The Brief

Trump meets with law enforcement and first responders at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Department in St. Augustine, Florida
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Trump: Polls Are Rigged

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's newest conspiracy theory is that pollsters are over-sampling Democrats to make it seem like he's down in the polls. Trump has seen his polling numbers collapse over the past several weeks

President Obama Campaigns For Hillary Clinton In Las Vegas Area

Obamacare Premiums Will Rise by Next Year

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed. That will stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election

Migrants wait for buses to reception centers across France during the dismantling of the "Jungle" camp in northern Calais on Oct. 24, 2016.

'The Jungle Is Over.' Migrants Leave Calais Behind

French officials have begun a weeklong operation to clear the Jungle of about 8,300 people, in a determined effort to shut Calais' illegal refugee sites forever. It's far from clear, however, where the thousands of refugees will end up once the camp closes

Hit Factory Live: Christmas Cracker

Singer Pete Burns Dies of Heart Attack at 57

British singer Pete Burns has died of a heart attack, his management team confirmed. He was perhaps most famous for the 1985 hit “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record),” which hit No. 1 in the U.S. and around the globe

Fatal Tour Bus Crash

Authorities: Bus Driver Didn't Brake Before California Crash

Authorities say there is no indication that the bus driver who rammed into a big rig in California had hit the brakes before the fatal crash. The driver and 12 passengers were killed in what is said to have been the deadliest wreck in California history

Cyrus P. Mistry

Indian Business Giant Tata Sons Removes Chairman

The board of directors of Tata Sons removed Cyrus P. Mistry as chairman, four years after he took the reins of India's largest conglomerate. The company, which owns the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, as well as Tetley Tea, did not give any reasons for his surprise removal


Hong Kong: Torture Videos Shown at British Banker Trial

Scenes of appalling torture, filmed by the defendant, have been shown at the trial of Rurik Jutting, accused of murdering two Indonesian women. The 31-year-old former British banker is charged with killing the two women at his luxury apartment in Hong Kong

President Obama Campaigns For Hillary Clinton In Las Vegas Area

Obama Takes Aim at Republicans for Sticking By Trump

As Election Day draws nearer, President Obama is capitalizing on his high approval ratings to ramp up his push for Democrats up and down the ballot—aligning Republicans with the party's rapidly deflating presidential nominee Donald Trump

Joint Forces Battle To Retake Iraqi City Of Mosul From ISIS

ISIS Sets Oil, Sulfur Fires in Battle for Mosul

Some of the oil fires have burned since last summer. On Friday, Islamic State fighters reportedly torched the Mishraq sulfur plant, north of Qayyarah. At least two civilians died from the effects of the gas


How the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Could Hurt Consumers

The deal’s risk to consumers is clear. Following its acquisition of DirecTV, AT&T is the largest pay-TV operator in the US. It is also the second-largest wireless data provider and the third-largest broadband provider. That gives it a lot of control