October 31st, 2012
08:52 PM ET

Cuomo declares transportation emergency, free transit fares

Editor's note: Two days after Superstorm Sandy roared into the Northeast, ravaged cities are working on cleaning up from floods, wind and fire. Millions remain without power. The storm has left at least 122 dead from Haiti to Canada. Here is the full story and below is the latest news as we learn it.

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[Updated 1:40 a.m.] About 4.9 million customers remain without power in 15 states and the District of Columbia today, a CNN tally shows.  That number dropped by about 600,000 in six hours. FULL POST

Boo! Get in the Halloween spirit here
Netherworld in Norcross, Georgia, featuring this monster is among the 1,200 estimated U.S. haunted houses charging admission.
October 31st, 2012
12:36 PM ET

Boo! Get in the Halloween spirit here

It’s Halloween, as if you and your wallet didn’t already know it. With all the candy, parties and fancy costuming for kids and adults alike - even cutting corners, rounding out the blue-tuxedo "Gangnam Style" outfit might have set you back a penny or two Americans are expected to spend about $8 billion on the event.

Looking for a thrill, or some last-minute costume inspiration? We have you covered.

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Sandy: Down but not fully out
A satellite image shows the remnants of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday.
October 31st, 2012
11:29 AM ET

Sandy: Down but not fully out

Superstorm Sandy will go down in history. But the storm itself isn’t “history” yet.

It may no longer be packing a punch, but it is getting some jabs in.

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October 31st, 2012
10:26 AM ET

Celebratory gunfire at Saudi wedding sparks fire, killing 23

Wedding guests fired into the air in a celebration of the happy couple. Soon, 23 people were dead.

The shots at the event in Saudi Arabia struck an electrical pole, which then collapsed, sparking a fire, according to state media.

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October 31st, 2012
07:44 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

Superstorm Sandy has left millions without power and a trail of devastation in its wake.  Watch CNN.com Live for all the latest developments on the storm.

Today's programming highlights...

Ongoing coverage - Sandy briefings and radar

9:35 am ET - Ryan in Wisconsin - GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan resumes campaigning with a tour of his home state, starting with a stop in Eau Claire.  He'll also speak in Green Bay at 12:45 pm ET and Racine at 3:45 pm ET.

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Colorado judge denies victims access to Aurora theater rampage documents
Police say James Holmes killed 12 people during a shooting at a movie theater in Colorado.
October 31st, 2012
02:49 AM ET

Colorado judge denies victims access to Aurora theater rampage documents

A judge  has said no to a motion that would have allowed victims of the Aurora theater shooting to look at sealed court documents.

James Holmes is accused of opening fire July 20 in Aurora during a midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." The rampage left 12 people dead and 58 injured.

Victims were seeking access to court documents and 911 calls.

Releasing the information would "jeopardize defendant’s right to a fair trial," a judge in the case said Tuesday.

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San Francisco Giants celebrate World Series victory with a parade today
The San Francisco Giants celebrate after the team beat the Detroit Tigers in 10 innings to win the World Series Sunday.
October 31st, 2012
01:32 AM ET

San Francisco Giants celebrate World Series victory with a parade today

The Giants will be riding high in ticker tape today, when San Francisco welcomes home the 2012 World Series winners.  The team's colors are orange and black, so it's fitting that it is Halloween.

Festivities kick off at 11 a.m.  The parade will begin on Market Street and stretch to the Civic Center Plaza.

For the second time in three years, the Giants claimed Major League Baseball's top prize.

Completing their sweep of the Tigers took extra innings, but the Giants prevailed 4-3 Sunday night.

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October 31st, 2012
12:47 AM ET

Sandy derails New Jersey Transit's Rail Operations Center

Hurricane Sandy knocks the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations Center seriously off track.  The storm put the center at The Meadowlands - across from New York City - under 8 feet of water, shorting out the back-up power system and emergency generator.

Officials at the commuter railroad say it will be weeks before service resumes on the New Jersey Coast Line because of damage caused by the storm.  Downed trees cover the tracks in many areas, ripping down power lines with them, while other sections of track are washed out.