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Latest Stories Steve Rushin: Even in the dark, news in the sports world seems to be the sameupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 10:15:00

Sports columns generally generate more heat than light, which is fine: We'll settle for either right now in the Northeast, after a snowstorm left us without heat, light, phone, gas, news, water and peace of mind for five days and counting. I'm not thinking clearly as I sit down to write -- longhand, with a crow's feather, in sheep's blood, on the tanned hide of a dead squirrel. But for some reason the whiteout that led to the blackout has me thinking of the NBA lockout.

CNNMoney: Peanut butter prices skyrocketingupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 19:02:00

Trick-or-treaters might want to hold on to those Reese's Cups this Halloween as sharp increases in peanut butter prices have begun going into effect following one of the worst peanut harvests in decades.

Cheryl Burke: I have 'great chemistry' with Rob Kardashian updated: Mon Oct 31 2011 17:13:00

This week on "Dancing with the Stars," Rob Kardashian" and I are dancing the tango to something that I think everyone knows.

So scary! Revelers team up for awesome costumesupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 16:01:00

Nothing gets people in the Halloween spirit like group costumes. Teamwork was the finishing touch of many iReporters' outfits -- whether it was a team of green Army men or crayons.

Carving out a Halloween Google Doodleupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 09:09:00

You know there's something significant going on when Google creates one of its whimsical "doodles" on its home page, and Halloween is no exception.

Halloween safetyupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 07:21:00

Ninette Sosa give us some tips on how to stay safe this Halloween.

Halloween fun facts: Spending, eating and carving our way through the holidayupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 07:21:00

The United States might be in a tricky economic situation, but it won't stop Americans from buying vampire fangs or princess tiaras.

CNNMoney: Most popular Halloween costume? Charlie Sheen is 'winning'updated: Sat Oct 29 2011 08:22:00

Tousled hair, a vial of tiger blood and a hefty dose of attitude is all it takes to score a winning costume this Halloween.

Campaign on offensive Halloween costumesupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 19:52:00

CNN talks to students from Ohio University about their campaign to raise awareness about offensive Halloween costumes.

Do-it-yourself Halloween decorating 101updated: Fri Oct 28 2011 09:50:00

With Halloween on a Monday, there's still the entire weekend to get into the holiday spirit. Decorating the home is a great way to celebrate, especially if you have children or want to postpone the feeding frenzy until next week.

Avoiding sexy costumes for kidsupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 08:57:00

I have no idea why my 3-year-old wants to be a cowboy for Halloween this year, because she won't tell me. That's OK. I don't need to know her reasoning to make it happen.

'We're a culture, not a costume' this Halloweenupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 14:28:00

Thinking about donning a kimono to dress like a geisha for Halloween, or a Mexican mariachi suit?

Spooky reads for Halloweenupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 15:29:00

Zombies, ghosts, even the devil himself are jumping off the page in this week's hot reads for Halloween. So if you're in the mood for something wicked, we've got you covered with some brand-new bone-chilling best-sellers.

Obsessions: Yes, teen TV scares meupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 12:30:00

Out of all the frightening things on television, especially as we near Halloween, I'll admit it's the teen dramas that make me want to leave a light on.

With home now nothing but ashes, Texas family vows to rebuildupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 08:25:00

You could practically see her heart pounding out of her chest, with every step she took. Nichelle Bielinski was allowed past the barricade to take her first look at what she already believed.

CNNMoney: Your virtual cow could be worth $0updated: Tue Sep 06 2011 06:08:00

Dedicated social gamers devote many hours to tending their online farms and digital pets -- and lots of money, too. This year they'll spend an estimated $650 million in real cash on virtual goods.

WikiLeaks: Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll -- Saudi styleupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 13:54:00

"The full range of worldly temptations and vices are available -- alcohol, drugs, sex -- but strictly behind closed doors."

Sink your teeth into creepy, gory Halloween eatsupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 18:12:00

As Halloween brings trick-or-eating time back again, frightening foodies and gobbling ghouls will appreciate the spooky spoils of the season.

Small gifts for vets make a large impact -- for everyoneupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 12:34:00

As our nation salutes the men and women who risked their lives for our country, CNN iReporters share the innovative ways they made a positive impact on veterans' lives. Paranormal Activity 2 Star: I'm Too Scared to Watch My Own Filmsupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 10:50:00

"I can not watch either of the Paranormal films alone," Katie Featherston tells PEOPLE. Ghost Lab's Brothers: Spirits Don't Know It's Halloweenupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 10:29:00

Discovery Channel's paranormal investigators Brad and Barry Klinge explain why ghosts are a year-round phenomenon

Obamas host Halloween at the White Houseupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 05:29:00

President Barack Obama welcomed area students and children of military families Sunday to celebrate Halloween at the White House.

White House celebrates Halloweenupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 05:29:00

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet trick-or-treaters at the White House. What Will the Jersey Shore Stars Be for Halloween?updated: Sun Oct 31 2010 10:47:00

Snooki will channel her favorite snack, while Pauly D catches a case of Bieber fever Lady Gaga and Snooki Are Top Bestselling Celebrity Costumesupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 10:47:00

But will anyone be brave enough to attempt the infamous meat dress? Tom Bowles: Brad Keselowski talks his pick for the title, Richard Petty's troubles and moreupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 15:08:00

Brad Keselowski does a biweekly diary for Heading into the race at Talladega, the driver of the No. 12 Dodge hopes to keep building momentum after scoring his first Sprint Cup top-10 for owner Roger Penske. Find out how Martinsville became the key to their success, his reaction to the possible demise of Richard Petty Motorsports, and learn a classic Halloween "dos and don'ts" moment for the Keselowski family in the latest edition of Kickin' It With Kes.

'Home haunters' hack Halloween decorationsupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:33:00

You know the house. The one with sinister animatronics, the fake smoke and a perfectly timed soundtrack of spooky noises. The one that makes small children think twice about ringing the doorbell.

CNNMoney: Top cities for Halloween lootupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:30:00

With a little advance planning, trick-or-treaters can score king-sized Kit Kats -- and avoid boxes of raisins -- in their candy buckets. PHOTO: Ellen DeGeneres's Snooki Halloween Costumeupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:29:00

The TV host gets in touch with her inner Jersey gal in a full-body hair suit

Halloween lanterns recalled for overheatingupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 07:58:00

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dollar Tree Stores are recalling 682,000 battery-operated Halloween lanterns that can overheat, the agency announced Thursday.

Quick shots: Kudos to campaign workersupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 12:28:00

Editor's note: There are six days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.

CNNMoney: Tech to keep track of your kids on Halloweenupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 10:29:00

Halloween is supposed to be fun, but it is also the one night every year that many parents allow their kids to wander the streets of town alone for an entire evening.

Reddit chart pairs viral ideas, makes them 'more awesome'updated: Tue Oct 26 2010 18:24:00

Sometimes two viral ideas, or words, can be combined to make an even bigger impact in our culture.

Theme parks roll out Halloween thrillsupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 10:37:00

This time of year, theme parks across the nation are transformed into Halloween hot spots.

'Paranormal' a Halloween must-seeupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 12:20:00

Rolling Stone movie critic Peter Travers says the sequel to sleeper hit "Paranormal Activity" is as good as the original.

Overnight frights: 9 spooky staysupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 09:32:00

Every October, haunted houses sprout up in neighborhoods across the country. If you're stuck trying to come up with a more exhilarating Halloween experience than having costumed teenagers chase you around with a chainsaw, you've come to the right place. Why go to a "haunted house" with fake ghosts when you can visit the real thing?

11 reasons why we're Smurfing out over 'The Smurfs' movieupdated: Wed May 05 2010 13:46:00

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la ... "The Smurfs" film is coming soon to a theater near you. According to the New York Post, Hank Azaria, who will play Gargamel, has been spotted rocking a "chrome dome" in public, which can only mean one thing. We're getting closer to the slated 2011 release of the film. If you were a child in the '80s and your family owned a television, then you were probably glued to the screen every Saturday morning watching your favorite little, blue people foil Gargamel's evil schemes, live peacefully as communists, and spread their Smurfiness around the village. Here's why we're totally Smurfing out over this new movie. Robert Downey Jr. Worried He'd 'Creep Out' Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man 2updated: Mon Apr 26 2010 06:28:00

"Despite what she said on set, she still thinks about it," he jokes of their on-screen romance Heidi Klum Says No to Costumes in Bed (For Now)updated: Wed Apr 07 2010 13:12:00

The supermodel and Halloween-lover says she and Seal are "nice and spicy" without them

How to find a new best friendupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 08:11:00

I'm on the hunt for a new best friend. Not that I'm replacing my old ones, mind you. BFFs aren't like cell phones, traded in for an upgrade every two years. American Idol's Jason Castro Marries in Texasupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 09:09:00

After a Halloween proposal, the Season-7 contestant and Mandy Mayhall tie the knot Saturday Kate Hudson's Holiday Bash: High Spirits, But No A-Rodupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 07:48:00

Her recent breakup didn't spoil the festive mood for the Nine actress

Follow Friday: Tweeting through the snow ...updated: Fri Dec 18 2009 10:48:00

In case you've not been paying attention -- or somehow missed those carols that have been playing at the mall since the week before Halloween -- Christmas is next week. Is Jennifer Garner a Desperate Housewife?updated: Wed Dec 09 2009 20:51:00

The actress tells about balancing her career with dirty diapers and cooking dinner

Jennifer Garner: Desperate housewife?updated: Wed Dec 09 2009 18:01:00

Setting aside the fact that she's one of Hollywood's most adored actresses, Jennifer Garner is like most working moms trying to juggle a houseful of dirty diapers and putting a hot meal on the table.

Freshman year in Congressupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 19:23:00

The representatives celebrate Halloween and face constituents' questions about the health care bill.

Freshman rep: We're not vampiresupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 19:23:00

It is indeed appropriate that we finished writing the House version of health care reform around Halloween. Negotiating deals among members of Congress is an exercise in wearing masks, scaring up votes, and oftentimes, bluffing.

Hot video games for holiday shoppingupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 14:36:00

Like a well-placed power-up, the right gift can light up the eyes of that video gamer in your life.

What Americans owe to those who serveupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 17:23:00

The woman's Halloween costume featured a Third Reich motif.

Beautiful bright lights shine for dying boyupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 12:13:00

On a crisp Halloween night, icicle lights and Santa Clauses mingled with ghosts and jack-o'-lanterns in a Washington, Illinois, neighborhood.

A boy's early Christmasupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 12:13:00

The odds are against little Noah Biorkman making it to Christmas, so strangers are sending him gifts and cards. WDIV reports. Selena Roberts: Burning To Play Againupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 12:51:00

This article appears in the November 16, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated. Inside Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks's Breakupupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 08:27:00

The pair, who both plan to be at Wednesday's CMAS, have busy careers Kate Gosselin Gets Witchy on Halloweenupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 19:09:00

The TV mom and her kids escape the cameras for a night of candy and costumes PHOTO: Brad Pitt Wears Beads in his Beardupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 15:09:00

Halloween isn't over for the star, who arrives in Japan with jewelry dangling from his chin Kevin Armstrong: My NYC Marathon diaryupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 12:08:00

NEW YORK -- At 12:57 Sunday afternoon, I ran past a man dressed as Jesus Christ on 44th Road in Long Island City. He was wearing leftover Halloween garb -- white robe, brown rope belt and a costume beard. It was Mile 15 of the New York City Marathon, and he held up a sign that read: "In 10 Miles Water Turns To Wine." Ashley Greene: New Moon Is a Heartbreakerupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 13:27:00

She and Kellan Lutz preview their upcoming flick in Vegas, calling it "a little more guy-friendly" Bruce Martin: Talladega still a house of horrorsupdated: Sun Nov 01 2009 23:35:00

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- The more NASCAR tinkers with Talladega, the more mayhem ensues. Haunted This Halloween? Call a Real Ghostbuster!updated: Sun Nov 01 2009 08:49:00

Dan Aykroyd, Joan Rivers and psychics spook Larry King with true tales of paranormal activity VIDEO: Stars' Favorite Halloween Costume Everupdated: Sun Nov 01 2009 08:09:00

From Nick Lachey's treat "in a box" to Taylor Swift's Star Wars character, it's all about the tricks! Kim Kardashian Settles on Three (or Four) Halloween Costumesupdated: Sun Nov 01 2009 07:48:00

She's happy with her "sexy and fun" choices - but might steal one more from sister Khloe

CNNMoney: GE, Verizon and Wal-Mart: Scary stocksupdated: Sat Oct 31 2009 17:13:00

Halloween is finally here. But many investors have been getting more treats than tricks for nearly eight months now. VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Spoofs a Sulky Robert Pattinsonupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 22:09:00

The Late Night host sends up the brooding heartthrob - just in time for Halloween Celebrity Halloween Costumes!updated: Fri Oct 30 2009 19:52:00

From Speidi's Jon and Kate mashup to Ellen's Oprah tribute, check out the silly and spooky Halloween getups of the stars!

Haunted houses thrivingupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 16:02:00

A woman who runs haunted houses in Denver says business is booming despite the lean economy. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.

Haunted houses thrive in scary economyupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 16:02:00

Most businesses would hate to see their customers running out their doors, but in one suburban strip mall near Denver, Colorado, they are chasing the customers away -- with a chainsaw. Adam Lambert Streams His New Single Onlineupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 14:58:00

The singer tells Ryan Seacrest it's "dance music with a glam-rock shuffle beat"

This Week in iReport: Welcome to the new CNN iReportupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 13:49:00

What's new: Welcome to the new CNN iReport! Thank you to all 395,759 iReporters in 209 countries who have contributed 376,586 personal, shocking, sweet, urgent, impassioned, hilarious, beautiful, riveting, bizarre, smart and critically important stories to CNN's global news coverage in the past three years.

This Week in iReportupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 13:49:00

The iReport team takes a tour of the new and improved features of CNN iReport, and an 800 pound gorilla crashes the party. The Force Is with the Today Showupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 13:14:00

Matt is Luke, Meredith is Leia, Al is Han - and it must be Halloween

How to keep little trick-or-treaters safe and healthy this Halloweenupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 11:42:00

Halloween is creeping up on us -- and as kids anticipate the occasion with excitement bordering on mania, parents often express concern.

CNNMoney: Top 2009 Halloween costumes: Dead celebritiesupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 10:52:00

In a year marked by some shocking celebrity deaths, Halloween feels even more macabre.

Tea Leoni: A Heritage of Hopeupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 10:09:00

Actress Tea Leoni uses her voice to help advocate for children around the world.

How UNICEF became a Halloween treatupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 10:09:00

I grew up under the impression that I was the best trick-or-treater in the whole wide world, because my grandmother invented it! POLL: Tyra Channels Kim Kardashian for Halloweenupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 19:08:00

Tell us if the talk show host pulls it off Sarah Kwak: Gritty Doan is Coyotes' lone constantupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 17:44:00

On a sunny October day in Arizona, temperatures are reaching 90 degrees while in a frigid arena 18 miles west of Phoenix the Coyotes are taking the ice. Glendale may be an unlikely place for hockey to take hold, but if there's one man who knows this team, this market, it's their captain, Shane Doan. Bruce Martin: Johnson can all but lock up Cup at Talledegaupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 23:29:00

KOONTZ LAKE, Indiana -- There's an old legend that Talladega Superspeedway has been cursed because it is built near a Native American burial ground. Since the 2.66-mile track opened in 1969, its races have been grim, dark spectacles where disaster and calamity lurk on nearly every lap. Billy Mays Halloween Costumes Get Family Endorsementupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 22:27:00

Rather than fight the inevitable, the late informercial king's son holds a contest Amy Poehler Can't Believe Her Son Is Turning 1updated: Sun Oct 25 2009 14:28:00

The comedian will celebrate Archie's birthday with a new episode of her Nickelodeon show, The Mighty B!

Get a conscience, not a costumeupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 09:29:00

This is always a frightful time of year, but this year it got a bit scarier. Kate Gosselin Wigs Selling Out for Halloweenupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 12:57:00

And David Letterman and Bernie Madoff masks sell scandalously well *NSYNC Reunion Could Still Happenupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 18:47:00

Chris Kirkpatrick weighs in on the band's future - & what he'll be for Halloween

Immigrant activists call out 'Illegal Alien' costumesupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 21:08:00

Immigrant rights activists are calling on U.S. retailers to stop selling two controversial "Illegal Alien" costumes that have surfaced for Halloween, saying the outfits are a broadside attack on illegal immigrants.

'Homemade flying saucer'updated: Fri Oct 16 2009 15:17:00

CNN's Kyra Phillips reports breaking news of a 6-year-old boy possibly stuck in a runaway aircraft.

World watches odyssey of 'Balloon Boy' in real timeupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 15:17:00

The whole world watched Thursday as a lighter-than-air craft set loose by a 6-year-old boy floated above eastern Colorado. Chris Daughtry Offers His Tips for a Happy Marriageupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 12:19:00

The singer bought his wife "a diamond ring that should keep me out of trouble the rest of my life"

'Nerd love'updated: Tue Sep 08 2009 14:13:00

Dragon*Con -- it's where fandom goes to breed. The search for relationships at the convention.

Geeks find love at Dragon*Conupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 14:13:00

It's the year 2000, and Eric Olsen is a medieval knight sheathed in armor with sword in hand. 5 Things to Know About the Progressive Insurance Ladyupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 10:54:00

Stephanie Courtney has appeared as perky insurance expert Flo in more than 20 ads

How social media can hurt your careerupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 09:53:00

As social media becomes the latest branding strategy, networking technique, job seeking tool and recruitment vehicle, it's also becoming the latest way for people to get job offers rescinded, reprimanded at work and even fired. Get Your Twilight Greeting Cards!updated: Tue Aug 11 2009 14:30:00

Hallmark debuts a new line that lets you send your friends Edward or Jacob Valentines

Texas reporter's seen unrivaled number of U.S. executionsupdated: Sat Jul 25 2009 16:40:00

It takes seven minutes to execute a death row inmate, according to the state of Texas.

Automatic online dating deal breakersupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 09:41:00

I've been doing the online dating thing for a while. Match, Nerve, JDate, OkCupid, you name it. Generally, I'm a fan (it feels sort of like shopping for boys, no?). That said, there's also a lot about it that never fails to appall me. Namely, what guys seem to think is attractive, funny, or sexy in their profiles.

Online dating deal breakersupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 09:41:00

When it comes to online dating, some things are deal breakers for women. Amelia Parry, Editor at The Frisky, explains.

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