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Ben Bradlee, Top “Washington Post” Editor During Watergate, Dies At 93

Ben Bradlee, Top “Washington Post” Editor During Watergate, Dies At 93

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --  Ben Bradlee, the legendary executive editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate era, has died, the newspaper reported on its website Tuesday night. He was 93.A native of Boston, Bradlee began his career at the age of 20 in a grand fashion. He graduated from Harvard, got married to his first wife, Jean Saltonstall, and joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific.He went on to work for Newsweek, first in postwar Paris and then in Washington D.C., where he counted then-Senator John F. Kennedy as a friend. Bradlee was promoted to managing editor of the Washington Post in 1965 and rose through the ranks to become executive editor in 1968. It was a post Bradlee held until his retirement in 1991.During his tenure, Bradlee steered the newspaper to national prominence, in part by reporting on the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.While Bradlee was known as a top editor in Washington, he became a household name when the movie All the President's Men, detailing the Watergate scandal, hit the big screen in 1976.Bradlee was portrayed by actor Jason Robards, who starred alongside Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, who played reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.The Washington Post credits Bradlee with helping to expand its coverage by opening bureaus around the world, leading to it becoming one of the most preeminent newspapers in the United States.Bradlee's wife, Sally Quinn, said in a recent television interview with C-SPAN that her husband of 36 years had dementia and suffered a decline in health in recent months.Seeing her husband's decline was "the most horrible experience I have ever had," Quinn said.However, she said her ability to care for him was something she held "sacred."Bradlee was awarded the Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2013 for his reporting and leadership during the Vietnam War and Watergate. He also still loved catching up with old colleagues -- something Quinn said her husband did until recently."He was going to the office once a week to have lunch with the guys," Quinn said. "They would talk about the good old days and journalism."

President Obama released a statement on Tuesday night calling Bradlee a "true newspaperman."

"The standard he set – a standard for honest, objective, meticulous reporting – encouraged so many others to enter the profession," the statement continued, offering thoughts and prayers to Bradlee's family.

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Rick Perry Announces Creation of New Ebola Containment Facility in North Texas

Rick Perry Announces Creation of New Ebola Containment Facility in North Texas

ABC/Matthew Putney(DALLAS) -- Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas on Tuesday.The facility will be set up and operated through a partnership between the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Methodist Hospital System and Parkland Hospital System. Those hospitals will contribute physicians experienced in treating infectious disease; space; and equipment to the new facility."In the event of another diagnosis this facility will allow us to act quickly to limit the virus' reach and give patients the care they need in an environment where health care workers are specially trained and equipped to deal with the unique requirements of this disease," Perry said. The facility was among the recommendations made by Perry's Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

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Study: Without Exit Screening, About Three Ebola-Infected Individuals Could Fly Out of West Africa Monthly

Study: Without Exit Screening, About Three Ebola-Infected Individuals Could Fly Out of West Africa Monthly

Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A study released on Tuesday by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research found that without exit screening, about three people infected with Ebola could fly out of West African nations impacted by the disease's outbreak each month.The study, published in The Lancet, analyzed historical flight itineraries and concluded that 2.8 travellers infected with Ebola leave impacted countries on commercial flights every month. Notably, 64 percent of travellers leaving Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were traveling to low-income and lower-middle-income countries.While researchers continue to note the importance of balancing the potential harms caused by travel restrictions, exit screening in West Africa "would be the most efficient frontier at which to assess the health status of travellers at risk of Ebola virus exposure." Such action, however, would require international support to properly implement.

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Jets and WR Jeremy Kerley Agree to Contract Extension

Jets and WR Jeremy Kerley Agree to Contract Extension

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets (1-6) and wide receiver Jeremy Kerley agreed to a four-year contract extension on Tuesday. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent following this season.

The deal is worth $16 million, with $5.4 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.

The Jets selected Kerley out of TCU with the 153rd overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. In 49 career regular-season games, he has 150 receptions for 1,865 yards and seven touchdowns.

Kerley has led the Jets in receptions and receiving yards the last two seasons.

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White House Fence Jumper Deemed Not Competent for Trial

White House Fence Jumper Deemed Not Competent for Trial

m-kojot/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A preliminary mental health assessment has determined that the White House fence jumper, Omar Gonzalez, is not competent for trial.Gonzalez was charged with unlawfully entering a restricted building while carrying a weapon, assaulting an officer and numerous local offenses after he hopped the fence at the White House and evaded Secret Service agents on his way into the building in September.

Last week, Gonzalez underwent a one-hour forensic screening. Based on the results of that screening, a judge presiding over the pretrial hearing determined that Gonzalez "was presently not competent."A defense attorney objected to the findings of that screening.The judge ordered a more complete health exam within the next month.

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How Kim Kardashian’s Family Wished Her a Happy Birthday

How Kim Kardashian’s Family Wished Her a Happy Birthday

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) --  Kim Kardashian turned 34 Tuesday, and her family has been wishing her a happy birthday via social media all day.Her mom, Kris Jenner, reflected on Kim's youth with a throwback photo. "Back in the day when I was [Kim]'s stylist, makeup artist and glam squad," the caption reads.

 

 

Back in the day when I was @kimkardashian 's stylist, makeup artist, and glam squad. #priceless #happybirthday

A photo posted by @krisjenner on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:52pm PDT

Kim's sisters also wished the star a happy birthday. Khloe Kardashian called Kim "my bestie, my confidante, the keeper of my secrets," while Kendall Jenner praised Kim's "amazing soul."

Happy birthday sister!!!! My bestie, my confidante, the keeper of my secrets (well only of I threaten your life🙊) the sharer of my world. You have become an amazing woman. I couldn't be prouder or more inspired. Enjoy your birthday KiKi! I love you like a fat kid loves cake! @kimkardashian 🎂🎂🎂

A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:06am PDT

 

Happy Birthday to my beautiful sister! I don't know what I would do without your amazing soul. lots of love sister pants 👭❤️

A photo posted by Kendall Jenner (@kendalljenner) on Oct. 10, 2014 at 7:19 PDT

The reality TV star has plans to celebrate in private, and there's no word yet on what her husband, Kanye West, is doing to mark the occasion. However, it'll be tough to top last year's gift: an engagement ring and over-the-top proposal at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

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Drawing Attention to the Risks of Drowsy Driving

Drawing Attention to the Risks of Drowsy Driving

Tomwang112/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to drowsy driving dangers, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that Americans need to wake up.The NTSB, for the first time, held a forum on drowsy driving in Washington, D.C.Mark Rosekind, a board member, said one of the biggest problems is that people underestimate just how tired they are.“Humans are just horribly inaccurate if we have to self-diagnose fatigue,” Rosekind said. “That’s what allows us to put ourselves in life-threatening situations.”According to the AAA, 40 percent of drivers have admitted to falling asleep at the wheel.Losing two hours of sleep in just one night can affect a person’s reaction time by 20 percent, the NTSB said.All that can add up to one of the most under-reported problems on the road. One study has suggested that 20 percent of crashes — one out of every five accidents — involves a tired driver.On test tracks at Virginia Tech, researchers are assessing drivers for alertness and signs of fatigue.Cameras are also being tested to see whether they can look at a person’s face and find telltale signs of a lack of sleep. Some cars have even been equipped with technology that can sense a driver drifting into another lane.For now though, the NTSB is issuing this bit of advice: If a driver has not had enough sleep, they should not get behind the wheel.

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GAO: Thousands of Federal Workers on Extended Paid Leave

GAO: Thousands of Federal Workers on Extended Paid Leave

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 57,000 government workers were placed on paid administrative leave for over one month between 2011 and 2013, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released on Tuesday, with 263 employees being paid while on leave for over a year.The GAO review looked at data from the Department of Defense, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the General Services Administration and the U.S. Agency for International Development. The GAO noted "inaccuracies in Office of Personnel Management data" caused by differences in agencies' leave-recording practices and what the OPM considers paid administrative leave and differences in what payroll providers report as paid administrative leave.While 97 percent of employees placed on paid administrative leave spent 20 days or less on leave, 57,336 were on leave for between one month and three years.The GAO called upon the OPM to "develop agency and payroll provider guidance regarding the recording and reporting of paid administrative leave" to minimize the cost of paying workers on leave. The Washington Post reports that between 2011 and 2013, the tab for workers on leave was more than $775 million.OPM Director Katherine Archuleta said on Tuesday that she took the GAO's recommendations seriously and will aim to ensure all leave policies are used and reported properly. She noted that "use of administrative leave is under the authority of each individual agency, and that each agency has the ultimate responsibility to use their discretion to determine its proper use."

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Prosecutors Object to Teresa Giudice’s Plea to Spend Jail Time at Halfway House

Prosecutors Object to Teresa Giudice’s Plea to Spend Jail Time at Halfway House

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Reality star Teresa Giudice may be having a hard time accepting the reality of a stint behind bars.In a letter to the judge who ordered her to serve time for tax fraud, the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member asked to spend the bulk of her sentence in a halfway house instead of a federal lockup with other criminals.Giudice's new lawyer, Stacy Ann Biancamano, who replaced her trial attorney, sent a letter asking the judge to invoke the Second Chance Act, which would allow Giudice to serve as much as 12 months of her 15-month sentence in a halfway house. She also asked the judge to recommend Giudice serve her prison time at FCI Danbury “to facilitate visitation with her young children.”Prosecutors Paul Fishman, Rachael Honig and Jonathan Romankow responded Tuesday, shooting the request down in a letter to Judge Esther Salas, the same woman who sentenced both Teresa and Joe Giudice.The prosecutors noted that the judge “made detailed, express findings on the record about the need to sentence defendant to jail.” They added the “halfway house designation was not raised at all by the parties at the sentencing” and they believe such a request would “undercut” her sentence.Giudice is set to begin her sentence on Jan. 5. Teresa Giudice's sentence and her husband's sentence are staggered; he will begin his three and a half years in jail when Teresa is released.

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French Energy CEO Killed in Collision at Moscow Airport

French Energy CEO Killed in Collision at Moscow Airport

ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of French energy giant Total, was killed on Tuesday when his corporate jet and a snowplow collided at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.No other passengers were on board the jet with de Margerie and three crew members at the time of the crash. All four onboard were killed.The plane was apparently taking off when it struck the snowplow. Russian investigators have accused the snowplow driver of being drunk, a claim the man's lawyer denied.De Margerie was a staunch defender of Russian energy politics and an opponent of Western sanctions against Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a telegram to French President Francois Hollande that he was "shocked" when he heard about the crash, and offered condolences to de Margerie's family and friends. "We have lost a true friend of our country but he will remain in our memories," Putin said.

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Times Square Bus Driver Goes From Suspect to Hero

Times Square Bus Driver Goes From Suspect to Hero

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- No charges will be filed against a New York bus driver who was arrested after he smashed into a lamp post in Times Square this summer, after an investigation into the crash determined that the driver was actually a hero.William Dalambert was at the wheel of a Gray Line bus in August when the bus slammed into a lamp post, knocking it down. Several people were injured. Dalambert was arrested and police initially said he had failed a sobriety test.A full drug and alcohol screen test was performed later, which cleared Dalambert of being impaired."As part of the two-month-long investigation, prosecutors interviewed numerous eyewitnesses, including the only witness on the bus, a tour guide riding with Dalambert at the time of the crash," a statement from the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said."After obtaining phone records, video, and running tests on an identical bus, we have concluded that a mechanical failure caused the bus to lurch forward, at which time the driver steered the bus away from a crowded sidewalk, thereby averting serious injury to those on the sidewalk," the statement said.The DA's office said Dalambert "voluntarily submitted to sobriety and toxicology tests, which came back negative."

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Three American Girls En Route to Syria Tracked Down by FBI

Three American Girls En Route to Syria Tracked Down by FBI

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI has tracked down three American teenage girls in Germany as they were en route to Syria to join militant groups, a law enforcement official told ABC News Tuesday.The girls, who are from the Denver area, were trying "to fulfill what they believe is some vision that has been put out on a slick media campaign" by radical groups in Syria, including ISIS, the official said.This is part of a worrisome trend of "disaffected youth" who are being radicalized, the official said, pointing to the wider phenomenon of foreign fighters converging on the conflict in the region. While these girls were 15 or 16 years old, there are other cases of high-school-age kids trying to get to Syria that haven’t been made public, the official said.The girls were persuaded to travel overseas and were in contact with someone in Germany, the official said, noting that someone close to them notified authorities.They were turned around and sent back to the United States, the official said, noting that because they are minors, it's not clear whether they will be charged with anything or be "arrested."

According to a federal law enforcement source briefed on the case, two of the girls are sisters, ages 15 and 17, and the third girl is 16 years old.

The sisters are believed to be of Somali nationality, and the third girl is believed to be Sudanese, though the citizenship and immigration status of all three girls is unclear.

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Barbara Walters Reveals Who Made Her ‘Most Fascinating’ List

Barbara Walters Reveals Who Made Her ‘Most Fascinating’ List

ABC/BOB D'AMICO(NEW YORK) — Barbara Walters is back.The ABC News journalist is returning to primetime on Dec. 14 with Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 special, featuring Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler, and Scarlett Johansson. Additional names will be announced soon."I was absolutely delighted when ABC approached me to do another year of ‘10 Most Fascinating People’,” Walters said. “I know we said last year was our last, but there are just too many fascinating people out there... and you never pass up the opportunity to interview Oprah, Neil, Chelsea, or Scarlett.”Walters has been doing her special, which focuses on the most talked-about personalities in entertainment and pop culture that year, since 1993. Last year's list included Hillary Clinton, Miley Cyrus, and Jennifer Lawrence.It's been an exciting year for Walters, who retired from The View this past May.  However, she continues to stay active with ABC News."I have always had a schedule. I've always had deadlines. I've always had things to do," she told ABC News after her final The View taping. "It will be nice to get up and say, 'What do I have to do today? Nothing!'"

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Wall Street Posts Gains Again, US Existing Home Sales Rise

Wall Street Posts Gains Again, US Existing Home Sales Rise

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The markets rose again on Tuesday, marking the third straight day of gains after a difficult beginning to the month of October.The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 215.14, closing at 16,614.81.The Nasdaq jumped 103.41 to a finish of 4,419.48, while the S&P 500 gained 37.27, finishing at 1,941.28.The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday that existing home sales in September rose to their highest figure of the year, rebounding from a small decline in August. The organization also noted the 31st consecutive month of year-over-year gains for existing home prices.

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American Jeffrey Fowle Released from North Korea

American Jeffrey Fowle Released from North Korea

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, was abruptly allowed to leave Tuesday on a U.S. government jet.

The 56-year-old from Miamisburg, Ohio, had been charged with leaving a Bible in Chongjin last May. Proselytizing is illegal in North Korea.A Defense Department plane carried Fowle out of the country, but it was not immediately clear when he was supposed to return home.The site of the U.S. plane with the American flag on its tail at Pyongyang's international airport was an unusual sight.The State Department welcomed Fowle’s release but called on the North Korean government to release two other Americans still in the secretive country, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller.Fowle's release was negotiated with the help of Sweden since the U.S. does not have diplomatic relations with North Korea."We thank the government of Sweden for the tireless efforts of the Embassy of Sweden in Pyongyang," the State Department said.Fowle will have to deal with another problem when he returns. While in a North Korean jail, he was fired from his job as an equipment operator for the city of Moraine, Ohio -- a job he had for the last 26 years. The dismissal last month came with a $70,000 severance package."At some point, you have to return to work," Moraine City Manager David Hicks told ABC News.Hicks noted that Fowle was a union employee.

"Although he was terminated, he has the ability to apply at any point in the next year and he would be immediately reinstated into his position," he said.Hicks said that the city kept his wife and children on Fowle’s health insurance after his termination, and said Fowle would be welcome back at his job.

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Jodi Arias Death Penalty Trial Begins with Shocking Photo

Jodi Arias Death Penalty Trial Begins with Shocking Photo

ABC News(PHOENIX) -- The death penalty phase of Jodi Arias' murder trial started Tuesday with both sides promising it would be just as lurid and grisly as last year's murder trial.

The prosecution began its case with a shocking photo. Prosecutor Juan Martinez showed a photo of Arias' ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander's throat slit within minutes of starting to make his case, saying, "This is how much she loved him."Arias' defense attorney Kirk Nurmi argued that she shouldn't be put to death because she has been diagnosed with both post traumatic stress disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder, calling her a "troubled, mentally ill young woman."The Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona was filled with supporters on either side, including Alexander's siblings on one side of the room and Arias' parents and brother on the other.Arias, now 34, was found guilty of murder last year, but the first jury was unable to agree on whether Arias should be condemned to death. The current jury of 12 women and six men -- which includes six alternates -- will be asked to decide whether Arias is executed."It is up to you to write the final chapter of this story," said Nurmi, a state-appointed defense attorney who represented Arias throughout the nearly six-month trial last year.Nurmi dedicated much of his nearly 45-minute opening statement issuing warnings to the jury, warning that there will be graphic evidence including autopsy photos, sexually explicit photos, and transcriptions of the X-rated text messages that Arias exchanged with Alexander in the months before his June 2008 murder.

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Afghan Opium Trade Thriving Despite US $7 Billion Effort

Afghan Opium Trade Thriving Despite US $7 Billion Effort

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Despite more than $7 billion of American counter-narcotics spending, Afghanistan’s opium trade has never been bigger, according to a U.S. government watchdog.A new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction issued on Tuesday highlights the continued growth of Afghanistan’s poppy fields despite more than a decade of U.S. and international counter-narcotics efforts.Various federal agencies have spent $7.6 billion in Afghanistan over 12 years to curb the world’s largest opium industry. Despite some initial progress, the farming of opium poppies by Afghanistan’s farmers has rebounded in recent years. United Nations figures show that farmers in Afghanistan cultivated 806 square miles of opium poppy last year, a field roughly 2.5 times the size of New York City."The expanding cultivation and trafficking of drugs puts the entire Afghan reconstruction effort at risk," said John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction."By every conceivable metric, we've failed. Production and cultivation are up, interdiction and eradication are down, financial support to the insurgency is up, and addiction and abuse are at unprecedented levels in Afghanistan," Sopko said.SIGAR has found that well-meaning efforts have in some cases helped fuel the increase in poppy farming.For example, in southwestern Afghanistan affordable deep-well technology has turned 200,000 hectares of desert into arable land over the past decade. But the report found “due to relatively high opium prices and the rise of an inexpensive, skilled, and mobile labor force, much of this newly-arable land is dedicated to opium cultivation.”And it found that provinces once-declared to be "poppy free" have seen a resurgence in cultivation.In 2008, the U.N. touted Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan as a success story where farmers had turned away from planting cash crops of opium poppy. But five years later the cultivation of opium poppy had increased “fourfold,” the new report concluded.Afghanistan produces 80 percent of the world’s opium which is turned into heroin -- most of which ends up in Russia and Europe.The production and sale of opium “undermines the Afghan state’s legitimacy by stoking corruption, sustaining criminal networks, and providing significant financial support to the Taliban and other insurgent groups,” Sopko wrote in the report.Afghanistan’s opium trade was valued at $3 billion in 2013, according to U.N. estimates.

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US Military Conducts Seven Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

US Military Conducts Seven Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

iStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The U.S. military conducted seven more airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in Syria and Iraq on Monday and Tuesday.According to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), four of the strikes were in Syria, near Kobani. They destroyed fighting positions, a building and a large ISIS unit.The other three airstrikes in Iraq destroyed two fighting positions -- one south of the Bayji oil refinery and another southeast of Mosul Dam -- and suppressed an ISIS attack north of Fallujah.CENTCOM says all the aircraft used in the attacks managed to exit the areas safely.

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Small Colorado Town Runs Out of Seasonal Cereal

Small Colorado Town Runs Out of Seasonal Cereal

General Mills(FORT COLLINS, Colo.) -- A small Colorado town's grocery mystery was solved when it was discovered that a brewery had bought out boxes of a seasonal favorite to create a Halloween-themed beer.As a result, there is a shortage of Count Chocula in Fort Collins, Colorado, where Black Bottle Brewery is using it as an ingredient in a small-batch beer.The brewery's Cerealiously beer series has previously used cereal including Golden Grahams, Reese's Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, for a "milky stout," the Coloradoan newspaper reports.Count Chocula was sold out in a local Albertson's grocery store in Fort Collins in just two days after it received its shipment.Black Bottle Brewery sympathized with Kristen Clark, 37, a local resident who was distraught by the cereal’s dearth. So the brewery gave her a box of it on Sunday.

Though Clark, an accountant, is a vegetarian, she makes an annual exception to eat her favorite marshmallow-laden cereal, which she said she has loved ever since she was a kid.“To me, it’s nostalgic,” she told ABC News. “I remember commercials when I was a kid. I always loved Count Chocula.”Clark, who usually buys three boxes when the cereal is released, said her family is sending a couple more boxes from Oregon.Albertson's grocery store in Fort Collins says it won't be receiving any more pallets of Count Chocula, as it is a seasonal item ordered in the summer. But the other two "Monster" flavors are in stock, they said.Count Chocula, a vampire who prefers chocolate to blood, was first introduced in 1971 with his famous tag line. Since 2009, General Mills' monster cereals, including Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry, have only appeared in grocery stores for Halloween.Black Bottle Brewery general manager Steve Marrick said the beer will be available on Oct. 30, and there will be future Cerealiously beers, including Lucky Charms for the next St. Patrick's Day."We put the cereal into a hop back so it doesn't get into the beer," Marrick told the Coloradoan. "We did it as a joke at first, but the beer turned out well."Marrick did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News.A spokesman for General Mills, Mike Siemienas, told ABC News: "We enjoy seeing people create new recipes with their favorite cereal products," and the "Monster" cereals' highest volume was during the Halloween season."We are hopeful that Count Chocula is still widely available at retailers throughout Colorado," he added.If not, residents could always trek to a nearby state or even Canada, where for the first time in more than 10 years Count Chocula and Franken Berry are available at select stores.

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Staples Investigating Potential Data Breach

Staples Investigating Potential Data Breach

Staples(NEW YORK) -- Staples is in the process of investigating a potential breach of customer credit card data, the office supply chain confirmed to ABC News Tuesday.The Massachusetts-based company said it has contacted law enforcement and is working to resolve the situation. A source told ABC News that the U.S. Secret Service is taking the lead in the investigation.In the meantime, Staples said customers are "not responsible for any fraudulent activity on their credit cards that is reported on a timely basis."The company disclosed the investigation after cyber security blogger Brian Krebs said banks identified a pattern of credit and debit card fraud linked to Staples stores.

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