Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Kenyan Forces Say They Have 'Full Control' of Westgate Mall
Kenyan forces have secured an upscale Nairobi shopping mall killing three suspected terrorists and promising to "punish" any others they encounter, following a three-day hostage standoff with an al Qaeda-linked rebel group that has killed at least 62 people and injured 175, police said.
2. 2 Men Charged in Mass Shooting at Chicago Park
Byron Champ, 21, and Kewane Gatewood, 20, have been charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in the mass shooting at a Chicago park that wounded 13 people, but neither suspect is believed to be a triggerman, according to police.
3. Fairfax Financial Offers to Buy BlackBerry
BlackBerry announced it has a $4.7 billion sale offer from Fairfax Financial to take the company private.
4. Rare Brain Disease Confirmed in N.H. Patient
Health officials have confirmed that a New Hampshire man who died in August following neural surgery had a rare, degenerative brain disease, raising alarms for 15 other patients who may have been contaminated by the same instruments.
5. 'Dancing' Says Goodbye to First Star of the Season
Former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson was the first celebrity eliminated in season 17 of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."