The Brief

Alexander Mozhaev, a pro-Russian separatist whose photograph has appeared in numerous publications in recent days and who says he is not employed by the Russian state, stands with fellow separatists in the town of Slavyansk on April 20.
Maxim Dondyuk

Meet the Separatists

Ukraine has alleged that Russian forces are operating in the east of the country. But one man, whose bearded face appears in photographs seen around the world, tells TIME that he and his comrades do not work for the Russian government

Wheeler testifies before a Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on the FY2015 budget justification for the FCC, on Capitol Hill in Washington

FCC Knocks Net Neutrality

Open-Internet advocates are calling foul on new rules that would allow broadband companies to strike special deals for preferential treatment

Celebrities At The Lancia Cafe - Day 6 - Taormina Filmfest 2013

When Dad Met Sally

The How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad has picked a narrator in romantic comedy veteran Meg Ryan

AIDS virus.

30 Years, Still No Cure

Dr. Robert Gallo, who co-discovered the cause of AIDS three decades ago and helped pave the way to blood testing for HIV, says a cure is unlikely, despite advances in drug treatments that have dramatically reduced the deaths from infection

From left: Senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad, Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, and senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk, after the announcement of an agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah, in Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza Strip, on April 23, 2014.

Palestinian Unity Deal Met with Skepticism

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have been here before. They've buried the hatchet with "historic pacts" that fizzled twice since 2011. There's skepticism—but also a glimmer of hope—that this time could be different


FBI Warns: Health Care Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

The agency says health care providers have particularly lax security systems. Reportedly, health care data sold on the black market can be even more valuable than credit-card numbers because it can help hackers access bank accounts or get prescription drugs

A marijuana plant in the home of Marcelo Vazquez, a marijuana grower, on the outskirts on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay, Dec. 9, 2013.

Amsterdam Court Greenlights Red Light Weed Whack

Mayor Eberhard van der Laan reportedly plans to close 26 of the 76 existing weed shops in the Red Light District, where he has already shut down almost half of the neighborhood's brothels, because he believes they promote more crime


New Push to Raise Tobacco Age in Washington State

The King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Board says tobacco sales should conform to the same regulations as marijuana and alcohol, barring purchases by anyone under the age of 21. A similar measure in Colorado failed to pass in March

Amazon Gets Prime Cut of HBO

HBO's new agreement to share Tony Soprano with Jeff Bezos' streaming service could boil down to a mentality that "the enemy of Netflix is my friend." But it also indicates a need to remain relevant in the age of binge-watch TV

A relative of one of the Nepalese climbers killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014.

Witness Says Avalanche 'Looked Like Big Snake'

TIME talked with Joby Ogwyn, an American climber who was at base camp at Mount Everest when the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's recorded history hit, killing at least 13 Nepalese Sherpas this month, sparking resentment over working conditions on expeditions

New England Patriots v Buffalo Bills

NFL Cheerleaders Pay a High Price for Pom-Poms

Members of the Buffalo Jills are the third group of cheerleaders in the NFL to file a lawsuit citing poor pay and degrading treatment from their franchises, including catcalling, groping, "jiggle tests" and worse


Plainclothes Philly Cops Shoot a Pizza Delivery Man

The two officers were out of uniform when they shot a 20-year-old pizza delivery man in the leg, neck and head. They claim they thought he was going to run them over in his Ford Taurus. He was taken to the hospital where he remains in critical condition