News in Brief: October 13, 2015

MH17: Final Report to Be Published
MH17: Final Report to Be Published

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Today, officials identify what took down flight MH17, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are expecting a baby, and much more. Read on for your full roundup of news in brief:

News: Officials identify what took down flight MH17

  • A missile launched from rebel-held Ukraine ripped the cockpit from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Dutch investigators reported. They added that some passengers may have remained conscious for another minute or so as the airflow tore off their clothes and objects spinning through the cabin killed people in neighboring seats.

Entertainment: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are expecting a baby

  • Last night, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen announced on Instagram that after trying for quite some time, they are finally expecting a baby!

Tech: Kickstarter bans product that raised $4 million

  • The Skarp Laser Razor got major attention with over $4 million in funding from more than 20,000 backers who were eager to use the gadget.

​​​Sports: California to big-league ballplayers: Stop dipping

  • Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill last weekend banning the use of smokeless tobacco in all California ballparks.

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