1. New Updates on the Recovery of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 and Retrieval of Air Algerie Blackboxes
Renewed fighting between Ukranian armed forces and pro-Russian separatists over control of eastern Ukraine is keeing investigators from reaching the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 crash site.
Ten days after the flight headed from the Netherlands to Australia was downed over Ukraine, there has still been no no official forensic investigation led by teams from the Netherlands and Australia into the cause of the crash.
And in Mali, the black boxes that could provide crucial evidence in the investigation of what caused an Air Algerie jet to crash over northern Mali last week will be sent to France, the French embassy in Mali said on Sunday.
The crash killed 118 people, 54 of whom were French.
2. Two Americans Contract Ebola, With the Disease Claiming the Life of a Liberian Doctor
Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, of Forth Worth, Texas was in Liberia treating Ebola patients when he contracted the deadly disease. He and another American, Nancy Writebol, a relief worker working with the same organization as Brantly, are both being treated for Ebola in a hospital in Monrovia.
On Saturday, Dr. Samuel Brisbane, a senior doctor at Liberia's largest hospital, became the country's first doctor to die of Ebola.
3. Marijuana Legalization Gets a Boost From New York Times
The New York Times Editorial Board on Saturday endorsed repealing the federal government's ban on marijuana, instead allowing states to regulate the sale and use of the drug.
New York Times Editorial Page Director Andrew Rosenthal even told ABC News' Jon Karl that he has smoked pot.
"I've never asked the people that work for me whether they smoke pot, and I'm not going to ask. I have smoked pot in my life. I went to college in Colorado in the 1970s, you figure it out," he said Sunday on "This Week."
The New York Times Editorial Board recommends that the legal age for buying and smoking marijuana be set at at 21.
4. Costume Characters Attend Comic Con 2014
San Diego played host to Comic Con 2014 this week, featuring a zip-lining San Diego mayor and a surprise appearance by Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan promoting their new movie "Interstellar."
5. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali Wins Tour de France
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian to win the world's top cycling race since Marco Pantani in 1998.
"Now that I find myself on the highest step on the Champs-Elysees podium, it's more beautiful than I ever imagined," Nibali, the Arc de Triomphe behind him, said after the race. "I've never been this moved in all my life."