The Brief

Afghanistan

ISIS Claims Afghan Attack

At least 33 people died in a suicide bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday morning, with ISIS claiming responsibility

Students Protest Against Standardized Testing in Colorado

Kids Opt Out of State Tests

Thousands of students across the country are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards

Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day On National Mall To End Extreme Poverty And Solve Climate Change - Show

Watch Live Concert for Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day in DC

An all-day Earth Day rally and concert Saturday is drawing some big names to the National Mall and some celebrities into the world of politics to confront the issues of climate change and poverty. Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common and Train are performing

Toshio Yazawa

Japan's Population Falls to 15-Year Low

Japan's population has dropped for the fourth year in a row, bringing it to a low not seen since 2000. There were just more than 127 million people living in Japan as of last Oct. 1, which marked a decrease of 215,000 people compared to one year earlier

JELLYFISH BOUNTY

Jellyfish Invade Pacific Northwest Beaches

Millions of the bluish-purple species called Velella velalla are washing up on shore in Oregon and Washington. It's not unusual for them to turn up in the spring, but a sail fin on their body usually keeps them away from the shore

Al Taubman

Alfred Taubman, Shopping Mall Inventor, Dies at 91

Alfred Taubman, an enterprising real estate developer, capitalized on the trend of Americans moving to the suburbs in the 1950s. "He was so proud of what this wonderful company he founded 65 years ago has accomplished," his son Robert Taubman said

Jarret Stoll

LA Kings Player Jarret Stoll Arrested on Drug Charges

Los Angeles Kings player Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday in Las Vegas on suspicion of possession of cocaine. The hockey forward was arrested at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand hotel, according to multiple reports

Vanessa Klein, 15, shops with her parents at Backtrack Records on Saturday, April 4, 2015 in Lincoln, Neb. Recycled Sounds will be one of three independent record stores in Lincoln participating in Record Store Day.  (Allison Hess/The Journal-Star via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; KOLN-TV OUT; KGIN-TV OUT; KLKN-TV OUT

Celebrate Record Store Day With Exclusive Vinyl Releases

The annual event promotes independent record stores and features a limited supply of records released just for the day. This year's selection of 400 exclusive releases include David Bowie's "Changes" and Bob Dylan's "The Night We Called It a Day"

Fast & Furious

Furious 7 Sets $1 Billion Worldwide Box Office Record

Furious 7 just set the record for the fastest live-action film to bring in $1 billion in global box office sales, crossing that major milestone in only 17 days, Universal announced Friday. That's faster than Avatar and Harry Potter