The Brief

Russia Ukraine Protest
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Russians Rally for Ukraine Peace

Thousands of people staged a march in Moscow on Sunday, protesting against the Kremlin’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict in the biggest antiwar rally since clashes began in April. Demonstrations also took place in St. Petersburg and other cities


Afghanistan Gets New President

Ghani Ahmadzai will serve as the President of Afghanistan after signing a power-sharing deal with Abdullah Abdullah, who will become chief executive

People's Climate March New York

400,000 at Climate-Change Rally

Crowds flooded the streets of NYC to demand U.N. action on global warming in what was the largest climate demonstration in history

''HeForShe'' United Nations campaign in New York

Watch Emma Watson Explain Why She’s a Feminist

British actress Emma Watson called on men and boys around the globe to join the movement for gender equality during a moving speech given in her role as U.N. Women Global Goodwill Ambassador. "I want men to take up this mantle," said the Harry Potter star

Mars Maven

NASA's MAVEN Enters Mars' Orbit

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft entered Mars' orbit, beginning a yearlong journey during which scientists hope to discover what happened to the Martian atmosphere. MAVEN is NASA’s 10th Mars orbiter mission, and there are three other spacecraft circling the Red Planet

GMs China September sales gain 14% on Wuling, Cadillac demand

Fresh GM Recalls Over Brakes

The latest in a series of recalls from General Motors was announced over the weekend, this time over defective parking brakes. The problem has been reported in the 2013–15 Cadillac XTS and the 2014–15 Chevrolet Impala, and 221,558 vehicles have been recalled so far

Rockefeller Family Discusses Concerns About Direction Of ExxonMobil

Rockefeller Charity to Pull Out of Fossil Fuel

After making an immense fortune off oil, the Rockefeller family is set to divest its charity foundation from fossil fuels. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund — an $860 million philanthropic organization — has already replaced its investments in coal and tar sands

White House Fence

White House Security Heightened

The Secret Service is boosting security outside the White House following two security incidents in 24 hours, including Friday's breach in which an intruder with a knife made it all the way into the White House before agents managed to stop him

92nd Street Y Presents: An Evening With Joan And Melissa Rivers

Joan Rivers Hypes iPhone 6 From Beyond the Grave

The late comedy icon Joan Rivers, who died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81, gave her fans one last surprise on Friday when her Facebook account promoted the new Apple iPhone 6 with a posthumous post. The update called the new iPhone 6 a "great achievement in design"


Scientists Solve One Wacky Moon Mystery

Astronomers knew Miranda, one of Uranus' five major moons, has "one of the strangest and most varied landscapes among extraterrestrial bodies." Now a new study published in Geology explains what makes it so unusual

"New York Winter's Tale" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

Colin Farrell Confirms True Detective Season 2 Role

The Irish actor, who had long been rumored to take a role in the second season of the critically adored drama, confirmed on Sunday that he'll play one of three lead roles in the show's Los Angeles–set sophomore season


The Maze Runner Runs Away With the Box Office

The postapocalyptic young-adult adaptation became the weekend's No. 1 movie with a $32.5 million gross in North America, but the star-studded This Is Where I Leave You got left behind in third place with $11.9 million in takings