The Brief

Harry Reid

Harry Reid Retires

Sen. Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek reelection in 2016, bringing an end to a decades-long career in Congress

A German police officer enters the house believed to belong to crashed Germanwings flight 4U 9524 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany on March 26, 2015.

Co-Pilot 'Hid' Mental Illness

Reports on Friday said the co-pilot accused of purposely crashing Germanwings Flight 9525 was being treated for depression

Goodluck Jonathan

Nigerian Army Takes Boko Haram Capital

President Goodluck Jonathan is finally leading a strong campaign against insurgents but battlefield victories may not be enough at the ballot box. Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday, where Goodluck faces a challenge from Muhammadu Buhari

Jell-O Flop

Jell-O Could Disappear in Kraft-Heinz Merger

Jell-O sales have struggled and an analyst suggests the jiggly dessert could be among the casualties of the Heinz-Kraft merger plans announced earlier this week. "It just doesn’t seem to be winning over consumers, for whatever reason," the analyst says

Apple CEO Tim Cook attends an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, on March 9, 2015

Apple's CEO Tim Cook Plans to Leave Wealth to Charity

After paying for his 10-year-old nephew’s college tuition, Apple CEO Tim Cook says, he plans on leaving all his wealth — which today amounts to $120 million — to good causes. “You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change,” he told Fortune


China's Smog Casts Shadow Over Olympic Bid

With the 2022 Winter Olympics looming, there are only two significant impediments to China’s efforts to host the Games in Beijing: Almaty, Kazakhstan, and the notorious smog that chokes the Chinese capital stock photos Health Syringe Needle

How an HIV Outbreak Hit the Heartland

Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Thursday declared a public health emergency in a rural Indiana county after 79 cases of HIV were confirmed there in the last several months, an outbreak driven by rampant drug abuse combined with a spotty public health system

Sriracha Ordered By Department Of Public Health To Hold Shipments For 35 Days

Huy Fong Sriracha Making New Line of Snacks

The makers of Sriracha are planning a line of spicy snacks including hummus, croutons, tortilla chips and potato chips. "With us, you’re getting the real deal," said the CEO of the company making the new offerings