The Brief

A member of Russia's Olympic team carries her belongings outside the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 24, 2016.

IOC Won't Ban Russian Athletes From Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has decided against a complete ban on Russian athletes from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Instead, the committee says it is leaving it up to global federations to decide which Russian athletes to accept in their sports

A firefighting helicopter drops water at the Sand Fire near Santa Clarita, Calif., on July 23, 2016.

Wildfires Ravage California

Thousands of homes remained evacuated as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities said a burned body was found in one neighborhood swept by the flames

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice New York Premiere

Zack Snyder Confirms Superman Is Not Dead

"I don't want to ruin it or anything, but you've got to have Superman," Justice League and Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder said before introducing Superman actor Henry Cavill during the Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con

The 2016 Republican National Convention

Trump Says RNC Speech Was 'Very Optimistic'

Donald Trump in a new interview defended the speech he gave at the Republican National Convention as "very optimistic" amid criticism that the GOP presidential nominee's message was too "dark"

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Appears With Vice Presidential Pick Sen. Tim Kaine

How Kaine's Record on Guns Helps With Women Voters

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, HIllary Clinton's running mate, has a long record of supporting gun control and fighting against the National Rifle Association. Those features may help the campaign as it seeks to court women voters amid a national gun control debate

Men help an injured man outside a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul

80 Killed in ISIS Attack on Afghan Protest

At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said

U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto (not pictured) hold a news conference at the White House in Washington on July 22, 2016.

Obama: Trump's View of America Is Wrong

President Obama assumed the role as fact-checker-in-chief following Donald Trump's doom-and-gloom Republican convention speech, saying the picture painted by the GOP doesn't line up with reality

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Trump Plays Doomsayer in Convention Speech

Donald Trump capped off the Republican Convention in Cleveland with an acceptance speech that painted a grim picture of a country he promises a return to greatness. "Our convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation," Trump said

heat wave kuwait temperature record

Sweltering Heat in Kuwait Sets New Middle East Record

Temperatures Thursday reached an incredible 54°C (129.2°F) in Mitribah, Kuwait, setting the record for the warmest temperature ever recorded outside of California's Death Valley, according to a Weather Underground report

Key Speakers At The 32nd Space Symposium

Jeff Bezos Briefly Became the World's Third-Richest Person

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos briefly became the third-richest person in the world, surpassing billionaire investor Warren Buffett for the first time. But when markets closed on Friday, his net worth had fallen to $64.6 billion, which returned the upper hand to Buffett