The Brief

Trump Attends the National Governors Association Meeting
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Trump Hopes for a Reset

After a troubled first month in office, President Trump will be addressing a joint session of Congress Tuesday in a bid to regain his footing as the crushing reality of implementing his agenda sinks in

President Trump Returns To White House From Speaking At CPAC Event

Rocky Start for Russia Probe

The nature of ties between Trump's associates and Russia has dogged him throughout his nascent presidency, and Monday brought renewed calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the unusual situation

U.S. Marines stand in front of amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) as they participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2017" (CG17) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province

Trump Hikes Military Spending

President Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid

ABC's Coverage Of The 89th Annual Academy Awards

Accountant Blamed For Oscars Best Picture Mix-Up

PricewaterhouseCoopers has apologized again for the Oscars Best picture mix-up, saying their own accountant not only caused the problem, he didn’t act quickly enough to correct it. The company said, “PwC takes full responsibility for the series of mistakes"


Two Women Face Charges For Kim Jong Nam Murder

Two women, an Indonesian and a Vietnamese, will be charged with murder over their alleged involvement in the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader at Kuala Lumpur's main airport, Malaysia's attorney general said

Three Dead, Two Injured As Plane Crashes Into Homes

Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities said. Aboard the plane were a husband, wife and three teenagers


No New Intelligence Has Yet Emerged From Yemen Raid: Report

Officials tell NBC News that they've seen no evidence of significant intelligence gathered during a Special Forces raid in Yemen last month that turned into a chaotic firefight, taking the life of one Navy SEAL and possibly dozens of civilians

Jurgen Gustav Kantner

German Hostage Beheaded in Philippines by Extremists

A brief video circulated by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, shows that the militant group proceeded with its threat to kill Jurgen Gustav Kantner in the southern Philippines after a Sunday ransom deadline lapsed

Amit Singhal

Uber Exec Out After 'Failing to Disclose Sex Allegation'

A top engineering executive at Uber, Amit Singhal, is out five weeks after his hire was announced. According to a report in the tech blog Recode, Singhal failed to disclose that he'd left his previous job at Google because of a sexual harassment allegation

An artist's rendering of the Dragon V2 spacecraft in orbit. Elon Musk announced that in 2018 SpaceX will fly two private citizens to the moon in its Dragon spacecraft, Feb 27, 2017.

SpaceX to Send Two Passengers Into Moon Orbit

For the first time in 45 years, people are going to the moon—or at least moon orbit. Elon Musk's SpaceX has announced that it will bring two individuals on a paid trip around the moon in 2018. There will be no landing