The Brief

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., speaks during an event at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. on March 7, 2013.
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Facebook Tramples Forecasts

The social network exceeded analyst projections in its latest quarterly earnings report, generating $2.5 billion in revenue, as it gains more mobile users and gets a growing proportion of its advertising revenue from mobile

AIDS virus.

30 Years, No Cure

Dr. Robert Gallo, who co-discovered the cause of AIDS three decades ago, says a cure is unlikely, despite advances in drug treatments for those with HIV

Amazon Gets Prime Cut of HBO

HBO's new partnership could boil down to "the enemy of Netflix is my friend," but it also indicates a need to remain relevant in the age of binge-watch TV

The Apple Store Upper West Side Presents Meet The Filmmakers: Kevin Clash, Elmo, & Constance Marks

Acquittal Me Elmo

Kevin Clash, the voice of everyone’s favorite ticklish red puppet, resigned from Sesame Street amid allegations of sexual abuse, but the case was dismissed and recently upheld due to "statute of limitations," an attorney for one of the accusers said


New Push to Raise Tobacco Age in Washington State

The King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Board says tobacco sales should conform to the same regulations as marijuana and alcohol, barring purchases by anyone under the age of 21. A similar measure in Colorado failed to pass in March

Celebrities At The Lancia Cafe - Day 6 - Taormina Filmfest 2013

When Dad Met Sally

The How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad has picked a narrator in romantic comedy veteran Meg Ryan. Her role will mirror that of Bob Saget from the original CBS series, and yes, she will actually be named Sally

A relative of one of the Nepalese climbers killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014.

Witness Says Avalanche 'Looked Like Big Snake'

TIME talked with Joby Ogwyn, an American climber who was at base camp at Mount Everest when the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's recorded history hit, killing 13 Nepalese Sherpas this month, sparking resentment over working conditions on expeditions

Los Angeles International Airport

Electric Toothbrush Causes LAX Bomb Scare

Baggage handlers at Los Angeles’ LAX airport sounded the alarm about an object vibrating in a bag that turned out to be a toothbrush. The police cleared the bag and no evacuations were ordered and no delays were reported


Russia Vows to Defend Itself

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said an attack on Russian "interests" would be seen as an attack on Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. troops began to arrive in Eastern Europe, a move meant to serve as a sign of solidarity with NATO allies

A marijuana plant in the home of Marcelo Vazquez, a marijuana grower, on the outskirts on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay, Dec. 9, 2013.

Amsterdam Court Greenlights Red Light Weed Whack

Mayor Eberhard van der Laan reportedly plans to close 26 of the 76 existing shops in the Red Light District, where he has already shut down almost half of the neighborhood's brothels, because he believes they promote more crime

From left: Senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad, Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, and senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk, after the announcement of an agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah, in Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza Strip, on April 23, 2014.

Palestinian Unity Deal Met with Skepticism

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have been here before. They've buried the hatchet with "historic pacts" that fizzled twice since 2011. There's skepticism—but also a glimmer of hope—that this time could be different

New England Patriots v Buffalo Bills

NFL Cheerleaders Pay a High Price for Pom-Poms

Members of the Buffalo Jills are the third group of cheerleaders in the NFL to file a lawsuit citing poor pay and degrading treatment from their franchises, including catcalling, groping, "jiggle tests" and worse