The Brief

Warren Beatty, center, shows the card reading Best Film Moonlight after mistakingly reading La La Land initially at the 89th Oscars, on Feb. 26, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif.
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Rep. Leonard Lance Town Hall

Health Care, Supreme Court on the Agenda in Congress

Congress returns to Washington to confront decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Trump's presidency. The recess was dominated by raucous town halls where Republicans faced questions about plans to replace the health care law

Jurgen Gustav Kantner

German Hostage Beheaded in Philippines by Extremists

A brief video circulated by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, shows that the militant group proceeded with its threat to kill Jurgen Gustav Kantner in the southern Philippines after a Sunday ransom deadline lapsed

Mardi Gras Car Hits Crowd

At Least 20 Hurt in Float Crash at Rio's Carnival

At least 20 people were hurt after a float crashed during Rio de Janeiro's famous annual Carnival. During the Carnival's parade, the last float of samba school Paraiso de Tuiuti collided with a fence, trapping and injuring people watching from the stands

The USS Ronald Reagan departs for Yokosuka, Japan from Naval Station North Island in San Diego, California

Trump's Choice to Be Navy Secretary Withdraws

Businessman Philip Bilden, said he was withdrawing from consideration for the post after determining that he would be unable to satisfy ethics requirements without "undue disruption and materially adverse divestment of my family's private financial interests"

Slain SEALís dad wants answers: ëDonít hide behind my sonís deathí

Father of Slain Navy SEAL Calls for Investigation

The father of Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens did not want to meet President Donald Trump when his son's body was returned to the U.S. and is calling for an investigation of the Yemen raid that led to his son's death

US-CHINA-POLITICS-DEFENCE-NAVY

China Expected to Up Naval Spending in Challenge to U.S.

With President Donald Trump promising a U.S. shipbuilding spree and unnerving Beijing with his unpredictable approach on hot button issues, China's Navy is seeking to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and will likely step up its own projection of power around the globe

Jewish Cemetery Damage

A Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia Has Been Vandalized

More than 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri. The Anti-Defamation League is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible

Shelter For Asylum Applicants Hit By Arson

10 Migrants Were Attacked Every Day in Germany in 2016

An average of 10 migrants in Germany were subject to attacks every day last year, according to government figures. A total of 560 people—including 43 children—were injured in about 2,545 attacks on individual migrants, while about 1,000 more attacks were reported on housing

Alok Madasani, who was wounded in a shooting that killed Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, attends a vigil at a conference center in Olathe, Kansas

Man Wounded in Kansas 'Race Attack' Speaks at Vigil

One of three men shot at a bar in a suspected hate crime in Kansas City spoke at a weekend vigil, saying "I wish it was a dream." Alok Madasani told a crowd in Olathe that "what happened that night was a senseless crime"

Ezzat Yaacoub Ishak

Egypt's Christians Flee Attacks in North Sinai

Northern Sinai has for years been the epicenter of an insurgency by Islamic militants, and the area's few Christians have slowly been trickling out. But departures have surged after a spate of recent killings targeting the religious minority