The Brief

Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL on Nov. 5, 2014, in New York.

Ray Rice Is Back

The former Baltimore Ravens running back has been reinstated into the NFL after winning an appeal Friday against his indefinite suspension

A gunman identified by law enforcement sources as Larry Steve McQuilliams targeted buildings in downtown Austin including the Mexican consulate before being shot and killed by police on Nov. 28, 2014.

Austin Gunman Killed

A man fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said

Nigeria Violence

Bomb Blast Hits Mosque in Northern Nigerian City

An explosion tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, and officials feared the casualty toll would be high. Hundreds had gathered to listen to a sermon in a region terrorized by Boko Haram

Sir William Dugdale funeral

British Prime Minister Sets Migration Limits

David Cameron gave a long-awaited speech on immigration within the European Union (E.U.) on Friday, proposing new limits on welfare benefits and tax credits for migrants, aimed at making "our immigration system fairer"

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius during a debate on the recognition of the Palestinian at the French Parliament in Paris on Nov. 28, 2014.

France Considers Backing Palestinian Statehood

France may recognize Palestinian statehood if international negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians fall through. They would join Sweden, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain in pushing for a two-state solution

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf Says He Was Raped During Art Exhibit

Shia LaBeouf’s #IAmSorry performance art exhibit resulted in a traumatic experience for the actor, who said “One woman who came with her boyfriend ... whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me”

28th Annual ARIA Awards 2014 - Show

One Direction Bumps Taylor Swift from No. 1 Spot

The band’s new album ‘Four’ sold 387,000 copies in the U.S. in its opening week, the second biggest sales for an album this year. That makes One Direction the only band to have its first four albums debut at the top of the Billboard chart

Entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby at a Veterans Day ceremony, Nov. 11, 2014, at the The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia.

U.S. Colleges Cut Ties with Bill Cosby

Several U.S. universities and colleges have cut ties with Bill Cosby amidst allegations that the veteran comedian drugged and raped multiple women over his decades-long career in the media spotlight


Uber Is Squeezing Taxi Owners, Too

Amid the rapid rise of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, the cost of running taxis across major U.S. cities has dropped significantly over the past year. Prices in Chicago and New York City dropped by 17%, while Boston's went down 20%

A herder sits inside an enclosure for buffalos awaiting sacrifice on the eve of the sacrificial ceremony for the "Gadhimai Mela" festival in Bariyapur

Nepal's Animal Slaughter Festival Begins

The world’s largest mass animal sacrifice commenced in Nepal on Friday despite pressure from activists. The previous festival in 2009 reportedly saw about 300,000 animals slaughtered, while this year that number could be up to 500,000