The Brief

Armed police patrol as members of the public queue to lay flowers in St Ann's Square in memory of those who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena attack, on May 25, 2017 in Manchester
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U.K. Looks Beyond Manchester

The suicide bombing of Manchester Arena by a home-grown extremist has Britain grappling with many difficult questions — among them, whether the government is doing enough to prevent people like Salman Abedi from being radicalized

FILE PHOTO: Kushner arrives to join Trump and the rest of the U.S. delegation to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman at the Royal Court in Riyadh

Jared Kushner's Russia Meetings Focus of FBI Probe

Jared Kushner is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said. The remarks come amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials


Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Could Get Crazy

If you're getting out of town for the holiday weekend, you aren't alone. Far from it: estimates say this is going to be the busiest Memorial Day travel weekend in more than a decade


Be Afraid Because Snakes Hunt in Packs

It's the worst nightmare of anyone who suffers from ophidiophobia. According to a new study, snakes are not the solitary hunters and eaters we perceive them to be. In fact, some of the slithery reptiles coordinate their missions to increase their success rate


Showdown Ahead Over Trump Travel Ban

Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination"

Uber car on July 20, 2015 in New York City.

The Latest Uber Effect: People Are Ditching Their Cars

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults have sold or traded in a vehicle in the last 12 months, with 9% of that group turning to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft as their main way to get around, according to a new poll


Trump Says North Korea Is a 'Big Problem'

President Trump told the Japanese Prime Minister that North Korea is "a big problem" and pledged to fix it. "At some point it will be solved," he said. "You can bet on that"


Russia Is Reportedly Investigating Chechnya's 'Gay Purge'

Russian officials are reportedly looking into claims that a deadly anti-homosexual purge has been unfolding in Chechnya. Dozens of gay or bisexual men have been extrajudicially detained, beaten and tortured by Chechen authorities, according to reports

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former President of the United States of America Barack Obama arrive for a discussion on democracy at Church Congress on May 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

Obama in Berlin 'We Can't Hide Behind a Wall'

Former president Barack Obama told a crowd in Berlin on that wealthy nations cannot “hide behind a wall” when it comes to dealing with disruptions around the world, and encouraged the audience to engage in democracy

This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas in daylight, enhanced color, and stereographic projection.

NASA's Juno Mission Shows a 'Whole New Jupiter'

A NASA mission to Jupiter that reached the planet last year has changed the way scientists view the largest planet in the solar system, showing polar cyclones the size of Earth and a giant "lumpy" magnetic field