The Brief

298 Crew And Passengers Perish On Flight MH17 After Suspected Missile Attack In Ukraine

Intel Implicates Russia

The Obama Administration says it tracked the "specific missile" that struck MH17, adding intelligence supports case that "implicates Russia"

Plague

Chinese City Quarantined

A bubonic-plague victim died after apparently coming into contact with a dead marmot. The deadly disease is rare but still exists, primarily in rural areas

Apple Unveils New Versions Of Popular iPad

Apple Sees Surging iPhone Sales, but iPad Sluggish

Apple topped analysts' projections in the third quarter of its fiscal year with profits of $7.7 billion, the company disclosed in its quarterly earnings report. That beats projections of $1.23 per share but falls just shy of analysts' expectations of $38 billion in revenue

Palestinians flee the Shujayeh neighborhood during heavy shelling in Gaza City. July 20, 2014.

Children Suffer as War Continues in Gaza and Israel

As Israel and Hamas continue fighting, the U.N. estimates that at least 121 Palestinian children under the age of 18 have been killed since the conflict started on July 8, while Israeli children have been traumatized by sirens and panic

A 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolls down the assembly line Wedn

Chrysler Recalls Cars Over Ignition-Switch Issues

The automaker announced it will pull up to 800,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Commanders, which may have ignition-switch problems. Chrysler's recalls come as rival automaker GM has called back nearly 28 million automobiles worldwide for similar issues

Eric Garner Police Brutality Death

Behind the Video of Deadly NYPD Confrontation

TIME talks with Ramsey Orta, whose cell-phone video of his friend Eric Garner being held down and choked by police on Staten Island helped turn a tragic encounter into a national debate over the use of force by law-enforcement officers

Pro-Israel protesters holding an Israeli flag and pro-Palestinian protesters, who self-identify as Orthodox Jews, argue at Times Square in New York

Birthright Trips Continue Despite Israel-Gaza Conflict

As airlines around the world are canceling flights to Israel in light of a rocket attack near the country's main international airport, the Birthright Israel program is carrying on with its mission of sending Jewish youth on free 10-day trips to the country

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández

Honduras President Braces for Deportations From U.S.

The problem of violence driving the Central American exodus has its roots in U.S. drug consumption, President Juan Orlando Hernández tells TIME. Hernández took power in January to confront what may be the biggest migration crisis in his country’s history

San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Proposes Putting Soda Tax On Nov. Ballot

San Francisco Considers Soda Tax

Lawmakers in San Francisco voted on Tuesday to advance a proposal to place a levy on the sugary drinks. If voters approve the measure in November, the tax will become the first of its kind in the U.S. To become law, the initiative will have to be approved by two-thirds of voters

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu's Wiki Page Replaced With Palestinian Flag

In a sign of the information war taking place alongside the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the biographical information on the Israeli Prime Minister's Wikipedia page was briefly replaced with a large image of a Palestinian flag on Tuesday afternoon

Microsoft logo outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash.

Nokia Drags Down Microsoft Profits

Quarterly profits at Microsoft fell 7.1% even as revenues rose, due to the company’s April acquisition of cell-phone maker Nokia. The report comes on the heels of Microsoft's plan to cut up to 18,000 jobs over the coming year, most of which will come from Nokia