The Brief

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., arrives for the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress" on Feb. 24, 2015.
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Senator Braces for Charges

Federal authorities are expected to bring criminal corruption charges against longtime New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez over an allegedly improper relationship with a friend and donor, capping an investigation that has buffeted the senator for two years

Police are deployed to keep peace along Florissant Avenue on Aug. 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ferguson Officials Resign

Two city officials in Ferguson, Mo., have resigned after a Justice Department report highlighted racist emails sent by police and court employees

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters in the Library of the White House in Washington on March 2, 2015.

Obama: Selma Fight 'Unfinished'

President Obama said the work begun by civil rights activists in Alabama 50 years ago is still not complete, he prepares to visit for the anniversary stock photos Health Pills

Breakthrough Treatment for Lung Cancer Approved

A novel way to treat lung cancer won approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the first drug use the immune system. The latest drug has showed promise with other cancers, and is the first to use the immune system to tackle hard-to-treat lung tumors

Harrison Ford attends the 12th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, Jan 16, 2015, in Los Angeles

Harrison Ford 'Saved Several Lives' in Plane Crash 

Harrison Ford "saved several lives" by avoiding crashing his vintage plane into a densely populated area, an eyewitness said. The 72-year-old star was hospitalized after he ditched his World War II training plane on a Los Angeles golf course after losing engine power

Ireland Rouses From Recession Woes

Tech Companies Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Apple, Google, Facebook and other tech giants are among a list of companies to urge the Supreme Court to overturn statewide bans on same-sex marriage. The companies say it’s too burdensome to deal with states’ varying marriage laws

Virginia v Syracuse

NCAA Penalizes Syracuse and Its Basketball Coach

The NCAA suspended Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim, stripped the school of 12 scholarships and ordered that 108 wins be vacated following an investigation into the school's athletic program. Syracuse will go on a five-year probation

Job seekers attend a job fair on the Upper West Side in New York City, Jan. 15, 2015.

U.S. Employers Add 295,000 Jobs in Feb.

The U.S. economy gained 295,000 jobs in February, the 13th consecutive month employers added more than 200,000 to their payrolls. Meanwhile the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5%.

Toy Story

Toy Story 4 Will Be a Love Story, Not a Sequel

The next installment of Toy Story, which hits theaters in 2017, will not be a direct sequel to the third film, and will instead focus on a love story. The third film in the franchise grossed $1.1 billion

From the Files - One Year Since Flight MH370 Disappeared

Mystery of Flight 370 Haunts Families 1 Year Later

A complete year will have passed Sunday since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 veered off its route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and vanished from radar screens. Now just four boats continue to comb a patch of ocean floor—but families refuse to give up hope

Ceres is seen from NASA's Dawn spacecraft on March 1, just a few days before the mission achieved orbit around the previously unexplored dwarf planet. The image was taken at a distance of about 30,000 miles.

NASA Spacecraft Arrives at 'Alien, Exotic World'

A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration. Ceres is the first of two dwarf planets to receive visitors this year. This summer, another NASA spacecraft — New Horizons — will make a stop at Pluto