The Brief

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.

Black Boxes Deemed OK

An investigative team said in a report Wednesday that there is "no evidence" that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17's cockpit voice recorders had been manipulated

The Facebook logo is pictured at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park

Facebook Stock Soars

Mobile ads made up 62% of Facebook's $2.7 billion in ad revenue, and the company generated a profit of $791 million

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 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"

Bloomberg Flies El Al, Says Travel To Israel "Safe"

Bloomberg Blasts FAA for Halting Israel Flights

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg flew to the country himself Wednesday, to “show solidarity with the Israeli people” and to “show that it’s safe to fly in and out" of the country, despite the ongoing crisis in Gaza

Oil Trains Accidents

White House Tightens Oil Train Safety Regulations

The Obama administration issued new rules on the increasingly popular way to move crude in the U.S., after a spate of train derailments, including one accident in April that set fire to a river that passes by downtown Lynchburg, Virginia

Sheik Umar Khan, head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone, poses for a picture in Freetown, June 25, 2014.

Sierra Leone Top Doctor Contracts Ebola Himself

Sheik Umar Khan, 39, is credited with treating more than 100 victims of the deadly virus, which is transmitted through direct contact with body fluid, blood and infected tissue of victims, making health workers extremely susceptible to the contagion

Who were you seeing last night? And do NOT lie to me.

Canine With Envy: Your Dog Gets Jealous, Too

Man's best friend takes that BFF thing seriously. According to a new report, if you pay too much attention to a dog other than your own, you'd better be prepared to explain yourself when you get home

Woman giving tickets

Here's How Hackers Stole From 1,600 StubHub Users

Cyber thieves accessed more than 1,000 customer accounts last year at the online ticket marketplace and fraudulently bought tickets for events, capitalizing on data breaches at other websites and from malware on the customers' computers

Boko Haram Massacre Displaces 15,000 Nigerians

The Islamic insurgency slaughtered around 50 civilians in nearby villages over the weekend, taking control of a strategic area in Nigeria, adding further evidence that international efforts to curb the militant group's violent activities have failed

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Teen Use of Human Growth Hormones Swells

Rate of high schoolers admitting use of synthetic hGH, or performance enhancing drugs, jumps from 5% to 11% in one year, according to a survey from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids


Fruit Recall Expands Across U.S. Over Listeria Concerns

Trader Joe's and CostCo are among the grocery stores pulling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots. Listeria can cause flu-like symptoms including fever, headache, nausea and diarrhea and may be deadly to children and the elderly