The Brief

Democratic Presidential Candidates Speak At DNC Summer Meeting In Minneapolis
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Hillary Makes Her Case

Hillary Clinton joined three of her rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination at what began as an orderly quorum to rally the party but soon spiraled into a chaotic pageant of candidates lambasting Donald Trump and demanding political revolution

APTOPIX France Train Attack

Europe Will Increase Security Checks on Trains

France's interior minister says European countries will increase ID checks and baggage checks on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a train from Amsterdam to Paris. The minister said checks would be carried out "everywhere it is necessary"

Deputy Shot Houston

Houston Deputy Killed in Gas Station Ambush

A sheriff's deputy in uniform was fatally shot multiple times from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station and a manhunt for the suspect continued, according to authorities. No motive was determined for the shooting

Dominica goverment orders suspencion of activities due to tropical Storm Erika

Tropical Storm Erika Weakens

Tropical Storm Erika dissipated, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving nearly 50 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said

Thailand Explosion

Police Arrest Foreigner in Bangkok Shrine Bombing

Thai police say a foreign suspect has been arrested in the investigation of a deadly shrine bombing in Bangkok. The man was arrested Saturday in Nong Jok on the outskirts of the capital. The police found bomb materials in his apartment

Mideast Lebanon

Thousands in Lebanon Protest Against Government

Thousands of people began gathering amid tight security in downtown Beirut, ahead of a major rally to protest government corruption and the country's dysfunctional political system. Demonstrations began last week over garbage piling up in the streets of Beirut

Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during a news conference ahead of a rally at Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. President Barack Obama's top business ambassador dismissed Trump's call for a wall along the Mexico border, saying the U.S. is focused instead on expanding business with one of its biggest trade partners. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Trump Suggests Top Clinton Adviser Shared Secrets

Donald Trump is adding a new figure to the list of people he considers a loser: longtime Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin. Trump accused her of sharing classified information with her husband, disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner

Here’s Your Guide to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2015 Video Music Awards will air on MTV this Sunday evening. Here's a rundown of what you need to know, from slated performers and key categories to nomination controversies and the most important moments to watch out for

Owen Labrie

Former Prep School Student Acquitted of Rape

A graduate of a New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex crimes against a 15-year-old freshman in a case that exposed a campus tradition where seniors competed to sleep with younger students

APTOPIX Mideast Egypt

Egypt Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Reporters to 3 Years in Prison

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized by human rights activists. Al-Jazeera English's acting director-general said the verdict "'defies logic and common sense"

Obama Speaks Iran Nuclear Deal

Obama Makes Case for Iran Deal

President Obama compared tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and said he expects improvements in ties between the longtime allies to come quickly after the accord is implemented