The Brief

Shimon Peres, former Israeli President and Prime Minister, sits for a portrait at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, Israel, Feb. 8, 2016.

Shimon Peres Dies at 93

The lifetime of Shimon Peres, who died at age 93 after suffering a stroke on Sept. 13, spans the lifetime of the state of Israel. Peres served twice as prime minister but was never more popular than during the seven years he served as President of Israel from 2007

Elon Musk speaks during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sept. 27, 2016.

Musk's Plan to Colonize Mars

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled his plans for humans to settle on Mars, laying out a master scheme for establishing a colony on the red plane. The first human mission could take place in 2024, he said

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Face Off In First Presidential Debate At Hofstra University

Trump Struggles to Deal With Debate Loss

After a weak performance in the presidential debate, Donald Trump gave several contradictory answers. Trump repeatedly claimed victory, berated the media for covering his loss and offered excuses for his performance

FBI Director James Comey waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee September 27, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

FBI Will Track Fatal Police Shootings

The FBI will have up and running within two years a database that tracks instances of police use of deadly force, to correct a current record-keeping gap, FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress

Democratic Nominee for President of the United States former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to and meets voters during a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday September 27, 2016.

Clinton Campaign, Super PACs Targeting Latino Voters

Since January, Hillary Clinton campaign has sponsored more than 2,500 Spanish language TV ads, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis. Clinton herself has advocated for comprehensive immigration reform

U.S. Capitol Dome

Congress Reaches Spending Deal Over Flint

Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, top House aides said, clearing the way for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December


Typhoon Megi Kills Five in Taiwan and China

A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China, a day after killing four and injuring 260 in Taiwan. Typhoon Megi weakened to a tropical storm after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in Fujian province before dawn

South Korea North Korea DMZ Crossing

Women Urge U.N. Chief to Push for a Korean Peace Treaty

More than 100 women from 38 countries have called on outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to pursue a peace treaty that would officially end the Korean War. Meanwhile the U.S. vowed to speed up the deployment of the THAAD antimissile system