The Brief

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference to address domestic violence issues and the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy in New York on Sept. 19, 2014.

NFL: We Can Change

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell laid out his most sweeping response yet to a wave of domestic violence scandals on Friday

libaba Group headquarters on March 29, 2014 in Hangzhou, China.

Alibaba Gets Biggest IPO Ever

The Chinese Internet giant Alibaba saw its shares jump 38% in its first day of trading as a public company in the U.S., raising more than $21 billion

A member loyal to the ISIL waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa

Experts Doubt ISIS Could Launch Major Cyberattack

The Islamist militants who have taken over swathes of Syria and Iraq have proven remarkably adept at using 21st century technology, but experts say ISIS's social media savvy doesn’t translate into a real cybersecurity threat against the U.S.

92nd Street Y Presents: An Evening With Joan And Melissa Rivers

'Fashion Police' To Continue Without Joan Rivers

The E! television show Fashion Police will continue in January 2015 despite the death of its star Joan Rivers, the network announced Friday. "Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue," the network said in a statement

Baby on fur rug

Early Deaths Could Fall By 40% in the Next 20 Years

When a group of 16 researchers from across the world looked at mortality trends from 2000 to 2010, they were encouraged by the results. “We actually found that mortality is falling very rapidly,” the study’s lead author said

Celine Dion, Vanessa Lachey, And June "Mama June" Shannon And Mike "Sugar Bear" On "Extra"

Honey Boo Boo’s Parents Split Up

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Mama June and Sugar Bear have called it quits. "Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship," Mama June – aka June Shannon – told PEOPLE

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy attends the inauguration of the Institut Claude Pompidou in Nice in March 2014.

Sarkozy Eyes Return to French Politics

Nicolas Sarkozy finally made public Friday what most French have assumed for months—that he would attempt to unseat the first Socialist leader France has had in 22 years by challenging François Holland, whose popularity ratings are plummeting

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Millennials Have Big Faith in Big Business, Study Says

A new study suggests that Millennials have big expectations for big businesses. The study found that Millennials—a generation typically attributed with aversion to, and distrust of, major institutions—look to the corporate world to help solve global problems

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Utah Doctor Sentenced to 17 Years for Drugging Wife

A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster. "My father's facade has now crumbled," she said

Possible Break in Probe of Missing Virginia Student

Police were executing two search warrants on Friday, in connection with the disappearance of a University of Virginia student who went missing last weekend, based on a tip they received which chief of police Timothy Longo says he hopes is a break in the investigation

A worker cultivates a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte's Web inside a greenhouse, in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo. on Feb. 7, 2014.

Pro-Pot Group Giving Free Weed to Colorado Vets

A pro-pot organization will host a weed giveaway in Denver Saturday to get cannabis in the hands of military veterans who seek it. Grow4Vets exists to “reduce the staggering number of Veterans who die each day from suicide and prescription drug overdose”