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Why you crave pumpkin flavors in the fall

 The Wall Street Journal labeled it a "Halloween horror story." The Internet called it something else: a "pumpkin panic."

To spank or not spank? Answer depends on who you are, where you live and if your parents did

 The indictment of NFL star Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges has led to a robust debate about whether hitting, spanking or any other form of

2 Americans among 3 killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

 Three members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force were killed in an attack in Kabul on Tuesday, the coalition said.

Grand jury gets more time in Ferguson police shooting case

 A grand jury in Missouri now has more time decide whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged for the shooting death of teena

Man shot from behind by police, family says; prosecutors: he lunged with sword

 To hear prosecutors tell it, Darrien Hunt lunged at officers with a "samurai-type sword" before he was killed.

List of states with Enterovirus D68 grows

Indiana and Montana have joined the growing list of states with confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, health officials say.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexican resorts

Hurricane Odile snapped palm trees like twigs, washed out roads and left tourists trapped in Mexican resorts Monday.

World's first 3D printed electric car

In a matter of two days, history was made at Chicago's McCormick Place, as the world's first 3D printed electric car—named Strati, Italian for "layers"– took its first test drive.

Lawyer: Secret children, living and dead, hidden by squalor for years

It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits.

'Django Unchained' actress defends not giving ID to cop

"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts defended her refusal to show her ID to Los Angeles police before they handcuffed her last week.