The Brief


Special Report: Go Inside ISIS

The militant group is more than a network of terrorist cells: it's almost a nation. It collects taxes and delivers government services while slaughtering prisoners and demanding ransoms. Here are 12 dispatches from around the world on the rising global threat

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during a FCC hearing on the net neutrality on Feb. 26, 2015 in Washington.

Feds Upvote Open Internet

The vote marks the culmination of a yearlong struggle that pitted Internet advocates and Silicon Valley tech giants against the titans of the telecom industry

CPAC Conservatives Republicans Chris Christie

Christie Swipes at Media

New Jersey Governor Christie struck a defiant tone at a conservative conference, taking swings at the media and his leading presidential rivals

Minor clashes in Athens

Violent Protests in Greece Over Bailout

Violence broke out in Greece on Thursday for the first time since the new government came to power a month ago, one day before Germany is set to vote on whether to extend the European bailout of the debt-ridden country

Mohammed Emwazi in a still image from a video obtained from SITE Intel Group website February 26, 2015

Slain ISIS Hostage's Daughter Wants 'Jihadi John' Killed

The daughter of murdered ISIS hostage David Haines has made an announcement that the recently unveiled Jihadi John would be better off dead: "All the families will feel closure and relief once there's a bullet between his eyes"

Google Reports Quarterly Earnings

Google Flights Gets Updated With New Features

Google has updated its flight-search tool and included an array of cool options. A new feature lets users plug in countries or whole regions. And if you don't even know what region to travel to, you can hit the "I’m Feeling Lucky" button

Lo Wan-Tung Returns Home Amid Accusations Of The Abuse And Torture Of Two Indonesian Maids

Employer Gets Six Years in Landmark Worker-Abuse Case

A Hong Kong mother of two who criminally abused her Indonesian domestic helper, Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday, concluding a landmark case that drew international attention to the plight of Hong Kong’s foreign domestic workers

US Army Medevac Tends To The Wounded In Afghanistan

U.S. Has Longest Period Without Combat Death Since 9/11

The U.S. military is currently enjoying its longest stretch without a combat death since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Wednesday marked the 75th day since American forces suffered its last fatality, when two soldiers were killed in Afghanistan’s Parwan province

Bill Cosby

Another Woman Accuses Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

Heidi Thomas is one of many women who’ve come forward in recent months claiming Bill Cosby drugged and/or sexually assaulted them. Thomas is coming forward with her story because she recently learned her mom knew about the alleged incident all along


Michelle Obama Wages War Against Unhealthy Food Ads

This week marks five years since First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let's Move! campaign, which sought to reduce childhood obesity and get kids eating healthier. Now she wants more pushback on unhealthy food ads aimed at kids

Earl Lloyd

First Black NBA Player Passes Away

Earl Lloyd, the first black professional NBA player, passed away Thursday at the age of 86. Known as "the Big Cat," the forward made his league debut in October 1950, playing for the Washington Capitals. Lloyd averaged 8.4 points during 560 regular-season NBA games