The Brief

President Obama Makes Statement In The Briefing Room Of White House

'We Don't Have a Strategy Yet'

President Obama seemed to commit the worst of Washington gaffes when he spoke of the ongoing threat from militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria

Google Project Wing Drone

Google Reveals Drone Plans

In trials in the Australian outback, the small aircraft have flown between 130 and 195 ft. and delivered items such as a water bottle and a first-aid kit


NATO Says Russian Troops in Ukraine

Western officials confirmed that Russian military forces are directly involved in combat in eastern Ukraine, as the months-long civil war escalated in recent days. NATO said it has photographic proof and called the situation "increasingly grave"

Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Ebola Outbreak Likely Started With One Person

A new genetic analysis paints a detailed picture of how this variant of the virus spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone and Liberia in an outbreak that has killed 1,500 people — including five of the researchers who worked on the report

Cyber Crime

Hacker Attacks on U.S. Banks More Fraud Than Cyberwar

The theft of data from JPMorgan Chase does not fit the established pattern of Russia's political cyberattacks against rival nations and doesn't gel with the vested interest that many Western businesses have in keeping Russia open to trade and investment

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton Talks Ferguson

The likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate addressed both the shooting and the days of often violent protests that followed, saying, "We can't ignore the inequities that persist in our justice system that undermine our most deeply held values of fairness and equality"

Jimmy Lai, chairman and founder of Next Media, speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters in Taipei

Hong Kong Democracy Figures Raided

Anticorruption officers raided the homes of an outspoken Hong Kong media mogul and a unionist legislator on Thursday, days before the start of Occupy Central — a civil-disobedience campaign over the city's political future that threatens to bring its financial district to a halt

Ailina Tsarnaeva

Boston Suspect’s Sister Charged in NYC Bomb Threat

Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, N.J., allegedly made a bomb threat against an upper-Manhattan woman via telephone on Monday. She turned herself in at a Manhattan police precinct, and police charged her with aggravated harassment

2014 NFL Draft

NFL Throws Flag on Domestic Abuse

The NFL said on Thursday that it would impose stricter penalties on players and any other league personnel who commit domestic abuse, following fierce criticism of a two-game suspension it handed down to a player who allegedly beat his fiancée

Rivers Cuomo

Fox Greenlights Pilot Inspired by Weezer Frontman

The sitcom DeToured from the creator of Psych will follow a fictional musician who decides to give up his rock-star lifestyle for normalcy, as Rivers Cuomo did briefly several years ago when he took time off to study full time at Harvard

A sailing stone in Racetrack playa, Death Valley, CA.

Solved: Mystery of Moving Stones in Death Valley

So-called “sailing stones” in California’s Death Valley National Park have perplexed tourists and scientists alike for their apparent ability to move on their own. Now researchers armed with remote weather monitors, cameras and GPS say they have answers