The Brief

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the plenum at Israel's parliament in Jerusalem on May 4, 2015.
Ronen Zvulun—Reuters

Bibi's Last-Minute Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu on Wednesday completed the formation of a new coalition government, reaching an agreement with the hard-line "Jewish Home" Party just before a midnight deadline

New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Patriots Tampered With Footballs

An NFL investigation said New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and Tom Brady was probably "at least generally aware"

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha during a campaign visit to a home building scheme on May 6, 2015 in Lancaster, United Kingdom.

Britain Prepares for Historic Election

On Thursday, voters in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will go to the polls to elect a new government in one of the tightest races for more than a century. Here's a guide to the parties, the leaders and the key issues

In this April 12, 2015 file photo, water flows from a leaking pipe in a Los Angeles street gutter.

Calif. Regulators Approve Unprecedented Water Cutbacks

California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation

Halved onion

Study Shows How Onions May Be Used As Artificial Muscles

New research published in the journal Applied Physics Letters suggests that onions have ideal properties for use as artificial muscles. Onions can bend, contract and elongate just like muscles, in response to an electric current

Craig Stephen Hicks, Terry Alford

Chapel Hill Autopsies Reveal Details of Shooting

A man charged with killing three Muslim college students appears to have held his gun to the heads of two victims when he pulled the trigger after shooting the first in the doorway, according to autopsies released Wednesday

Kylie Jenner attends a photo call in her role as ambassador for Nip+Fab at Westfield London on March 14, 2015 in London.

Kylie Jenner Admits Her Lips Aren’t All Natural

After months of speculation and inspiring a questionable beauty trend, Kylie Jenner has revealed her perfectly plump lips are cosmetically enhanced. “I have temporary lip fillers. It’s just an insecurity of mine, and it’s what I wanted to do,” Kylie says

Gendarmes and rescuers from the Gendarmerie High-Mountain Rescue Group working at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 near Le Vernet, French Alps, on March 31, 2015.

Germanwings Co-Pilot Rehearsed Rapid Descent

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French investigators said in a new report released Wednesday

SpaceX Pad Abort Test

Watch NASA's 90-Second SpaceX Test

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft flew a teeny-tiny, 90-second, unmanned mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this morning in a big step for the future of manned space travel. Here's why the result of the mission matters

Frank Freshwaters, 79, of Akron, Ohio, United States, is seen in 1959 and 2015 photos released by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Florida.

'Shawshank' Fugitive Arrested 56 Years After Escape

A fugitive who spent time at the penitentiary featured in prison-escape film 'The Shawshank Redemption' was finally apprehended in Florida after 56 years on the lam. Authorities arrested 79-year-old Frank Freshwaters after receiving a tip from U.S. Marshals

Self Driving Freightliner Inspiration Truck Daimler

Meet the Country’s First Self-Driving Semi Truck

The Freightliner Inspiration Truck allows drivers to cede full control of all critical functions when cruising down the highway, given appropriate traffic and environmental conditions, the company said in a statement