The Brief

Former FBI Director James Comey Testifies on Capitol Hill

Howard University Hires Ex-FBI Director James Comey

Howard University has appointed the former FBI Director to serve as the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy for the 2017-2018 academic year. As part of this role, Comey will lead five lectures

Taylor Swift Performs At Circuit Of The Americas

Taylor Swift Just Announced New Music Is Coming

The recently cryptic pop star updated her social media feeds with a major announcement about new music forthcoming. Her first single will be released Thursday night, and her sixth album — titled Reputation — will be out November 10


Navy Commander Dismissed in Wake of Accidents

The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command" after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific

Charlottesville City Council Votes To Cover Statues Of Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson

ESPN Broadcaster Robert Lee Benched Over Name

ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee will not work Virginia's season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by the decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee

Rally Protesting UNC's Confederate Era Monument "Silent Sam" Held On Campus

Hundreds Protest Confederate Monument at UNC

Three were arrested as hundreds gathered in Chapel Hill to protest a controversial Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina's flagship campus. A long-running debate over the statue was renewed by clashes in Charlottesville

A photo of Swedish journalist Kim Wall who was aboard a submarine "UC3 Nautilus" before it sank

Headless Torso on Beach Belongs to Missing Journalist

Police confirmed that Kim Wall's headless torso had been found on a beach near the Danish capital. Peter Madsen has been arrested on suspicion of killing her. Wall was last seen alive on Madsen's submarine off Denmark's eastern coast

Waves triggered by Typhoon Hato are seen in Hong Kong

Powerful Typhoon Floods Streets of Hong Kong

Severe Typhoon Hato lashed Hong Kong leaving flights grounded and trade at a temporary standstill. Hurricane-force winds and torrential downpour uprooted trees, flooded some areas and left a trail of debris strewn on city streets