The Brief

In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston on March 5, 2015.

Tears for Tsarnaev

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cried as his sobbing aunt took the stand in his federal death penalty trial Monday

Prophet Cartoon Contest Shooting

FBI Investigated Accused Gunman

Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

Hillary Clinton Begins New Hampshire Election Campaign

Hillary Clinton to Testify Once More Before Benghazi Panel

Hillary Clinton is willing to testify once — and once only — on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and her email practices during her tenure as Secretary of State, her attorney told lawmakers Monday

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speaks to guests gathered at the Point of Grace Church for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff in Waukee, Iowa on April 25, 2015.

Mike Huckabee Eyes Southern States

White House hopeful Mike Huckabee is pinning his hopes on the 11 contiguous states that run from Florida to Missouri and Texas to South Carolina, as he seeks to avoid a repeat of the spectacular flameout of his 2008 run

Senate Armed Services Committee

Obama to Name a New Joint Chiefs of Staff Head

President Barack Obama is to nominate Marine General Joseph Dunford Jr., a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013–14, as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


Thailand's 87-Year-Old King Makes Rare Appearance

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance on Tuesday to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation. All TV stations carried the event live, as the monarch emerged in a wheelchair from a Bangkok hospital, where he has taken up residence

Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller, Edward M. Nero, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice, Alicia D. White

Baltimore Citizens Mistaken for Indicted Officers

A school cafeteria worker and a plumber in Maryland said Monday their lives have been turned upside down after court documents mistakenly identified them as the police officers charged in the death of Baltimore 25-year-old Freddie Gray

France's far-right party Front National (FN) honorary president Jean-Marie Le Pen smiles as he leaves the party's headquarters in Nanterre, near Paris, on May 4, 2015.

French Far-Right Party Suspends Founder

France’s far-right National Front party suspended its founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on Monday, after a series of controversial remarks about the Holocaust. Le Pen, who founded the party in 1972, had called the Holocaust of World War II “a detail of history"

Hillary Clinton Awarded The 2013 Lantos Human Rights Prize

Clinton Slips in New Poll, But Stays Ahead of GOP Rivals

Clinton's share of unfavorable ratings climbed by 6% since March, according to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday. But she maintained a solid lead over her Republican rivals, all of whom drew more negative than positive ratings

Chris Brown Court Appearance

Chris Brown Suspected of Beating Man in Vegas

Las Vegas metropolitan police responded to reports of an assault during a basketball game at Palms Casino Resort. The 25-year-old singer threw a punch at a male suspect, according to police, who was hit again by one of Brown's acquaintances

Sleepwalking May Be in the Genes

New data shows that children were three times more likely to walk in their sleep if they had one parent who was, and seven times more likely to sleep walk if both parents had a history of it; sleep terrors are also likely to be hereditary, the study found