The Senate Armed Services hearing on sexual assault in the military had witnesses opposed to reform outnumbering supporters 18-2 according to National Journal, and declined to have a single sexual assault victim testify on the first panel of the day. The photo shows eleven men and one woman at the witness table. The Senate Armed Services Committee has twenty male and six female members.
- The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell in July three days after she was detained during a traffic stop, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court.
- Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have exceeded 2,000, making 2015 the deadliest year for people trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration.
- Fox News has announced the 10 Republican candidates who will participate in the first debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Thursday.