The Brief

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the first presidential debate between Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (not shown) at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Pool - RTSPKLC
A damaged field hospital room is seen after airstrikes in a rebel held area in Aleppo, Syria October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSQCF3

Russia Warns Against U.S. Attack on Syrian Forces

Russia warned the United States against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East as government forces captured a hill on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo under the cover of airstrikes

Sequence of images captured by Rosetta during its descent to the surface of Comet 67P/C-G on Sept. 30, 2016.

Rosetta Crash Lands to End 12-Year Trip

Europe's comet-chasing space probe Rosetta performed its final task, dipping out of orbit for a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it has been following for more than a decade

A man collects plastic bottles and glass in the canal of Portail Leogane, in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on October 1, 2016. As Hurricane Matthew threatens the Caribbean on Sunday, Haitians worry about flood coming from the canal of Portail Leogane due to the accumulation of garbages. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMALHECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Matthew Roars Toward Jamaica, Cuba

One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little as it roared across the Caribbean on a course that put Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba in the path of potentially devastating winds and rain

A bicyclist rides past a sign urging prayer for victims of a school shooting in Townville, S.C., on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Authorities say two students and a teacher were wounded by a gunman at an elementary school. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

6-Year-Old Boy Dies Days After S.C. Shooting

A coroner says a 6-year-old boy has died days after he was critically wounded in a school shooting in South Carolina. Jacob Hall had been fighting for his life at a hospital since the shooting Wednesday


Investigators Examine Hoboken Crash

Federal investigators are trying to determine what happened before a commuter train barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier, causing a young mother to be killed by falling debris and injuring more than 100 other people

Arena Football - Qingdao v Guangzhou - China Arena Football League Super Series One - LeSports Center, Beijing, China - 1/10/16 Spectators watch teams Qingdao and Guangzhou in action. REUTERS/Iris Zhao - RTSQB7K

Pro Football Is Coming to China

The CAFL, or Chinese Arena Football League, kicks off in Beijing on Saturday as the nation’s first professional American Football league. The NFL and Arena Football both have eyes on stealing the China prize

Barack Obama speaks during the funeral of former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl national cemetery on Sept. 30, 2016.

Obama Hails Shimon Peres' Unfulfilled Dream of Peace

President Obama hailed Shimon Peres at his funeral for understanding that the Palestinians must be seen as equal in dignity to Jews and equal in self-determination and that the Zionist idea would be protected when Palestinians have a state of their own

A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014.

Calif. Gov. Signs 'All Gender' Single-Stall Bathroom Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires public single-occupancy bathrooms in the state to be gender neutral, or as the bill puts it, available for all genders. The new law is aimed at making sure public spaces are inclusive for the LGBTQ community