1. MALAYSIA FLT MH370
Experts say it’s likely that airplane debris found off the coast of Reunion island in the western Indian Ocean is part of MH370. The Boeing 777 disappeared last year carrying 239 peope while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. NBC NEWS
2. COP CHARGED WITH MURDER
University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has been charged with murder for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man during a July 19 traffic stop. Tensing’s body camera video showed he lied when he told investigators he’d been dragged by the vehicle. USA TODAY
3. CECIL THE LIONMinnesota dentist Walter Palmer is has been identified as having killed Cecil the Lion during a high-priced hunting trip in Zimbabwe. Animal rights groups expressed outrage at the incident, and #cecilthelion is trending on Twitter. NEEDS LINK
Jimmy Kimmel teared up talking about the situation: WATCH
We’ve also seen a photo of Walter Palmer working on a patient in his Minnesota office: SEE HERE
4. ROLLING STONE & UVA
Three former members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia are suing Rolling Stone for defamation and infliction of emotional distress. They blame the magazine’s discredited article on a campus gang rape. LA TIMES
Facebook says 1.31 billion people visited the site from a mobile device at least once a month, on average, in the second quarter, up 23% from a year earlier. And 968 million people go on Facebook every single day. FORTUNE
Guess all those people saying they’re “going off Facebook” were still secretly checking their accounts. #busted
A new Google Search feature uses GPS technology to tell you when the lines are long at your favorite coffee shop, restaurant or other hangout. TECH CRUNCH
Why was overcrowding never an issue at Central Perk? What was more unrealistic — the size of Rachel and Monica’s apartment or that the couch at Central Perk was always available?
One day after the NFL upheld Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension, Brady excoriated the league on Facebook and Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he was wrong to put his faith in the league. ABC NEWS
Are ya ready for some football?
Dr. Dre is releasing his first album in 16 years. His last album, 2001, was released in 1999. He’s been working on the new album, Detox, for more than a decade. BUSINESS INSIDER
And mother*ckers act like they forgot about Dre.
Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from crocodile-skin Birkin bags. She says she was “alerted to the cruel practices endured by crocodiles during their slaughter for the production of Hermès bags carrying my name.” E! ONLINE
Twerkin’ for a Birkin.
…Gisele Bundchen (allegedly), in full burqa, reportedly to sneak into a plastic-surgery clinic in France for work on her breasts and eyes. SEE PICS
Gisele made $47 million last year. Couldn’t she have had the plastic surgeon come to her? LTB (Learn The Biz).
11. OTHER SHTUFF
Digital assistant Cortana has been jazzed up for Windows 10. She spits out funny responses on topics ranging from Siri to Surface to Steve Ballmer and explains her Halo-inspired lineage. Here are 59 of her funniest lines: PC WORLD
Ask Cortana ‘Who’s your daddy?’ and she responds, “Technically speaking, that’d be Bill Gates. No big deal.” #Respect
@Molly_Kats: Please don’t make me say Worcestershire out loud.
And that’s what you ‘Need 2 Know’ on Thursday, July 30, 2015…