The Brief

Cadres of the separatist group the Natio
STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

India Inks Peace Deal With Rebels

India's government has signed a landmark peace agreement with one of the major rebel groups in its northeastern state of Nagaland on Monday evening, moving a significant step closer toward resolving one of the country's longest-running internal conflicts

Chuck Schumer Amy Gun Violence

Amy Schumer Urges Gun Reforms After Shooting

Comedian and actress Amy Schumer joined her cousin, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, in making an emotional call for more intensive background checks and increased government funding for mental health care to combat mass shootings

EPA Downwind Pollution

Obama Unveils Plan for Steeper Emissions Cuts

President Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, calling it a moral obligation as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked

The Planned Parenthood logo

Democrats Block Move to Defund Planned Parenthood

Senate Democrats blocked a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood. The Republican proposal failed to reach a 60-vote threshold needed to overcome a filibuster in a 53-46 vote that fell mostly along party lines

James Holmes, trail

Colorado Shooting Jury Doesn't Rule Out Death Penalty

Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty as they move toward sentencing James Holmes, finding his defense failed to persuade them to show him mercy after he was convicted of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in July 2012

Business woman air conditioning

Science Explains Why Women Are Always Freezing at Work

In a new report published Monday in Nature, researchers found that most office building temperatures are set using a decades-old formula for a "thermal comfort model" that takes into account factors like air temperature, air speed, and clothing insulation

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple Could Kill Voicemail for Good

Apple is testing a way for its phones' virtual assistant, Siri, to transcribe voicemails left on Apple iPhones to text that Apple's iCloud service sends to the voice mails' recipient. The process could do away with voicemails altogether


Ultimate Frisbee Recognized by Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee has fully recognized the World Flying Disc Federation, ultimate frisbee's governing body. Ultimate frisbee is now eligible for IOC funding and can compete with other sports for inclusion in future Olympic games