The Brief

Ferguson reacts to shooting of Michael Brown

Few Clues in Ferguson Report

The police report on the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown has been made public, but the glaring lack of detail will likely increase widespread criticism

Nigeria Ebola

New Ebola Cases in Nigeria

Nigeria's health ministry said two new cases are the first people to get the virus without direct contact with a traveler who brought it in from Liberia

Operations Inside The American Airlines Terminal At Reagan National Airport Ahead Of Earnings

American Airlines to Charge New Fee for Minors Flying Solo

An employee memo details how the airline, which recently merged with US Airways, will charge $150 for children aged 12-14 who are flying solo. The charge was previously only mandatory for kids between 5 and 11, but the age range will be extended on Sept. 3

Motion Hearing Held In Bradley Manning Case

Chelsea Manning: Military Still Denies Gender Treatment

The former Army private once known as Bradley Manning, who was convicted of leaking national security secrets, said the military has given her nothing but "lip service" one year after requesting gender-reassignment treatment

California Attorney General Kamala Harris Announces Lawsuit

California to Fight Ruling Against Death Penalty

State Attorney General Kamala Harris said on Thursday that California will appeal last month’s federal court ruling that declared its enforcement of the death penalty to be unconstitutional and violated the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment

Reid-Nevada Governor

Harry Reid Makes a Pair of Asian Jokes

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid drew laughter from an Asian audience on Thursday with a pair of Asian-themed jokes. "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are," Reid said. He later apologized

Mo'ne Davis

Mo’ne Davis' Team Out of Little League World Series

Davis, one of just a handful of girls to compete in the Little League World Series, earned acclaim as a pitcher recently for her 70 mph fastball and skilled curveball. Her team, the Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, lost to Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West on Thursday

Using a smartphone with Spotify app

Most of Us Don't Download Any Smartphone Apps

Data from analytics firm Comscore finds 65% of smartphone users don't typically download more apps beyond what comes with their phones and that 42% of all smartphone app time occurs on the person's single most used app

Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Fraenkel

Hamas Leader Admits Israeli Teens' Kidnap, Killing

A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the abduction and killing of three Israeli teens in June, which helped spark the current war in Gaza, marking the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack

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What Bank of America Did to Warrant a $17 Billion Penalty

It's the largest settlement ever between the U.S. government and a private corporation — restitution for BofA's role in the financial crisis. Here's what the Justice Department's breakdown of the bank's actions reveals about how bankers inflated the housing bubble

Arqiva British Academy Television Awards

Aaron Paul Plans Breaking Bad Scavenger Hunt for Emmys

Prizes scattered across Hollywood will include signed Breaking Bad scripts, posters, dolls, action figures and art from the show. Paul, who won two Emmys for his role as Jesse on the show in 2010 and 2012, is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor again this year