The Brief

Nor'easter Storm Brings Light Snow To New York

Blizzard to Bury Northeast

The Northeast is braced for "paralyzing, crippling blizzard-like conditions," forecasters warn, with 2 ft of snow in some areas

US President Barack Obama in India

Obama Lands in India

The president and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after talks Sunday they had made 'breakthrough understanding' in nuclear talks


Dennis Rodman Doesn't Believe North Korea Hacked Sony

Basketball star and frequent visitor to the hermit kingdom counters U.S. government's claim that it hacked the movie studio last year. "North Korea is going to hack a comedy, a movie that is really nothing? I can’t see that happening," he said

Meet the Press - Season 68

Obama Aide: U.S.-Israel Ties 'Deep and Abiding'

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough repudiated reports of a rift between the Obama administration and the Israeli Prime Minister on Sunday, after the Israeli leader agreed to speak to Congress in March without the President's knowledge

John Kerry Meets With Angela Merkel

Boko Haram Storms City as Kerry Visits Nigeria

Islamist extremists attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts and continued scorched-earth attacks on villages to the south as the U.S. Secretary of State arrived in Lagos to discuss the insurgency with President Jonathan Goodluck


Deep Depp Trouble at the U.S. Box Office

Johnny Depp's critically mauled comedy Mortdecai took in only $4 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office, as Clint Eastwood's American Sniper passed the $200 million mark, becoming the second highest-earning movie of all time in the U.S.

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan addresses the media during a special meeting on Ebola at the WHO headquarters in Geneva

WHO Unveils Reforms After Ebola Failures

The head of the UN's global health agency has laid out a set of reforms to better and more quickly fight disease outbreaks, in a frank acknowledgement that the organization struggled to confront the scale of the 2014 Ebola crisis


Japan Shocked By Reports of ISIS Hostage Death

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a video circulating online purporting to show hostage Haruna Yukawa had been killed was likely authentic, and called on the Islamist militants to release a second hostage, 47-year-old journalist Kenji Goto, unharmed

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick Press Conference

Pats Coach Blames Atmospheric Changes for 'Deflategate'

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Saturday that a vigorous preparation process and atmospheric changes—not any tampering by his team—were to blame for the deflated game balls used in the Patriots' win over the Indianapolis Colts

The 2012 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala Honoring Paul McCartney - Backstage And Audience

Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams Set to Divorce

Nearly six years after the duo tied the knot, Adams, 40, filed for divorce from Moore, 30, PEOPLE confirms. The couple pulled off an under-the-radar wedding in March 2009 in Savannah, Georgia, just four weeks after announcing their engagement