The Brief

A member of Russia's Olympic team carries her belongings outside the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 24, 2016.

IOC Won't Ban Russian Athletes From Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has decided against a complete ban on Russian athletes from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Instead, the committee says it is leaving it up to global federations to decide which Russian athletes to accept in their sports

Hillary Clinton attends a rally with Senator Bernie Sanders at Portsmouth High School Gymnasium in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on July 12, 2016.

Bernie Sanders Calls for DNC Chair to Resign

Bernie Sanders called for Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign after leaked emails appear to show party officials trying to aid Hillary Clinton's campaign during the primary

captain marvel

Brie Larson Cast as Captain Marvel

Marvel announced at Comic-Con that Brie Larson will take on the role of Captain Marvel in Marvel Studio's first female-led superhero film. Fans greeted the news of Larson's casting with cheers

A firefighting helicopter drops water at the Sand Fire near Santa Clarita, Calif., on July 23, 2016.

Wildfires Ravage California

Thousands of homes remained evacuated as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities said a burned body was found in one neighborhood swept by the flames

The 2016 Republican National Convention

Trump Says RNC Speech Was 'Very Optimistic'

Donald Trump in a new interview defended the speech he gave at the Republican National Convention as "very optimistic" amid criticism that the GOP presidential nominee's message was too "dark"

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Appears With Vice Presidential Pick Sen. Tim Kaine

How Kaine's Record on Guns Helps With Women Voters

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, HIllary Clinton's running mate, has a long record of supporting gun control and fighting against the National Rifle Association. Those features may help the campaign as it seeks to court women voters amid a national gun control debate

Men help an injured man outside a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul

80 Killed in ISIS Attack on Afghan Protest

At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice New York Premiere

Zack Snyder Confirms Superman Is Not Dead

"I don't want to ruin it or anything, but you've got to have Superman," Justice League and Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder said before introducing Superman actor Henry Cavill during the Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con

U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto (not pictured) hold a news conference at the White House in Washington on July 22, 2016.

Obama: Trump's View of America Is Wrong

President Obama assumed the role as fact-checker-in-chief following Donald Trump's doom-and-gloom Republican convention speech, saying the picture painted by the GOP doesn't line up with reality

heat wave kuwait temperature record

Sweltering Heat in Kuwait Sets New Middle East Record

Temperatures Thursday reached an incredible 54°C (129.2°F) in Mitribah, Kuwait, setting the record for the warmest temperature ever recorded outside of California's Death Valley, according to a Weather Underground report