The Brief

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference to address domestic violence issues and the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy in New York on Sept. 19, 2014.

NFL: We Can Change

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell laid out his most sweeping response yet to a wave of domestic violence scandals on Friday

libaba Group headquarters on March 29, 2014 in Hangzhou, China.

Biggest U.S. IPO Ever

The Chinese Internet giant Alibaba saw its shares jump 38% in its first day of trading as a public company in the U.S., raising more than $21 billion

A member loyal to the ISIL waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa

Experts Doubt ISIS Could Launch Major Cyberattack

The Islamist militants who have taken over swathes of Syria and Iraq have proven remarkably adept at using 21st century technology, but experts say ISIS's social media savvy doesn’t necessarily translate into a real cybersecurity threat against the United States

Baby on fur rug

Early Deaths Could Fall By 40% In the Next 20 Years

When a group of 16 researchers from across the world looked at mortality trends from 2000 to 2010, they were encouraged by the results. “We actually found that mortality is falling very rapidly,” the study’s lead author said, and premature deaths could continue to decline

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy attends the inauguration of the Institut Claude Pompidou in Nice in March 2014.

Sarkozy Eyes Return to French Politics

On Friday, Nicolas Sarkozy finally made public what most French have assumed for months—that he would attempt to unseat the first Socialist leader France has had in 22 years by challenging François Holland, whose popularity ratings are plummeting, in 2017

Team working at a start up

Millennials Have Big Faith in Big Business, Study Says

A new study suggests that Millennials have big expectations for big businesses. The study found that Millennials—a generation typically attributed with aversion to, and distrust of, major institutions—look to the corporate world to help solve global problems

Jamael Ahmed jumps in the air as he leaves the store after being the first to purchase the iPhone 6 at Apple Covent Gardens in London on Sept. 19, 2014.

Apple’s two latest smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, went on sale Friday, but Apple customers who wanted to ensure they got their new phones on release day started lining up earlier this week. See how they celebrated after the wait was over

Possible Break in Probe of Missing Virginia Student

Police were executing two search warrants on Friday, in connection with the disappearance of a University of Virginia student who went missing last weekend, based on a tip they received which chief of police Timothy Longo says he hopes is a break in the investigation

California Wildfires

Suspected California Arsonist in Court as Wildfire Grows

As an alleged arsonist is set to make his court appearance Friday, the unwieldy wildfire that officials say he deliberately sparked in Northern California is showing no signs of slowing down, growing to more than 73,000 acres early Friday

A worker cultivates a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte's Web inside a greenhouse, in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo. on Feb. 7, 2014.

Pro-Pot Group Giving Free Weed to Colorado Vets

A pro-pot organization will host a weed giveaway in Denver Saturday to get cannabis in the hands of military veterans who seek it. Grow4Vets exists to “reduce the staggering number of Veterans who die each day from suicide and prescription drug overdose”

Roger Goodell

NFL to Partner With Domestic Violence Groups

The NFL plans to give financial and operational support to two national organizations that serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as it remains under fire for its handling of recent domestic violence scandals