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US stocks open higher, following gains in Asia

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy.

Exxon defies low oil price with refining strength

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production.

Nissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

6th person charged in connection to sex assault

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Police in western Kentucky say they've charged a sixth person — a 15-year-old girl — in connection to a sexual assault on a 15-year-old boy.

5 college football players charged in assault

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then fled yelling "Football strong!" The victim was in intensive care Friday with severe brain trauma.

Parachutist rescued from Missouri television tower

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours.

Child rape suspect returning to Massachusetts

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A child rape suspect who police say cut off a GPS monitoring device and went on a cross-country crime spree before being captured is being returned to Massachusetts.

10 Things to Know for Today

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Menino to lie in state at historic Faneuil Hall

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

The people of Boston will get their chance to pay final respects to former Mayor Tom Menino.

Rebuilt Hawaii town offers look at life after lava

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago.