The Brief

Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, speaks to members of the media in the basement of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Sen. Collins Won't Support GOP's Obamacare Repeal Bill

Maine Senator Susan Collins that she will vote against the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. Collins joins fellow Republicans John McCain and Rand Paul opposing the Obamacare repeal bill, all but guaranteeing its demise

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn after returning to the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24, 2017.

GOP Eyes Tax Cuts for Rich, Corporations

The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek

Donald Trump

Trump Takes On NFL Anthem Protesters

President Trump sent mixed messages about the kneeling movement sweeping the sports world — appearing to support the unprecedented solidarity among NFL players hours after criticizing similar protests

A protester is led away by Capitol Hill police officers outside a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Sept. 25, 2017.

Protesters Dragged Out of Hearing on GOP Health Bill

Protests erupted in Washington as a Senate committee gathered for a hearing on the latest Republican proposal aimed at repealing former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The Senate is headed toward a last-ditch repeal vote this week

President Donald Trump

Kushner Used Private Email for White House Business

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, occasionally used his personal email account to communicate with colleagues in the White House. His lawyer said any non-personal emails have been forwarded to his official account and preserved

Egerton’s Eggsy: If the suit fits, try not to destroy it

Kingsman Takes the Crown of Weekend Box Office

The R-rated spy comedy "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has taken over the top spot at the North American box office with an estimated $39 million debut. The 20th Century Fox release pushed the Stephen King sensation "It" into second place

Mexico Earthquake

Searchers Still Digging For Survivors of Mexico Quake

Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen


Anthony Weiner Sentenced to Prison

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have cost her the presidency

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Puerto Ricans Search for Wi-Fi and Cell Signal

On Puerto Rico, communication with the U.S. mainland became a resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Puerto Ricans are gathering around where signals were strongest, to get in touch with loved ones


The U.S. Marines Now Has Its First Female Infantry Officer

A female Marine officer made history Monday by becoming the first woman to graduate from the U.S. Marines Corps' demanding Infantry Officer Course. The lieutenant successfully completed the 13-week training, becoming the U.S.'s first-ever female infantry officer

Eight Wounded in Church Shooting In Tennessee

1 Killed, 7 Injured in Nashville Church Shooting

A masked gunman invaded a Tennessee church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said