The Brief

President Donald Trump Speaks At Heritage Foundation Meeting
Martin H. Simon—Pool/Getty Images

'He Knew What He Signed Up For'

President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain U.S. soldier that he "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida congresswoman. Rep. Frederica Wilson, who says she heard the remarks on speakerphone, called it "so insensitive"

EPA Administrator Pruitt Joins Sean Spicer For Daily White House Press Briefing

Sean Spicer Interviewed in Russia Probe: Report

Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump's former Press Secretary, was reportedly questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Monday as part of its Russia probe, according to Politico, which cited unnamed sources close to the matter

Hu Jintao, Xi Jinping, Jiang Zemin

Xi Jinping Sees Economic Challenges Ahead

At China's twice-a-decade national party congress, President Xi Jinping proclaimed the future bright but made a rare acknowledgement of the country's economic challenges ahead, saying "The great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is no walk in the park"

Non Weinstein

Weinstein's Brother Accused of Sexual Harassment

Spike network is investigating allegations of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. that aired on Spike. An attorney for Weinstein has strongly refuted the allegations

Derrick Watson

Judge Blocks Latest Version of Trump's Travel Ban

A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. Hawaii's request to temporarily block the federal government from enforcing the policy was granted

Afghanistan Couple Rescued

Recently Released Taliban Hostage Rushed to Hospital

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his American wife Caitlan had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there. He did not give a reason for her admittance

Senate Health And Education Committee Votes On Nomination Of Betsy DeVos To Become Education Secretary

Senators Reach Deal on Health Subsidies

A key Republican senator said he's reached a deal with his Democratic counterpart on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. At the White House, the president spoke favorably about the bipartisan pact

The Duchess Of Cornwall Attends The Man Booker Prize

George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize

American author George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife

President Trump And Senate Majority Leader McConnell Deliver Remarks After Meeting At The White House

Republicans Think Tax Cuts May Help in 2018 Elections

After butting heads with President Trump and failing to pass a bill repealing Obamacare, Republicans in Congress are worried about the 2018 elections. They think passing a tax cut package could help, but problems loom

A tanker helicopter drops water on a wildfire California

New Fires Break Out as Wine Country Blazes Ease

As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory and more flames in the Santa Cruz mountains

How Men Are Responding to the 'Me Too' Campaign

The hashtag #MeToo went viral earlier this week, giving people a platform to speak out on sexual harassment and assault in the wake of numerous allegations made against Harvey Weinstein. But it wasn't just women who shared experiences

Online Streaming Services

Netflix Is Spending $8 Billion on Programming

Netflix plans to spend $8 billion on programming in 2018, marking about a third more in spending from 2017, according to a new report. The company will put the money toward a slew of new original movies, ramping up audiences worldwide