The Brief

Ben Bradlee on Oct. 1, 1995.

Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

A former Washington Post reporter remembers a legendary newspaperman who was the most celebrated editor of his time

Missouri Gov. Nixon Announces Creation Of Independent Commission On Ferguson

Ferguson Commission Formed

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced on Tuesday the formation of a commission to address inequality in Ferguson, Mo., the site of ongoing protests

World Series Giants Royals Baseball

Giants Beat Royals in World Series Opener

The San Francisco Giants thrashed the Kansas City Royals in the opener of the 2014 World Series, stealing a 7-1 win and disappointing Royals fans who have waited 29 years to see their team in the championship

Senate New Hampshire Debate

Shaheen Admits to Headwinds in New Hampshire Debate

Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen frankly discussed what could bring her down in two weeks on Election Day. Shaheen spoke of Republican candidates capitalizing on an environment that’s unfavorable to Democrats

An airport worker fuels a JetBlue plane on the tarmac of the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York

The Five Biggest Airlines Hiked Prices This Week

The five biggest U.S. airlines all increased their base fare on domestic flights in the past week, despite declining fuel prices and apprehension over Ebola. JetBlue initiated a $4 fare increase last Thursday, and United, Delta, American and Southwest followed suit

Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Michael Sam makes his first appearance at the team's practice facility on Sept. 3, 2014 in Irving, Texas.

Michael Sam Waived From Cowboys' Practice Squad

The Dallas Cowboys have waived defensive end Michael Sam from their practice squad, the team announced Tuesday. Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, was signed to the team's practice squad Sept. 3. He never made it to the Cowboys' active roster


Afghan Poppy Production Hits All-Time High

An Afghan government official says Taliban and smugglers are fighting for the income of opium in different parts of the country. Cultivation takes place mostly in the south and southwest where insurgents are highly active and the government has little influence


New Theory on Tutankhamun's Death

Tutankhamun was afflicted with severe genetic disorders, most likely because of inbreeding, according to research as part of an upcoming documentary on the legendary Pharaoh. The Egyptian was likely born of a brother-sister union and had a clubfoot

Yahoo's logo in front of a building in Rolle, near Geneva, on Dec. 12, 2012.

Yahoo's Small Growth Enough to Exceed Expectations

Yahoo beat Wall Street estimates with $1.15 billion in third-quarter revenue, up from $1.14 during the same quarter last year. The Internet search giant should be especially happy about the revenue bump, even if it is just a 1% increase

Jeffrey Fowle

North Korea Releases 1 of 3 American Detainees

North Korea has released Jeffrey Fowle, who was arrested for leaving a Bible at a club, the White House confirmed on Tuesday. The U.S. negotiated Fowle's release through the government of Sweden, which handles consular cases for American citizens in North Korea

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters watch a live broadcast of a meeting between student leaders and government officials on a road blocked by them at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong

TV Face-Off Dramatizes Gulf

Massive crowds in Hong Kong were transfixed on Tuesday night, local time, by their screens and mobile devices as they followed the live broadcast of a historic, two-hour meeting between black-clad rebel students and suited officials