The Brief

Police stand in front of the residence of the parents of Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot on Germanwings flight 4U9525, on March 26, 2015 in Montabaur, Germany.
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The Co-Pilot: What We Know

French prosecutors claim that Andreas Lubitz intentionally crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 last Tuesday, killing himself and the 149 other individuals aboard. Investigators raided Lubitz’s apartment along with his parents’ home in Montabaur, Germany, this week

<> at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Takei Urges #BoycottIndiana

Star Trek actor George Takei slams Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for signing a law that allows business owners to deny same-sex couples service

Zach Auguste #30 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish dunks in the second half against Rashard Kelly #0 and Darius Carter #12 of the Wichita State Shockers during the Midwest Regional semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Notre Dame Beats Wichita State

The most intriguing matchup of the Sweet 16 didn’t live up to its billing, as Notre Dame topped Wichita State, 81-70, to earn a spot in the Elite Eight

Jeremy Clarkson leaves his home in London, March 11, 2015.

Jeremy Clarkson Offered Job by Russian Military TV

A television station owned by the Russian defense ministry is offering a job to former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson. The Zvezda TV channel published a letter to Clarkson on its website late Thursday, inviting him to visit Moscow in April

Singer Zayn Malik of One Direction at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 23, 2014.

Zayn Malik Speaks Out About Leaving One Direction

The 22-year-old said that the past week—which saw him leave the band's tour, return home to London and subsequently quit the band—has left him "feeling quite interesting," in an interview published Friday

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 9: Apple CEO Tim Cook smiles after an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. announced the new MacBook as well as more details on the much anticipated Apple Watch, the tech giant's entry into the rapidly growing wearable technology segment as well (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

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

Arctic Oil Drilling

Oil Council: Arctic Drilling Needed Now

The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday

Craig T. Nelson at the "Get Hard" Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater on March 25, 2015 in Los Angeles.

NBC Reviving Coach With Craig T. Nelson

The 1990s sitcom, which went off the air in '97, will apparently be a sequel to the comedy series rather than a reboot. Coach Hayden Fox, who will have been retired, is called back to be assistant coach for his own grown son

Iraqi security forces prepare to attack Islamic State extremist positions in Tikrit, north of Baghdad, Iraq, March 26, 2015.

Militias Back Out of Iraq Campaign After U.S. Air Strikes

Three Shi’ite militias pulled out of the Iraqi assault on the ISIS-held city of Tikrit in protest of U.S. air strikes supporting the campaign. Reports indicate the groups, representing a third of the 30,000 government-led forces, are withdrawing from the front lines

Winklevoss Twins Facebook Settlement Appeal Begins

The Winklevoss Twins to Play Themselves on Silicon Valley

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have already been portrayed onscreen once, but this time around they will be playing themselves. The twin brothers, famous for suing Mark Zuckerberg over claims Facebook was their idea, will have a cameo in HBO's Silicon Valley

Henry Lihn posted this photo on Instagram of the East Village building fire on March 26, 2015 in New York City.

19 Injured in Fiery Building Collapse in Manhattan

Three buildings in a heavily residential area of New York City collapsed as a fire broke out in a fourth, leaving 19 injured in what is suspected to be a gas-related explosion. Four of the injured are in a critical condition, a spokesman for the city's fire department said