The Brief

Jonathan Pollard
Karl DeBlaker—AP

Peace Offering

Many Israelis see the upcoming release of spy Jonathan Pollard as a way to "sweeten" the bitter pill of the Iran nuclear deal. Pollard, sentenced to life in prison following his 1985 arrest, has served 30 years for spying for Israel

Tom Brady

NFL Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension

The NFL and Tom Brady will head to court over a 4-game suspension for the quarterback's alleged use of underinflated footballs during last year's AFC championship game. The suspension was upheld by the NFL on Tuesday

Cecil the lion

Minnesota Dentist Named as Killer of Beloved Lion

U.S. citizen Walter James Palmer allegedly paid $50,000 to kill Cecil on a game-hunting trip, according to Zimbabwean authorities. The dentist said in a statement that he had "no idea" the lion was a local favorite


Marvel Will Release New Netflix Show Every 6 Months

Netflix announced on Tuesday that it will be rolling out a new Marvel superhero series every six months. Jessica Jones will be the next superhero to appear on Netflix before the end of 2015, followed by Iron Fist and Luke Cage

A missile-loaded Turkish Air Force warplane takes off from the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts Adana, south-eastern Turkey on July 28, 2015.

Fighting Between Turkey and Kurds Escalates

Fighting between Turkey and Kurdish rebels escalated after soldiers were fired on with heavy weaponry. The incident occurred amid signs of unease from NATO allies attending an emergency meeting about Turkey's conflicts with the Islamic State and the Kurds

Apartment Rent Up as Vacancy Rate Falls

Why U.S. Rent Increases Are About to Get Steeper

Rent increases are expected to get steeper with the rental vacancy rate hitting a 30-year low of 6.8% this quarter, the U.S. Census Bureau announced, as demand is only increasing. That means about 93.2% of America's rental housing units are rented out

Seif al-Islam

Gadhafi's Son Sentenced to Death for 2011 Killings

A Libyan court sentenced, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, once the country's heir apparent, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising. The sentence was handed down in absentia because he remains in the hands of a militia in western Libya


Man Inspired by ISIS Plotted Florida Backpack Bombing

A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West with attempting to detonate a bomb on a Florida beach. Authorities say Suarez came to the FBI's attention through his online posts praising the Islamic State

Madyson Maddy Middleton

California Teen Accused of Killing 8-Year-Old Girl

A teenage boy lured 8-year-old Madyson Middleton into his apartment and killed her before hiding her body in a recycling bin at the housing complex where they lived, authorities said Tuesday. Madyson was reported missing on Sunday evening

Donald Trump

Trump Lawyer Sorry for Spouse-Rape Comment

Donald Trump's lawyer and top aide apologized after he ensnared the candidate in controversy by responding to years-old rape allegations against Trump — since retracted — by saying that sexual intercourse with a spouse can never legally be considered rape

Meteor Stars Green Detail

Watch the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Live

The Delta Aquarid meteor shower will be visible across the globe with shooting stars in the wee hours of on Wednesday morning. The time between moonset and sunrise is slated to be the best time to see the shower