Welcome to #theBrief, the four stories to know about right now—from the editors of TIME+ READ ARTICLE
Here are the stories TIME is watching this Wednesday, May 28:
- Poet, writer and Civil Rights activist Maya Angleou died in her home at the age of 86.
- Iraq War veteran Isaac Sims was killed in a shootout by police after being turned away from a VA hospital in Kansas City.
- Google unveiled a driverless car which has no steering wheel, no gas pedal and no breaks.
- Get ready to hit “Like.” Bored teens in Quebec help find a kidnapped baby using Facebook.
The Brief is published daily on weekdays.