The Brief

Russian humanitarian convoy returns

Russian Trucks Head Home

A Russian truck convoy that raised alarms in the West for driving into war-torn E. Ukraine despite opposition in Kiev returned to Russia Saturday

Darren Wilson

Supporters Boost Ferguson Cop

A crowdfunding site created this week to support police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown, has raised $225,000

SpaceX Rocket Self-Detonates Mid-Flight During Test

A SpaceX rocket automatically self-detonated when a problem was detected during a test flight Friday, though no one was injured in the incident, the company said. The test was "particularly complex, pushing the limits of the vehicle further than any previous test"

Apple Introduces iPhone 5

Apple Is Replacing Some iPhone 5 Batteries for Free

Some iPhone 5 units were sold with faulty batteries that run out of charge too quickly, Apple said Friday. The company is replacing the affected iPhones' batteries free of charge, and you can check if your device qualifies here

Bao Bao

Bao Bao, the newest giant panda cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, turned 1 on Saturday—but already she's acting like a moody, rebellious teenager. TIME caught up with one of her trainers to learn what the birthday cub's been up to

Warning sign blocks  road to Bardarbunga volcano in north-west region of Vatnajokull glacier

Icelandic Volcano Erupts, Could Disrupt Air Travel

Iceland said Saturday that an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano could cause "significant emission of ash into the atmosphere" and changed its aviation alert for the volcano to the highest level of red, four years after Eyjafjallajokul erupted


Hiding Ebola Patients Becomes Illegal in Sierra Leone

To help the country more effectively combat a deadly Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone approved a measure Friday that would impose jail time on anyone caught hiding someone infected with the virus. The law imposes prison sentences of up to two years

The Simpsons

Hank Azaria Has Lived The Simpsons Marathon

To mark The Simpsons’s 25th season, and the 552-episode marathon on FXX, Hank Azaria talked to TIME about what it’s been like to give voice to some of the funniest characters on television for more than half a lifetime, and what he remembers about Robin Williams

President Obama delivers a statement to provide an update on Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri - DC

A Lot of White House Petitions Are Going Unanswered

The “We The People” site, launched in 2011, has a mixed history of living up to its promise of making the government more responsive. While more than 151 responses have been posted, the most controversial petitions are still waiting for official replies

New Underwear Ad Features Real Female Tech Execs

Underwear company Dear Kate’s newest campaign features prominent women in tech coding while wearing nothing but their underwear. The models say the pictures empower women in tech, but critics assert they only perpetuate rampant sexism in Silicon Valley