The Brief

A woman sits amid damaged buildings in the rebel-held al-Myassar neighbourhood of Aleppo
Abdalrhman Ismail—Reuters

U.S. to Russia: 'Stop This Assault'

Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Russia that the U.S. would cease talks with Moscow on Syria and end joint-military coordination unless Russia and Syrian forces stop bombing the city of Aleppo, the sternest message yet since a ceasefire fell apart

President Barack Obama speaks to US troops at Fort Lee, Virginia on Sept. 28, 2016.

Obama: Veto Override a 'Mistake'

Congress overrode a veto issued by President Obama, clearing the way for families of 9/11 victims to file a lawsuit against the Saudi Arabian government. During a presidential town hall hosted by CNN on Wednesday, Obama called the override a "mistake"

Miscellaneous Drugs

Painkillers Like Ibuprofen Linked to Heart Problems

Painkillers are effective at numbing everything from the inflammation that comes with infection to headaches and the achy joints of arthritis. But recent studies have exposed some serious side effects, including increased risk of heart events

Capitol, seat of United States Congress, Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA, 18th-19th century

Senate Passes Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the government running through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus. The vote came after leaders broke through a stalemate over aid to help Flint address its water crisis

China Typhoon

32 People Are Missing Following Landslides in China

At least 32 people were reported missing after hillsides collapsed onto villages in southeastern China following a typhoon. The landslides were triggered by torrential rain brought by Typhoon Megi, which has already killed several people

Medics inspect the damage outside a field hospital after an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Maadi neighbourhood of Aleppo

U.N. Criticized Over Failure to Stop Hospital Attacks

The U.N. Security Council came under sharp criticism for its failure to implement a resolution aimed at protecting medical facilities and staff in conflict zones from Syria to Yemen and Afghanistan. Two hospitals in Aleppo were bombed Wednesday

Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders In New Hampshire

Sanders and Clinton Present Debt-Free College Plan

Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders promoted a plan for debt-free college at a campaign event in Durham, New Hampshire, marking the second joint appearance on the campaign trail for the two former Democratic primary opponents

OPEC meetings in Algeria

OPEC Reaches Preliminary Accord to Curb Oil Output

OPEC nations reached a preliminary agreement to curb oil production for the first time since the global financial crisis eight years ago, immediately pushing up oil prices. The deal will limit OPEC output to 32.5 million barrels per day