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It's Halloween, So Be of Good Cheer
Pumpkins are on doorsteps. Movie screens are aglow with zombies and torture devices. Virtually every show on television has a Halloween theme. For one last day, Halloween is everywhere. But where's the Halloween music?
The Game of the Century (So Far)
Amid the abundance of all the fall sports, there is a really big game to look forward to this Sunday. Frank Deford calls the NFL face-off between undefeated New England and Indianapolis a clash of Titans — and the first Game of the Century.
Robert Harris: 'The Ghost' of Tony Blair
Robert Harris' new novel features a once-popular former British prime minister who becomes fiercely criticized for collaborating with the United States in war. The character's name is Adam Lang, not Tony Blair, but otherwise the similarities are unmistakable.
Enemy Combatant Gets Day in Court
The case of Ali al-Marri addresses some of the biggest legal issues in the war on terrorism. A federal appeals court in Virginia is set to hear arguments on whether he should be charged or released from military custody. Al-Marri is a legal resident being held as a suspected enemy combatant.
Giuliani, Romney Blasting Through Granite State
Republican presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney are campaigning this week in New Hampshire, one of the first states to cast ballots. Giuliani is leading in national polls while Romney is doing well in straw polls.
Bill Banning Prejudice Against Gays at Work Stalls
Democrats want to pass a bill banning discrimination against gays and lesbians in the workplace. But the legislation is bogged down in the House, where party members are split over whether to include protection for transgender people. Gay rights activists are calling for an all-inclusive bill or none.
Ex-Drug Officer Shows Users How to Avoid Arrest
A former top narcotics officer, credited with more than 800 arrests in eight years, is now selling a DVD that shows marijuana users how to avoid arrest when traveling with a stash. Law enforcement officials are outraged.
New 'Tales from the Crypt'
After more than 50 years, EC Comics' legendary flagship title returns with an all-new Tales from the Crypt, narrated by the original Crypt Keeper, Old Witch and Vault Keeper. The first complete volume, featuring four, 20-page tales in the EC Comics tradition, is out for Halloween.
Google to Write Social Networking Programs
Google plans to gang up with a dozen tech companies in a bid to beat out the new site on the block. It has created a group called OpenSocial to write programs that can run on any social-networking site. They want to create an alternative to Facebook, which has become the gold standard.
Merrill Lynch Begins CEO Search
Investment brokerage firm Merrill Lynch is looking for a new CEO after ousting Stan O'Neal. Speculation is focusing on Laurence Fink, the CEO of Blackrock, which provides global investment management services, and Robert McCann, who heads Merrill's brokerage division.