The Brief

Barack Obama Address to the Nation

'Degrade' Over 'Destroy'

The White House has offered differing visions for when the U.S. can declare "mission accomplished" with ISIS

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell walks the sidelines prior to the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

Running Out the Clock

Commissioner Roger Goodell faces mounting calls for his resignation, with social-media campaign #GoodellMustGo

Swedenís Social Democrats leader Stefan Lofven

Sweden Shifts to Left in Parliamentary Election

Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power as the leaders of a left-leaning bloc that defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday, but without an absolute majority

Southern California Wildfire

California Fires North and South Bring Evacuations

A wildfire in Northern California destroyed two homes while a much larger blaze proved stubborn amid high temperatures and dry brush in Southern California. Dozens of homes were evacuated because of the fires Saturday, officials said.

Beyonce at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at the The Forum on Aug. 25, 2014 in Inglewood, Calif.

Is Beyoncé Pregnant? Jay Z Drops a Hint

The Internet is abuzz with speculation that Blue Ivy may be getting a younger sibling, after Jay Z changed a line in his song "Beach Is Better" while on tour in Paris to "'Cause she pregnant with another one"

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., discusses his first months back in Congress during an Associated Press interview in his district office in Mount Pleasant, S.C. on Dec. 18, 2013.

Congressman Ends Engagement Via Facebook

Maria Belen Chapur was said she was surprised to see the public announcement that her engagement to S.C. Congressman Mark Sanford was over. The two had an affair five years ago

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

iPhone Mania Is Back

Since pre-orders began Friday, the iPhone 6 Plus is sold out in the U.S., and the wait time is three to four weeks before it even ships, Apple said. "Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible, with a record number of pre-orders overnight"

Pope Francis celebrates several weddings as part of a mass at St Peter's basilica on Sept. 14, 2014 at the Vatican.

40 Tell Pope Francis 'I Do' in Vatican Mass Wedding

Forty "I do's" — or "Si" in Italian — were said in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples. He told the couples love of Jesus can help whenever their love "becomes lost, wounded or worn out"

U.S. citizen Miller is pictured during his trial at the North Korean Supreme Court in Pyongyang

U.S. Man in North Korea Given 6 Years of Hard Labor

North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. Matthew Miller is one of three Americans now in North Korean captivity