The Brief


Winners of the 2014 AMAs

The American Music Awards honored the most popular acts of the year, based on polling and chart performance. These artists took home trophies

US President Barack Obama

Obama: Voters Want 'Fresh Start'

President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that voters will be looking for a "fresh start" when they vote in 2016 to select his successor

D.C. Council Member Marion Barry gives a news conference in Washington D.C. on Aug. 2, 2010.

D.C. Mourns 'Mayor for Life'

Washington D.C. mourns former mayor Marion Barry, who died on Sunday at age 78. Barry served as the city's second elected mayor from 1979 until 1991. In 1990, the FBI and Washington police busted him in a drug sting


12-Year-Old Fatally Shot by Cleveland Police

A 12-year-old boy who was shot by police Saturday on a playground after officers mistook his replica airsoft gun for the real thing died Sunday. Police reportedly fired two shots, and the boy was hit in the torso

Snow removal at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Evacuation Plans Readied as Buffalo Flooding Looms

Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag and prepare to for the possibility of evacuation as up to 7 ft. of melting snow posed the threat of flooding, Governor Andrew Cuomo warned on Sunday


Powerful Women Show More Signs of Depression

Symptoms of depression become more prevalent for women as they obtain job authority but less prevalent for men, a new study from the University of Texas at Austin suggests. One reason is that women must battle stereotypes and resistance to their leadership

Laura Dunn

New Jersey Looks at 'Yes Means Yes' College Policy

A new proposal in New Jersey makes it the latest state moving to require college campuses to define when "yes means yes" in an effort to stem the tide of sexual assaults. Big supporters include a woman heading a sexual assault survivors' group

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

New Hunger Games Wins the Box-Office Weekend and Year

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 won not only the weekend box office but also the year: it had a stronger opening than any other film so far in 2014, beating out Transformers: Age of Extinction’s $100 million debut

Rare Deep-Sea Angler Fish Caught on Film

The 9-cm-long Black Seadevil, or Melanocetus, was caught on video in November by researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California, in what is believed to be the first time a living fish was filmed at its depth of 600 m