What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Jetliner Crash: Russian and Egyptian investigators are set to begin examining the black boxes recovered from the commercial airliner that crashed in Egypt, killing all 224 people on board.

Nepal Bus Accident: Thirty people were killed and 35 were injured in Nepal when a bus veered off a road and rolled 500 feet down a mountain slope. Some passengers were traveling on the roof of the bus, a practice that is typically prohibited for safety reasons. A fuel shortage in the country has prompted people to ride atop buses, the Associated Press reports, and police have mostly not stopped them.

Almost NSFW: The Washington Redskins took an interesting approach in the legal battle over their controversial name, which earlier this year led a federal judge to cancel the football team’s trademark registrations. Here’s a footnote from a brief filed last week with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit: