The Brief

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally At Regent University In Virginia Beach

A New Low for Trump … in the Polls

Hillary Clinton has jumped into a 12-point lead against rival Donald Trump in a new poll, pushed largely by disapproval of the Republican nominee. The poll, one of many with a large deficit for Trump, shows his support dropping to a new low as Clinton's soars

Joint Forces Battle To Retake Iraqi City Of Mosul From ISIS

ISIS Sets Oil, Sulfur Fires in Battle for Mosul

Some of the oil fires have burned since last summer. On Friday, Islamic State fighters reportedly torched the Mishraq sulfur plant, north of Qayyarah. At least two civilians died from the effects of the gas


How the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Could Hurt Consumers

The deal’s risk to consumers is clear. Following its acquisition of DirecTV, AT&T is the largest pay-TV operator in the US. It is also the second-largest wireless data provider and the third-largest broadband provider. That gives it a lot of control

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Back-to-Back Explosions Hit Japanese City

Two apparent explosions hit the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing one person and injuring three others in what police are viewing as a possible suicide. The victim, believed to be a 72-year-old former military officer, may have set his house on fire

Operation to liberate Iraqs Mosul from Daesh

Rights Group Calls for Probe as Mosul Offensive Continues

Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State positions outside Mosul as fighting to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week. A rights group, meanwhile, urged a probe into a suspected airstrike that mistakenly hit a mosque, killing over a dozen civilians

Actor Shailene Woodley stands with Native Americans on stage during a climate change rally in solidarity with protests of the pipeline in North Dakota at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, California

Hundreds in Los Angeles Protest Against Climate Change

Hundreds of people gathered in Los Angeles to protest against climate change and show support for activists demonstrating against the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota. Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon were among the 800 who attended


Philippine Senator Calls for Probe of Duterte's Drug War

Senator Leila de Lima has called for intervention into President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, which has claimed thousands of lives. De Lima said Duterte's antidrug operations may amount to crimes against humanity and should be investigated by the Hague


China's Xi Jinping Seeks to Enforce Will at Party Meeting

Having punished more than a million Communist Party members for corruption, Chinese President Xi Jinping will use a key meeting to drive home the message that his signature anti-graft campaign is far from over and that his authority remains undiminished


Philippines: Duterte Rant Hits 'Height of Vulgarity'

Foul-mouthed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has outdone himself once again with public remarks insulting Western allies — only this time, his rambling rant, delivered at a press conference in Davao, lacked even more clarity than usual