The Brief

Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush, left, and Marco Rubio participate during the Republican presidential debate on Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H.
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N. Korea launches long-range rocket

North Korea Praises Long-Range Rocket Launch

North Korea, which calls its launches part of a peaceful space program, said it had successfully put a new Earth observation satellite, the Kwangmyongsong 4, or Shining Star 4, into orbit less than 10 minutes after liftoff, and vowed more of such launches

Rescue workers search for victims at a collapsed building on Feb. 7 in Tainan, Taiwan.

Taiwan Earthquake Leaves 26 Dead

More than 100 people were still missing after an earthquake struck southern Taiwan, causing the collapse of a high-rise apartment building that left at least two dozen dead, authorities said

Somalia Emergency Landing

Somalia: Bomb Blew Hole in Jet

A Somali official says that a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday. He said the findings are preliminary and the investigation is continuing

Church Steeple and Cross

FBI: Mich. ISIS Supporter 'Tried to Shoot Up' Church

Federal authorities have arrested a Michigan man they say is an ISIS supporter who allegedly told an undercover FBI agent that he "tried to shoot up" a 6,000-member Detroit church. He was foiled when his father found his gun

Synod On The Themes Of Family Is Held At Vatican

German Catholic Church Calls for Fewer Refugees

The German Catholic church has asked for a reduction in the number of refugees entering the country. “As a church we say that we need a reduction in the number of refugees,” Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of the German bishops’ conference, said

Ethan Couch

‘Affluenza’ Teen Transferred to Adult Jail

Ethan Couch, the 18-year-old known for his lawyer's use of "affluenza" as a legal defense, was transferred from juvenile to maximum security unit and is in a single-cell for his own protection

one of 200 images of Guantanamo Bay prisoners released by the US department of defense

U.S. Military Releases Detainee Abuse Photos

The U.S. Department of Defense has released nearly 200 photos related to the alleged torture of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said. But the civil rights group says the government is withholding 1,800 additional photos

Chicago Bodies Found

Police: 6 Found Dead in Chicago Home Possibly 'Targeted'

Chicago police said they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a "targeted incident," though they're still trying to determine a possible motive. The dead included two children, two women and two men