-- quicklist:title: Happy Halloween text: Get ready. It's Friday. And it's Halloween. Twitter users are posting "Trick or treat," with photos of their costumes and other ghoulish images. Halloween has origins in ancient traditions, including a Celtic holiday to mark the end of the harvest season and the bridge to the world of the dead, according to History.com.
Though the holiday is now centered on treats and costumes, Halloween ranks as the third-deadliest day for pedestrians, according to a recent National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration analysis.
quicklist:title: New Orleans Saints Beat Carolina Pantherstext: Thursday's NFL game pitted the New Orleans Saints against the Carolina Panthers. The Saints lead the NFC South with four wins and four losses this season. media: 26598263
quicklist:title: Burkina Faso Army Takeover text: Protests in the West African nation of Burkina Faso resumed today, demanding that President Blaise Compaore step down after being head of state for 27 years. The army announced it had seized control of the country, which is north of Ghana. On Thursday, Compaore said he refused to step down and would direct a transition of power. media: 26598070
quicklist:title: Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook Fractures Hand text: Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook left a game against the Los Angeles Clippers with a small fracture in his right hand. The Clippers won 93-90. Westbrook is scheduled to be re-evaluated today, ESPN reported. The Thunder is already missing the talent of star player Kevin Durant, who is recovering from a foot injury and surgery. media: 26597454
quicklist:title: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to Be Gay"text: Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote an essay declaring, "I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." It was published in Bloomberg Businessweek online Thursday, which hits newsstands today.
"I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others," Cook wrote. "So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.”
Cyberspace citizens seemed to respond with everything from approval to apathy and disdain, as online trolls claimed they would stop using Apple products.