The Brief

Exxon Mobil Corp. Gas Stations Ahead Of Earnings Figures
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Hit the Road, America

The national average price of gas in the U.S. is set to drop below $3.00 per gallon for the first time in almost four years, according to the American Automobile Association, saving drivers hundreds of millions of dollars per day

End of the line: Wreckage from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is shown in this still image captured from KNBC video footage from Mojave, California on Oct. 31, 2014.

1 Dead in Spaceship Crash

A Virgin Galactic tourism spacecraft crashed in the California desert during a test flight Friday, killing one test pilot and leaving another seriously injured

Nigeria Violence

Kidnapped Schoolgirls Married

The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have been married off

Maine Nurse Challenges Mandatory Quarantine Order

Ebola Nurse Wins Legal Fight

A judge in Maine rejected the state's attempt to forcibly quarantine a nurse who has been clashing with officials over her defiance of a voluntary Ebola quarantine on Friday, reversing a court order that briefly mandated she avoid public places and transportation

Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Mike Tyson Says He Was Sexually Abused as a Child

Mike Tyson said in a recent interview that an older man "bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff… snatched me off the street" when he was a child. "I was a little kid," the retired boxer said. "Never seen him again"

Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes At Record High

U.S. Stocks Hit Record Highs

Stocks rallied in the U.S. and overseas after Japan's central bank surprised investors with a new round of economic stimulus. Just two weeks ago the U.S. market had its biggest slump in two years

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Fans Gather to Celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th Birthday

About 25,000 of the world’s most devoted Hello Kitty fans assembled in Los Angeles for the first-ever Hello Kitty Con, a four-day celebration of the character’s 40th birthday. The sold-out event runs through Sunday

A car runs past fall foliage in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, on Oct. 28, 2014.

Eastern U.S. Set for Weekend Cold Snap

An arctic blast gave millions of people a real reason to shiver early Friday, bringing a deep chill to Halloween festivities. The southern Appalachians should expect up to eight inches of snow by Saturday morning as areas down to Miami face record-low weekend temperatures

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American Hustle Microwave Scene Sparks Lawsuit

Investigative science author Paul Brodeur has filed a defamation lawsuit against Columbia Pictures and the other companies behind American Hustle. Brodeur has written about the hazards of microwaves but claims he has never said that they leach the nutrition out of food

Mark Zuckerberg Attends Mobile World Congress

Mark Zuckerberg Will Answer Your Questions Next Week

The Facebook founder said he’ll host a public questions and answers session for users of the social network on Nov. 6, starting at 5 p.m. E.T. Here’s how you can ask Zuckerberg your own question, plus check out some of the already-posted questions