With the recent criminal indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents, the special counsel's office made clear it has a treasure trove of information for its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. What's less obvious is how long Robert Mueller will continue his work.

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Video taken by "Parley for the Oceans" on July 14 shows a "dense garbage carpet" covering the water in Santo Domingo.

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Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily, my Presidential Weekly Briefing focuses on the topics and issues the President needs to know to make informed decisions.

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"Sirens are going off all over the place," Brian Stelter says, depicting the Trump-Putin meeting as a giant mystery. He talks with Karen Tumulty, Jill Dougherty and Max Boot about the coverage. "Even as [Trump] is denying collusion, he is colluding with Russia in plain sight," Boot asserts.

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Imagine a country so small that the whole ski-in-the-morning, beach-in-the-afternoon thing is feasible. That's Montenegro, a country on the Balkan Peninsula, full of natural wonders and beauty and where people are known for their candor, enthusiasm and hospitality.

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Former Russian interpreter for Ronald Reagan, Dimitry Zarechnak, details the exchange that goes on between two presidents and their interpreters during one-on-one meetings.

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Buffy lives.

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In The Boston Globe last week, distinguished scholar Andrew Bacevich put forth some strong criticism of President Donald Trump's opponents. He said he increasingly has come to believe that "Trump's election has induced a paranoid response, one that, unless curbed, may well pose a greater danger to the country than Trump himself. This paranoid response finds expression in obsessive attention given to just about anything Trump says, along with equally obsessive speculation about what he might do next."

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CNN political analyst and New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman discusses how President Trump operates with CNN's Brian Stelter, saying people shouldn't always look for underlying motives for Trump's actions.

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CNN's Jake Tapper presses former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on his Kremlin ties, referencing a 2013 letter from Page where he refers to himself as an "informal adviser" to the staff of the Kremlin.

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Extreme weather is striking parts of Asia with deadly flash-flooding in Vietnam, a tropical storm prompting evacuations and disrupting travel in China and an ongoing heat wave in Japan.

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CNN's Derek Van Dam details severe weather in Asia, including deadly flooding and heat waves.

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At the San Diego Comic-Con a fan shared a story about a near-death experience and how Jamie Lee Curtis' character in the movie "Halloween" kept him alive.

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A group of friends in Utah say a train employee harassed them after they went into the bathroom together.

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The old cliché about turning around a battleship is true. It doesn't happen quickly. But something is happening at the United Nations that proves that changing course is possible, and it holds important lessons for how the world considers issues in the Middle East.

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