The Brief

Trump meets with law enforcement and first responders at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Department in St. Augustine, Florida
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Trump: Polls Are Rigged

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's newest conspiracy theory is that pollsters are over-sampling Democrats to make it seem like he's down in the polls. Trump has seen his polling numbers collapse over the past several weeks

President Obama Campaigns For Hillary Clinton In Las Vegas Area

Obamacare Premiums Will Rise by Next Year

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed. That will stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election

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Iraqi Forces Battle ISIS in Remote Western Town

Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, are battling Islamic State militants for a third day in Rutba, a remote western town hundreds of miles to the south of the operation to retake Mosul

Fatal Tour Bus Crash

Authorities: Bus Driver Didn't Brake Before California Crash

Authorities say there is no indication that the bus driver who rammed into a big rig in California had hit the brakes before the fatal crash. The driver and 12 passengers were killed in what is said to have been the deadliest wreck in California history

A Pakistani volunteer and a police officer rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, after two separate attacks in Pakistan. Gunmen stormed a police training center in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan Monday, leaving several people wounded, hours after another attack near to Quetta leaving two customs officers dead, authorities said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

59 Police Trainees Killed in Attack in Southwestern Pakistan

Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours

Migrants wait for buses to reception centers across France during the dismantling of the "Jungle" camp in northern Calais on Oct. 24, 2016.

'The Jungle Is Over.' Migrants Leave Calais Behind

French officials have begun a weeklong operation to clear the Jungle of about 8,300 people, in a determined effort to shut Calais' illegal refugee sites forever. It's far from clear, however, where the thousands of refugees will end up once the camp closes

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Indian Business Giant Tata Sons Removes Chairman

The board of directors of Tata Sons removed Cyrus P. Mistry as chairman, four years after he took the reins of India's largest conglomerate. The company, which owns the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, as well as Tetley Tea, did not give any reasons for his surprise removal

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Singer Pete Burns Dies of Heart Attack at 57

British singer Pete Burns has died of a heart attack, his management team confirmed. He was perhaps most famous for the 1985 hit “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record),” which hit No. 1 in the U.S. and around the globe

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Chinese Firm Issues Webcam Recall After Cyberattack

A Chinese electronics maker has issued a recall for millions of products sold in the U.S. following a devastating cyberattack, but is pushing back against criticism that its devices played a role in the massive disruption


After China, Rodrigo Duterte Calls on 'Runner-Up' Japan

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised to honor Japan by making it the destination of his first foreign visit. But he reneged on that pledge when he went to Beijing last week, pushing back the Tokyo visit to Tuesday


Hong Kong: Torture Videos Shown at British Banker Trial

Scenes of appalling torture, filmed by the defendant, have been shown at the trial of Rurik Jutting, accused of murdering two Indonesian women. The 31-year-old former British banker is charged with killing the two women at his luxury apartment in Hong Kong