The Brief

Violence in Hong Kong as Protesters Clash With Police

Violence erupted in Hong Kong after a municipal crackdown on outdoor food vendors rapidly escalated, with enraged protesters clashing with police overnight. Police responded with pepper spray, and reportedly fired warning shots into the air

Residents inspect damage after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel held Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail - RTX25GU1

Syrian Regime Hits Turning Point in War Against Rebels

The Syrian civil war reached a turning point when forces loyal to the regime of president Bashar al-Assad cut a key supply line into rebel-held city of Aleppo, imperiling one of the key strongholds of the nearly five-year-old rebellion

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (L) introduces Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a campaign stop at Rundlett Middle School in Concord, New Hampshire February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif - RTX25SCX

Madeleine Albright Defends Her Hillary Clinton Remarks

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright defended her recent remarks at a Hillary Clinton rally that “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women,” in an exclusive interview with TIME

Beyoncé, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Super Bowl Ratings Were Down From Last 2 Years

Denver's victory over Carolina in the Super Bowl reached an average of 111.9 million viewers, a number down from the last two years. The Nielsen company said the event was live-streamed by just under 4 million additional people, setting records in the digital space

A Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant is seen in Washington, DC, December 22, 2015.

Chipotle Blames Sick Employees for Norovirus Outbreak

Chipotle Mexican Grill says sick employees sparked the Norovirus outbreak that sickened customers and tarnished its reputation. The chain has been working to regain its footing as a reliable fast-casual chain amid a number of health scares

A memorial for Kayla Mueller in the Yavapai College Performance Hall Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Les Stukenberg)

ISIS Leader's Widow Charged in Kayla Mueller's Death

The wife of an ISIS leader has been charged in the death of American Kayla Mueller. Iraqi Umm Sayyaf, 25, is accused of supporting ISIS members, including her husband, Abu Sayyaf, in a "conspiracy" that resulted in Mueller's death

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at an Elks Lodge in Salem, NH on Feb. 8, 2016.

Donald Trump's Latest Venture: Retail Politics

Donald Trump normally addresses audiences of thousands from behind a podium, but on the eve of the pivotal New Hampshire primary, he took a foray into the kind of town-hall style retail politics he has so far avoided

Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney general, stands for a photograph after an interview in the attorney general's conference room at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015.

Lynch Will Visit 6 Cities to Highlight Police Achievements

Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement. The locations were chosen because they embody different traits of successful policing

A young man helps soldiers in the fight against Aedes Aegypti mosquito that transmits Zika virus, as well as viral diseases such as dengue and chikungunya, in Tegucigalpa on Feb. 6, 2016.

Obama Wants $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika

President Obama is asking Congress to provide $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne illness that could be causing the proliferation of a rare birth defect in some Latin American countries

<> on February 7, 2016 in Milford, New Hampshire.

Bill Clinton Revs Up Attacks Against Bernie Sanders

The former President blasted the Vermont Senator's positions on health care, and his assertion that Hillary Clinton is a part of the establishment during his fiercest attack on his wife's Democratic rival ahead of Tuesday's pivotal primary