The Brief

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly waits to testify to the House Committee On Border Security on Capitol Hill on Feb. 7, 2017 in Washington.

New Rules Target Undocumented Immigrants

A sweeping set of memos released Tuesday by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly make clear that the vast majority of undocumented immigrants in the United States are at risk of deportation

Milo Yiannopoulos holds a press conference down the street from the Pulse Nightclub on June 15, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News

Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor at the right-wing Breitbart News, has resigned from his post amid controversy over controversial comments he made about pedophilia. The announcement comes after Simon & Schuster canceled his book deal

Actor Tom Hanks attends An Unforgettable Evening at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

Tom Hanks Is Releasing a Short Story Collection

Tom Hanks, Oscar-winner, director, and all-around beloved person, has played countless characters throughout his career — but now, he’s creating his own. Hanks will publish his debut collection of short stories with Alfred A. Knopf

Residents walk down a flooded road on Feb. 20, 2017, in Salinas, Calif. Forecasters issued flash flood warnings Monday throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere in Northern California as downpours swelled creeks and rivers in the already soggy region.

Workers Save 5 Trapped by Floods in California

Fire crews rescued five people who were stranded in flooding at a homeless encampment along a San Jose creek after a series of robust storms drenched already soggy Northern California. Half the state is under flood, wind and snow advisories

The Libyan Red Crescent yesterday recovered the bodies of 74 people that washed ashore yesterday (20 February), near Zawiya on Libya’s northern coast. It appears that the people on board were attempting to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe. More than 270 people are believed to have drowned in the first weeks of 2017, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In 2016, more than 5,000 deaths were recorded, making it the deadliest year on record.

74 Bodies of Migrants Wash Ashore in Libya

Scores of bodies of African migrants washed ashore in Libya's western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent said — the latest tragedy at sea after migrant deaths rose to record levels along the key smuggling route

Donald Trump,H.R. McMaster

Trump's Security Pick Is Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster

President Donald Trump has named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser, ending a week of upheaval at the highest tier of the nation's foreign policy decision-making apparatus. McMaster was named to TIME's list of the 100 most influential people in 2014

Iraqi Chief of Staff General Othman al-Ghanimi welcomes U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at Ministry of Defence in Baghdad

Mattis Holds Talks on Defeating ISIS

Visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Iraqi officials Monday to discuss the fight against ISIS, as Iraqi forces advanced into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive the militants from the city's western half

Company Signs

Burger King Owner Pays $1.8B for Popeyes

Restaurant Brands, the owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons, has agreed to pay $1.8 billion in cash to acquire fried chicken chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. The transaction follows an $11 billion joining Burger King and Tim Hortons