The Brief

Solar Eclipse

U.S. Ramps Up For the Total Solar Eclipse

Millions are gathering across the United States to witness the total solar eclipse, a rare phenomenon that will dazzle sky watchers. The eclipse will cast a shadow across America, from Oregon to South Carolina


U.S. Warship Collides With Tanker, 10 Missing

The USS John S. McCain has docked at Singapore's naval base with "significant damage" to its hull after an early morning collision with an oil tanker as vessels from several nations searched for 10 missing U.S. sailors


1 Dead as Vehicle Rams Into Bus Stops in Marseille, France

A French official has said that a suspect who rammed his white van into two bus stops in the southern French city of Marseille, killing a woman, is being treated for psychological problems. Officials say it's too early to call the incident terrorism

University of Texas tower

University of Texas at Austin Removing Confederate Statues

The University of Texas at Austin is removing the statues of four figures tied to the Confederacy, the school's president said, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy. The removal comes in light of the events in Charlottesville, Va.


Big Ben Falls Silent, to Loud Complaints From Some

The bell inside London's most famous clocktower, Big Ben, rang one last time at noon on Monday before it fell silent for essential repair works. But some British politicians have complained that health and safety rules have obscured a symbol of British resilience

U.S. Military Drill near DMZ

US and South Korea Start Annual Joint Military Drills

U.S. and South Korean troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said the drills are defensive in nature

President Trump Speaks On Infrastructure Meeting Held At Trump Tower

GOP Doubts About Trump Burst Into the Open

Donald Trump's comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open deeply held doubts about his competency in an extraordinary public airing of worries about a sitting president by his own party


Search for Barcelona Attack Driver Widens to Europe

The hunt for a man who drove down Barcelona's famous boulevard, killing 13 people, has been extended to other European countries, an official said. Police are searching for Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, a Moroccan-born man, who they believe was the driver

A large crowd of people march towards the Boston Commons to protest the Boston Free Speech Rally in Boston, MA

Thousands March Against Hate in Boston

Thousands of counter-protesters marched through Boston in response to a right-wing "free speech" rally, one week after deadly clashes erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

Muscular Dystrophy Association Benefit Dinner

Comedic Legend Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis, died Sunday at age 91, his publicist confirmed. Lewis is probably best known to people under 70 as a film actor, but also hosted the annual MDA Labor Day Telethon


The Powerball Jackpot Is Up to $650 Million

Whoever finally draws the winning Powerball numbers is in for quite a treat. The Powerball jackpot will grow to $650 million — one of the largest amounts in the game's history — after no winner claimed the grand prize Saturday