What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

‘Pharma Bro’ unleashed: A grinning Martin Shkreli not only pleaded the Fifth Amendment and refused to testify before a House hearing on skyrocketing drug prices, he rubbed it in on Twitter. Here’s an example that’s typical:

Update: More here

Syria donor’s conference: The BBC is reporting that the conference in London has raised $10 billion for Syrian refugees. The goal, as we reported this morning, was $9 billion.

Top Gear news: Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey on Friends, will join the popular BBC show about cars. He joins Chris Evans, the British TV presenter, who was named host last year.

News from the morning here.