The Brief

HRC President Chad Griffin and Equality NC’s Chris Sgro to Discuss North Carolina Election Results

North Carolina Rolls Back Controversial 'Bathroom Bill'

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says he has signed into law a measure that rolls back the state's "bathroom bill." The Democratic governor signed it despite criticisms from the transgender rights community, who are demanding a full repeal

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye (C), leaves the prosecutors' office as she is transferred to a detention house on March 31, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.

Embattled Former South Korean President Jailed

South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor

manatee endangered species

Manatees No Longer Listed as Endangered Species

The West Indian manatee is no longer considered endangered thanks to population growth and improvement in conditions of the species' habitat, federal authorities said. Despite the progress, though, the species remains "threatened"

Police investigate at the scene of an incident on March 29, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Woman Tried to Hit Capitol Police With Car

A 20-year-old woman who got into a confrontation with police near the U.S. Capitol, resulting in shots being fired, cursed at police and said she had tried to run officers over, according to a court document that were just made public


Israel Approves First New Settlement in 20 Years

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet has approved Israel's first new settlement in two decades to compensate for the court-ordered demolition of a settler outpost. It will be built near Shiloh, close to the Palestinian city of Ramallah


The Oscars Are Sticking With PricewaterhouseCoopers

PricewaterhouseCoopers will still supervise ballot counting at the Oscars, despite the Best Picture mix-up at the 2017 ceremony. After the mistake was linked to backstage tweeting, accountants will not be able to access their phones backstage


Why the 'Ghost in the Shell' Has Sparked Controversy

The first live-action, English-language adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series Ghost in the Shell hits theaters this week and stars Scarlett Johansson. But even before the previews roll, feelings are mixed