The Brief

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes At Record High

US 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

Washington Marysville Shooting Gun Violence

Washington to Vote on Gun Control Days After Shooting

Washington voters are being asked to decide on two competing firearms measures on the Nov. 4 ballot just 11 days after a school shooting in the rural city of Marysville left three teenagers dead and three others wounded

Kay Hagan, Thom Tills

Election Season Enters Final Stretch

Millions of votes have been cast, the last ads have been cut and there’s barely a household that remains blessedly untouched by the fight for the U.S. Senate. Here are four things to watch four days before the midterm elections

Paper cups of different sizes are seen on display at Starbuck's first Colombian store at 93 park in Bogota

Starbucks Announces Plans for Coffee Delivery Service

If you’re one of those people that can’t start their day without a cup of Starbucks coffee, you may soon have to go no farther than your front door. During the company’s earnings conference call, CEO Howard Schultz outlined plans to begin a delivery service next year

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

Eastern U.S. Set for Cold Snap

The southern Appalachians should expect up to eight inches of snow by Saturday morning as areas down to Miami face record-low weekend temperatures

Jennifer Lawrence

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

J.K. Rowling at the Southbank Centre in London in 2012.

J.K. Rowling Reveals 'Purest Dislike' for Dolores Umbridge

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling published a brand new essay Friday about one of her greatest villains: the Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge. She reveals she feels the "purest dislike" for this nemesis of Harry, and that Umbridge is based on a real person

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania

Accused Cop Killer Arrested After 7-Week Manhunt

Pennsylvania State Police, ending a seven-week manhunt, have captured a man accused of ambushing two troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other. Eric Frein, 31, was taken into custody Thursday, state police said

Mosul Iraq ISIS

ISIS Revenge Killings Reportedly Target Sunni Tribe in Iraq

Fighters from the militant group that has taken over vast swaths of Iraq are summarily executing members of a Sunni tribe that resisted their advance. “We were fighting ISIS with rifles, and it was fighting us with heavy machine guns,” one tribal member said