The Brief

Ebola in Liberia
Ahmed Jallanzo—EPA

Ebola Death Toll Rises

One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors, Samuel Brisbane, has died of Ebola, and an American physician was being treated for the virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed 670 people in West Africa


Gaza Cease-Fire Collapses

Propositions for a cease-fire collapsed, with the death toll rising as Hamas continued rocket attacks and Israeli forces renewed their ground operation

Conference Committee Held For Veterans Affairs Reform Bill

VA Reform Deal Struck

Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Jeff Miller have struck a deal to reform the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department

Race leader Astana team rider Nibali of Italy rides near the Arc de Triomphe at the end of the final 21st stage of the Tour de France in Paris

Vincenzo Nibali Wins Tour de France

The 29-year-old, who calls himself "a flag bearer of antidoping," became the first Italian in 16 years to win cycling's greatest race. Nibali's victory comes after the pre-race favorites crashed out with injuries in the first half of this year's Tour

U.S.: Images Show Russians Shelling E. Ukraine

U.S. officials released satellite images on Sunday that they say offer proof that Russian forces have been shelling eastern Ukraine in a campaign to assist rebel groups fighting Ukraine's government in Kiev

Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

LeBron James to Bring Old Jersey Number Back

The four-time MVP announced on Sunday that he will ditch No. 6, which he wore during four seasons with the Heat, to return to jersey No. 23, which he wore as a high school standout and during his first seven seasons with the Cavaliers


U.S. Evacuates Libyan Embassy

The State Department relocated all personnel from the U.S. embassy in Tripoli on Saturday following an outbreak of violence between Libyan militias. Secretary of State John Kerry blamed the rise of "freewheeling militia violence" in the country

A First Look at the Family GuySimpsons Crossover

A five-minute preview of the eagerly awaited crossover episode between The Simpsons and Family Guy aired at Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego on Sunday. The two shows have had a cordial rivalry for years, and the upcoming episode is highly anticipated

Afghanistan: Awash in Guns, as Well as Narcotics

According to a new report, the U.S. military’s accounting for the arsenals the Pentagon is giving to Afghan security forces is plagued by "incompatible inventory systems," prompting fears that weapons may end up in the wrong hands

Facebook logo with game pieces on top of it

Facebook Wins, Amazon Loses on Earnings Reports

Investors punished companies that aren't generating profits while rewarding those that are delivering on their promise. Facebook not only blew past revenue and earnings expectations in the recent quarter, it also proved it was making big strides in mobile advertising

Iranian fashion

Iranian Fashion Pushes Boundaries Despite Crackdown

In the latest case of Iranian authorities cracking down on fashion they deem “un-Islamic,” a famous clothing-design institute called Khaneh Mode was shut down last week in Tehran. But the will of Iranian women continues to prevail

Lethal Injection Execution Prison

Death Penalty Under Scrutiny After Botches

The prolonged execution of Joseph Wood in Arizona was the third troubled lethal injection in the U.S. this year. In January, Dennis McGuire reportedly gasped and snorted over 25 minutes in Ohio. In April, Oklahoma's execution of Clayton Lockett took nearly 45 minutes