The Brief


Afghanistan Gets New Prez

Ghani Ahmadzai will serve as president of Afghanistan after signing a power-sharing deal with Abdullah Abdullah

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania

Shooter Manhunt: Day 9

The fugitive suspect in the shooting of two Pa. State troopers was likely planning his attack and escape for months or years

A crocodile lies in wait by the 13th green during practice before the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club on December 9, 2008 in Malelane, South Africa. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Aussie Fights Crocodile, Drinks Much Beer

Crikey: a man hunting geese in the wetlands of a remote part of Australia's Northern Territory managed to fend off a crocodile "by poking its eyes," and was later noticeably intoxicated

"New York Winter's Tale" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

Colin Farrell Confirms True Detective Season 2 Role

The Irish actor, who had long been rumored to take a role in the second season of the critically adored drama, confirmed Sunday that he'll play one of three lead roles in the show's Los Angeles-set sophomore season

White House Fence

White House Security Heightened

The Secret Service is boosting security outside the White House following two security incidents in 24 hours, including Friday's breach in which an intruder with a knife made it all the way into the White House before agents managed to stop him

Missing UVa Student

Over 1,000 Search for Missing Student Hannah Graham

The first wave of volunteers, numbering more than 1,600, spread out around Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday to search for a missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham, who disappeared a week earlier


The Maze Runner Runs Away With the Box Office

Post-apocalyptic young-adult adaptation became the weekend's number-one movie with a $32.5 million gross in North America, but the star-studded This Is Where I Leave You got left behind in third place with $11.9 million takings

Sierra Leone Ebola

Sierra Leone Staggers in Ebola Isolation Effort

Officials said Saturday most of Sierra Leone's 6 million people were complying with the country's Ebola lockdown, now in day two, as nearly 30,000 healthcare workers fanned out across the country to distribute materials, but troubles persisted

Employee at Turkey's consulate in Mosul is welcomed by her relatives at Esenboga airport in Ankara

Dozens of Turkish ISIS Hostages Freed

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized in June when the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, or ISIS, raided the Turkish consulate in Mosul were freed Saturday in northern Iraq after three months in captivity

An undated family handout photo of British aid worker Alan Henning taken at a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syria border

Hostage's Wife Pleads With ISIS

The wife of British aid worker Alan Henning, held hostage by the extremist group since December, calls for militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is too late"