The Brief

Obama Eyes Climate Change Deal

The administration's work on a global agreement for countries to cut fossil fuel emissions could set up a showdown with Congress

Parents Hit Soccer Orgs With Suit

A class-action lawsuit against six national and international soccer organizations claims they have mishandled concussion treatment at all levels


Friends‘ Central Perk Pop-Up Coffee Shop to Hit Manhattan

A partnership between Warner Bros. and Eight O’Clock Coffee will lead to a recreation of the sitcom's coffeehouse at a pop-up location in downtown Manhattan this September; visitors to the decorated storefront will be able to take photos on the show's actual orange couch

Josh Gordon

Browns’ Josh Gordon Suspended for Substance Abuse

An NFL statement said Gordon, who plans to appeal the decision, was suspended for the entire season for a positive drug test; unless the NFL decides to reinstate him earlier, Gordon will be barred from practicing with Cleveland next summer and into next year's training camp

2014 Wildlife Conservation Society Gala

Secret Koch Event Audio Could Be Gift for Senate Dems

Illicitly recorded audio tapes of Republican Senate candidates addressing a group of high-dollar donors at a closed-door summit convened in California by the Koch Brothers may give Democrats a needed boost going into the fall's midterm elections

Ferguson Community Continues To Demonstrate Over Police Shooting Death Of Michael Brown

Ferguson Asks What's Next After Michael Brown's Funeral

The funeral of Michael Brown closed one chapter but opened a new period of uncertainty for Ferguson, Mo., as residents wrestle with what comes next now that the sometimes-violent clashes over the unarmed teenager's killing by a police officer have ended

National Cable and Telecommunications Association Cable Show

Time Warner Cable Outage Affects Users Nationwide

Reports of connectivity issues for Internet and television services emerged from coast to coast in the early hours of Wednesday, with some of the blackouts spanning several hours and customer hotlines returning busy signals

Bobby Jindal

Jindal Sues Government Over Common Core 'Coercion'

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education over the standards — released in 2010 as benchmarks for proficiency in English and math — that he claims are intended to "coerce" states into adopting federal guidelines


9-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Instructor in Uzi Accident

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the girl, who was with her parents, was being shown how to use an automatic Uzi when she pulled the trigger and lost control of the weapon; the instructor was shot in the head and died of his injuries

IMF Director Lagarde Speaks On Aid Package For Ukraine

IMF Chief Lagarde Under Investigation in France

Christine Lagarde was placed under investigation for negligence in a corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister; she is the third IMF managing director in a decade to face legal trouble