The Brief


White House Says Trump Will 'Sign Sanctions Bill'

The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow.

Tractor Trailer Trafficking Deaths

Death Toll Rises in Texas Human Trafficking Case

Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what officials said was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong

"DUNKIRK" New York Premiere - Arrivals

'Dunkirk' Declares Victory at the Box Office

It's victory for "Dunkirk" at the box office this weekend. Studios say the Christopher Nolan World War II epic earned an estimated $50.5 million to top the charts. The well-reviewed comedy "Girls Trip" also beat expectations


24 Killed, 42 Injured by Suicide Bomb in Kabul

A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital early on Monday, killing 24 people and wounding 42. The Taliban claimed responsibility in a statement to the media

White House Communications Team Reshuffled, With Sean Spicer Resignation And Anthony Scaramucci Appointed Director

Scaramucci: Trump 'Thinking About Pardoning Nobody'

Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said President Trump is "thinking about pardoning nobody," responding to questions about the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election

Joseph Dunford

North Korea Can Make 'Limited Missile Attacks'

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has publicly acknowledged that North Korea has the ability to launch what he calls a "limited missile attack," but says American forces are able to defend such a move

Senate GOP Health Bill To Break With House Bill On Key Points

American Student Released by Chinese Authorities

A U.S. lawmaker says Chinese authorities have released an American college student who was arrested in their country a week ago after reportedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother in a fare dispute

Soldier Arrested Hawaii

U.S. Soldier Indicted on Terrorism Charges

A federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier Friday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arrested by an FBI SWAT team on July 8. Kang was ordered held without bail