The Brief

President Trump speaks after Republicans Pull Health Care Bill

President Trump Open to Bipartisan Health Care Reform

President Donald Trump attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace Barack Obama's health care law as his aides pledged to court moderate Democrats on upcoming initiatives from health care to tax cuts

Russia Protest

Mass Protest in Moscow Against Russian Government

A leader of the opposition to President Vladimir Putin was arrested as thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government. It is part of a wave of demonstrations taking place throughout the country

Film Review Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Has Another Enchanting Weekend

Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" has continued to enchant audiences in its second weekend in theaters. Studio estimates say the film added $88.3 million to its total this weekend, down only 49 percent from its massive debut. The box-office juggernaut has earned $317 million to date from North American theaters

Britain Attack

WhatsApp Can't Be a 'Secret Place for Terrorists'

Encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp must make their platforms accessible to intelligence agencies, a top British security official declared amid reports that the London attacker used the service minutes before his assault on Parliament

Donald Trump, Haider al-Abadi

Donald Trump's Health Care Failure Hurts Tax Reform

House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform. "Doing big things is hard," House Speaker Paul Ryan conceded

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Hong Kong Elects a New Chief Executive

In the first leadership change since Hong Kong’s massive pro-democracy protests in 2014, a 1,194-strong election committee comprising largely of business interests and pro-China elites, elected Carrie Lam as the territory's next chief executive

Worker over conveyer belt of chicken patties

Nearly 100,000 Pounds of Chicken Recalled

OK Food, Inc. has recalled about 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products out of concern that it is contaminated by metal and other extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service

Italy EU Summit

The European Union Just Turned 60. Now What?

European leaders marked the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty as a turning point in their history in the knowledge that Britain will officially trigger divorce proceedings from the bloc next week

Opposition forces break through the Qaboun siege

Airstrike in Syria Kills and Wounds Dozens

Warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria Saturday killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the worst violence to hit the country in weeks, opposition activists said

Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

Lawmakers Want FBI Help on Missing Black Girls

Black lawmakers are putting pressure on the FBI to help investigate the number of missing black minors in Washington, D.C. after social media users have been tweeting about the lack of media coverage of missing black and Hispanic girls

Closing Day - Red Carpet - Malaga Film Festival 2017

Antonio Banderas Recovers From Heart Attack

The Spanish film star says he has recovered from a heart attack that he had at the end of January. The 56-year-old actor revealed that he had to get three stents, but insisted that it "wasn't serious and hasn't caused any damage"