The Brief

2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day March and Rally

MLK Day Highlights Transition From Obama to Trump

As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters


Donald Trump Promises 'Insurance for Everybody'

Donald Trump says his plan to replace the nation's health care law will include "insurance for everybody," though he did not explain how he would achieve that milestone. An embrace of universal health care would mark a sharp break for most Republicans

Eugene Cernan

Eugene Cernan, the Last Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies

Eugene Cernan, the last human to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, has died, NASA said Monday. He was 82 years old. The space agency said "We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon"

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street in London

Theresa May Rejects Partial Membership of E.U.

Britain will make a clean break from the E.U., Prime Minister Theresa May will say in her most detailed speech on the U.K.'s exit strategy, signaling that Britain will quit the E.U.'s single market

BPM 2016 Highlights Days 8-10

Gunman Kills at Least 5 at Mexico’s BPM Music Festival

A Mexican police officer said a gunman has killed at least five people and wounded nine others at a nightclub hosting an event that was part of the BPM electronic music festival in the Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen

Donald Trump Holds Meetings At Trump Tower

China: Trump's Taiwan Strategy Is 'Despicable'

China's state-run media has described the U.S. President-elect's suggested use of Taiwan as a bargaining chip as "despicable," and warned Donald Trump that "Beijing will have no choice but to take off the gloves" if he continues his present course

Stacked Gold Ingots

Half World's Wealth 'in the Hands of Just Eight Men'

The gap between the superrich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, including Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to Oxfam

Israel Holocaust Archaeology

Pendant May Have 'Anne Frank Link'

Archaeologists excavating the site of a former Nazi extermination camp in Poland have unearthed a pendant bearing a striking resemblance to one owned by Anne Frank, who died in a concentration camp in 1945

Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Questioned Over Bribery Allegations

South Korean Prosecutors Seek Arrest Of Samsung Heir

Prosecutors have requested the arrest of the Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong as a bribery suspect in the influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president. The country's former health minister has also been indicted