The Brief

Joseph Wood is pictured in this booking photo.

Execution Death Takes 2 Hours

An Arizona death-row inmate struggled for nearly two hours during what’s being considered another botched execution using a lethal cocktail of drugs

A pro-Russian separatist shows members of the media a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, before its handover to Malaysian representatives, in Donetsk on July 22, 2014.

MH17 Black Boxes Intact

An investigative team said there is "no evidence" that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17's cockpit voice recorders had been manipulated after the crash

TAIWAN-AVIATION-ACCIDENT

48 Dead in Taiwan Plane Crash

The TransAsia Airways plane from southern Taiwan crashed into a residential neighborhood on Penghu, an island chain in the Taiwan Strait, killing 48 of the 58 passengers on board. The aircraft unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather late on Wednesday

An Israeli prays during the funeral of Sergeant Max Steinberg on July 23, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel.

The Immigrant Soldiers Dying for Israel in Gaza

Young Jews from across the U.S. and Europe, like Max Steinberg from California and Nissim Sean Carmeli from Texas and Jordan Bensemhoun from France, were drawn to Israel and served as 'lone soldiers' before their recent deaths in Gaza

Airplanes At The Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Think Your Flight Delays Are Bad? Try China

International flight monitors put Chinese cities at the bottom of a list of on-time takeoffs at major airports worldwide, but a notice warned that eastern metropolises would suffer even more serious delays through Aug. 15. The reason? Likely, China's military

College campus

FAFSA Application Detail Led to Errors in Student Aid

The Department of Education believes unnecessary decimal points and cents entered on Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms that went unrecognized may have resulted in some students being denied aid and others receiving it when they weren’t eligible

Action Comics #1 comic book of 1938 is pictured on February 23, 2010 in New York which had sold for USD 1 million, making it the first ever million dollar comic book.

For Sale: Near-Perfect Copy of Action Comics #1

In a little less than a month, anyone looking to get his or her hands on a copy of the comic book that introduced the world to Superman will have an opportunity to vie for the legendary relic as Action Comics #1 will be auctioned off on eBay from Aug. 14 to 24

Twitter's new feature

Twitter's Report Shows Stark Lack of Diversity

Twitter released its long-awaited diversity report on Wednesday, and the skewed demographics are no surprise, particularly when it comes to gender balance: 10% of the company's tech employees are female, while women occupy 21% of leadership positions

The Roots' Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson

Questlove on Iggy Azalea: 'Fancy' Is a 'Game-Changer'

The Roots' drummer, member of The Tonight Show house band and executive producer of the upcoming music show SoundClash, talks to TIME about Beyoncé, Sia and how "black people have to come to grips that hip-hop is a contagious culture"

Wal-Mart Associate Jeff Parker stocks produce at store #100 in Bentonville, Arkansas on July 2, 2003.

Walmart Managers Among Highest Paid in the U.S.

While Walmart store managers make an average salary of $92,462 per year, according to new research, Walmart cashiers only earn about $8.48 an hour and are paid less than their counterparts at the other chains like Whole Foods and Costco

Members of a Catholic church in a small town along the Guatemala and Mexico border hold a special mass celebrating the Virgin of Shelter.

Central American Churches Try to Keep Children Home

Thousands of children continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border without parents, and a group of pastors have a new message: do not send kids on that trip. From October through the end of June, nearly 60,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended crossing the border