The Brief

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby Holds Press Briefing
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Iraq Costing U.S. $7.5M a Day

The U.S. air and advisory campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq is costing American taxpayers more than $7.5 million per day, the Pentagon said Friday, and the daily costs have been ramping up recently

Servicemen sit atop an armoured vehicle as they travel through the steppe near the village of Krasnodarovka in Rostov region

NATO: Russian Tanks in Ukraine

Satellite imagery appears to show Russian forces and vehicles in Ukraine's eastern region to support pro-Russian separatists battling Ukraine's military

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron pauses at a news conference in Downing Street, central London Aug. 29, 2014.

'Severe' Terror Threat in U.K.

The United Kingdom raised its terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe" on Friday, meaning an attack is considered "highly likely" but not "imminent"

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Tops $100 Million

Donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge broke the $100 million mark Friday as people around world continue to dump ice on their heads and donate to the ALS Association to help combat Lou Gehrig’s disease. More than 3 million people have donated


Senegal Confirms First Ebola Case of West Africa Outbreak

Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told reporters Friday that a young Guinean man infected with Ebola crossed into Senegal, which closed its border to its southeastern neighbor last week over fears that the massive outbreak in West Africa would spread into the country

Cop Suspended Indefinitely After Threatening To Kill Ferguson Protestor

Cop Resigns After Threatening Ferguson Protesters

A suburban St. Louis cop who was put on indefinite leave after being caught pointing his semi-automatic rifle and threatening protesters in Ferguson on a cellphone video that went viral, has resigned. Lt. Ray Albers quit the job he had held since 1994 on Thursday

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Driver: Deadly Incident Will 'Affect My Life Forever'

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart said Friday he remains heartbroken after he hit and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward in a racing crash three weeks ago. The comments come as Stewart, a champion driver, prepares to race again for the first time since the tragedy

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Chelsea Clinton Is Leaving NBC News

Clinton told PEOPLE she will leave her NBC News correspondent gig after nearly 3 years "to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child." Her last segment aired in August

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How Sterling Got Steve Ballmer to Overpay for the Clippers

Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, discussed her tactics and motives in a new interview; "you'll never have the chance to buy a team in Los Angeles again," she told the former Microsoft CEO, who offered $2 billion

Mom's Facebook Rant Got Child Expelled from Preschool

A child was expelled from Florida’s Sonshine Christian Academy after his mother vented on Facebook, tagging the school’s page in her post, which read in part “Are my standards really too high or are people working in the education field really just that ignorant”

Kanye West performs at SXSW on March 12, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

America's Most Buzzed About Music Festival Is...

A new study sponsored by Eventbrite and Mashwork has determined which festival is the most buzzed-about in America; it beats out perennial favorites like Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, iHeartRadio and even Coachella