The Brief

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu attends cabinet meeting in Jerusalem

Human Rights Inquiry in Gaza

The U.N. Human Rights Council will probe potential violations by Israel in Gaza, a move Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a "travesty"

Ukraine Rebels 'Had Missiles'

A separatist commander in Ukraine admitted that pro-Russian fighters possessed the surface-to-air BUK missiles that are believed to have downed MH17

Former US President Bill Clinton, Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and their daughter Chelsea attend the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013.

Inside the Clintons’ $1.4 Billion Political Fortune

Hillary and Bill have become two of America's most impressive fundraisers ever, attracting at least $1.4 billion over 32 years, according to a public records review by TIME and the Center for Responsive Politics. This interactive graphic shows the many ways it has been collected

College students taking test in classroom

Students May Have Been Denied Federal Aid by IT Flub

The Department of Education believes unnecessary decimal points and cents entered on Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms that went unrecognized may have resulted in some students being denied aid and others receiving it when they weren’t eligible

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Algeria-Bound Plane Disappears From Radar

Authorities said on Thursday that an Air Algerie-operated flight, AH5017, carrying 110 passengers and six crew members on a Swiftair plane to Algiers disappeared from radar screens about 50 minutes after taking off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Action Comics #1 comic book of 1938 is pictured on February 23, 2010 in New York which had sold for USD 1 million, making it the first ever million dollar comic book.

For Sale: Near-Perfect Copy of Action Comics #1

In a little less than a month, anyone looking to get his or her hands on a copy of the comic book that introduced the world to Superman will have an opportunity to vie for the legendary relic as Action Comics #1 will be auctioned off on eBay from Aug. 14 to 24

Shoppers put bags in a car at a Walmart store on March 29, 2011 in Valley Stream, New York.

Walmart Managers Among Highest Paid in U.S. Retail

While Walmart store managers make an average salary of $92,462 per year, according to new research, Walmart cashiers only earn about $8.48 an hour and are paid less than their counterparts at the other chains like Whole Foods and Costco

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during an event at Facebook headquarters on April 4, 2013 in Menlo Park, California

Facebook Stock Hits High After Earnings Report

Mobile ads made up 62% of Facebook's $2.7 billion in ad revenue, and the company generated a profit of $791 million. The social-media giant now has 1.32 billion monthly active users, an increase of about 40 million from the previous quarter

John Walsh

Senator Plagiarized Final Paper for Master's Degree

Montana Democratic Senator John Walsh plagiarized portions of a final paper required for his Army War College master's degree, which he earned in 2007, his campaign confirmed on Wednesday. A spokeswoman told time the plagiarism was a "mistake"

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FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to Israel

Under pressure from Israeli and American officials, the Federal Aviation Administration lifted a ban on flights by American carriers to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday. The agency said it had "carefully reviewed" measures being taken to mitigate risks to flights


Social Security Spent $300 Million on 'IT Boondoggle'

Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready