The Brief

Police take up position near the scene of a shootout in Roubaix, northern France

Hostage Situation in French Town Not Connected to Attacks

Several people have been injured in a hostage crisis in the town of Roubaix, less than 100 miles from Brussels, which has been on lockdown due to a terror threat. But police sources said the situation was not linked to Paris attacks

Black Lives Matter Activists Group Continues To Protest Police Shooting Of Jamar Clark

2 Arrested for Shooting at Black Lives Matter Protest

A 23-year-old white man and a 32-year-old Hispanic man have been taken into custody and other suspects are being sought after five people were shot in Minneapolis near a protest over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke arrives at court

Chicago Cop Charged With Murder

The Chicago police officer who was allegedly videotaped shooting 17-year old Laquan McDonald more than a dozen times was charged with first-degree murder, making him the first Chicago police officer in history to face such charges for an on-duty shooting

Alpaslan Celik, a deputy commander in a Syrian Turkmen brigade, holds handles believed to be parts of a parachute of the downed Russian warplane near the northern Syrian village of Yamadi, near the Turkish-Syrian border, Syria

Turkmen Rebels in Control of Russian Jet Crash Site

The shooting down of a Russian warplane along Turkey's southern border with Syria thrust one of the war’s minor players to the center of international attention: Syrian Turkmen rebels allied with Turkey who operate in the region where the jet crashed

Pregnant women practice yoga at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on Oct. 25, 2015.

Pregnant Women Should Still Exercise, Doctors Say

Women concerned that pregnancy is a time to sit still don't need to worry—in fact pregnant women need to get up and exercise, specialist doctors said. Running, jogging, Pilates and yoga are all fine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said

Police and ambulances are pictured near the scene of a bombing of a military bus in Tunis, Tunisia

Tunisia Declares State of Emergency After Bus Attack

After 12 people were killed in a terrorist attack, President Beji Caid Essebsi said in a televised address that the country is at "war against terrorism" and called for international cooperation against Islamist extremists

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the Sunshine Summit conference being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek on November 13, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

Ted Cruz Surges in Iowa Poll After Paris Attacks

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has overtaken Ben Carson in Iowa to statistically tie Donald Trump atop the polls in the first-in-the-nation caucus state as foreign policy has reemerged as a key issue with the electorate following the Paris terrorist attacks

Bottles of Coca-Cola soda are offered for sale at a grocery store in Chicago on April 17, 2012.

Emails Reveal Coca-Cola's Hand in Anti-Obesity Group

Emails show the world's largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network. Coke helped pick the group's leaders, edited its mission statement and suggested articles and videos for its website