The Brief

Ban Ki-moon

Climate Summit Sees Big Pledge

Some 120 world leaders announced plans to devote more than $200 billion to fund clean energy and call for a deal to cap greenhouse gas emissions

Jacob Lew Address Forum On Economic Costs Of Climate Change

U.S. Aims to Curb Tax Inversion

The Treasury Department announced new rules this week in a bid to make it harder for a corporation to save on taxes by changing its home address

Members of a burial team wearing protective suits bury an Ebola victim in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

CDC: Cases of Ebola Could Double Every 20 Days

The CDC estimates in an absolute worst-case scenario that cases of Ebola in West Africa — especially Liberia and Sierra Leone — will double every 20 days if conditions continue without a scaled-up effort, meaning numbers could reach 1.4 million by Jan. 20


Midterm Elections See a Surge in Energy, Environment Ads

These issues don't usually rule the national polls of top midterm election priorities, but there are several competitive races with energy at the forefront. The Cook Political Report expects political ads about these topics will likely reach their highest number ever this election cycle

Israel Syria Airstrike

Israeli Military Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Jet

The Israeli military used the Patriot air defense system to shoot down a Syrian fighter jet that "infiltrated" its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning, marking the first such downing in decades and heightening tensions in the volatile plateau

ABC's "Scandal" - Season Four

Scandal-Inspired Fashion Line Has Officially Hit Stores

Tuesday marks the launch of a Scandal-inspired collection at The Limited, whose chief executive said research on their typical shopper showed Kerry Washington was in the top three of celebrities customers look to, along with Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock


Federal Prison Population Drops By Nearly 5,000

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce at a criminal justice conference on Tuesday that the federal prison population has dropped this year by roughly 4,800 inmates, marking the first decline during the course of a fiscal year since 1980

Today - Season 62

Paula Deen Returns to Today: 'My Words Hurt People'

The southern cooking star reunited with Matt Lauer on Tuesday to reflect on what the last year had wrought, following her meltdown on the same show exactly 365 days earlier, and apologize for using racial slurs 30 years ago with the declaration "I is what I is"

Street Style - Day 4 - New York Fashion Week Spring 2015

Jimmy Choo Aims to Cash In With October IPO for London

The luxury footwear brand made famous by Princess Diana and a host of Hollywood’s finest is going public, its owners JAB Luxury confirmed. Founded in 1996, Jimmy Choo Ltd. will float “at least 25%” of its equity on the London Stock Exchange in October


Hollywood's Gender Gap Is as Gaping as Ever

Only 23% of the films distributed internationally from 2010 to 2013 featured female protagonists and only 31% of the speaking characters were women, according to a new report by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Advertising for the new Pink Floyd album "The Endless River" is installed on a four sided billboard on the South Bank in London

Pink Floyd Announces New Album

The album, named The Endless River, is the band’s first since 1994's The Division Bell. The recording is completely instrumental, save for a track called “Louder Than Words,” and does not feature bassist and co-vocalist Roger Waters. Release date is set for Nov. 10