The Brief

A tornado seen from Norman, Okla. on May, 6 2015.
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Tornadoes Roar Across Plains

Forecasters declared a tornado emergency for Moore, Okla., which was hit two years ago, though Wednesday's storm was not as strong. Forecasters had warned that severe storms could strike through much of Tornado Alley

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 Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday 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"

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha during a campaign visit to a home building scheme on May 6, 2015 in Lancaster, United Kingdom.

Britain Prepares for Historic Election

On Thursday, voters in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will go to the polls to elect a new government in one of the tightest races for more than a century. Here's a guide to the parties, the leaders and the key issues

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


‘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


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

Baltimore Police form a perimeter around a CVS pharmacy that was looted and burned in Baltimore on April 27, 2015.

CVS Will Rebuild 2 Stores Burned in Baltimore Riots

Pharmacy giant CVS Health said Wednesday it will rebuild two stores badly burned during riots in Baltimore last week in response to Freddie Gray's death. Thousands of National Guardsmen and law enforcement officers were called in to restore order

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

Craig Stephen Hicks, Terry Alford

Chapel Hill Autopsies Reveal Details of Shooting

A man charged with killing three Muslim college students appears to have held his gun to the heads of two victims when he pulled the trigger after shooting the first in the doorway, according to autopsies released Wednesday