The Brief

A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015.
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Crash Clue Washes Up

Airline debris that was been found on a French Island in the Indian Ocean appears to belong to a Boeing 777, the same kind of aircraft as a missing Malaysian plane, according to a U.S. official

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U.S. Government Investigating Death of Cecil the Lion

The federal agency charged with enforcing wildlife protection laws in the U.S. said that it will investigate the highly publicized death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, following accusations that an American citizen killed the animal illegally

Ray Tensing

Campus Cop Indicted in Killing of Unarmed Black Man

University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has been indicted for the shooting of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black man, during a routine traffic stop on July 19. "I'm treating him like a murderer," said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters

Trevor Noah at 2015 Summer TCA event in Beverly Hills, Calif. on July 29, 2015.

Trevor Noah Plans Big Daily Show Changes

One big switch off the bat: Noah says he’ll focus less on Jon Stewart’s favorite source of outrage, Fox News. The show will also have a new set and Noah will do more impressions than his predecessor

Carl Hodges, of Stuart, Fla., right, reads a prayer during a vigil for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen on July 28, 2015, in Stuart, Fla. The teenagers have been missing since last Friday when they went out on a boat to go fishing from Tequesta, Fla. A search continues for the boys from the Atlantic waters off Daytona Beach, Florida, north through Savannah, Ga.

Search for Missing Florida Teens Stretches Into Sixth Day

Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human survival, six days after 14-year-old fishermen Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos disappeared

Mullah Omar

How Mullah Omar's Death Could Disrupt Afghanistan

The Afghan government said the Taliban leader died in 2013, hoping that the news might pave the way for consensus in ongoing peace talks. But news of Omar's death could fracture the Taliban, and even embolden ISIS as it seeks to broaden its territory

Young woman working with laptop at home

Millennials Now Have Jobs But Still Live With Parents

In a new study, researchers found that while millennials—people who were born after 1981—are back to the pre-recession unemployment levels of 7.7%, they haven't been able to establish themselves as adults in other ways, like owning a home or marrying

Robert Kraft, owner of the New Englad Patriots, at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho on July 9, 2015.

Patriots Owner Blasts NFL for Brady Suspension

Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he was wrong to trust the NFL in the deflated footballs case and that he regrets not appealing the penalties against the team. "This was never about doing what was fair and just," said Kraft

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Scientists Discover What Makes T-Rex Teeth Deadly

Researchers have found that the saw-like internal tooth structure of carnivorous dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus Rex were especially useful for grasping and tearing at prey, playing an important role in their success as predators

Chaka Fattah

Penn. Congressman Indicted in Racketeering Case

Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah has been indicted along with four others on charges of racketeering conspiracy, bribery, conspiracy to commit wire, honest services and mail fraud, and other charges

Microsoft Windows 10

Why Windows 10 Is So Important for Microsoft's Future

Microsoft has launched its new Windows 10 operating system, 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