The Brief

Gunman Dead After Shooting

Emergency personnel responding after reports of a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. on Oct. 24, 2014.

A gunman is dead from a self-inflicted wound after opening fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state Friday morning. There are unconfirmed reports from local television stations of at least six people injured in the incident, which was first reported around 10:45 a.m.

How Ready Is NYC for Ebola?

A doctor who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, one of the hardest-hit countries in the outbreak tested positive Thursday for the virus

Ottawa Gunman Wanted Passport

A portrait of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the 32-year-old who police said launched a deadly attack on Canada's seat of government, is emerging

Nigeria Kidnapped Girls

Boko Haram Said to Abduct More Women, Girls in Nigeria

The militant Islamist group is accused of abducting dozens more women and girls from two villages in Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state. Residents said the alleged kidnappings took place a day after a reported truce between the militants and Nigerian government

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, June Shannon

TLC Abruptly Cancels Honey Boo Boo

The network abruptly canceled the hit show after co-star “Mama June” Shannon allegedly started dating a convicted child molester. Despite the family's denial, saying the two had not dated in 10 years, TLC became convinced the claim was accurate

Missouri Florida Football

Football Player Accused of Rape Texted Alleged Victim

Accused quarterback at University of Florida Treon Harris reportedly texted his accuser "don't tell nobody 'bout nothing" shortly after the encounter. Harris was suspended from the team on Oct. 6, but was reinstated after the accuser withdrew her complaint on Oct. 9

The damaged remains of a Ten Commandments monument are gathered on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds on Oct. 24, 2014 in Oklahoma City.

Secret Service Arrests 10 Commandments Statue Smasher

Secret Service have arrested a man who allegedly slammed his car Thursday into a Ten Commandments monument near the state capital building in Oklahoma City. The statue is now smashed to pieces, and the assailant told authorities that Satan made him do it


Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses May Be Ready Next Year

Pharmaceutical companies are committed to making millions of doses of Ebola vaccines available next year, the World Health Organization said Friday. Two vaccines are currently ready for clinical trials and five more experimental vaccines are expected to undergo testing in early 2015

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh bid farewell to Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary at Buckingham Palace at the end of a State Visit on October 23, 2014 in London.

Queen Elizabeth II Sends Her First Tweet

While opening the Information Age exhibit at London's Science Museum, Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet from the official account of Buckingham Palace. She was invited to mark the occasion with a tweet by the museum's director

Ex-Boston Mayor Menino Cancer

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Stops Chemo

Menino's announcement saddened Bostonians who knew him as their leader for five terms over two decades. "While I continue to fight this terrible disease, I feel it is time for me to spend more time with my family, grandkids and friends,” he said in a statement

The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on Aug. 25, 2014 in St. Louis.

Leaks Reveal New Details About Ferguson Shooting

As a grand jury weighs whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, a sequence of leaks in recent days have fanned the flames in Ferguson and raised questions about the investigation