The Brief

Afghanistan
Massoud Hossaini—AP

Suicide Bomb Rocks Kabul

A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital early on Monday, killing 24 people and wounding 42. The Taliban claimed responsibility in a statement to the media

GERMANY-G20-SUMMIT

White House Says Trump Will 'Sign Sanctions Bill'

The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow.

Tractor Trailer Trafficking Deaths

Death Toll Rises in Texas Human Trafficking Case

Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what officials said was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong

Joseph Dunford

North Korea Can Make 'Limited Missile Attacks'

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has publicly acknowledged that North Korea has the ability to launch what he calls a "limited missile attack," but says American forces are able to defend such a move

"DUNKIRK" New York Premiere - Arrivals

'Dunkirk' Declares Victory at the Box Office

It's victory for "Dunkirk" at the box office this weekend. Studios say the Christopher Nolan World War II epic earned an estimated $50.5 million to top the charts. The well-reviewed comedy "Girls Trip" also beat expectations

Senate GOP Health Bill To Break With House Bill On Key Points

American Student Released by Chinese Authorities

A U.S. lawmaker says Chinese authorities have released an American college student who was arrested in their country a week ago after reportedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother in a fare dispute

Le Tour de France 2017 - Stage Twenty One

Chris Froome Snags Fourth Tour de France Win

Defending champion Chris Froome won his fourth and most challenging Tour de France title. This was the third straight win for the Team Sky rider. His first in 2013 came the year after a mini-era of British dominance

Soldier Arrested Hawaii

U.S. Soldier Indicted on Terrorism Charges

A federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier Friday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arrested by an FBI SWAT team on July 8. Kang was ordered held without bail