The Brief

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
Athit Perawongmetha—REUTERS
Former US President George W. Bush leaves after the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Bush on Trump's Russia Ties: 'We Need Answers'

Former President George W. Bush weighed in on the calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. "I think we all need answers," Bush said

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 Two Passengers Into Moon Orbit

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

Jurgen Gustav Kantner

German Hostage Beheaded in Philippines by Extremists

A brief video circulated by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, shows that the militant group proceeded with its threat to kill Jurgen Gustav Kantner in the southern Philippines after a Sunday ransom deadline lapsed

Slain SEALís dad wants answers: ëDonít hide behind my sonís deathí

Father of Slain Navy SEAL Calls for Investigation

The father of Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens did not want to meet President Donald Trump when his son's body was returned to the U.S. and is calling for an investigation of the Yemen raid that led to his son's death

Amit Singhal

Uber Exec Out After 'Failing to Disclose Sex Allegation'

A top engineering executive at Uber, Amit Singhal, is out five weeks after his hire was announced. According to a report in the tech blog Recode, Singhal failed to disclose that he'd left his previous job at Google because of a sexual harassment allegation

Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, poses for a photo in her Spokane, Wash. home on March 2, 2015.

Rachel Dolezal Is Flat Broke, But Unapologetic

Rachel Dolezal, the white former civil rights activist who made headlines and sparked debate on race and identity by identifying as black, has said she is living in penury but remains unapologetic for her chosen way of life

Brazil Carnival Crash

At Least 20 Hurt in Float Crash at Rio's Carnival

At least 20 people were hurt after a float crashed during Rio de Janeiro's famous annual Carnival. During the Carnival's parade, the last float of samba school Paraiso de Tuiuti collided with a fence, trapping and injuring people watching from the stands

Jimmy Kimmel and Warren Beatty laugh after correcting the Best Picture Oscar from La La Land to Moonlight.

Oscars Viewership at 9-Year Low

The live broadcast of the Academy Awards drew 32.9 million U.S. viewers, the smallest audience for the award ceremony since 2008, according to Nielsen data. It will still likely draw the largest audience of a non-sporting event of the year