The Brief

Cardinals Deactivate Dwyer

Maricopa County Sheriffs Office

Running back Jonathan Dwyer was deactivated by Arizona after he was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault, for an incident that reportedly occurred in July. The Cardinals' immediate move marked a stark contrast to how other teams, and the NFL's commissioner, have operated in the wake of other player domestic abuse charges this year

Brits Watch Scotland Helplessly

As the Scottish independence vote nears, some Brits outside Scotland are lamenting the fact that the future of the UK lies in the hands of just 8.3% of its population

Rob Ford Has Cancer

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, his doctor said Wednesday, but he's expected to make a fully recovery


Senate Passes Bill for Better Sunscreen

The passed bill requires the FDA to respond to current pending sunscreen ingredients within a shorter period of time--an important factor in ensuring that people have the most up-to-date ways to protect their skin from cancer-causing UVA rays

Magdala Destima (left) a member of the United States Air Force from the Bahamas, Keith Bacchus, (center) a member of the U.S. Navy from Guyana and Emmanuel Cira (right) a member of the U.S. Navy from the Dominican Republic, take their oaths during a naturalization ceremony aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle in New York on August 5, 2011.

'So Help Me God' No Longer Required During Oath

The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday that enlisted members and officers are permitted to omit the phrase “so help me God” from their oaths if they so chose, after an airman who was prohibited from re-enlisting until he uttered the phrase threatened to sue last week

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Mark Three Month Anniversary Of Start Of Movement

Occupy Wall Street Abolishes $4 Million in Student Debt

An initiative of the Occupy movement has been accepting donations and buying up student loan debt for pennies on the dollar from debt collectors, and then forgiving the loans altogether. So far the group has spent about $107,000 to purchase $3.9 million in debt

Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

Here’s How Much Money the World Has Spent Battling Ebola

As of Wednesday, roughly $155 million has so far been delivered of the nearly $1 billion that WHO says will be required to fight Ebola--with funds coming from countries, global agencies, private companies, individuals and other entities

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea Suing Ex-Boyfriend For Releasing Old Music

The Australian "Fancy" emcee alleges Maurice Williams (also a rapper) downloaded the contents of her computer without consent several years ago and has been using a forged contract to release some of the music he obtained

Lear Marijuana Pot Weed Private Security California

Weed Whackers

Security contractors in California are flying around in helicopters and wearing body armor, clearing illegal marijuana gardens from private property. Deep in the woods, they cut down pot plants and scrub the environmental footprint produced by the backwoods drug trade

Barack Obama

Obama Falls to Bush-Level Approval Ratings

Americans' approval of President Barack Obama has dropped to a new low rivaling even the unpopularity that saddled George W. Bush at the same point of his presidency, according to a new poll, a troublesome sign for Democrats just weeks before the midterm elections