The Brief

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, addresses the summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Democratic Contenders Make Their Case to Party Leaders

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

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Florida Declares Emergency as Storm Approaches

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears Florida, calling the storm "a severe threat to the entire state." Forecasters predict Erika could go through the middle of the state, and may hit the peninsula on Monday

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

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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

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

TSA Officers Work As Homeland Security Shutdown Nears Amid Immigration Impasse

TSA Agent Arrested for Groping Passenger During Search

A Transportation Security Administration agent at LaGuardia airport was charged with sexually abusing a female passenger on the bogus pretext of checking her for weapons. The TSA has terminated the 40-year-old agent, a spokesman said

Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman poses during an interview in Hong Kong

CEO Of Ashley Madison Parent Company Stepping Down

A week after hackers first published stolen data from the infidelity website Ashley Madison, parent company Avid Life Media's chief executive officer Noel Biderman has resigned. The hacking scandal publicized personal information for more than 30 million users

NSA headquarters Fort Meade maryland

Federal Court Supports NSA's Phone Data Collection

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the Obama administration on the bulk collection of phone data on millions of Americans. The court reversed a lower ruling that said the program likely violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches

Katrina Changing City New Orleans

How Katrina Prompted Green Building in New Orleans

After Hurricane Katrina, a slew of nonprofits committed millions of dollars to support the construction of green homes in New Orleans, which in turn prompted a green building trend in the city, which could serve as a model for other communities