The Brief

A protester with an upside down American flag demonstrates along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo.
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Ferguson Decision Reached

A grand jury in Missouri has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson in August, a lawyer for the Brown family said. An announcement is expected Monday evening

Chuck Hagel

Pentagon Chief Stepping Down

Chuck Hagel is resigning from the post after less than two years on the job. Hagel will stay at the Pentagon until a successor is confirmed

A section of the Tehran Research Reactor in Tehran on Nov. 23, 2014.

Iran Nuclear Talks to Be Extended

Negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the Monday deadline and extended their talks for another seven months

Bad Weather Driving

Your Thanksgiving Travel Will Be Snarled by Snow

Roads north and west of I-95 will likely be blanketed by snow Wednesday night, and the National Weather Service says the New York area could see 6-10 inches of snow. Travelers should expect clogged roads and airport delays up and down the east coast into Thursday

2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Beyonce’s Latest Album Is Finally on Spotify

A platinum edition of Beyonce with a six new remixes and bonus tracks is now available on the music streaming service. The album, released as a surprise last December, was originally only available as an iTunes exclusive but was later released on CD

Faith And Freedom Coalition Holds Policy Conference

Rand Paul Divides Civil Libertarians in Declaring War on ISIS

Less than a week after rebuffing civil libertarians over an NSA reform bill, the Kentucky Senator has divided them over a new draft to declare war against the militant group ISIS and strip the authority the President uses to fight terrorism across the Middle East

2014 American Comedy Awards - Press Room

Woman Who Got Cosby Cash Calls It 'Generosity'

A former NBC employee revealed receipts for money orders he says he sent to women at Bill Cosby's direction, but one whose name appears on several money orders says the gifts were purely the product of “generosity,” intended to help pay for her son’s boarding school

Attendees Visit The Commercial UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Show

You'll Need a Pilot's License to Fly That Drone

The U.S. is set to restrict use of drones to within 400 feet of the ground and forbid flights beyond the eyesight of the operator, according to a new report, rules far less permissive than what companies like Amazon had hoped for


Israel Advances Bill to Define as Jewish State

The Israeli Cabinet, backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Sunday approved draft legislation to call Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people, a measure that critics say could further strain the state’s frayed relationship with its Palestinian population

Brain, artwork

Brain Abnormalities Found in 40% of SIDS Cases, Study Says

A team of researchers reported that many of infants who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) shared a brain abnormality that affects the area of the brain called the hippocampus, which is responsible for basic functions like breathing and heart rate

People walk down a street flowing with water after a water main broke in Buffalo

Western New York Prepares for Floods

New York officials warned that the record-breaking amount of snow blanketing the western parts of the state might wreak more havoc, as warmer weather threatens to inundate the area with water