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Teacher arrested for alleged Halloween sex act

An art teacher in Livermore, California, was allegedly found performing a sexual act in a car and trying to attract the attention of passing trick or treaters on Halloween night.


Trick-or-treaters given cocaine

Trick or Treat

Children were handed packets of cocaine instead of sweets on a Halloween trick-or-treating trip, Greater Manchester Police say.


'The real danger on Halloween': Kids hit by cars


Safety experts have long warned that Halloween is the most dangerous night of the year for child pedestrians. But new data suggest teens face at least as much Halloween danger as little costumed superheroes and princesses do.


Halloween campaign seeks to scare off tooth decay

The scariest thing about Halloween isn't the spooky costumes or gruesome monster makeup — it's the damage that sticky caramels, chewy taffy and hard candies do to kids' teeth, dentists say.


'MythBusters' puts ghostly sounds to the test


The show, which airs its first ever Halloween special on Sunday, explores whether something as simple as an inaudible sound -- to the human ear -- can convince unsuspecting folks of paranormal activities.


East Coast braces for monster 'Frankenstorm'

Hurricane Sandy

The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call "Frankenstorm" is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are getting ready....


Costumed Pa. Girl Mistaken for Skunk, Shot


Police say a costumed 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk. New Sewickley Township police say the girl was over a hillside and wearing a black costume and a black hat with a white tassel. Chief Ronald Leindecker told the Beaver County Times that a male relative mistook her for a skunk and fired a shotgun, hitting her in the shoulder, arm, back and neck Saturday night.


Hope scares up a decent dance on 'DWTS'

Strange things happen on Halloween. All of a sudden there’s a spooky vibe in the air. Ghosts and goblins go looking for sweet treats. And somehow, even a “Dancing” dud can deliver a decent dance.


Zombies worth over $5 billion to economy

Zombies worth over $5 billion to economy

Think way beyond zombie movie ticket sales. Think about DVD sales, video games, comic books, novels, Halloween costumes, zombie walks, merchandise, conventions and even zombie art. And more.


National debt nears size of U.S. economy

National debt nears size of U.S. economy

The Obama administration won a reprieve this week from some particularly scary economic news that had been projected to occur around around Halloween. The news: The ever-escalating national debt will hit and then surpass the size of the entire U.S. economy -- an ignominious distinction previously achieved by the likes of Japan, Italy and Greece.

Senh: Wait, how is Japan able to stay afloat with a debt-to-gdp ratio of 220%?!


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