The Brief

United Nations Security Council meeting about Ebola epidemic

U.N.'s New Ebola Mission

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon promised greater resources on the ground on Thursday, as cases of Ebola in West Africa hit 5,335

Mideast Syria

U.S. to Arm Syrian Rebels

The measure authorizes the Obama Administration to arm Syrian rebels in a vote that united many of the chamber's liberals and conservatives

Richard Verma

Obama Names New U.S. Ambassador to India

Richard Verma was announced as the new U.S. ambassador to India on Thursday, according to a statement from the White House. Verma, a former State Department official, will be the first Indian American to hold the post once he is confirmed by Congress

Li Na of China reacts after defeating Paula Kania of Poland in their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London

Li Na, China's Tennis Superstar, Announces Retirement

Li Na, the Chinese tennis superstar credited with buoying the prestige of Asian tennis to Grand Slam heights, announced her retirement on Friday, citing long-term and worsening knee injuries. "As hard as it’s been to come to this decision, I am at peace with it," Li said


Study: Antidepressants Change Brain Connectivity in Hours

A new study has found that a single dose of some of the most widely used antidepressants change the brain’s architecture after only a few hours. Researchers hope the findings will one day help to tailor individual therapy for those suffering from depression

Don Spirit

8 Dead in Florida Shooting

Police are investigating a major shooting that took place on Thursday in which two adults and six children were killed. The 51-year-old shooter apparently killed his daughter and six of his grandchildren before turning the gun on himself

BESTPIX - Beijing Increases Security following Recent Attacks In Xinjiang

World Population Could Hit 12.3 Billion by 2100

A study estimates that the world population could reach between 9.6 billion and 12.3 billion in the next century. Researchers also found there is a 70% probability that the world's population will not stabilize in this century

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

Chinese Company Alibaba Set for Biggest U.S. IPO Ever

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group will price its shares at $68 apiece, topping its initial expected range, and raising a total of $21.8 billion to make it the biggest U.S. initial public offering ever. Alibaba had initially expected shares to sell for $60 to $66 in the IPO

Chinese Contemporary Artist Ai Weiwei At His Studio In Beijing, China

Ai Weiwei to Showcase Lego Portraits at Alcatraz

Renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s new installation will be unveiled later this month at the former island prison and current tourist attraction off San Francisco. His latest project will feature 176 portraits of current and former political prisoners and exiles

A sign stands in front of a Home Depot store on May 21, 2013 in El Cerrito, Calif.

Home Depot Breach Exposed 56 Million Credit Cards

Home Depot said that cyber thieves had placed malware software on cash registers in stores throughout the U.S. and Canada from April to September, costing the company at least $62 million in a breach even larger than the attack on Target last year


Bad Posture Makes You Sad and Afraid, Study Finds

Researchers studied what effect slumped or straightened posture had on the hearts and minds of 74 people in New Zealand. Blood pressure and heart rates were measured as they completed a series of tasks designed to assess their mood, self-esteem and stress levels