The Brief

GOP Presidential Candidates Debate In Charleston
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Ready to Rumble

Republican presidential candidates will face off in New Hampshire Saturday night in the most pivotal contest yet, just 72 hours before polls close in New Hampshire. The race in the Granite state is wide open, with about 40 percent of voters are undecided

Somalia Emergency Landing

Somalia: Bomb Blew Hole in Jet

A Somali official says that a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday. He said the findings are preliminary and the investigation is continuing

Church Steeple and Cross

FBI: Mich. ISIS Supporter 'Tried to Shoot Up' Church

Federal authorities have arrested a Michigan man they say is an ISIS supporter who allegedly told an undercover FBI agent that he "tried to shoot up" a 6,000-member Detroit church. He was foiled when his father found his gun

Strong earthquake kills at least three in Taiwan, several injured

14 Dead in Taiwan Quake

A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, collapsing a high-rise residential complex, killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds. Rescuers pulled 340 survivors from the rubble in the worst-hit city of Tainan

Synod On The Themes Of Family Is Held At Vatican

German Catholic Church Calls for Fewer Refugees

The German Catholic church has asked for a reduction in the number of refugees entering the country. “As a church we say that we need a reduction in the number of refugees,” Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of the German bishops’ conference, said


Seoul: North Korea Moves Up Rocket Launch

North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's Defense Ministry said. The launch would defy warnings by outside governments who suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology

Ethan Couch

‘Affluenza’ Teen Transferred to Adult Jail

Ethan Couch, the 18-year-old known for his lawyer's use of "affluenza" as a legal defense, was transferred from juvenile to maximum security unit and is in a single-cell for his own protection

Bobby Jindal, Republican governor of Louisiana, listens to a question during a conversation at the National Review Institute 2015 ideas summit in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, May 1, 2015. Jindal, a potential Republican candidate for the presidency, has proposed higher-education funding cuts of more than $200 million and trimming tax credits to bring in more revenue. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Bobby Jindal Endorses Marco Rubio For President

Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal became the latest Republican leader to endorse the presidential campaign of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, following Rubio's better than expected finish in Iowa. "Marco can unify our party," Jindal said.

one of 200 images of Guantanamo Bay prisoners released by the US department of defense

U.S. Releases Abuse Photos

The U.S. Department of Defense has released nearly 200 photos related to the alleged torture of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said. But the civil rights group says the government is withholding 1,800 additional photos

Chicago Bodies Found

Police: 6 Found Dead in Chicago Home Possibly 'Targeted'

Chicago police said they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a "targeted incident," though they're still trying to determine a possible motive. The dead included two children, two women and two men