The Brief

Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill

President Trump Slams UCLA Player's Dad

President Donald Trump tweeted that he should have left the UCLA basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China in jail after a player's father questioned how much the president actually had to do with his son's release


GOP Tax Bill's Winners and Losers

Under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, the ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well. People living in high-tax states could lose out

Film Box Office

'Justice League' Disappoints With $96 Million Opening

Only in the modern era of superhero films could a $96 million opening weekend be considered anything less than impressive, but the big budget superhero mashup came in well under expectations of a $110 million launch

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. She says film producer Brett Ratner was also present

Tillerson And Mattis Testify At Senate Hearing On Authorization Of Use Of Force

Jeff Flake Calls the GOP 'Toast' on a Hot Mic

The Arizona senator was talking to friend and Mesa Mayor John Giles, and apparently did not realize his microphone was still on. "If [Republicans] become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast," he was caught Flake saying

SNL to Obama: 'Come Back Barack'

Channeling their inner Boyz II Men, Chance the Rapper, Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd sang an ode to the 44th president of the United States. The song first sounds like it could be about a breakup

US Navy Ship Visits China

U.S. Warship Collides With Tugboat in Japanese Waters

In the latest of a string of marine mishaps, a U.S. warship crashed into a Japanese tugboat in Japan's Sagami Bay. The tugboat lost propulsion and drifted into the USS Benfold during a routine towing exercise, according to U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet

Attorney General Sessions And EPA Admin. Pruitt Speak At The Federalist Society 2017 National Lawyers Convention

Sessions Jokes About Russia Ties During Conference

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made light of his alleged ties to Russia at the conservative Federalist Society's National Lawyers convention. "Before I get started here. Any Russians? Anybody been to Russia? Got a cousin in Russia or something?"