The Brief

Microsoft Windows 10
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Microsoft Opens Windows

Microsoft launched its new Windows 10 operating system early Wednesday, in an attempt to correct the mistakes of Windows 8, which was panned by users. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's goal is to have 1 billion Windows-powered devices on the market in several years

Jonathan Pollard

Israeli PM to Meet Jonathan Pollard's Wife

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to meet Esther Pollard, the wife of Jonathan Pollard, Wednesday along with Effi Lahav, the head of the campaign to free the convicted spy, Israeli media reported

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby to Be Deposed by End of September

Bill Cosby will have to testify under oath by Sept. 30 about an old sexual assault allegation, involving a girl who was 15 years old at the time, according to attorney Gloria Allred, who represents 17 of Cosby's more than 40 accusers

Tom Brady

Tom Brady on NFL Suspension: 'I Did Nothing Wrong'

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he is "very disappointed" by the NFL's decision to uphold his suspension for his alleged involvement in his team's use of underinflated footballs during an AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts

Spain olive oil

World Faces Olive Oil Shortage

Prices for Spanish olive oil are approaching an all-time high as hot weather and disease harm the country's harvest. Last week the cost of Spanish extra-virgin olive oil rose 5% to $4,272 per metric ton—the highest since April 2006, according to industry analysts

Mullah Omar

Taliban’s Mullah Omar Has Died, Reports Say

Weeks after a message purportedly from the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar appeared on a website linked to the militant group, new reports claimed he had in fact died years ago

Sarah Palin

Trump Would 'Love' To Have Palin in His Administration

Donald Trump would consider tapping former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to serve in his administration, the billionaire presidential candidate said this week. “Because she really is somebody who knows what’s happening and she’s a special person"

gun los angeles

Los Angeles to Ban High-Capacity Gun Magazines

The city council of Los Angeles unanimously voted to prohibit possession of gun magazines that can contain more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Gun groups such as the National Rife Association have already threatened to sue the city over the ban

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford Developing Series About '80s Models

The renowned model is set to produce an upcoming NBC television series about the fashion world of the ’80s. The project — tentatively titled Icon, according to Variety — will follow the wars between Ford Modeling Agency and Elite Model Management

Migrants walk along railway tracks at the Eurotunnel terminal on July 28, 2015 in Calais-Frethun.

Migrants Storm Channel Tunnel

More than 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in the French port of Calais on Monday, in an attempt to reach the U.K., operator Eurotunnel announced. Authorities are describing the incident as "the biggest incursion effort in the past month and a half"

Cecil the lion

Minnesota Dentist Named as Killer of Beloved Lion

U.S. citizen Walter James Palmer allegedly paid $50,000 to kill Cecil on a game-hunting trip, according to Zimbabwean authorities. The dentist said in a statement that he had "no idea" the lion was a local favorite