The Brief

Mount Everest on Oct. 27, 2011.
Kevin Frayer—AP

Deadly Day on Everest

A morning avalanche near a base camp on the world's highest peak has left at least 12 Nepalese guides dead and left several others missing in what has become one of the deadliest accidents in Mount Everest's history

The occupied government building is seen on April 18, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Defiance in Eastern Ukraine

The pro-Russian militants occupying government buildings in the restive region refuse to leave until the interim government in Kiev resigns

American Flags Planted On National Mall To Honor Service Members Who Committed Suicide

Suicides Hit Special Ops

The head of Special Operations Command says more than a decade of "hard combat" is taking a tough toll on the mental health of his elite troops

A family member of a passenger onboard the capsized South Korean ferry Sewol closes her eyes at a port where family members gathered to wait for news from the rescue team in Jindo April 18, 2014.

Grief Turns Into Anger in South Korea

Relatives of those aboard the sunken Sewol ferry are asking whether the crew could have saved more lives by reacting sooner as reports emerge that the vice principal of the high school that accounted for many of the passengers hanged himself after being rescued

LSU v Mississippi

Ole Miss Frat Chapter Shut After Racist Prank

Sigma Phi Epsilon is closed at the University of Mississippi after three members were expelled on suspicion of tying a noose around a statue of a civil rights icon, who was the institution's first black student

Rep. Steve King speaks during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Friends of the Family Banquet in Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 9, 2013.

Zuck-backed Immigration Group Targets Congressman

A pro-immigration reform group supported by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will launch a TV and digital ad campaign against Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about not wanting immigrants to earn permanent residency if they joined the military

Joe Scarborough and David Axelrod, Former White House Senior Adviser and Obama Campaign Strategist, right, appear on "Meet the Press" in Washington D.C., Jan. 20, 2013.

Obama Political Guru Helping Britain's Labour Party

David Axelrod will serve as the party's "senior strategic advisor" to help get opposition leader Ed Miliband elected Prime Minister in 2015, but it won't be easy: Prime Minister David Cameron already hired Obama's former campaign manager for his own bid

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel García Márquez Dies at 87

The Colombian author's book One Hundred Years of Solitude established him as the defining member of a movement known as magic realism. A Nobel laureate, García Márquez died on April 17 having inspired an entire generation of Latin literature

Japan’s most powerful leader in Years, Shinzo Abe aims to reclaim his country’s place on the world stage. That makes many Asians—including some Japanese—uncomfortable

Shinzo Abe Talks China, Patriotism and WWII

Japan's Prime Minister spoke to TIME managing editor Nancy Gibbs and East Asia correspondent Hannah Beech on a wide range of topics, from his country's relationships with the U.S. and China to the lessons he took from his family's political past

Highway Shootings

Suspect Arrested in Kansas City Highway Shootings

Local police have arrested but not yet charged a man in his late twenties who's suspected in the string of shootings around Kansas City over the past six weeks that have targeted people on highways at night and left at least three injured as residents remain on edge

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the Brady Press Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 17, 2014.

Obamacare Enrollment Hits 8 Million

President Obama has announced that more than 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces, considerably over initial predictions. More than a quarter are aged between 18 and 34

2012 Chevrolet Cruze sedans

No Parking: GM's Recalled Cars Can Stay on the Road

Whether General Motors should take its recalled cars off the road is up to federal transportation authorities, a judge has ruled, marking a victory for the company as it faces a legal battle related to the recall of 2.6 million vehicles over faulty ignition switches