The Brief

Secret Service Director Pierson testifes on Capitol Hill in Washington

Secret Service Promises Change

The head of the Secret Service promised lawmakers a "complete and thorough" investigation and policy after a fence-jumper made it inside the White House

Reddit Gets $50 Million

The popular online message board received a large chunk of new venture capital funding from a long list of investors that includes the rapper Snoop Dogg

106 & Park Live

Tracy Morgan Hits Back at Walmart

The comedian fired back at Walmart Tuesday after the retail giant suggested the 30 Rock star was responsible for injuries sustained in a serious accident caused by one of the company's trucks, because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt

Joshua Bell performs in Union Station in Washington, D.C. on September 30, 2014.

World-Famous Violinist Joshua Bell Performs in Union Station

The world-famous violinist again performed inside a Washington Metro stop on Tuesday--an appearance that heavily contrasted his social experiment in 2007, when he posed as a street performer for what would become a Pulitzer-winning article by Gene Weingarten

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Tweets Apology After DUI Bust

The Olympic champion swimmer apologized to fans after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Maryland, having been caught driving 84 mph in a tunnel with a 45mph speed limit and failing multiple sobriety tests

Bobby Jindal to Appear With Hobby Lobby Family

The Louisiana governor will appear with the billionaire Green family in Oklahoma City Wednesday, as the Republican lawmaker continues to lay the groundwork for a likely presidential bid in 2016

Ryan Shapiro

Meet the Prison Bankers Who Profit From the Inmates

Companies like JPay, headed by CEO Ryan Shapiro, effectively serve as prison bankers that collect tens of millions of dollars every year from inmates’ families in fees for basic financial services. Some forego medical care and skip utility bills to make payments

Attorney General Eric Holder

Holder Says iPhone Encryption Threatens Investigations

Attorney General Eric Holder ripped into tech companies he said are "thwarting" the government's ability to stop child abuse, after Apple and Google announced new security measures that would prevent the companies from giving authorities users' data

Amanda Swafford Libertarian Georgia Senate

Georgia Libertarian Could Force Senate Run-Off

Amanda Swafford could force a Jan. 6 run-off in the Peach State’s Senate race between Republican businessman David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn, throwing a key race in the fight for Senate control into uncertainty

NASA Is 3D-Printing a Better Rocket

The cash-strapped National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been toying around with rocket parts made using an additive manufacturing process, better known as 3D printing, a way to stretch its technological capabilities and its $17 billion budget

Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong Protesters Up Ante

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators continued to clog central Hong Kong on Tuesday, as the movement's leaders vowed to maintain their campaign of civil disobedience until the city's Chief Executive (CE) resigns