Morning Brief: October 29
Haunted houses can be lame, so why not take a different approach this Halloween season? The New York Botanical Garden is hosting a Haunted Pumpkin Garden. There are also pumpkin carving sessions for those looking to make a Jack-O-Latern. [Timeout NY]
Today, partly cloudy early in the day, but the showers expected to roll in during the afternoon, high of 68. Tonight, clouds early in the night, but they should clear out late, low of 49. [Full Forecast]
Need to Know
Orbital Sciences rocket explodes moments after launch. [CBS News]
President Barack Obama says the US is crucial to Ebola response in Africa. [WSJ]
Sandy victims want relief funds to go towards jobs in hard hit areas. [NY Daily News]
Student accidently sets college on fire during fireworks proposal. [NY Post]
New Jersey has the worst business tax climate. [Watchdog Wire]
On Stage Tonight
• Wilco @ the Capitol Theatre
The Brooklyn Nets head to Boston to play the Celtics at 7:30.
The New York Knicks host the Chicago Bulls at 8.
Today in History
In 1961, Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.