The Brief

California Legalizes Bitcoin

Cali Passes Gun Safety Law

California residents can now petition a judge to temporarily remove a close relative's firearms if they fear their family member will commit gun violence

Secret Service Director Pierson testifes on Capitol Hill in Washington

Secret Service Promises Change

The head of the Secret Service promised lawmakers a "complete and thorough" investigation and policy after a fence-jumper made it inside the White House

Professional football running back running through defenders crowded stadium in background

Study: 96% of Deceased NFL Players' Brains Had CTE

A study by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ brain repository in Massachusetts found that the instance of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain condition that causes dementia and other cognitive problems, was present in 76 out of 79 (96%) brains

106 & Park Live

Tracy Morgan Hits Back at Walmart

The comedian fired back at Walmart Tuesday after the retail giant suggested the 30 Rock star was responsible for injuries sustained in a serious accident caused by one of the company's trucks, because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt


Int'l Hacking Ring Charged With Major Xbox Data Theft

Four members of an international hacking ring were charged with the theft of over $100 million worth of software and data related to the Xbox One and Xbox Live consoles and other technologies, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday

Joshua Bell performs in Union Station in Washington, D.C. on September 30, 2014.

World-Famous Violinist Joshua Bell Performs in Union Station

The world-famous violinist again performed inside a Washington Metro stop on Tuesday--an appearance that heavily contrasted his social experiment in 2007, when he posed as a street performer for what would become a Pulitzer-winning article by Gene Weingarten

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Tweets Apology After DUI Bust

The Olympic champion swimmer apologized to fans after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Maryland, having been caught driving 84 mph in a tunnel with a 45mph speed limit and failing multiple sobriety tests

Bobby Jindal to Appear With Hobby Lobby Family

The Louisiana governor will appear with the billionaire Green family in Oklahoma City Wednesday, as the Republican lawmaker continues to lay the groundwork for a likely presidential bid in 2016

Attorney General Eric Holder

Holder Says iPhone Encryption Threatens Investigations

Attorney General Eric Holder ripped into tech companies he said are "thwarting" the government's ability to stop child abuse, after Apple and Google announced new security measures that would prevent the companies from giving authorities users' data

Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong Protesters Up Ante

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators continued to clog central Hong Kong on Tuesday, as the movement's leaders vowed to maintain their campaign of civil disobedience until the city's Chief Executive (CE) resigns

Ryan Shapiro

Meet the Prison Bankers Who Profit From the Inmates

Companies like JPay, headed by CEO Ryan Shapiro, effectively serve as prison bankers that collect tens of millions of dollars every year from inmates’ families in fees for basic financial services. Some forego medical care and skip utility bills to make payments