The Brief

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland in 2013.
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Mitt: Hillary's 'Clueless'

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will make his most forceful public case yet against likely Democratic contender Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions in a speech Wednesday at Mississippi State University

Charlie Glover leaves a two foot tall path as he uses a snow blower to dig himself out of the snow on Jan. 27, 2015 in New Bedford, Mass.

Northeast Digs Out

Millions of Americans scrambled to return to normal after a blizzard pounded locations from Long Island to New England with up to three feet of snow

Burning vehicles are seen near the village of Ghajar on Israel's border with Lebanon, Jan. 28, 2015.

Israel and Hizballah Step Back

Israel appeared to expect Wednesday's exchange of fire between Hizballah and the Israeli army, and was satisfied with a limited response

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Feds Want Super Bowl to Be a 'No Drone Zone'

The Federal Aviation Administration ordering this Sunday's Super Bowl game a "no drone zone" in a YouTube video that urges recreational drone users within flying distance of the Glendale, Arizona stadium to "leave your drone at home"

Former Governor of Texas Rick Perry speaks at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 24, 2015.

Perry Forges Ahead Despite Indictment

Rick Perry has been laying the groundwork for a repeat presidential bid, traveling heavily to the early presidential states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, despite a Texas judge's decision Tuesday not to throw out a pair of indictments against him

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Researchers Claim Peanut Allergy Breakthrough

Researchers in Australia say they are one step closer to finding a cure for people with severe peanut allergies after a daily combination of peanut protein and a probiotic helped 80 percent of children in a study

Stanford And Berkeley Rank Among Top 3 Universities In The World

Former Stanford Student to Be Charged with Rape

A former Stanford University student will be charged with rape after he allegedly assaulted an unconscious woman on campus grounds, Santa Clara County, Cali. prosecutors announced Tuesday. If convicted, Brock Allen Turner faces up to 10 years in prison

An American Airlines plane is seen at the Miami International Airport in Miami in 2013.

Fake Twitter Bomb Threats to Airlines On the Rise

Airline bomb threats on Twitter have disrupted at least sixteen flights in the past five days, according to a new report. Just Tuesday, a tweet claiming to be from ISIS said there was a bomb on board an American Airlines flight in Chicago

Actor Joel Grey attends the 73rd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards at the Waldorf Astoria on May 19, 2014 in New York.

Broadway Legend Joel Grey Reveals That He is Gay

The theater icon and award-winning actor spoke publicly about his sexuality for the first time in a new interview with People. "All the people close to me have known for years who I am," Grey said

Mother of ISIS captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh holds his picture as she takes part in a demonstration demanding that the Jordanian government negotiate with Islamic state and for the release of her son, in front of the prime minister's building in Amman, Jan. 27, 2015.

Jordan Ready for ISIS Prisoner Exchange

Jordan's information minister says his government is set to swap an Iraqi woman held in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured by extremists from the Islamic State group — but made no mention of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who is also being held by ISIS

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Stieg Larsson Sequel Set for 35 Country Release in August

A new novel in late Swedish author Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy will hit shelves in 35 countries this August, the book's publisher announced Tuesday. That Which Does Not Kill, was completed by Swedish journalist and author David Lagercrantz

Shoppers And Retail Economy As German Investor Confidence Jumps

H&M to Open 400 New Stores in 2015

The new store openings for this year will mostly occur in China and the U.S., although H&M said it will debut in several new markets this year, including South Africa, India, and Peru. The Swedish retailer says its profit leapt 17% in 2014