The Brief

White House Communications Team Reshuffled, With Sean Spicer Resignation And Anthony Scaramucci Appointed Director
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'Pardoning Nobody'

Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said President Trump is "thinking about pardoning nobody," responding to questions about the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election

Tractor Trailer Trafficking Deaths

8 Found Dead in Walmart Lot in Human Trafficking Case

Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio overnight found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer, in what police are calling a horrific case of immigrant smuggling


U.S. Airstrike Mistakenly Kills 12 Afghan Police Officers

An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others. The airstrike on the Security Forces compound happened during a U.S.-supported operation against Taliban insurgents in the area

"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

The Democratic Policy And Communications Committee Holds Hearing On Campaign Finance System

Lawmakers Agree on Russia Sanctions Package

Congressional Democrats announced Saturday a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election

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 former teammate Bradley Wiggins sparked off a mini-era of British dominance


Trump: President Has 'Complete Power to Pardon'

President Trump said "all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon" in a tweet after a recent report he had inquired about the authority he has to pardon aides, relatives or even himself in connection with the Russia investigation

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

Elvis Presley

He’ll Always Be Elvis: Remembering the 'King'

Forty years, that is, since the hot-awful summer of 1977 when, on the evening of August 16, newscasters and headline writers in 50 U.S. states and then in provinces around the world began to spread the news: Elvis Presley, dead at 42