The Brief

Followers of Iraq's Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are seen in the parliament building as they storm Baghdad's Green Zone after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government, in Iraq
Ahmed Saad—Reuters

Protesters Storm Iraqi Parliament

Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time and stormed into parliament, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government—a major escalation in the country's political crisis

Police in riot gear hold back demonstrators against U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outside the Hyatt hotel where Trump is set to speak at the California GOP convention in Burlingame, California, U.S., April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Noah Berger TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

California Chaos Greets Trump

Donald Trump made his case to California's Republican establishment on Friday as protesters clashed with police. Demonstrators swarmed outside a hotel near San Francisco airport, forcing Trump to crawl under a fence to enter

Woman and 4 Grandchildren Drown in Texas Flooding

A 64-year-old woman and four grandchildren were killed early after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept. Six to 10 homes in a Palestine cul-de-sac were severely damaged following heavy rainfall

KWS ranger stands guard in the rain near stacks of elephant tusks, part of an estimated 105 tonnes of ivory and a tonne of rhino horn confiscated from smugglers and poachers to be burnt at the Nairobi National Park near Nairobi

Kenya Burns Over 100 Tons of Ivory Tusks

Kenya's president set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. A new study suggests the worrisome Zika virus apparently has been in Brazil at least a year longer than experts previously thought. Some experts have speculated the virus first came to the Americas sometime in 2014. But the new study, led by Brazilian researchers, concludes Zika landed in Brazil a year earlier. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

U.S. Reports First Death From Zika

Federal officials reported the first death linked to Zika virus disease in the United States occurred in Puerto Rico sometime in the last five months after the infected person developed severe internal bleeding due to lack of platelets in the blood

A man reaA man reacts as he stands on blood stains at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel held area of Aleppo's al-Fardous district, Syria, April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2C6CXcts as he stands on blood stains at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel held area of Aleppo's al-Fardous district

Rising Violence in Syria Kills Over 200

The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a "monstrous disregard for civilian lives"

"Zoolander 2" World Premiere

Will Ferrell Drops Out of Ronald Reagan Comedy

Will Ferrell no longer plans to play Ronald Reagan in a satirical film about an intern whose job it was to convince the president, who suffered from Alzheimer's, that he was in fact an actor playing the role of Commander in Chief

APTOPIX Mideast Iraq

Baghdad Truck Bombing Kills 21

ISIS claimed responsibility for a bombing east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. The attack killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to Iraqi police and hospital officials

FILE - This Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, file photo shows the charred remains of their hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The U.S. military is paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to wounded survivors and relatives of the 42 Afghans killed when an American AC-130 gunship attacked a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, which says the “sorry money” doesn’t compensate for the loss of life. (AP Photo/Najim Rahim, File)

Pentagon Punishes 16 for Afghan Hospital Attack

The Pentagon announced it has punished 16 members of the U.S. military for a mistaken aerial attack on a hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42, but none of those involved will face court martial

Fake Guns Pose Issue for Police

The shooting of a BB gun-carrying teenager in Baltimore once again focused attention on guns that are often perceived to be real firearms but are actually non-lethal. In the last few years, several incidents have occurred in which teens were shot carrying a fake gun

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s New Way to Cop to Criticism

The Democratic presidential front-runner has long resisted the kind of public mea culpas that could be seen as bowing to critics who have spent years trying to derail her. But her recent responses suggest a new approach for a general election