Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook laughs with a group before an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol in this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo taken in Montgomery, Ala. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, and published Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either.

Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

31 Days of Halloween

Photos: 31 Days of Halloween 2014

For the third year, Amanda Chapman shares her 31 different looks for Halloween this year. Whether it’s the makeup or the wig, it’s hard to b…