The Brief

Two girls hug at Shoultes Gospel Hall church where families are reuniting after an active shooter situation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington

Gunman Dead After Shooting

A gunman is dead from a self-inflicted wound after opening fire, reportedly killing at least one person, at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington Friday

Handout of 18-year old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham

Remains Belong to Student

Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday

Officers Shot Sacramento

3 California Sheriffs’ Deputies, Bystander Shot

An assailant shot three sheriff’s deputies in two neighboring Northern California counties on Friday, also shooting and wounding a bystander in an attempt to carjack a vehicle, sheriff’s officials said. Residents in the rural area were being urged to stay indoors

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

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

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

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