The Brief

Sen John McCain campaigns for re election to the Senate at Coca Cola bottling plant in Tempe, Ariz. on Aug. 23, 2016.
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Primary Day

Sen. John McCain and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are under pressure as congressional primary voters in Arizona and Florida head to the polls to pick their favorite candidates to run for Congress and the results could be unpredictable

Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, January 23, 2015.

Apple Ordered to Pay $14.5 Billion in Back Taxes

E.U. antitrust regulators ordered Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion in taxes plus interest to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) shake hands before their meeting in New Delhi, India on August 30, 2016.

U.S. and India Agree to New Counterterrorism Plan

The United States and India agreed to boost counterterrorism cooperation by expanding intelligence sharing about known or suspected extremists and terrorist threats. The two countries also renewed their commitment to track down and prosecute perpetrators of several terrorist attacks on Indian soil

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It’s Official: iPads Are Sedatives for Kids

According to a small new study, giving children who were about to undergo surgery an iPads was as effective at calming them down than giving them a sedative. The research suggests that playing games on an iPad helps reduce kids' anxiety

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USDA Closes Offices in 5 States After Threats

The Agriculture Department said it had closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats that it considered serious. USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said the messages raised concerns about the safety of USDA personnel and facilities

Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a rally with Vice President Joe Biden at Riverfront Sports athletic facility on August 15, 2016 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

FBI to Release Documents on Hillary Clinton Investigation

The FBI is expected to release documents soon related to its investigation into Hillary Clinton and her use of a private email server. A law enforcement official said that documents in the case would be made public in response to FOIA requests

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Zika Can Also Cause Hearing Loss: Study

The health problems associated with the Zika virus continue to pile up, and a new report from researchers in Brazil reveals that the virus can also cause hearing loss in babies born to a mother who was infected

Democratic Nominee for President of the United States former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Trump and Clinton Withhold Records

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are less forthcoming than past presidential candidates, choosing not to follow long-held practices for transparency and scrapping traditions such as voluntarily releasing medical disclosures and tax returns

Dog Brains

Dogs Can Understand What We Say: Study

If you've ever thought your dog could understand what you're saying, you may have been right, according to researchers in Hungary who have investigated and recorded the brain activity of dogs using an fMRI scanner

LOS ANGELES, CA - 1987: Star of the original "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" and "Blazing Saddles," actor Gene Wilder, poses during a 1987 Los Angeles, California photo portrait session. Wilder starred with Richard Pryor in a string of hit films including "Silver Streak" and "Stir Crazy." (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka and Blazing Saddles Star, Dies

Gene Wilder, the star comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. Along with his longtime collaboration with Mel Brooks, Wilder was known for playing the charming candy man in the children's favorite "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory"

Apple Starts iPhone 6 Sales In Germany

Apple Is Expected to Debut Its New iPhone Next Week

Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco. The tech giant announced the date for the launch by sending out invitations to tech journalists and industry analysts