The Brief

Port Authority terrorist attack

4 Hurt in NYC 'Terror Incident'

A "terror-related" explosion at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square injured at least four people and sent streams of commuters running for their lives during rush hour Monday morning, authorities and witnesses said

Democratic Senate Candidate Doug Jones Holds Campaign With Sen. Cory Booker At Alabama State University

Roy Moore, Doug Jones Make One Last Push

For Alabama Democrats, the Dec. 12 Senate race is a chance to make history with the election of Doug Jones. For Republicans, a Roy Moore victory is an opportunity to ratify conservative values and protect President Donald Trump's agenda

The Simpsons Cameos

The Simpsons Addressed Your Most Burning Question

The Simpsons has been on the air for an impressive 28 seasons. While some things always change, many things in Springfield stay exactly the same. For instance, Maggie Simpson has been a baby for the last 29 years

France US Climate

France Awards Grants to Climate Scientists

Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term

Pentagon

Pentagon Will Allow Transgender People to Enlist

A Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue

Inside The Southern Right Whale Migration

Right Whales Could Be Extinct Soon

Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them. Right whales have had a particularly deadly year, too

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Chef Mario Batali Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Mario Batali is stepping away from his company after four women alleged that the chef touched them inappropriately. The website Eater reported that the allegations date back at least two decades and come from four women in the restaurant industry

California Wildfires

California Braces for Second Week Engulfed in Flames

As Southern California enters its second week engulfed in flames, fire officials anticipate more growth and danger due to continued strong wind gusts, no rain and decades-old dry vegetation. "This is the new normal," Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown warned Saturday

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

Wall Street's Next Big Love: Bitcoin Futures

Futures on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency surged as much as 26 percent from the opening price in their debut session on Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s exchange, triggering two temporary trading halts designed to calm the market