The Brief

United Nations Security Council meeting about Ebola epidemic

UN's New Ebola Mission

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon promised greater resources on the ground Thursday, as cases of Ebola hit 5,335

Sgt. L.J. Acker Jr., with the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, lowers his head in respect during a funeral precession for four-year-old Kristina Hepp in Trenton, Fla. on May 1, 2009.

8 Dead in Fla. Shooting

Police are investigating a major shooting that took place on Thursday in which two adults and six children were killed

Mideast Syria

Congress Votes To Arm Syrian Rebels

The measure authorizes the Obama administration to arm Syrian rebels in a vote that united many of the chamber's liberals and conservatives and clears the way for the U.S. to directly arm and train "moderate" rebels in the fight against both Assad and ISIS

Cher performs onstage during her "Dressed To Kill" tour opener at US Airways Center on March 22, 2014 in Phoenix.

Backup Dancers Sue Cher for Alleged Discrimination

Three backup dancers sued Cher on Thursday claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour and the singer engaged in racial discrimination to prevent another black dancer from joining her onstage

A Glock .40 caliber handgun is displayed in Woodbury, Minnesota on May 28, 2011.

Here's Where Firearm Deaths Are Felt the Most

Looking at the overall numbers between 2000 and 2010, the chance of dying from a firearm varied dramatically between states, from a death rate of 3 per 100,000 in Hawaii to more than 18 per 100,000 in Louisiana

BESTPIX - Beijing Increases Security following Recent Attacks In Xinjiang

World Population Could Hit 12.3 Billion by 2100

A study estimates that the world population could reach between 9.6 and 12.3 billion in the next century. Researchers also found there is a 70% probability that the world's population will not stabilize in this century

St Louis county prosecutor Bob McCulloch is seen in a photo from the St Louis County prosecutor's office, in St Louis, Missouri.

Grand Jury Process Suggests Difficulty of Ferguson Conviction

More than a month after Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo., the grand jury appears to be nowhere near a decision on whether Wilson should be charged, and the ongoing proceedings may suggest the prosecutor is trying to avoid backlash if Wilson isn't indicted

Baltimore Ravens v Dallas Cowboys

America Shrugs Off NFL Scandals, Poll Finds

So much for all that outrage. Nearly 90% of Americans say the recent outcry about domestic violence in the NFL hasn’t changed how much professional football they watch—and less than a third of the nation believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign


Bad Posture Makes You Sad and Afraid, Study Finds

Science has a long history of proving that how we arrange our muscles affects how we feel about ourselves. Even the Botox we inject comes with the happy side effect of less depression, one study found

Billionaire Steps Down

Larry Ellison, the 5th-richest man in the world, founded the software company Oracle in 1977. It's now one of the largest technology companies in the U.S.