The Brief

Kim Yong Chol
Yonhap/AP

North Korea Open to U.S. Talks

A North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said that his country was willing to open talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy between enemies after a year of North Korean missile and nuclear tests

Britain City Explosion

Leicester, England Police Investigate 'Major Incident'

Police for the English city of Leicester say they are responding to a "major incident" after receiving reports of an explosion. Leicestershire Police said emergency services were dealing with the incident on Hinckley Road

Rains And Snow Melt Lead To Major Flooding And Evacuations In Midwest

At Least 5 Dead As Severe Weather Hits Central U.S.

At least five people are dead as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake

Black Panther Box Office

Black Panther Continues Box Office Reign

"Black Panther" has scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales. Studio estimates say "Black Panther" is still performing as one of the top blockbusters of all time

Adam Schiff

Schiff Memo Released

The House Intelligence Committee released a rebuttal by House Democrats to a Republican memo alleging bias and misconduct by the FBI and Justice Department early in their probe of Russian election interference

CNN town hall meeting

Florida Sheriff Defends Leadership

The Florida sheriff whose department responded to this month's high school massacre defended his leadership while insisting that only one of his deputies was on the scene as the gunman killed 14 students and three staff members

Wayne LaPierre at CPAC

NRA Faces Growing Backlash After School Shooting

The NRA, and now the State of Florida, faced growing backlash as companies cut ties after the latest school massacre, and survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted

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U.S. Embassy to Move to Jerusalem by May

Ambassador David Friedman and a small group of staff will take up work in an existing U.S. consulate in Jerusalem’s Arnona neighborhood in May, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding

Curling - Winter Olympics Day 15

How USA Men's Curling Went From 'Rejects' to Gold

Shuster wrote one of the great turnaround stories in U.S. Olympic history. The men's curling team won its last five games, capping off their improbable run with a 10-7 upset victory over Sweden at the Gangneung Curling Centre

Forbes Media Centennial Celebration

Buffett Has Plenty of Confidence in the Economy

Warren Buffett still has plenty of confidence in the American economy, according to his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Buffett acknowledged in the annual letter the economy is volatile