The Brief

Former US President George W. Bush leaves after the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Bush on Trump's Russia Ties: 'We Need Answers'

Former President George W. Bush weighed in on the calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. "I think we all need answers," Bush said

President Donald Trump meets with health insurance company CEOs, Feb. 27, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.

Trump: Health Care Is Hard

President Trump told a bipartisan meeting of the country's governors that reforming health care is "unbelievably complex," but pledged that a Republican alternative would be "very good"

Volunteers help lift a fallen tombstone at the Jewish Mount Carmel Cemetery on Feb. 26, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

Jewish Leaders to Trump: Do More

Jewish and Muslim leaders in the U.S. are calling for the federal government and local law enforcement agencies to "do more" after another Jewish cemetery in the country was desecrated over the weekend.

Jurgen Gustav Kantner

German Hostage Beheaded in Philippines by Extremists

A brief video circulated by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, shows that the militant group proceeded with its threat to kill Jurgen Gustav Kantner in the southern Philippines after a Sunday ransom deadline lapsed

Slain SEALís dad wants answers: ëDonít hide behind my sonís deathí

Father of Slain Navy SEAL Calls for Investigation

The father of Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens did not want to meet President Donald Trump when his son's body was returned to the U.S. and is calling for an investigation of the Yemen raid that led to his son's death

Amit Singhal

Uber Exec Out After 'Failing to Disclose Sex Allegation'

A top engineering executive at Uber, Amit Singhal, is out five weeks after his hire was announced. According to a report in the tech blog Recode, Singhal failed to disclose that he'd left his previous job at Google because of a sexual harassment allegation

Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, poses for a photo in her Spokane, Wash. home on March 2, 2015.

Rachel Dolezal Is Flat Broke, But Unapologetic

Rachel Dolezal, the white former civil rights activist who made headlines and sparked debate on race and identity by identifying as black, has said she is living in penury but remains unapologetic for her chosen way of life

Brazil Carnival Crash

At Least 20 Hurt in Float Crash at Rio's Carnival

At least 20 people were hurt after a float crashed during Rio de Janeiro's famous annual Carnival. During the Carnival's parade, the last float of samba school Paraiso de Tuiuti collided with a fence, trapping and injuring people watching from the stands

Jimmy Kimmel and Warren Beatty laugh after correcting the Best Picture Oscar from La La Land to Moonlight.

Oscars Viewership at 9-Year Low

The live broadcast of the Academy Awards drew 32.9 million U.S. viewers, the smallest audience for the award ceremony since 2008, according to Nielsen data. It will still likely draw the largest audience of a non-sporting event of the year