The Brief

Jeb Bush speaks at CPAC in National Harbor, Md. on Feb. 27, 2015.

Jeb Bush Pitches Skeptics

Jeb Bush cast himself as a full-spectrum conservative who was in sync with the party's base on economic, social and foreign-policy issues

Money Wallet Economy

U.S. Economy Hits Speed Bump

The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in fourth quarter than initial estimates, but economists still forecast strongest growth in a decade this year

Prince Harry at a Remembrance Sunday service at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan on Nov. 9, 2014.

Prince Harry To Leave the Armed Forces This Year

The prince, who is known as Capt. Harry Wales in the military and served two tours of Afghanistan, wants to devote himself to continuing his work helping injured servicemen and women find new jobs or continue to contribute in the services

The ISIS militant who has been identified as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, seen in a propaganda video.

Eric Holder: We Will Hold 'Jihadi John' Accountable

Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that U.S. officials are actively working to ensure the ISIS fighter Mohammed Emwazi, a Londoner who was identified as the man seen in ISIS' brutal execution videos, is held accountable for his crimes

Gun Laws

Nine People Shot Overnight in Missouri

Nine people were found dead early Friday after a series of overnight shootings. Eight were shot, including the gunman, with another found at a crime scene having died of natural causes. The relationship between the shooter and the victims is not immediately clear

CPAC Conservatives Republicans Chris Christie

Conservatives Lash Out at a Common Enemy

One hot-button issue was trickier than usual for the politicians speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington this week, especially the governors who are likely to run for president in 2016: Common Core

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks during a press conference at the Government House in Buenos Aires on Feb. 11, 2015.

Argentina Judge Dismisses President's Cover-Up Case

An Argentine judge threw out a controversial case on Thursday against the country’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who had been accused of covering up the alleged involvement of Iranian officials in a bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994.

Police forensics investigate the scene where U.S. blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death by unidentified assailants in Dhaka on February 27, 2015.

American Atheist Writer Killed in Bangladesh

A well-known atheist blogger was hacked to death on Thursday in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Two unidentified assailants attacked Avijit Roy and his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonna with machetes as the couple returned from a book fair

That Weird Dress Is Selling Like Crazy Right Now

A spokesperson for Roman Originals said the company’s sales are up 347% Friday compared to expectations as people came to look at the dress that sparked a social media sensation to see what color it actually was — and then stuck around to do some shopping

Bill O'Reilly Sees Big Ratings Jump After Dispute

The claims over Bill O'Reilly's Falklands war reporting seem to be having a very good effect on his ratings: on Wednesday night, the Fox News talking head drew his highest numbers of the year so far.