The Brief

Consumers Shop At An Apple Inc. Store Ahead Of Earnings Figures

One Big Apple

Tech giant reports beat analyst expectations with strong sales of iPhones and Mac computers. Sales of iPads fell, however

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Mexican Feds Take Over Town

Authorities learned of possible connections between local law enforcement and organized crime during an investigation into the disappearance of 43 students

Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad

Toys R Us ‘Breaks Bad’ With New Crystal Meth Toys

Parents aren't happy that the toy retailer is selling drug dealer dolls, complete with bags of crystal meth and sacks of cash, a la Walter White in Breaking Bad. A petition for the chain to pull the dolls had attracted signatures more than 2,200 supporters Monday

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Turkey to Help Iraqi Kurds Join Fight Against ISIS in Syria

Turkey, which has come under pressure to increase its support for the coalition battling fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, said Monday that it will help Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross its border to fight the militants who have besieged a Syrian city

Slava Voynov of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Kings 3-2 double overtime victory against the New York Rangers in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles.

NHL Suspends Kings Player

The NHL suspended defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely after he was arrested on domestic violence charges Monday morning. There were no immediate details on the exact nature of Voynov's arrest. He will continue to be paid while suspended

Rapper Pitbull performs at Staples Center on Oct. 10, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Pitbull to Host American Music Awards on Nov. 23

The platinum-selling rapper will perform at the event at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, to air live on ABC, Dick Clark Productions announced Monday. Later that week, he'll perform during the halftime show on Thanksgiving Day when the Dallas Cowboys play the Philadelphia Eagles

APTOPIX Pumpkin Fest Crowds

Rioting Keene State Students May Be Expelled

The New Hampshire school will take serious action against students who participated in recent riots at an annual pumpkin festival. College President Anne Huot said authorities were “actively working to identify the individuals who participated in unlawful behavior"

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Football Players Recall Abusive Hazing at N.J. High School

Older players on the Sayreville War Memorial High School team, which has drawn national headlines for a hazing scandal, allegedly pinned younger players to the floor and punched, kicked and sexually groped their bodies, according to a new report

Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge And Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field

Will and Kate Announce Due Date for Royal Baby No. 2

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge confirmed Monday that their second baby is due in April — the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth. The couple's second baby will join older sibling, Prince George, who was born in July 2013

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Robin May Be a Woman in Batman v Superman

An extra reportedly said Hunger Games: Catching Fire actress Jena Malone is filming scenes this week with Ben Affleck, who plays Batman, and Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luther. This could explain why Malone has lately been sporting red hair

Darren Vann is a suspect in the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwestern Indiana over the weekend.

Indiana Serial Killer Suspected

Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years