The Brief

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

Dozens of ISIS Hostages Freed

Dozens of Turkish hostages who had been held by Islamist militants for three months were freed Saturday in northern Iraq

Hillary Clinton Steak Fry

Decision Time for Hillary

Political observers have moved on from the will-she-or-won't-she to a more nuanced game: When will she announce her candidacy?

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi

Egypt President El-Sissi Ready to Back Anti-ISIS Fight

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group, calling for a "comprehensive strategy" to tackle the roots of extremism across the region

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

Ice Bucket Challenge-Firefighters Hurt

Firefighter Injured While Doing Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

One of four firefighters hurt last month as they helped college students take part in an Ice Bucket Challenge has died of his injuries. The killed firefighter, Tony Grider, suffered an electric shock when his fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line

France's President and UMP party candidate for the 2012 French presidential elections Sarkozy addresses supporters at La Mutualite meeting hall in Paris

Sarkozy Eyes Political Comeback

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he'd attempt to unseat the first Socialist leader France has had in 22 years by challenging François Hollande, whose popularity ratings have been plummeting

Apple's New Big-Screen iPhones Draw Long Lines As Sales Start

These Guys Dropped Their iPhone 6...On Purpose

The biggest problem with phones is that they break. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are no exception, and while they each do decently in a drop test over concrete, they can also suffer some pretty significant damage. Watch the drop test here

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference to address domestic violence issues and the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy in New York on Sept. 19, 2014.

NFL Commissioner: We Can Change

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell laid out his most sweeping response yet to a wave of domestic violence scandals on Friday, promising to punish players who commit domestic abuse and touting a new partnership with two leading advocacy groups for abuse victims

An F-22 Raptor returns to a training mission after refueling over the Pacific Ocean near the Hawaiian Islands.

U.S. Jets Intercept Russian Aircraft Near Alaska

Two American F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes near the Alaskan cost, officials said Friday. The Russian planes, which included two bombers and two fighter jets—looped south and returned to Russia after the U.S. jets scrambled to meet them

Alibaba founder Jack Ma and CFO Maggie Wu react as the company's IPO begins trading at the NYSE in New York

China's Alibaba Finds Riches on Wall Street

The Chinese Internet giant Alibaba saw its shares jump 38% in its first day of trading as a public company in the U.S., raising more than $21 billion and netting company leader Jack Ma, above, the distinction of the biggest IPO ever

92nd Street Y Presents: An Evening With Joan And Melissa Rivers

'Fashion Police' To Continue Without Joan Rivers

The E! television show Fashion Police will continue in January 2015 despite the death of its star Joan Rivers, the network announced Friday. "Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue," the network said in a statement