The Brief

Prime Minister David Cameron walks to Parliament from Downing Street on Sept. 1, 2014 in London.
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UK Tackles ISIS Threat

British Prime Minister David Cameron granted the U.K. police sweeping new powers to seize the passports of suspected jihadists, and issue temporary travel bans on passengers whose names are "flagged" by intelligence

Outgoing prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, center, is surrounded by residents and security forces after his arrival in Amirli, some 105 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 1, 2014.

Aid Arrives in Iraqi Town

Iraq's outgoing prime minister travelled to a small Shiite town Monday, praising its residents for fending off attacks by Sunni militants

Sale of Oktoberfest Pretzels

Pretzel Strike Puts a Twist in Oktoberfest

Beer lovers at the world famous festival in Munich may have no salty breaded snacks to wash their weissbeers down with this year, after local bakers threatened strike action over a wage increase

A police officer wears a body camera at a rally for Michael Brown, Aug. 30, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo.

Ferguson Cops Start Using Body Cameras

Law enforcement officers in Ferguson, Mo. attached body cameras to their uniforms Saturday while policing a peaceful demonstration, three weeks after the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer sparked unrest

Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle,and Mathew Miller, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korea Detainees Speak Out

North Korea gave media access to three detained Americans, Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller, who said they have been able to contact their families

Rick Perry Discusses Immigration And Border Crisis In Washington DC

Rick Perry Disavows Tweet About 'Drunk' D.A.

The Texas Governor removed an "unauthorized" tweet sent out from his official account Sunday evening, that included a mocking image of a district attorney who is involved in a criminal indictment against him

Here's what an iPhone screen made of sapphire would mean

How the iPhone 6 Could Function as Your Wallet

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9, and rumors about some possible features have been years in the making. One of those features is a foray into mobile payment, which would allow users to make purchases on the go

Some militants stand outside the US embassy in Tripoli, Libya on Aug. 31, 2014.

U.S. Compound Seized in Libya

The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Tripoli has seized control of an evacuated U.S. embassy residential compound. More than a month ago, American personnel were evacuated from Libya over ongoing fighting in the country

From left: Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Guardians of the Galaxy Rules the 2014 Box Office

Sci-fi blockbuster has made $274,610,000 at the domestic box office as of Labor Day, putting it ahead of another Marvel movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, to become the highest-grossing movie of the year in the U.S.


Pakistani Protesters Storm State TV Station

Antigovernment protesters stormed the Pakistani Television headquarters in Islamabad on Monday, cutting off the broadcast and reportedly beating up journalists. The attack comes after a bloody weekend of clashes in the Pakistani capital that left three dead