The Brief

US President Barack Obama makes a statement following meetings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sept.16, 2014 in Atlanta.
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'The World Is Looking to Us'

President Barack Obama confirmed on Tuesday the U.S.'s renewed and bolstered efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak by deploying 3,000 military forces and committing over $500 million in defense spending to West Africa

A representation of the Papilloma Virus(HPV) based on an electronic microscope magnification At 300000X.

Urine Tests Can Diagnose HPV

They're not here yet, but urine tests could be game changing, a new analysis says, as a possible alternative to pap smears

Whitney Houston

First-Ever Live Whitney Houston Album to Debut in November

The album will feature 16 live recordings on CD and 19 performances on DVD. Tracks will include Whitney's widely acclaimed rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 and "I Will Always Love You" from the Concert for a New South Africa in 1994

Woman in jail

Imprisoned Connecticut Transgender Teen Found

A 16-year-old transgender girl, who attracted national attention when she was imprisoned without criminal charges, was found on Tuesday, hours after she escaped during her first day at a private treatment facility in Hartford, Conn.

This is the mushroom cloud of the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, New Mexico on July 16, 1945. It left a half-mile wide crater, ten feet deep at the vent and the sand within the crater had been burned and boiled into a highly radioactive, jade-green, glassy crust.

First Atomic-Bomb Test Site to Get Cancer Probe

Investigators at the U.S. National Cancer Institute will examine the unusually high cancer rates of residents living near the Trinity nuclear test site in rural New Mexico, where the U.S. conducted the world's first-ever detonation of an atomic bomb in 1945

A replica hung in place of the stolen infamous "Arbeit macht frei" sign at the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland on Dec. 18, 2009.

93-Year-Old Former Nazi Faces Thousands of Murder Charges

The onetime member of Hitler’s SS has spoken publicly about working at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp in Poland, and was charged by prosecutors in Germany with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for his role in perpetrating the Holocaust

Britain King Richard

New Analysis Reveals How King Richard III Died

A forensic analysis on King Richard III's skeletal remains, which discovered nine wounds to skull and two wounds to his body, has allowed scientists to construct a play by play of the English ruler's final moments before he died in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field

Ray Rice

Sponsors Stick With NFL

Although the NFL has drawn heavy criticism for how it has handled domestic-violence scandals around players Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, few brands besides Radisson have gone as far as canceling their sponsorships. TIME's Charlotte Alter examines why

Report Claims Tech Giants Don't Take Harassment Seriously

The Association for Progressive Communications' Women's Rights Program mapped Twitter, Facebook and YouTube's policies for reporting and resolving instances of harassment or violence against women — and gave each a failing grade

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Explains 'Bloody' Kent State Shirts

Following an uproar, the retailer explains how it ended up selling a Kent State sweatshirt that appeared to have bloodstains, in a statement provided to TIME: "Given our history of controversial issues, we understand how our sincerity may be questioned"


The Scottish Independence Debate Gets Nasty

Tensions are rising and some on either side of the independence debate are resorting to dark tactics, as Scots prepare to head to the polls on Sept. 18 in order to answer the question, "Should Scotland be an independent country?"