The Brief

Haley Sexual Misconduct

Nikki Haley Says Trump Accusers Should be Heard

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Trump. "I know that he was elected, but women should always feel comfortable coming forward"

Beatrice Fihn Nobel Peace Prize

ICAN Receives Nobel Peace Prize For Nuclear Ban

When Beatrice Fihn received a call informing the 35-year-old Swede that her group, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, she suspected a possible prank

Bitcoin Monitor Lights

Bitcoin Futures Launch to a Dramatic Start

Futures in bitcoin, which has taken global financial markets by storm, got off to a volatile start at its launch, while the dollar kept gains in Monday’s Asian session on expectations the Federal Reserve will stick to its tightening path

Coco Tops Box Office Again

The animated family film "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theaters. The movie's domestic total is now about $135.5 million

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Pakistan to Vote on Child Marriage Bill

On Dec. 11, Pakistan's parliament will vote on whether to raise the minimum marriage age for girls to 18. Almost a quarter of girls in the country marry before 18, leaving them at higher risk of maternal death, abuse and marital rape

California Wildfires

California Governor Says Fires Are New Normal

"This is the new normal," Gov. Jerry Brown warned Saturday after surveying damage from the deadly Ventura County fire that has caused the most destruction. "We're about ready to have firefighting at Christmas. This is very odd and unusual"

Saturday Night Live - Season 43

SNL Takes Shots at Al Franken, Roy Moore

Saturday Night Live took aim at politicians on both sides of the aisle with sexual harassment allegations against them — including Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, who used to work on the show


Tombs Dating Back 3,500 Years Found in Egypt's Luxor

The tombs, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery for noblemen and top officials, are the latest discovery in the city famed for its temples and tombs spanning different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history


Tremors Near North Korea Nuclear Site Likely Aftershocks

Tremors were detected near North Korea’s nuclear test site, but are likely aftershocks from the large nuclear test conducted in September, officials said. The test, which took place Sept. 3, was the country’s sixth and largest underground nuclear test