The Brief

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, (L) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (C) and U.S. President Barack Obama take part in a news conference during the North American Leaders' Summit in Ottawa, Canada, on June 29, 2016.
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Three Amigos vs. Trump

Likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's proposed policies weren't on the agenda at the North American Leaders Summit, but his comments on trade and immigration dominated a press conference between the leaders of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico

Britain Reacts To The EU Referendum Result

Post-Brexit Leadership Battles Embroil Major U.K. Parties

With the United Kingdom reeling over the referendum decision to leave the European Union, both the Conservatives and Labour are now holding leadership elections. Labour's leader is battling a coup attempt and the Conservatives must choose a new Prime Minister

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate chamber as the Senate works on a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 29, 2016.

Congress Passes Puerto Rico Debt Relief Bill

Congress delivered relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending President Barack Obama a last-minute financial rescue package to help the U.S. territory of 3.5 million Americans

2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials - Day 4

Michael Phelps Qualifies for His Fifth Olympics

By finishing first in the 200-m butterfly at the U.S. Olympic trials, Michael Phelps has set yet another record — besides being the most decorated Olympian of all time. He is now the first American male swimmer ever to make five Olympic teams

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the close of the trading day on June 28, 2016 in New York City.

Stocks Surge in Rebound From Brexit Blues

Banks and other financial companies led another broad surge in U.S. stocks, turning the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index slightly positive for the year. It was the second rally in two days

Barack Obama

Obama on Istanbul Attack: We Stand With Turkey

President Barack Obama addressed the ongoing situation in Turkey where 41 people were killed in a terrorist attack at the Istanbul airport, expressing his condolences to the people of Turkey for the "terrible attack that took place in Istanbul"

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and EU Council President Donald Tusk (R) talk prior to give a press conference during a EU Summit meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on June 29, 2016.

E.U. Leaders Warn Britain Over Brexit

British Prime Minister David Cameron attended his final summit of European Union leadersin a Brussels gripped by regret and recrimination, as E.U. leaders left him with little doubt that there would be no special treatment for the U.K.


Facebook Makes Big Change to News Feed

Facebook announced significant changes to how it picks what visitors see on their News Feed, the stream of updates that essentially function as the site's homepage. Updates from friends will be emphasized, while brand and publishers' posts will appear less often

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck Becomes the Highest Paid NFL Player

Professional quarterback Andrew Luck has signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts, the richest contract in NFL history. "I am thrilled and excited to continue with this great organization," Luck said in a statement released by the Colts

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (2nd L) talks with journalists during a rally against the Iran nuclear deal on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol September 9, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Poll: World Doubts Trump Would Make Good Leader

People across Europe and Asia strongly believe Donald Trump would do a poor job of world affairs as U.S. President, according to new research. 85% of the Europeans surveyed doubted Trump's ability to do the right thing regarding world affairs

San Francisco Google bus

San Francisco May Impose a Tax on Tech Companies

One of San Francisco's lawmakers proposed a new tax that would be levied only on tech companies in the city. "It is time for San Francisco," said Supervisor Eric Mar, "to require big technology companies to pay their fair share"