The Brief

Lee Joong-seok

Ferry Captain Charged

The captain of the ferry that capsized off the coast of South Korea has been charged by prosecutors and taken into custody by police

Barack Obama

President Punts on Pipeline

A decision to give executive agencies more time to review plans for the Keystone XL pipeline could push a final decision to after the midterm elections

Abdullah Gul - Uhuru Kenyatta meeting

Turkey's Gul Rules Out Job Swap With Erdogan

The future of Turkish President Abdullah Gul is linked to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has made clear his interest in running for the presidency when the post opens in August. But Gul appeared to cast the idea of a Putin-style job swap

Booking photo of Megan Huntsman in Pleasant Grove, Utah

Autopsies Done on 7 Utah Babies Found in Garage

Pleasant Grove police said the medical examiner will review the autopsy reports of seven infants found in cardboard boxes with police and prosecutors. Meanwhile, the woman accused of killing six of the babies was still being held in jail on $6 million bail

Former U.S. Secretary of State Clinton speaks to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention in Las Vegas

Docs: Clinton Looked Into 'Right-Wing Conspiracy'

Decades-old documents released by the National Archives detail the administration's efforts to get to the bottom of what then-first lady Hillary Clinton once called a “vast right-wing conspiracy” to discredit her husband’s presidency

California's Drought Threatens Farm Town With 50% Unemployment

Drought-Affected Calif. Farmers to Get More Water

The Department of Water Resources said it is increasing water allotments from the State Water Project from zero to 5 percent of what water districts have requested. The news comes as the state is experiencing its third consecutive dry year


Obama Signs Bill Barring Terrorist Ambassadors

The bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, is a response to Iran selecting Hamid Aboutalebi as its Ambassador to the United Nations. Aboutalebi allegedly participated 1979 Iranian hostage crisis

Miami Beach Police Documentation of Justin Bieber's Tattoos

White House Mum on Bieber Petition

The Obama administration offered a 'no comment' to have Canadian singer Justin Bieber deported from the United States following his recent legal troubles. Almost 275,000 people signed a petition on the White House website in January

Tribeca Film Festival 2013 Portrait Studio - Day 1

Whoopi Pens Column About Her Love for Weed

Writing for The Denver Post, Whoopi Goldberg describes her love affair with her vaporizer pen, which offers relief from severe headaches caused by her glaucoma and allows her to control the amount of THC—the active ingredient in marijuana—she ingests


Dads Have More Leisure Time Than Moms on Weekends

A new Pew analysis shows that while fathers and mothers have about the same amount of leisure time on weekdays, dads get an hour more of it than moms on Saturdays and Sundays (5.5 hours, compared to a mother's 4.5)

The female penis of the Neotrogla aurora insect species is seen in an undated handout photo released April 17, 2014.

Female ‘Penis’ Found on Brazilian Cave Insects

In what is being called the "world's first" instance of gender-reversed genitalia, scientists have found four species of insects with female “penises.” The species live in dry Brazilian caves and feed on bat guano