The Brief

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the plenum at Israel's parliament in Jerusalem on May 4, 2015.

Bibi's Last-Minute Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjaminm "Bibi" Netanyahu formed a coalition government, reaching an agreement with the hard-line nationalist party

New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Patriots Tampered With Footballs

An NFL investigation said New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and Tom Brady was probably "at least generally aware"

The driver of a truck which crashed during severe weather on Interstate 35 gestures to his rescuers after being cut from the truck in Moore, Okla., May 6, 2015

Tornadoes in Southern Plains Destroy Homes, Flip Cars

Authorities are set to survey the damage done by tornadoes that swept across the southern Plains, leaving a path of destruction near Oklahoma City. At least 12 people were injured, but no deaths were reported from twisters that also hit parts of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska


How Narendra Modi Wants to Change India

In a rare two-hour interview with TIME at his residence in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls the U.S. and India “natural allies,” defends the pace of his reform drive and rebuffs criticism of his government’s attitude toward India’s religious minorities


Meet the First Baby Born With Assistance From Stem Cells

Doctors in Canada have begun a new chapter in medical history, delivering the first in a wave of babies expected to be born this summer through a technique that some experts think can dramatically improve the success rate of in vitro fertilization


‘Pollen Tsunami’ Causing Misery in the Northeast

A ferocious winter, delayed spring and even the beginnings of climate change have created a "pollen tsunami" that is slamming allergy sufferers in the Northeast. Oak and birch trees are coming out at the same time as the seasonal ones like poplar, alder and ash

An overview of the part of the eastern sector of the IFO-2 camp in the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp, north of the Kenyan capital Nairobi seen on April 28, 2015.

Kenya Rolls Back Threat to Close Massive Refugee Camp

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees in the Dadaab camp would not be forcefully repatriated, walking back a threat made last month after a deadly attack at a university by the militant group al-Shabab


Supergirl Lands a Series at CBS

The new series stars Glee alum Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, who escaped Krypton amid its destruction years ago. The drama is one of CBS’s relatively new efforts to venture outside of its standard crime-procedural comfort zone

In this April 12, 2015 file photo, water flows from a leaking pipe in a Los Angeles street gutter.

Calif. Regulators Approve Unprecedented Water Cutbacks

California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation