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markets

Stocks fall to session lows with the Dow off by more than 290 points - @CNBCnow

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Gas explosion reported in Taiwan

4 killed, 182 others injured in gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, according to the fire department of the southern municipality - @Focus_Taiwan

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CIA Senate spying allegations

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. on CIA inspector general report: Investigation confirms CIA searched committee computers; 'a declassified report will be made available to the public shortly' - statement

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Gas explosion reported in Taiwan

Fatalities reported from major gas explosion in city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan - @BBCBreaking

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baseball

Cleveland Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera to the Washington Nationals for Zach Walters - @SportsCenter

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Unaccompanied minors at US southern border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says it's 'beyond belief that Congress is abandoning its post'; says lawmakers should not recess until voting on border crisis - @nachoaguilar

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Minnesota police officer shot, July 30, 2014

Court records show a man suspected of killing a Mendota Heights, Minn., police officer was wanted because he had left a drug treatment program and faced up to 30 years in prison - @AP

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Africa Ebola outbreak 2014

Nigeria's civil aviation authority says it has started temperature screening passengers arriving form places at risk from Ebola; suspends pan-African airline Asky for bringing 1st case to Lagos - @Reuters

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Africa Ebola outbreak 2014

Seychelles forfeits African Nations Cup qualifying tie against Sierra Leone after refusing Sierra Leone's soccer team entry over Ebola virus fears - @Reuters

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food

White House is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the 1st time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year - @AP

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife charged in gifts scandal

Prosecutors at federal corruption trial of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell show jurors a photo from witness Jonnie Williams' phone of McDonnell holding up his wrist with a Rolex and smirking - @PostRoz

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film

'Sharknado' sequel averaged 3.9 million viewers for premiere telecast, nearly tripling audience for original; most-watched Syfy original movie ever - @TVMoJoe

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Moncton, New Brunswick, shooting, June 4, 2014

Justin Christien Bourque, man accused of killing 3 Canadian Mounties and wounding 2 others in Moncton, New Brunswick, in June has been found fit to stand trial - @CBCAlerts

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

VTB, Russia's 2nd-largest bank by assets, and Gazprombank say they will continue to honor investor and shareholder obligations despite EU sanctions that ban them from raising funds on EU capital markets - @Reuters

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Qatar's Foreign Minister Khalid Al Attiyah about Gaza today, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf says - @margbrennan

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Highway Trust Fund legislation 2014

House lawmakers vote 272-145 to send their version of highway bill back to the Senate - @rollcall

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Gas explosion reported in Taiwan

Video reportedly shows aftermath after gas explosions hit Kaohsiung, Taiwan - via @BaoThien

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf on UN school hit in Gaza: 'Not a lot of doubt about whose artillery it was' - @margbrennan

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Libya regional tensions

Tunisia declares high alert on its border with Libya - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Shooting reported in Chicago high-rise building, July 31, 2014

Update: Chicago workplace shooting occurred at ArrowStream; company's CEO, Steven LaVoie, is in critical condition - @Suntimes

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