The Brief

Kirsten Gillibrand and Nancy Gibbs speak at the TIME and Real Simple's Women & Success event at the Park Hyatt on Oct. 1, 2014 in New York City.

Senator Speaks on Secret Service

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke openly about the resignation of Julia Pierson, the first woman to head the Secret Service, who stepped down on Wednesday

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Murder Charge in Rap Fight

A Florida man was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2012 death of a teen following an argument over loud rap music

Professor Adrian Hill, Director of the Jenner Institute, and Chief Investigator of the trials, holds a phial containing the Ebola vaccine at the Oxford Vaccine Group Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM) in Oxford, southern England on Sept. 17, 2014.

Race to a Vaccine

International experts want a fully tested and licensed Ebola vaccine scaled up for mass use in the near future, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, the day after the U.S. confirmed its first patient with Ebola

Cast memaCast members perform during a media call for the Doctor Zhivago musical romance in Sydney on Feb. 17, 2011.

Yuri-ka! Doctor Zhivago Is Heading to Broadway This Spring

Preview performances of the show, based on Russian author Boris Pasternak's 1957 novel and its subsequent 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie, will begin on March 27, with the show set to open on April 21

Circa 1450, Portrait of Vlad Tepes 'Vlad the Impaler'(c 1431-1476), from a painting in Castle Ambras in the Tyrol.

Archaeologists Believe They Found Dracula’s Dungeon

Researchers in Turkey have made a spooky discovery, just in time for the start of Halloween season: the cell where the real-life basis for vampire Dracula, the Romanian prince, Vlad the Impaler, was held in the 1400s

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis look on from the sidelines before the game between the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 22, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis Welcome Baby Girl

Congratulations are in order for actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who have welcomed a baby girl, the couple’s first child together — the latest big news for the former That '70s Show co-stars, who in February announced their engagement

Facebook Drag Queens

Facebook Apologizes for Blocking Drag-Queen Profiles

Facebook apologized to drag queens after enforcement of a "real-name policy" led to LGBT users being blocked from their accounts. Meanwhile, activists met at Facebook's headquarters Wednesdays to demand change on profile treatment

A Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2014.

D.A.: Body-Cam Video Justifies Shooting

A police officer was legally justified in shooting an unarmed man, in a decision based on video from the officer's body camera--the first time the district attorney there has relied on body-cam evidence to determine whether an officer-involved shooting could be justified

Missing Girl Rescued in Mexico 12 Years Later

An Austin girl was rescued Tuesday and delivered back to the United States, 12 years after her father, Gregory Allen, reported that his ex-wife had not brought the then-4-year-old home. Mexican police, the FBI and U.S. Marshals cooperated in the operation

Markets React To Yesterday's Corporate Earnings Reports

Stocks Tumble Amid Fears Of Mounting Global Crises

Stocks fell across the board Wednesday as the year’s final fiscal quarter opened to a market sell-off spurred by concerns over mounting global crises, including the first domestic case of Ebola, as well as the looming possibility of an interest rate hike