The Brief

An armed police officer stands guard on a road near the Curtis Culwell Center where a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad was held Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Garland, Texas.
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2 Dead at Muhammad 'Contest'

Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said on Sunday night

Pacquiao-Mayweather-Philippines

Pacquiao Still a 'Champion' at Home

Despite losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Saturday's "fight of the century," Manny Pacquiao is due a hero's welcome when he returns to General Santos City

A North Korean soldier stands on the river bank in Sinuiju, North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong

North Korea Holds NYU Student

South Korea said one of its nationals, a student at NYU, is detained in North Korea after its state news agency said he tried to illegally enter

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks at a news conference outside the Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Lifts Curfew Imposed 6 Days Ago After Riots

Baltimore residents expressed pleasure Sunday that officials were lifting the curfew in place since Tuesday, a day after rioting broke out over the death of Freddie Gray. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the reopening of a looted mall was a reason for hope

Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson in Mobile, Ala. on April 30, 2015.

Ben Carson, Famed Neurosurgeon, Running for President

Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Carson is expected to be the only high-profile African American to enter the GOP's presidential primary

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London on May 2, 2015 with her newborn baby daughter.

Why a Princess Could Be a Boon for U.K. Retailers

Baby boutiques, clothing stores and fashion designers received a gift that will keep on giving when the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a girl, and all the marketing opportunities she provides, instead of another boring boy, retail experts say

Israelis members of the Ethiopian community run with an Israeli flag during a protest against racism and what they say is excessive aggression by Israeli police, in Tel Aviv on May 3, 2105.

Israeli Protest Against Racism Turns Violent

Several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night

Former US business executive and potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington on April 6, 2015.

Carly Fiorina Gets Personal in New Book

The day after she launches her campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO will release a book that details the personal struggles she's faced, including the loss of a daughter, rediscovering her faith and battling cancer

The Los Angeles city skyline stands in front of the snow covered San Gabriel Mountains after a snowstorm hit the region

Small Morning Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles

The greater Los Angeles area was rattled Sunday morning by a small earthquake centered just north of Inglewood and Culver City. It was the second earthquake in less than a month along that fault; a magnitude-3.5 quake hit the same area on April 12

Paul McCartney performs live at the Budokan on April 28, 2015 in Tokyo.

McCartney Says Working With Kanye Reminds Him of Lennon

The Beatles legend sang the praises of Kanye West while discussing their single "Only One," even likening the rapper to late bandmate John Lennon. "We'd ping-pong till we had a song," McCartney said of Lennon. "[Working with West] was like that"

Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah celebrates winning the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Ky

American Pharoah Wins 141st Kentucky Derby

Victor Espinoza rode the horse for his second straight win Saturday at the Kentucky Derby before a record-setting crowd of 170,513 at Churchill Downs. "He's been a special horse since I first rode him," said Espinoza, who now has three Derby wins

Nepal Earthquake

Americans Stranded in Nepal Tell Their Story of Survival

Speaking exclusively with TIME, three Americans describe their rescue from the barren Langtang mountains five days after the Nepal earthquake. “There are so many people we are thankful for," one said. “This could have been far worse"