The Brief

In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston on March 5, 2015.
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Tears on the Stand

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor for the first time and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial before she was asked to step down to compose herself

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Depart The Lindo Wing With Their Daughter

Bookies in Royal Payout

British oddsmakers say they'll pay out $1.5 million after thousands placed bet Charlotte would be the Royal Baby name

An FBI crime scene investigator documents the area around two deceased gunmen and their vehicle outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, May 4, 2015.

Texas Shooters Identified

Elton Simpson, 30, and Nadir Soofi, 34, were shot and killed after opening fire at Garland, Texas event on Sunday

Hillary Clinton Awarded The 2013 Lantos Human Rights Prize

Clinton Slips in New Poll, But Stays Ahead of GOP Rivals

Clinton's share of unfavorable ratings climbed by 6% since March, according to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday. But she maintained a solid lead over her Republican rivals, all of whom drew more negative than positive ratings

Chris Brown Court Appearance

Chris Brown Suspected of Beating Man in Vegas

Las Vegas metropolitan police responded to reports of an assault during a basketball game at Palms Casino Resort. The 25-year-old singer threw a punch at a male suspect, according to police, who was hit again by one of Brown's acquaintances

Senate Armed Services Committee

Obama to Name a New Joint Chiefs of Staff Head

President Barack Obama is to nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr, a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14, as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Sleepwalking May Be in the Genes

New data shows that children were three times more likely to walk in their sleep if they had one parent who was, and seven times more likely to sleep walk if both parents had a history of it; sleep terrors are also likely to be hereditary, the study found

Comcast Internet TV Subscribers Earnings 2015

In First, Comcast Sells More Internet Than TV

Comcast has more high-speed Internet TV customers than paid-TV subscribers for the first time ever, a company executive said on a Monday earnings call. The change in Comcast's business mirrors larger shifts in the way consumers keep up with their favorite shows

How McDonald's Plans to Make a Turnaround

McDonald’s laid out on Monday the broad outline for its strategy to shake off five years of underwhelming results and stem an accelerating exodus of its customers: Get a higher percentage of its restaurants owned by franchisees and reorganize its structure

Elephant Rhino

Elephants, Rhinos and Other Herbivores Face Extinction

The world's largest plant-eating animals like elephants and rhinoceroses are facing dramatic population losses due to poaching and resource destruction, with 60% of large herbivores threatened by extinction, according to a new study

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson officially launches his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in Detroit on May 4, 2015.

Ben Carson Launches 2016 Presidential Campaign

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson launched a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, promising to run a different kind of campaign and proving the point with one of the most unusual campaign launches in recent memory