Presented By
The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
Mark Wilson—Getty Images

12 Dead in Paris Attack

Twelve people were confirmed dead after a shooting at the office of a French satirical weekly in Paris, police said on Wednesday. Two gunmen reportedly opened fire at Charlie Hebdo, before escaping the scene

Coolest Gadgets From CES 2015

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show is poised to be the biggest one yet. Can’t make it? No problem. Here are some of the smartest gear you’re missing

AirAsia Tailpiece Found

The tailpiece of AirAsia Flight 8501 has been found at the bottom of the Java Sea, raising hopes that the “black box” data recorders will be located

Boehner Re-Elected House Speaker

The 114th U.S. Congress voted to re-elect John Boehner to a third term as House Speaker after a protest vote from a small group of conservatives. The vast majority of Republicans and Democrats voted for their party’s leader

More Cold Weather Is On Its Way

Frigid weather is expected to continue inundating cities and towns across the Midwest and into the Northeast on Wednesday, as officials warn residents to take all necessary precautions. The heaviest snow is likely to occur east of Lakes Erie and Ontario

Bill Cosby Returns to Stage for 1st Time Since November

A scandal-plagued Bill Cosby returns to the stage on Wednesday night for the first time since November, and his reception is certain to be mixed, with some planning protests, others vowing not to show up and still others saying they will heckle the 77-year-old comedian

Gunman Opens Fire on VA Clinic in El Paso

Two people are dead and one injured after an unidentified gunman opened fire at a Veterans Affairs clinic in El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon. The shooter was killed during the melee, officials said

Jeb Bush Forms Political Group to Prepare for 2016

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush filed to start a political action committee as he explores a 2016 run for the White House. The PAC will support like-minded candidates as Bush considers whether to formally declare his candidacy

U.N. Chief Says Palestine Will Join Criminal Court on April 1

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said late Tuesday that the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel

Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 30 in Yemen

A suicide bomber driving a minibus full of explosives killed at least 30 people on Wednesday morning near a police academy in the heart of Yemen’s capital, security officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack

Pitchers Lead Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Johnson, nicknamed The Big Unit for his towering 6-ft.-10-in. frame, was one of the most feared pitchers in the game during his prime

Ruby Rose Joins Season 3 of Orange Is the New Black

Litchfield Federal Correctional Institution is getting a new inmate, as Australian model, DJ and television presenter Ruby Rose joins Season 3 of the Netflix hit Orange Is the New Black. The star announced the news via her Facebook page on Tuesday

Get TIME’s The Brief e-mail every morning in your inbox

More Must-Reads From TIME

Contact us at letters@time.com.

You May Also Like
EDIT POST