The Brief


ISIS Claims Afghan Attack

At least 33 people died in a suicide bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday morning, with the Islamic State of Iraq and greater Syria (ISIS) claiming responsibility for what, if confirmed, would be the terrorist group’s first major attack in the country

Vanessa Klein, 15, shops with her parents at Backtrack Records on Saturday, April 4, 2015 in Lincoln, Neb. Recycled Sounds will be one of three independent record stores in Lincoln participating in Record Store Day.  (Allison Hess/The Journal-Star via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; KOLN-TV OUT; KGIN-TV OUT; KLKN-TV OUT

Celebrate Record Store Day With Exclusive Vinyl Releases

The annual event promotes independent record stores and features a limited supply of records released just for the day. This year's selection of 400 exclusive releases include David Bowie's "Changes" and Bob Dylan's "The Night We Called It a Day"

Toshio Yazawa

Japan's Population Falls to 15-Year Low

Japan's population has dropped for the fourth year in a row, bringing it to a low not seen since 2000. There were just more than 127 million people living in Japan as of last Oct. 1, which marked a decrease of 215,000 people compared to one year earlier

Jarret Stoll

LA Kings Player Jarret Stoll Arrested on Drug Charges

Los Angeles Kings player Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday in Las Vegas on suspicion of possession of cocaine. The hockey forward was arrested at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand hotel, according to multiple reports


Kansas Tattoo Parlors Say No Ink on Welfare

Owners and operators of a half-dozen Kansas psychics, lingerie stores and tattoo parlors, in which poor families are now restricted from spending cash assistance from the state, all say patrons aren't spending benefits dollars in there anyway

Fast & Furious

Furious 7 Sets $1 Billion Worldwide Box Office Record

Furious 7 just set the record for the fastest live-action film to bring in $1 billion in global box office sales, crossing that major milestone in only 17 days, Universal announced Friday. That's faster than Avatar and Harry Potter

Cardinal Francis George sits for an interview on Oct. 20, 2014 at the Cardinal's Residence in Chicago.

Chicago Cardinal George Dies at 78

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. Appointed to lead the archdiocese in 1997, George became a leading figure of his era in the American church

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network And Stand Up To Cancer Discuss The Importance Of Cancer Research

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Recovering From Surgery

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent what his doctors are calling a successful quadruple coronary bypass survey on Thursday. Abdul-Jabbar, a TIME columnist, was admitted to the hospital this week with cardiovascular disease