The Brief

Dr. Jide Idris, Lagos' state commissioner for Health, speaks during a news conference on the death of an Ebola victim in Lagos on July 25,2014.

Ebola Kills 1 in Nigeria

Nigeria has evacuated a hospital after a patient died from Ebola, the first reported case to reach one of Africa's most densely-populated countries

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry looks on during a news conference with Ukraine's Foreign Minister Klimkin at the State Department in Washington

Kerry: Russia Won't Stop Rebels

The U.S. Secretary of State threatened wider sanctions and said Russia has "not shown a shred of evidence" they want to end the fighting in Ukraine

Central American Female Immigrants

Poll: Most Americans Consider Migrant Kids Refugees

Roughly seven in 10 Americans would prefer unaccompanied migrant children in the U.S. whose safety is threatened back home to be given temporary refuge rather than immediate deportation, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute

Barcelona Cabs Strike Against Uber Taxi App

Expensing Your Uber Business Rides to Get Way Easier

Uber is launching a new portal called Uber for Business to target customers traveling for work, allowing companies to set up corporate accounts through which employees can charge their rides directly to their employers rather than having to keep track of receipts

A long exposure image shows the El Portal Fire burning near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on July 27, 2014.

Rapid Wildfire Threatens Yosemite National Park

Firefighters are struggling, despite what the National Park Service called "incredible" work, to contain a fast-moving wildfire in Yosemite National Park early on Tuesday, after it burned four square-miles of the landmark and neighboring Stanislaus National Forest


Boehner: House GOP to Introduce Border Bill

House Speaker John Boehner announced on Tuesday that House Republicans are finalizing a $659 million bill—much less than President Obama's $3.7 billion request—that he expects will pass Thursday and address the surge of migrant children coming from Central America

The word "Bankruptcy" is painted on the side of a building in Detroit on Oct. 25, 2013.

A Third of Americans Are Getting Chased For Debt

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. The debt is overwhelmingly concentrated in Southern and western states

MacBook Pro

Apple Boosts MacBook Pro Line, Drops Some Prices

The baseline 13-inch models with a retina display now include eight gigabytes of RAM—15-inch models with the retina screen now have 16 gigabytes—and the starting price for the non-retina 13-inch MacBrook Pro has dropped $100 to $1,099


Dubai's Golden Plan to Encourage Healthier Living

The global city is turning its successful program for adults—last year, it paid out $762,340 in gold for weight lost—into one for youth called "Your Child in Gold," which will award kids a gram of gold (worth about $42) for every 2.2 pounds of weight shed over two months

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit

Politicians Give Living on Minimum Wage a Whirl

Tim Ryan, Ted Strickland and Jan Schakowsky took part in the #LiveTheWage challenge, and Pat Quinn agreed to try it in the future. "Washington is in a bubble that keeps our representatives away from the experiences of those they represent," Strickland wrote

Donald Sterling

Judge Rules Against Move to Block Clippers Sale

A judge ruled against Donald Sterling's attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly, who negotiated the deal