The Brief

Airstrikes on Gaza
Mohammed Saber—EPA

Israel Strikes Gaza Mosque

Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque, which the Israeli military said was concealing rockets, and a center for the disabled where two women were killed Saturday, raising the Palestinian death toll from the offensive to more than 120

Space junk, artwork

Space Junk's Falling to Earth

A satellite's fiery reentry over Melbourne is a reminder of the danger of putting too much junk in space, because it all falls back to Earth eventually

106 & Park Live

Morgan Sues Walmart for Crash

Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over the deadly limo crash that left him critically injured and killed his close friend and colleague James McNair

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Governors Association convention on July 11, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

Biden To Governors: Only You Can Save Us

Vice President Joe Biden told the nation’s Democratic and Republican governors Friday that it is up to them to lead the country out of political gridlock. He also called for congressional action on infrastructure spending and workforce training programs

Photo of RAMONES and Johnny RAMONE and Joey RAMONE and Dee Dee RAMONE and Tommy RAMONE

Tommy Ramone, Last of the Ramones, Dies

Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the groundbreaking punk band the Ramones, died Friday at the age of 65. Dee Dee Ramone died of a drug overdose in 2002, while Johnny Ramone and Joey Ramone died of cancer in the mid aughts

Better Call Saul

AMC: Better Call Saul Will Be Set in 2002

Better Call Saul, the spinoff of the Emmy-winning series Breaking Bad, will be a period piece set in 2002, the AMC network confirmed. The show’s debut season will consist of 10 episodes and will appear in early 2015

A tray of cupcakes is pictured at a Crumbs Bake Shop, which specializes in over 50 varieties of cupcakes, in Hollywood, California

Crumbs Might Not Crumble After All

Cupcake chain Crumbs filed for bankruptcy Friday evening, with plans to sell to a large investor group and reopen for business after abruptly shuttering its dozens of stores earlier this week. Cupcakes will continue to be central to Crumbs’ menu

LeBron James

LeBron: I’m Coming Back to Cleveland

James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, a squad he left in 2010 for the Miami Heat and a move that prompted intense scorn. But, he tells Sports Illustrated: "I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home"

Martin O'Malley

O'Malley Breaks With Obama Over Kids Crossing Border

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley broke publicly with President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday, calling for a more humane policy toward the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who have illegally crossed into the U.S.

Lyft Car

Lyft Delays NYC Launch Amid Legal Spat

The ridesharing service said it will now seek government approval before launching in New York. The state attorney's general office had sought a restraining order after failed attempts to get Lyft to comply with state law

Supreme Court Hears Case Pinning Startup Internet TV Company Aereo Against Major Broadcast Networks

Aereo Thinks It Can Come Back From the Dead

Even Aereo's biggest investor said a Supreme Court decision last month meant the company's life was over, but now it has a new tactic: Taking advantage of differing definitions in two laws that it thinks will give it cheap and legal access to broadcasters' content


Three Days In, Pot Shop Out of Stock

Seattle’s only legal marijuana dispensary is out of pot just three days after opening its doors. The shop, Cannabis City, expects to reopen on July 21, according to a voicemail message for incoming callers. The store sold 11 pounds of the drug in three days