'Tis the season: to tour Halloween light displays

NAPERVILLE Ill. - Breathtaking purple-and-orange light displays, zombie graveyards, mutilated mannequins and singing inflatable pumpkins are just some of the front-yard Halloween decorations that Americans are expected to spend $7.4 billion on this year.

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Undercover French politicians sample 'real life' for TV show 30 Oct 2014

PARIS - Eight French politicians will disguise themselves as citizens struggling with real-world problems in a TV show aimed at narrowing the gap between France's often remote political elite and the public they are elected to serve.

Halloween season rides a shriek-filled draw for theme parks 29 Oct 2014

ORLANDO Fla. - Chainsaw-wielding ghouls draw screaming crowds so large to Universal Orlando's "Halloween Horror Nights" that traffic snarls around the Florida theme park on fall evenings, just another nightmare in the industry's soaring thrill season.

Group says piece of metal found on Pacific island is from Earhart's plane 30 Oct 2014

- Researchers probing the 1937 disappearance of famed American aviator Amelia Earhart's plane said on Wednesday they now believe a slab of aluminum found decades ago on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean came from her aircraft.

Filled with artifacts, ancient Mexican tunnel may lead to royal tombs 30 Oct 2014

MEXICO CITY - A sacred tunnel discovered in the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan is filled with thousands of ritual objects and may lead to royal tombs, the lead Mexican archaeologist on the project said on Wednesday.

Sweet fracking: How U.S. oil boom fuels chocolate craving 30 Oct 2014

NEW YORK - U.S. chocolate demand may get an extra boost from an unlikely source this Halloween: the U.S. shale revolution.

Day of the Dead Fri, Oct 31 2014

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos, when according to beliefs, the dead return to Earth to visit their loved ones.