The Brief

Alexis Tsipras

Greece Gets Sunday Deadline to Stave Off Collapse

Frustrated euro-zone leaders gave the Greek Prime Minister a last-minute chance to come up with a viable proposal to save his country from financial ruin by Sunday. E.U. President Donald Tusk said the crisis "is maybe the most critical moment in our history"

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's Square for a meeting with the Roman Diocesans on June 14, 2015 in Vatican City.

In Bio-Diverse Ecuador, Pope Pushes for Environmentalism

Pope Francis pressed his case for a new economic and environmental world order during his South American tour, saying the goods of the earth are meant for everyone and must not be exploited by the wealthy few for short-term profit

Francisco Sanchez, Jeff Adachi, Diana Garciaor

San Francisco Pier Shooter Used a Federal Agent’s Gun

The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law- enforcement official briefed on the matter said. Authorities say Sanchez is in the U.S. illegally and has been deported five times

Bill Cosby performs at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on September 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cosby's Admission Could Help Women's Cases

Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women before sex could bolster criminal and civil claims being pursued by his accusers, their lawyers said after reports on newly released court documents

Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home on July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind.

Subway Suspends Relationship With Jared Fogle

The Subway restaurant chain announced it is suspending its relationship with longtime spokesman Jared Fogle after the FBI conducted a raid at his Zionsville, Ind., home. Subway said in a statement that it is "very concerned" about the raid

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin's Subscription Web Channel to Shut Down

Sarah Palin's foray into a subscriber-based online channel, where she could connect directly to viewers without a media filter, is shutting down. Starting Aug. 1, Palin says she's making her content free on Facebook and her political-action-committee website

Charter Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Ordered to Pay $229,500 Over Robocalls

A U.S. district judge in Manhattan ordered Time Warner Cable to make a $229,500 payment to Araceli King of Irving, Texas, citing the New York–based company's "particularly egregious" behavior as it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 stock photos Birth Control Pills

Birth-Control Costs Nearly Halved After Obamacare

Average out-of-pocket spending on birth-control pills and intrauterine devices have dropped significantly since the Affordable Care Act took effect, a study finds. Under the mandate, private health insurance plans are required to cover prescription contraceptives

Jim Gilmore 2016 Presidential Race

More Running for Presidential Nomination Than Ever

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore said on Tuesday that he plans to announce his campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination during the first week of August, making him the 17th candidate on the GOP side

American Decathlete, Bruce Jenner poses with the 1984 Olympic Torch he carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Auction Set for Olympic Torch Carried by Caitlyn Jenner

The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch carried by Caitlyn Jenner, who had identified as Bruce until coming out as transgender in April, is set to be auctioned off at an estimated price of over $20,000. The torch will be offered in Chicago on July 30