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  • Farmer grows pumpkins in Frankenstein molds creating Pumpkinsteins

    ‘Pumpkinsteins’ are the coolest pumpkins you’ll see this Halloween

    (CNN) — There are heads growing on Tony Dighera’s farm, and they’re not made of lettuce. They’re called “pumpkinsteins,” and they look a lot like the Frankenstein creature that actor Boris Karloff made famous more than 80 years ago. “Nobody’s ever seen anything like it, ever,” said Dighera of his creepy creations. “It’s so new, and it’s so unique that demand has been off the charts,” Dighera said. Dighera, who opened his Cinagro Farms eight years ago, says he was […]

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    Watch: Harry Potter can rap!

    (CNN) — Daniel Radcliffe has blown the Internet’s collective mind, but this time not with his acting. No, it’s his rap skills that took everyone by surprise on Tuesday night’s “Tonight Show.” The 25-year-old actor was on the program to promote his new movie “Horns,” and talk turned to his love of music. Radcliffe’s a known fan of hip-hop and counts Eminem as one of his favorite artists. “I was the first kid in my class to learn ‘The Real […]

  • Ferguson, Missouri Chief of Police Thomas Jackson

    Ferguson police chief expected to step down, officials say

    (CNN) — The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the police department, according to government officials familiar with the ongoing discussions between local, state and federal officials. But Chief Thomas Jackson and the city’s mayor say the reports aren’t true. Under the proposed plan, after Jackson leaves, city leadership would ask the St. Louis County police chief to take over management of Ferguson’s police force. The […]

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    Jose Canseco accidentally shoots himself in the hand, police say

    (CNN) — Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself in his left finger while cleaning a gun, police said. He was in surgery Tuesday night, his fiancee tweeted. “This is Leila . Thank you all for the kind words and prayers . Jose is in still surgery and will be ok. Please pray for his finger !!,” she said in a tweet posted to his account. Canseco, who hit more than 450 home runs during his 17 seasons in […]


    Video: Antares rocket crashes upon launch from Wallops Island

    RICHMOND, Va. (CNN) — An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded in midair early Tuesday evening, producing huge flames and loud booms along the eastern Virginia coast but no injuries or deaths. Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft had been set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean, carrying roughly 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. It exploded about six seconds after launch. What was left […]

  • Credit: Listau, Woods, Jefferson Family via CNN

From left, the families of Nikki Listau, Deundrez Woods and Tanisha Jefferson are suing an Alabama jail over their deaths.

    Lawsuits: Alabama prisoners died of gangrene, constipation

    (CNN) — One prisoner died of alcohol withdrawal. Constipation killed another. A third succumbed to gangrene. The deaths sound like they come from the logs of a Civil War POW encampment, but all three are alleged to have befallen detainees at the Madison County Jail in Huntsville, Alabama, while they were awaiting trial. In 2013. “What connects them all is that all of these people were in the medical-watch area, supposedly under the care of nurses,” said Florence-based civil rights […]

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    Papa John’s CEO honors employee murdered in robbery, pays for and attends funeral in Tennessee

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — It’s not often that you hear that the CEO of a fast food company has done something kind for a low wage worker. But it happens. Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter attended a memorial service in Tennessee on Sunday for an employee who was gunned down last week while on the job. Gordon Schaffer, a 22 year-old crew leader at Papa John’s Pizza in Columbia, was shot and killed during a late night robbery on Oct. […]

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    They’ve done it again, check out OK Go’s latest video sensation

    (CNN) — What will OK Go think of next? The band’s creative videos have made use of treadmills, dominoes and optical illusions. In its latest, “I Won’t Let You Down,” the foursome takes to the road — and the sky — thanks to camera-toting drones and some Segway-like Honda vehicles called UNI-CUBs. The video is nearing 4 million views on YouTube. Part of the idea came from a visit to Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant, kind of a Medieval Times with robots. “It was […]

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    Marvel announces huge slate of movies into 2019

    (CNN) — Marvel announced a huge slate of forthcoming films at a Tuesday news conference but left out a bit of “Strange” information fans were waiting for. At an enthusiastic gathering at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, Marvel chief Kevin Feige reeled off announcements for a new Captain America film, a “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel and a two-part Avengers adventure. The company also plans to introduce some of its other characters on the big screen, including Black Panther, Captain Marvel […]

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    Update: 4-year-old boy who celebrated Halloween early loses fight with cancer

    UPDATE: A 4-year-old boy who touched hearts across the country has passed away. Last week, the doctors told Ethan Van Leuven’s family that he had only a few days to live. Sadly, Ethan died Tuesday morning. UTAH – A Utah family knows they only have a limited amount of time with their son and they are determined to make the best of that time. Four-year-old Ethan Van Leuven is fighting for each day on this Earth. At 22 months old, […]

  • Former Ebola patient Amber Vinson said Tuesday she is "grateful to be well." Vinson, speaking at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital, which is discharging her, thanked God for giving her the hope and strength to fight, and also thanked former Ebola patients Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol for their donations of plasma to her and other patients.

    Nurse Amber Vinson Ebola-free, discharged from hospital

    UPDATED 102814  2:31 P.M. (CNN) — A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is being released Tuesday from an Atlanta hospital and is free of the virus, according to Emory University Hospital’s Dr. Bruce Ribner. The nurse, Amber Vinson, was diagnosed with Ebola about two weeks ago. Dressed in a gray suit, Vinson stood at a podium and briefly spoke at a news conference. She said she was “grateful to be well” and thanked God for giving her the hope […]