The Brief

Speaker Boehner And House GOP Leadership Address The Media After Their Weekly Conference

The Push for Female Voters

House Republicans will introduce today a package of legislation aimed at helping “all Americans — particularly women — succeed at home and at work"

Top Ebola Doctor Dies of Virus

Sheikh Umar Khan fought on the front lines against Ebola in Sierra Leone and is hailed as a hero after being credited with treating more than 100 victims

The Man Who Haunts Israel

Khaled Mashaal was nearly assassinated by Benjamin Netanyahu. Then Israel’s Prime Minister was forced to bring the Hamas leader back to life as part of an exchange. Now their deadly history hangs over the conflict that roils the Middle East

A TSA agent dons rubber gloves at Washington Reagan National Airport

4 Ways the TSA Can Speed Up Airport Security Lines

The organization that scans your bags and invariably yanks your spouse out of line for a closer look wants to do something about its long wait times, and you could be the solution: It's handing out $15,000 for the best ideas, including a top prize of $5,000

Hillary Clinton Speaks At American Jewish Council Global Forum

Clinton: Redskins Should Change 'Insensitive' Name

The former Secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential candidate urged the owners of the Washington Redskins to consider changing the team's "insensitive" name, during a TV interview on Tuesday, but didn't immediately offer any alternatives

NSA Surveillance-Privacy Report

Senate Boosts NSA Reform Bill

Senator Patrick Leahy’s USA Freedom Act carries stronger restrictions than a version passed out of the House of Representatives earlier this year. The reforms will touch on such issues as bulk surveillance of American cell-phone records and Internet traffic

Water gushes from a broken water main on Sunset Boulevard on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles

Water Main Break Floods Sunset Boulevard, UCLA

An estimated eight to 10 million gallons of water spilled from a broken water main onto the University of California-Los Angeles campus and nearby Sunset Boulevard; the university's Pauley Pavilion, where UCLA's basketball teams play, was among the buildings flooded

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about new sanctions imposed on Russia as he departs the White House

Obama: 'Not a New Cold War' With Russia

President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. will escalate sanctions on the Russian economy nearly two weeks after the shootdown of a civilian airliner over eastern Ukraine and amid growing violence along that country's border with Russia

CDC photo of  two "Anopheles gambiae" mosquitoes  the principal vector of malaria in Africa

World's First Malaria Vaccine Could Be a Year Away

Researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, 800 cases of illness could be prevented and the children retained protection 18 months after being injected. Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has applied for regulatory approval

Obit Enola Gay Survivor

Last Crew Member of Enola Gay Dies in Georgia

Theodore VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," was the last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age. He was 93 years old when he died on Monday

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi reacts during the final football match between Germany and Argentina for the FIFA World Cup at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014.

Lionel Messi Faces Messy Tax-Fraud Allegations

The highest-paid football player in the world might be in serious financial trouble: Messi and his father allegedly owe $5.3 million in unpaid taxes to Spain. If they — in an unlikely case — are convicted, the pair could face up to six years in prison and nearly $32 million in fines