The Brief

Palestinians attend the Eid al-Fitr prayer at al-Farouk mosque, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip
Ibraheem Abu Mustafa — Reuters

U.N. Urges Eid Truce in Gaza

The U.N. Security Council called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the Gaza Strip, along with the “the delivery of urgently needed assistance” to the residents of the besieged territory during an emergency meeting on Monday morning

Ebola in Liberia

Ebola Death Toll Rises

A doctor in Liberia has died of Ebola, and an American physician was being treated, in an outbreak that has killed 670 people in West Africa

2014 Winter TCA Tour - Day 2

Palin Unveils Online TV Outlet

The former vice-presidential candidate will be the star of her own Internet television network with the launch of The Sarah Palin Channel on Sunday night

Conference Committee Held For Veterans Affairs Reform Bill

Veterans Affairs Reform Deal Struck

Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Jeff Miller have struck a deal to reform the scandal-plagued department and address long patient wait times and dishonest government employees who have doctored records to make their hospitals appear more efficient

Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

LeBron James to Bring Old Jersey Number Back

The four-time MVP announced on Sunday that he will ditch No. 6, which he wore during four seasons with the Heat, to return to jersey No. 23, which he wore as a high school standout and during his first seven seasons with the Cavaliers

Family Slain Maine

Police Investigate Deaths of Family of 5 in Maine

The state medical examiner plans to conduct autopsies on the bodies of family members found shot to death in an apartment in southern Maine. Three children ages 4, 7 and 12 were among the victims discovered on Sunday afternoon

Barcelona Cabs Strike Against Uber Taxi App

Uber Patches Glitch That Let Riders See Client Rating

A software engineer revealed step-by-step instructions on how to find your client ranking, via some very quick skullduggery on Uber's mobile website. But the app's software team quickly repaired the glitch and passenger rankings are once again controversially private


Death Toll Mounts as Clashes Intensify in Ukraine

At least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two Ukrainian cities held by separatist militants, officials in the rebellion-wracked east said on Monday. Authorities in Luhansk said five people were killed. Three were killed in Donetsk as a result of clashes

A First Look at the Family GuySimpsons Crossover

A five-minute preview of the eagerly awaited crossover episode between The Simpsons and Family Guy aired at Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego on Sunday. The two shows have had a cordial rivalry for years, and the upcoming episode is highly anticipated

California Wildfire

Northern California Wildfire Destroys 13 Homes

The fire, which has also destroyed 38 outbuildings, was 50% contained late Sunday, but it threatens hundreds of homes in the drought-stricken region. About 1,900 firefighters, aided by aircraft including a DC-10 air tanker, were working to control the blaze

Race leader Astana team rider Nibali of Italy rides near the Arc de Triomphe at the end of the final 21st stage of the Tour de France in Paris

Vincenzo Nibali Wins Tour de France

The 29-year-old, who calls himself "a flag bearer of antidoping," became the first Italian in 16 years to win cycling's greatest race. Nibali's victory comes after the pre-race favorites crashed out with injuries in the first half of this year's Tour


Vietnam Cat Owners Fear Pets Will Be Stolen, Eaten

Despite an official ban on eating felines, restaurants in the Southeast Asian nation are increasingly offering cat meat on their menus. This rising popularity has local cat owners fearing for their pets’ safety, with many cute kittens reportedly getting snatched for dinner