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Football coach reinstated after controversial 'watermelon ritual'

Football coach reinstated after controversial 'watermelon ritual'

(CNN) -- UPDATE: High school football coach Bud Walpole was offered his job back, effective Thursday, CNN affiliate WCBD reported.
This Halloween costume costs $1.6 million

This Halloween costume costs $1.6 million

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- What does a million-dollar Halloween costume look like? Hint: It gives new meaning to the phrase "dripping with diamonds."
World Series strikes out with lowest Game 1 ratings in history

World Series strikes out with lowest Game 1 ratings in history

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Game 1 of the 2014 World Series was no "royal" in terms of the ratings.
6 ways to straighten out smartphone slump with yoga

6 ways to straighten out smartphone slump with yoga

(CNN) -- As you cradle your smartphone or lean into your laptop to read this, what's your posture like?
Christie 'tired' of minimum wage debate

Christie 'tired' of minimum wage debate

 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Gov. Chris Christie has had enough of all this talk about the minimum wage -- in fact, he's "tired" of it.
Latest White House fence jumper has mental problems, father says

Latest White House fence jumper has mental problems, father says

 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental problems, and has been arrested there before, according to his father.
6 ways to straighten out smartphone slump with yoga

6 ways to straighten out smartphone slump with yoga

 (CNN) -- As you cradle your smartphone or lean into your laptop to read this, what's your posture like?

NOLA to have unarmed civilians on patrol approved by Civil Service

A proposed plan to put more patrols in the French Quarter is one step closer to becoming reality. The city Civil Service Commission unanimously approved a new employee classification that could place unarmed civilians on duty.
Midterm elections: around the corner, economy remains a top concern

Midterm elections: around the corner, economy remains a top concern

U.S. unemployment is down. Consumer confidence is up. Inflation is low.
Investigators: Secret Service use 'problematic'

Investigators: Secret Service use 'problematic'

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee
Holder interview: What we learned

Holder interview: What we learned

Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he found it "frustrating" that the Justice Department hasn't been able to carry out criminal prosecutions of executives whose risky banking practices blamed for the global financial cr
CDC: Travelers to U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations face new requirements

CDC: Travelers to U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations face new requirements

 All travelers coming from Ebola-stricken Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone into the United States will be required to monitor their temperatures for 21 days and keep an eye on possible Ebola symptoms, starting on Monday, the Centers for Dis

WWII vet receives diploma

Although the end of the school year is still several months away, Pennsylvania's Mercer High School is celebrating the graduation of one of their students.

Teal pumpkins: safer treats

There's a push this year to add a different kind of Halloween decoration to the front of your house: A teal pumpkin. The Food Allergy Research and Education Group started the "Teal Pumpkin Project."

Canada shooting: ISIS link?

Ottawa remains on alert following a deadly and chaotic morning in and around Canada's Parliament building. The attack began with the killing of a Canadian soldier at the nearby War Memorial.