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Five-o'-things to know on Halloween

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Happy Halloween!

Planning to trick-or-treat? You may want to check the weather first. Torrential rain, heavy thunderstorms and howling winds are forecast today all the way from Texas to the Midwest and interior sections of the Northeast, Also, don't forget the growing parade of restaurant chains – from Olive Garden to IHop to Krispy Kreme – that will offer free eats tonight in order to lure traffic.

Boston Red Sox win World Series

For the first time since 1918, the Red Sox won the World Series

in front of their fans at Fenway Park, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in front of a sellout crowd of 38,477.

Coast Guard visits mysterious 'Google barge'

The Coast Guard on Wednesday visited the mysterious "Google barge" floating in San Francisco Bay, but the agency would not reveal anything about the hush-hush vessel linked to the tech giant. Google has refused to acknowledge any connection to the barge and three others like it. But it is zealously guarding its privacy around the four-story stack of containers docked at a pier on Treasure Island.


GoDaddy isn't bringing sexy back to Super Bowl

Sex will be seriously sidelined at the upcoming Super Bowl. That, at least, is the decision of the game's traditionally raciest advertiser, GoDaddy, which today will announce plans to air two spots during the Feb. 2, 2014, game, but without so much as a jiggle, wiggle or double-entendre giggle. Even Danica Patrick, who will also return for the eighth consecutive year, will no longer be relegated to the role of sex kitten. Both of GoDaddy's Super Bowl spots will be humor-laden with a new brand message — but drop all sexual suggestiveness.

Liberty Ross responds to Kristen Stewart affair

Liberty Ross is finally opening up about the cheating scandal that ended her marriage and tarnished the reputation of "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart. In the December issue of Vanity Fair, Ross discusses her director husband Rupert Sanders' affair with his Snow White and the Huntsman star Stewart, which came to light in July 2012. "It was horrible," she tells the mag. "It was really the worst, really the worst."

By USA Today

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