The Brief

White House Fence Jumper

Felony Charges for W.H. Jumper

A man who was quickly apprehended after assaulting police dogs and climbing over the White House fence on Wednesday was charged on multiple counts


Millennials Flock to 401(k)s

First-time enrollees are soaring as more young adults enter the workforce. That's good, writes MONEY's Dan Kadlec, but won't solve our savings crisis by itself

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Royals Beat Giants 7-2 to Take Game 2 of World Series

Kansas City trounced San Francisco on Wednesday for the team's first win in a World Series game since beating St. Louis in 1985. The Royals haven't won the series yet, but they did something more important: they showed why they belonged there

Christian Bale attends the 86th Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.

Christian Bale Didn't Even Audition for Steve Jobs Role

Christian Bale didn’t even have to audition to win the role of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic, according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who is adapting Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography for the big screen. Of Bale, Sorkin said: "he is gonna crush it"

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Corporations, Advocacy Groups Spend Big on Ballot Measures

Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting big dollars behind committees with benign-sounding names that support or oppose ballot initiatives on issues as varied as minimum wage increases in Alaska and recreational marijuana in Florida

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North Carolina Releases Report on Academic Scandal

The University of North Carolina report details how a lack of oversight allowed the creation of so-called "paper classes" that student athletes were encouraged to take and in which they received high grades with "little regard" for the quality of their work

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The Secret to Finding a Super Cheap Thanksgiving Flight

This year, like every year, there's a lot of mixed messages on what to do if you've procrastinated on booking tickets for one of the busiest travel seasons. From checking smaller airlines to avoiding fares on Wednesday and Sunday, here's a go-to information guide

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Experts Assess Prospect of Ebola Falling in Wrong Hands

The virus is considered a bioterrorism agent — a “select agent and toxin” that has the “potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety." But massive fines, jail time and a risk of deadly exposure may be enough of a deterrent

Smoke and dust rise over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc

Coalition Air Strikes in Syria Have Killed 500

The U.S.-led air campaign designed to degrade and destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria has killed hundreds of militants throughout Syria — but it's just a fraction of the group's ground strength. Dozens of civilians have also died

Supporters of murdered Filipino transgender Jeffrey Laude, also known as "Jennifer", hold a protest near the Hall of Justice where the preliminary hearing for the murder case is being held at the northern Philippine city of Olongapo on Oct. 10, 2014.

U.S. Murder Suspect Unaware Filipina Was Transgender

A friend of murdered Filipina Jennifer Laude testified that the American suspect, who went out with the two on the night of the crime, didn’t know they were transgender. The witness made her statement during a Philippine Senate hearing on Wednesday