The Brief

In this April 9, 2015, file photo, Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo listens to testimony during his trial in Cleveland.

Cleveland Cop Acquitted in Deaths of 2 Unarmed Suspects

A patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case that helped prompt the U.S. Department of Justice determine the city police had a history of using excessive force

In this image from Senate video, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and a Republican presidential contender, speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate on May 20, 2015, at the Capitol in Washington, during a long speech opposing renewal of the Patriot Act.

Senate Blocks Patriot Act Extension

The National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records and other key surveillance activities under the USA Patriot Act are set to expire at midnight May 31. The Senate's leader scheduled a last-minute session to take up the issue again

In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, Gino Celli inspects wheat nearing harvest on his farm near Stockton, Calif. Celli, who farms 1,500 acres of land and manages another 7,000 acres, has senior water rights and draws his irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who have California's oldest water rights are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent to avoid the possibility of even harsher restrictions by the state later this summer as the record drought continues.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Approves Historic Water Cuts by Farmers

California regulators accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25% voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses during the drought. The state already has mandated 25% conservation by cities and towns and curtailed water deliveries

In this Nov. 11, 2011, file photo, B.B. King performs at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

B.B. King Viewing Draws More Than 1,000 in Las Vegas

Hundreds of people turned out during a public chance to say goodbye to B.B. King in Las Vegas ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to a Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington

Senate Approves Trade Bill in Victory for Obama

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the Obama administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House

Pumping gas

Memorial Day Gas Prices at Lowest Point Since 2009

Consumer gas prices are at a lower point heading into Memorial Day weekend than any comparable weekend since 2009. The average retail gas price was $2.74 per gallon on May 18, nearly a dollar lower than on the same day last year

How the World's Oldest Person Is Celebrating Her Birthday

The world's oldest person is laughing and feeling "good" about turning 116 on Saturday. "I feel good, I just can’t get around like I would like to," Jeralean Talley told TIME on the eve of her birthday in a phone call from her Michigan home

The Duggar family appear on NBC News' "Today" show on June 7, 2011.

TLC Pulls 19 Kids and Counting

TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule in the wake of accusations that star Josh Duggar molested several underage girls as a teenager. Duggar has said he "acted inexcusably"

Hillary Clinton Campigns In Iowa, Meeting With Small Business Owners

U.S. Releases Hillary Clinton's Emails on Benghazi

The State Department released hundreds of emails that were stored on Hillary Clinton's private server during her time as Secretary of State. The emails, which pertain to the Benghazi terror attacks, do not change the official assessment of the incident