The Brief

Prime Minister David Cameron walks to Parliament from Downing Street on Sept. 1, 2014 in London.
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UK Cracks Down on ISIS Threat

British Prime Minister David Cameron granted the U.K. police sweeping new powers to seize the passports of suspected jihadists, and issue temporary travel bans on passengers whose names are "flagged" by intelligence

Outgoing prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, center, is surrounded by residents and security forces after his arrival in Amirli, some 105 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 1, 2014.

Aid Comes to Besieged Iraqi Town

Iraq's outgoing prime minister travelled to a small Shiite town Monday, praising its residents for fending off attacks by Sunni militants who had besieged them

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel Claims Portion of West Bank

Israel declared 990 acres south of Bethlehem “state lands” on Sunday, the largest such declaration since 1980 and one that outraged Palestinian authorities

A police officer wears a body camera at a rally for Michael Brown, Aug. 30, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo.

Ferguson Cops Start Using Body Cameras

Law enforcement officers in Ferguson, Mo. attached body cameras to their uniforms Saturday while policing a peaceful demonstration, three weeks after the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer sparked unrest

Jennifer Lawrence attends the Christian Dior show in Paris, in July 2014.

Hackers Leak Hundreds of Explicit Celebrity Photos

Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez and Kirsten Dunst were among an estimated 100 celebrities alleged to have private and explicit photos leaked online Sunday, after hackers apparently accessed their cellphones through a cloud-based storage network

Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle,and Mathew Miller, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korea Detainees Speak

North Korea gave media access to three detained Americans, Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller, who said they have been able to contact their families and called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom

Rick Perry Discusses Immigration And Border Crisis In Washington DC

Rick Perry Disavows Tweet About 'Drunk' D.A.

The Texas Governor removed an "unauthorized" tweet sent out from his official account Sunday evening, that included a mocking image of a district attorney who is involved in a criminal indictment against him

Here's what an iPhone screen made of sapphire would mean

How the iPhone 6 Could Function as Your Wallet

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9, and rumors about some possible features have been years in the making. One of those features is a foray into mobile payment, which would allow users to make purchases on the go

Some militants stand outside the US embassy in Tripoli, Libya on Aug. 31, 2014.

U.S. Compound Seized in Libya

The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Tripoli has seized control of an evacuated U.S. embassy residential compound. More than a month ago, American personnel were evacuated from Libya over ongoing fighting in the country

From left: Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Guardians of the Galaxy Rules the 2014 Box Office

Sci-fi blockbuster has made $274,610,000 at the domestic box office as of Labor Day, putting it ahead of another Marvel movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, to become the highest-grossing movie of the year in the U.S.


Pakistani Protesters Storm State TV Station

Antigovernment protesters stormed the Pakistani Television headquarters in Islamabad on Monday, cutting off the broadcast and reportedly beating up journalists. The attack comes after a bloody weekend of clashes in the Pakistani capital that left three dead

Ray McDonald

NFL Player Arrested on Domestic-Violence Charges

San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald was arrested days after the NFL announced harsher punishments. McDonald was taken into custody and brought to the Santa Clara County Jail after officers responded to reports of a violent altercation in San Jose