The Brief

Wal-Mart Announces Plan To Create 10,000 Jobs In U.S. In 2017

Walmart Will Let You Skip the Line

The company has updated its app to let customers skip the line at its Pharmacy or Money Services desks in Walmart stores. Shoppers can fill out paperwork and their details on the app and will then be able to join a newly created "Express Lane"

Three Dead, Two Injured As Plane Crashes Into Homes

Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities said. Aboard the plane were a husband, wife and three teenagers


The Academy Is Sorry for that Big Oscars Mix-Up

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has issued a statement apologizing for mistakes made during Sunday's Oscar ceremony, which resulted in La La Land initially being announced as the Best Picture instead of Moonlight

Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, spews lava during an eruption, near the Sicilian town of Catania, southern Italy, on Feb. 28, 2017.

This Volcanic Eruption Is Stunning

Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, erupted in Sicily overnight, and with no immediate danger, people are taking a moment to get some remarkable photos of the event. The eruption threw out jets of lava into the sky and was visible from far away

U.S. Marines stand in front of amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) as they participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2017" (CG17) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province

Trump Looks to Hike Military Spending

President Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid

An artist's rendering of the Dragon V2 spacecraft in orbit. Elon Musk announced that in 2018 SpaceX will fly two private citizens to the moon in its Dragon spacecraft, Feb 27, 2017.

SpaceX to Send 2 Passengers Around the Moon

For the first time in 45 years, people are going to the moon—or at least moon orbit. Elon Musk's SpaceX has announced that it will bring two individuals on a paid trip around the moon in 2018. There will be no landing


Two Women Face Charges For Kim Jong Nam Murder

Two women, an Indonesian and a Vietnamese, will be charged with murder over their alleged involvement in the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader at Kuala Lumpur's main airport, Malaysia's attorney general said

ABC's Coverage Of The 89th Annual Academy Awards

Accountant Blamed For Oscars Best Picture Mix-Up

PricewaterhouseCoopers has apologized again for the Oscars Best picture mix-up, saying their own accountant not only caused the problem, he didn’t act quickly enough to correct it. The company said, “PwC takes full responsibility for the series of mistakes"