” Kamin told the paper. “And I asked him, ‘Are you trying to get yourself off?’ And he said, ‘Absolutely.’”

Kamin said she then fled the hotel room.

After the report broke, Kamin tweeted, "So grateful to @GlennWhipp for listening and giving us a voice."

Terri Conn

The “As the World Turns” actress claimed she was sexually assaulted by Toback in Central Park when she was 23. She claimed he took her to a secluded area, where he began humping her leg and making sexually suggestive remarks. “I was shocked and frozen and didn’t know what to do,” Conn told the paper. “I thought if I resisted, it could get worse. He could overpower me.”

Responding to a tweet, Conn wrote Sunday on the social media network: "Thank you ... the truth shall set you free! #JamesToback."

Chantal Cousineau

The actress told the Times she was 19 when she met Toback while auditioning for "Harvard Man" in 2001. Cousineau claimed during the audition Toback continuously spoke about masturbation. She alleged he later sexually harassed her on the film's set.

“I felt so violated,” she said in the paper. “And there was my abuser, inches away from me.”

On Sunday, Cousineau tweeted the story along with the caption, "May the survivors, who can, come forward to be heard."

Ashly McQueen

The flight attendant said she was intimidated by Toback in 1998, who claimed he had killed someone at a racetrack with a pencil.

Before the report was published Sunday, McQueen tweeted, "Me too!Predator James Toback. It's time! Sick of your twisted attempts to seduce women into believing you want to cast them in a film."

Hollywood reacts to the Times' report on Toback

After the Times report broke accusing Toback of sexual misconduct, many in Hollywood came out to condemn the director.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn wrote in a lengthy post on Facebook that he knew several women allegedly assaulted by Toback.

"He has done this to three girls I’ve dated, two of my very best friends, and a family member ... twice," he wrote Sunday. "Yes, he came up to her twice with the same stupid line, not realizing she was the same person. This is in addition to many other women I've talked to at parties or dinners about their interactions with Toback. AND THAT'S JUST PEOPLE I KNOW."

Actress Selma Blair and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain also tweeted their reactions.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The holidays are coming up fast, but it’s not too late to score some big savings on travel.

FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney said that if you want some of the “cheapest airfare prices of the year,” pick those off-peak times before Thanksgiving and Christmas.

That’s “roughly the first two weeks of November, and the first two weeks of December,” Seaney said.

But don’t wait to buy -- those ticket deals are available now for both domestic and international travel.

Why are deal zone fares so cheap? Seaney said it’s down to supply and demand.

“Most people don’t want to fly during the deal zones. They want to fly at Thanksgiving or Christmas or Hanukkah or New Year’s,” Seaney said. “Because of the steep demand for travel during these holidays, prices rise steeply, too. They then plunge when travel slacks off as it does in early November and early December.”

If you’re looking for warm temperatures and sunny skies, this deal might not be for you. But for many, the advantages outweigh the need to bundle up.

“If all you care about is savings, well, it doesn’t get much better than this,” Seaney said. “There are other advantages, too: smaller (or nonexistent) crowds, which means easier access to major attractions and even restaurants. Plus, there are shorter lines at airport security and, in some hotels, cheaper room prices.”

If the timing just doesn’t work for you, though, don’t worry. Seaney said the next deal zone is just around the corner in January.

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Courtesy Goodies Not Guns(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) -- One couple wants families to think twice about having their kids dress up in violent and bloody Halloween costumes.

Amanda Hanig and Jordon Gillis, who've been together for 17 years and have two children, told ABC News they created Goodies Not Guns to encourage children to wear, instead, nonviolent costumes when celebrating the spooky holiday.

The couple said they came up with the idea about three weeks ago while sitting on their porch in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, talking about the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd at a Las Vegas music festival earlier this month, killing nearly 60 people and injuring more than 500.

"We just felt so powerless as citizens and as parents," Hanig, 40, said. "There's so much violence in the world, and you read about gun control ... but it isn't enough. Maybe we have to do more than that."

With Halloween approaching, Hanig said they created Goodies Not Guns "as a way of taking some of the power back and making immediate changes."

"It was a simple thing that we could do," Gillis, 41, said. "And [we figured] maybe other people would like to help out."

Thayer Lavielle is one mother of three who will be joining Goodies Not Guns in its inaugural year. Her three children, ranging in age from 9 to 13, are dressing up this year as an arctic princess, a ghoul "and a 13-year-old cranky teenager," she said.

"We live in the South where hunting and fishing is more prevalent," the Cary, North Carolina, mother said. "It's our [Second] Amendment right to bear arms and to have a weapon. I don't think anyone is arguing that...but if you're going as a soldier as a 7-year-old, you don't necessarily need to have an AK47 strapped to your back."

Lavielle, 46, added that she's joining to encourage other parents to "stop and think sometimes about the choices they make and how that can be perceived by others."

Goodies Not Guns has already received support from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, a school district in North Carolina with 12,000 students.

"Thank you to the parents in our community who created @goodiesnotguns to promote safe costumes without weapons," the district tweeted Thursday.

Thank you to the parents in our community who created @goodiesnotguns to promote safe costumes without weapons.

— CHCCS (@chccs) October 19, 2017

The Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, a national non-profit organization that advocates gun control, also tweeted its support. "Shout out to local gun violence prevention advocates for working to promote safety in their communities," they wrote Friday.

The creators of Guns Not Goodies emphasize that they're not making a judgement regarding gun ownership.

"We're not trying to tell people not to own guns," Hanig said. "We're just trying to say consider not sending your kids out with violence. I realize that it's all in fun, but if we teach kids that guns are fun, what are we teaching them?"

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Move over, kids! The dogs had their day to show off their Halloween costumes at the 27th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City.

Nearly 10,000 dog lovers came out to Tompkins Square Park on Saturday, home to the city's first official dog run, to see pooches dressed up as New York landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, the red sightseeing buses, and the Staten Island Ferry.

Other dogs wore costumes without a New York theme, such as dressing up as a lion, a kissing booth and even one dog who remained in his cell, with a sign that read, "Pawshank Redemption," paying homage to the hit 1994 film, "Shawshank Redemption."

The dogs and their Halloween-loving owners were there to compete "for thousands of dollars in prizes," according to the parade's website.

Dog trainer Garrett Rosso, who created the Halloween parade, told the podcast Animal Instinct ahead of the parade that they plan to "give out at least 10 prizes."

Along with awarding prizes, this year's parade collected items to donate for hurricane relief, according to the parade's Facebook page.

And one dog even dressed up as a donation, with a roll of toilet paper around his neck with the words "hurricane relief" on them.

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Drew Angerer/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division says it has interviewed a potential victim of a 2013 sexual assault allegedly involving Harvey Weinstein, as the woman's attorney held a news conference on Friday to discuss the investigation.

David Ring said his client, an Italian actress, spoke briefly with Weinstein at a Los Angeles-based film festival in February 2013, and later in the evening, the producer allegedly "bullied his way into her [hotel] room."

"Her greatest regret is opening that door. She had no idea what was coming,” he said of the allegation. “What happened to her was really horrible. It’s had a humongous, huge impact on her life."

Ring declined to identify his client or discuss specifics of the case, except to say that it is under investigation by the LAPD. He added that it was "premature" to discuss a potential civil lawsuit against Weinstein.

New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce Thursday said New York City police have referred allegations against the disgraced film mogul to other police departments, though it was unclear whether the LAPD investigation pertained to one of those cases.

The referrals were made to jurisdictions in the United States and overseas based on calls to a police hotline about Weinstein, Boyce added.

Police declined to discuss specifics.

“Several calls have been received on our CrimeStoppers Hotline regarding Mr. Weinstein,” Boyce said. “None of those calls have alleged any criminal conduct within the New York City area.”

Complaints about Weinstein cannot be pursued locally if they involve events that occurred outside New York City.

More than three dozen women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, including harassment and assault, but he has not been charged with a crime.

The movie producer has acknowledged inappropriate behavior, but has "unequivocally denied" any allegations of non-consensual sex, his spokesman said.

Weinstein, 65, was terminated by the Weinstein Co. in the wake of the allegations, though he later offered his resignation. ABC News confirmed that he is also pursuing a claim that he was wrongfully fired.

In addition, he was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Producers Guild of America has voted to begin termination proceedings against him. A final determination will be reached next month. On Thursday the board of British Film Institute voted to strip Weinstein of its prestigious BFI Fellowship honor, which he was awarded in 2002.

"Sexual harassment, abuse and bullying is unacceptable under any circumstances. Everyone working in the film industry – in any industry – should be safe and respected in the workplace. We wholeheartedly support those brave enough to come forward and speak out," the board said in a statement. "The film industry needs more women represented on every level, on and off screen."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Stock indexes reached new records on Friday as investors saw Republican lawmakers' progress on tax reform.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 165.59 ( 0.71 percent) to finish at 23,328.63.

The Nasdaq jumped 23.99 ( 0.36 percent) to close at 6,629.05, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,575.21, up 13.11 ( 0.51 percent) from its open.

Crude oil was about 0.72 percent higher with prices under $52 per barrel.

Winners and Losers:  A huge jump in footwear sales last quarter caused Skechers shares to skyrocket 41.45 percent.

PayPal beat investors' expectations in earnings and revenue in the third-quarter and shares climbed 5.53 percent.

Despite earnings in Procter & Gamble's fiscal first-quarter report that were higher than estimates, sales disappointed and its stock tumbled 3.68 percent.

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Subscribe To This Feed ROSA, Calif.) -- Rick Grenis and Bonnie Frazier spent more than a year planning a wedding in northern California's scenic Sonoma County that was to include a weekend of activities for their more than two dozen guests.

But the couple had to make a last-minute change in plans when their venue in Healdsburg was closed due to wildfires that were among the deadliest in California's history raged across the state.

“Our venue’s website said, ‘Closed until further notice,’” Grenis, told ABC News. “That is not what you want to see the week of your wedding.”

Grenis, 29, and Frazier, 27, who both live in Oakland, California, got the news just 48 hours before the Oct. 13 date for their nuptials. But they took inspiration from their wedding planner, who was persevering after losing her family's home to the fires this month in Santa Rosa, California.

Wedding planner Brittany Hanson, her husband and their three children escaped their home with just the clothes on their backs.

Days later, Hanson, who said one of her five employees also lost her home in the fires, was back planning weddings for clients like Grenis and Frazier.

"We want to survive out of this," Hanson told ABC News. "We know we’re in a really bad situation, but we also know if we were removed from this and it was our wedding, we’d be devastated and stressed."

"We love weddings," Hanson added. "That’s what we do. We understand the importance of weddings."

Following her lead, Grenis and Frazier went ahead with their marriage ceremony at a different location, near San Francisco.

'We're all here. We're all surviving.'

The California wildfires have charred more than 217,000 acres of land, forced about 75,000 residents to evacuate and damaged or destroyed at least 5,700 homes and businesses, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

"People removed from here think the whole thing went up in flames, but wine country is very large," Hanson said. "There are still plenty of us here and a big part of our economy -- hotels and restaurants and food tastings -- comes from the wedding industry."

In Napa County, 732 marriage ceremonies were held and 1,663 marriage licenses issued last fiscal year, Napa County Clerk John Tuteur told ABC News.

Weddings helped to generate $196 million in spending in the Napa Valley area in 2016, according to an economic report released in May by Visit Napa Valley.

Darius Anderson owns multiple restaurants and wedding sites in the Napa and Sonoma county areas. He said this year's wildfires hit the region during its busiest month for marriage celebrations.

"The tragedy of the whole thing is October is traditionally our number one month for weddings," said Anderson. "In this month, we’ve had 57 percent cancellations."

Anderson's properties survived the fires and he said the first priority for him and other local business owners has been to make sure their employees are safe and taken care of. Their next priority, he said, is to help rebuild the region and make sure people know its beauty remains.

"Long-term we have to let people know that we’re open for business and the natural beauty and historic value and what makes Napa-Sonoma so charming to people is still here," he said. "We're still focused on our customer base and making sure their experience here is the best they can possibly have."

Many couples are going ahead with their weddings in the area.

Hanson said her company typically does 20 weddings in the month of October alone. So far, only two have been canceled and another two have changed their venues.

"We’re all here. We’re all surviving," she said. "Everyone is here volunteering. For us to keep going is the best thing we can do right now."

Hanson said people in the wedding industry are going the extra mile to help each other. Some vendors are offering to drive hours to new wedding locations, she said, and wedding planners like herself are helping each other find what they need both for their business and for the larger community.

"One wedding planner donated supplies for 100 kids to my school," Hanson said. "I replied to thank her and she needed 70 volunteers to feed lunch and I said, ‘Done.'"

"We're crisis managers," she added. "That's what we do for a living."

'Planned an entire new wedding in 48 hours'

When the wildfires forced the closure of Grenis and Frazier's planned wedding venue, the groom's brother, Billy Grenis, stepped up to help from across the country in New York City by putting out a call on social media.

The couple confirmed their new venue, a country club in Novato, just outside San Francisco, the night before the wedding.

“We took a year or more to plan this and then we basically planned an entire new wedding in 48 hours,” Rick Grenis said. “It was something that we reminded ourselves throughout the week, that it’s not about the specific details that we had been planning but the fact that we’re getting married and that people are still coming to celebrate us.”

The smoke from the fires, however, had spread so far that Hanson brought masks for Frazier, Grenis and their guests to wear at the outdoor wedding to protect themselves from smoke.

The bride and groom cancelled their planned rentals of houses for nearly 30 out-of-state guests in Healdsburg so that the homes could be used instead to house evacuees.

They also asked their wedding guests to make donations to fire victims in lieu of wedding gifts. They are making their own donation to help those affected by the fires, and they hope to return one day to their planned wedding destination.

“We keep joking that for our 10-year anniversary we can go back and follow the itinerary that we had planned,” Frazier said. "We had a whole wine country weekend."

'It was just surreal.'

The fast-moving fires this month caught some wedding-goers by surprise.

Wendy Ross, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was watching groomsmen give toasts at the Oct. 8 wedding of her son, Sam Ross, to Rachel Lieberstein in the Napa Valley area when wind began to pick up and the sky turned red.

"It was a wonderful wedding, everything went perfectly and then the wind started really picking up," Ross told ABC News. "As it started getting dark you could notice a little bit of a glow."

The ceremony and reception took place at a private home overlooking vineyards in the path of the Atlas fire, which struck Napa and Solano counties, and Wendy Ross said that as the DJ began playing music, "bright red flames" were shooting in the sky.

"I noticed [the flames] about 9:50 that evening and by 10:45, we were gone," she said of the 120 guests who evacuated. "It was very, very frightening."

Sam Ross and Lieberstein, now on their honeymoon now in New Zealand, plan to help rebuild their beloved Napa community as soon as they return home.

"We expect to fully immerse ourselves in the rebuilding process when we return next weekend," Lieberstein told ABC News by email. "We have a lot of friends and family in Napa who have already started brainstorming with us on how we can help our community directly."

She added, "We want to help as quickly and efficiently as possible."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Colonel follows exactly 11 users on Twitter and today one social media savvy user found out the hilarious and punny reason why!

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) follows six men named "Herb" and 5 "Spice" girls from the all-girl British pop group in what appears to be an ode to the company's original-recipe blend of 11 herbs and spices.

.@KFC follows 11 people.

Those 11 people? 5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb.

11 Herbs & Spices. I need time to process this.

— Edge (@edgette22) October 19, 2017

The original tweet revealing the fast food chain's genius marketing move was first posted by @edgette22 had been favorited more than 484,000 times and retweeted over 200,000 times as of midday Friday.

I don’t know who I’m more impressed with, @KFC for doing it or @edgette22 for noticing it

— Chris Espinosa (@cdespinosa) October 20, 2017

Just realized they weren't following back.
Good joke though.

— Wendy's (@Wendys) October 20, 2017

The chief brand officer of Ford even made an incredible offer to the anonymous person behind the move. "To whomever runs the KFC Twitter account and thought of this. Call me whenever you need a job. You a genius," Musa Tariq tweeted.

To whomever runs the @KFC twitter account and thought of this. Call me whenever you need a job. You a genius.

— Musa Tariq (@MusaTariq) October 20, 2017

Other KFC social media accounts don't appear to adhere to the 11 "Herbs" and Spices" formula. The company's Instagram follows 67 users.

KFC did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment, and the person behind the marketing move remains anonymous.

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iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGLES) -- Playboy is making history again by naming a transgender model a "Playboy Playmate" for the first time in the magazine's 64-year history.

French model Ines Rau will get the honor of being the November/December centerfold.

It's a notable accomplishment for the 26-year-old model, who used to hide her identity.

"I lived a long time without saying I was transgender," Rau told Playboy. "I dated a lot and almost forgot. I was scared of never finding a boyfriend and being seen as weird."

"Then I was like, you know, you should just be who you are. It’s a salvation to speak the truth about yourself, whether it’s your gender, sexuality, whatever," she continued. "The people who reject you aren’t worth it. It’s not about being loved by others; it’s about loving yourself."

Along with this distinction, Rau has been featured in Vogue, Italian Vogue and a Balmain fashion campaign.

The decision to make Rau a playmate was decided by Cooper Hefner, Hugh Hefner's son and chief creative officer at Playboy. The elder Hefner died last month at the age of 91. The latest issue will honor his legacy.

"It very much speaks to the brand’s philosophy," Hefner, 26, told The New York Times of his decision. "It’s the right thing to do. We’re at a moment where gender roles are evolving."

"This is really a moment for us to take a step back and say that so much of what the brand stood for in the early years is very much still alive in culture," he added.

Playboy was quick to note that it has published photos of transgender women before.

In fact, the first transgender woman to "pose for Playboy was Tula in September 1991," according to the magazine's Twitter account, referring to British model Caroline Cossey. Moreover, Rau has been featured in the magazine in 2014.

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Blinq(NEW YORK) -- Let's face it: for as cool as fitness trackers and other wearable tech items are, they're not great to look at. And this was the prime mover behind Blinq, beautiful rings made of gold and other luxury materials that subtly hide some serious tech.

Not only will the rings count your steps -- sending them and other fitness data to your phone -- but they can be set to inform you of incoming alerts for various apps like Uber, Instagram, and more.

The rings vibrate, and their gemstones actually glow subtly to inform you, instead of having you whip out your phone to check, which, let's face it, we all do way too much.

Instead, you can cut down the clutter. You can pre-set the wirelessly-charging rings to, say, ignore all incoming emails and calls from work, but let you know if your friends are trying to get a hold of you.

And while it's sad to have to think about, the Blinq rings can also act as a panic button. They let you subtly send an emergency message to your contacts, along with your exact location, by tapping the ring in a certain sequence -- so if a date starts going south in a serious way, you can send an S.O.S. to the cavalry.

The fully waterproof smart jewelry line was a hit on Kickstarter, and will begin shipping out at the end of the year. A line of more masculine rings will come next year.

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Apple(CHICAGO) -- Apple's innovative redesign of its first-ever flagship store in Chicago may give a glimpse into the future of retail.

In the company's most ambitious store design yet, the all-glass storefront called Apple Michigan Avenue on the Chicago River will for one month offer visitors free sessions to experience augmented reality, design artwork, learn coding and tinker with robots.

The store will host the series of events as part of a citywide collaboration with community organizations called "The Chicago Series," that focuses on the intersection of technology and liberal arts.

"I think it's our job to carry Apple's legacy forward, always keep it relevant now for today," Angela Ahredts, senior vice president of retail, told ABC News. "This is where the best of Apple come together."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Good Housekeeping's list of the hottest toys for the holiday season is out after the magazine's extensive expert and kid testing process.

Good Housekeeping Institute's experts vetted over 500 toys for safety, quality and skill-building. They then asked nearly 100 children, ages 1 through 13, to weigh in on their favorites.

Rachel Rothman, the chief technologist from Good Housekeeping Institute, the consumer products lab, appeared live on Good Morning America to share some of the magazine's top picks for kids at different price points: under $25, under $50, under $75, and $100.

Under $25

Moose Toys Oonies Starter Kit
For ages 5
Price: $19.99
This toy lets children blow up dozens of "oonies," or a cross between bubbles and balloons. Children can stick the "oonies" together and create original designs. The good news for parents is the toy requires no glue, no water, and is said to be mess-free.

Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush
For ages 3
Price: $19.99
Children can dip this brush into a pot of paint and it will then light up into that shade on special paper. The color will not transfer onto skin, carpet or furniture, allowing for mess-free digital painting.

Under $50

Moose Toys 'Despicable Me' Mineez Dru's Super Liar Playset
For ages 5
Price: $35
This toy is a detailed miniature version of the beloved "Despicable Me" villain's lair. The set includes two minions and Dru, the villain himself, but you can also purchase more characters to add to your collection.

Leap Frog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Car
For ages 2
Price: $39.99; $25.49 at Target
This toy lets children make creative toy ice cream concoctions by mixing different flavors, toppings and syrups. The cart also plays songs, and features activity cards and phrases that teach colors, numbers, flavors and more.

Under $75

Geo Smart Mars Explorerer
For ages 5
Price: $70
With this toy, children can pretend to be engineers and build a unique vehicle using magnetic pieces. The toy includes four design templates, but children can also freely create their own iterations of the explorer vehicle.

Under $100

Spin Master Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower
For ages 3
Price: $100
This lookout tower for the beloved "Paw Patrol" characters stands at over 2.5 feet tall and comes with one vehicle and two characters, but more characters and pieces can be bought separately.

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