Leonardo Urena of Napa, took first place with his 1704 pound pumpkin at the 38th annual Pumpkin Weigh-off in Half Moon Bay, California on October 10, 2011. The gigantic gourd set a state record and won the competition.
The 49ers and Bills continued their surprising dominance this year, dominating the Bucs and Eagles respectively, while Belichick showed once again why he's widely regarded as the best coach in all of football.
Apple announced the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs on October 5, 2011. He was 56. Jobs was the founder and former CEO of Apple that transformed personal computer technology and invented devices such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
After spending four years in an Italian prison Knox arrived in the United States after departing Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport. Knox's life turned around dramatically Monday when an Italian appeals court threw out her conviction in the sexual assault and fatal stabbing of her British roommate.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to the west coast, with protesters marching in solidarity with those in New York City by meeting at the Los Angeles City Hall and then marching through the financial district.
The Rangers are trying to repeat their World Series status as they tackle the Tigers, while the Brewers are trying to overcome the Cardinals, who stunned the world by knocking the Phillies out of the running.
As the protests grow in size, reaching a crescendo over the weekend as the NYPD arrested more than 700 individuals who had been corralled onto the Brooklyn Bridge, their singular purpose and future remains ambiguous.
Just a month ago, it seemed as if the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves were predestined for the playoffs. The likelihood of either being left out of the race for the pennant in October was almost mathematically impossible. But then the Rays and Cardinals surged, the Sox and Braves faltered, and both teams' seasons ended against the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies.
It's not just Republicans and Democrats vying for the presidency. Sometimes, there are some unusual suspects lining up for the White House, who can show up from the most unlikely places with some of the oddest stances on the issues.
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