The Brief

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trumps Holds Pennsylvania Campaign Rally

Trump Still Has a Big Problem With Millennials

Millennials think Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lacks experience, leadership skills and compassion for the average American, according to a new poll finding much more support among young people for Hillary Clinton

Aerial view of the Pentagon

Pentagon Spent Billions Sending Weapons to Afghanistan

The Pentagon has spent billions of dollars since 2001 funneling roughly more than a million assault rifles, pistols, shotguns, and machine guns into Iraq and Afghanistan, helping to fuel lasting conflict there, according to a new report

Britney Spears at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

What to Know on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Here's everything you need to know about Sunday's star-studded show, from which videos you should watch in advance to who's performing—along with predictions of who's likeliest to win an award

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access in Durham, North Carolina

Judge Blocks Transgender Bathroom Law at N.C. School

A federal judge has temporarily ruled that the University of North Carolina can't block two transgender students and an employee from using bathrooms that match their gender identity, but a final ruling won't come until after a November trial


France's Highest Court Overturns a Burkini Ban

The country's highest administrative court has stopped a town in France from banning the wearing of the burkini, a ruling expected to set a precedent across the country. Around 30 other municipalities also introduced a ban on the full-body swimsuit

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Conservatives Upset by Trump's Immigration 'Softening'

Republican nominee Donald Trump's new "softening" of his hardline immigration stance may put him more in line with the views of most Americans, but it's left some conservatives furious, including Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh

Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen Gives Semiannual Monetary Policy Report To Senate Committee

Fed Chair Says Case for Interest Rate Hike Is Stronger

"I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months," Janet Yellen said at a summit of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Fed's next policy meeting is due in September

Obama Delivers Remarks At National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

Surgeon General Writes to Doctors on Opioid Epidemic

The United States surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, has sent a letter to every doctor in the U.S. asking them to help solve the problem of opioid addiction. Murthy points out in the letter that overdose deaths from opioids have quadrupled since 1999

Governor Paul LePage holds a Town Hall Meeting

Maine Gov Ready to Duel 'Snot-Nosed' Lawmaker

Paul LePage said he was angry enough to challenge a state lawmaker to a duel Thursday, after leaving an explicit voicemail accusing the legislator of calling him a racist. "I want you to prove that I’m a racist," he told Rep. Drew Gattine

Community Mourns 10-Year-Old Killed on Birthday

Family members of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl who was brutally killed on her birthday are struggling to cope with the loss of the little girl—and with the fact that the child's mother was charged in connection with the death

Italy Quake

Hopes Dim for Survivors of Italian Quake

Fears began to grow that firefighters would find no more survivors from Italy's earthquake Friday, as strong aftershocks rattled residents and rescue crews alike. The first funerals were scheduled to be celebrated for some of the 281 dead