The Brief


The Danger of Sleep

Oversleeping feels like a treat on the weekend, but regularly sleeping too much is actually a sign that there may be a medical problem at play

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock on Star Trek, died Friday. He was 83 and had lung disease. See his life in pictures

House Fails To Pass Bill Funding Homeland Security Department

Senate Approves Homeland Security Funding Bill

The Senate has approved a bill to ensure full funding of the Homeland Security Department for one week, sending the measure to the House just hours before the agency faced a partial shutdown. By voice vote late Friday, the Senate backed the bill

Ilya Yashin, Ksenia Sobchak

Russian Opposition Leader Shot Dead

A leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot and killed in central Moscow. Boris Nemtsov, a deputy prime minister under President Boris Yeltsin, was killed by an unidentified attacker. Nemtsov, 55, was a prominent opposition member

That Weird Dress Is Selling Like Crazy Right Now

A spokesperson for Roman Originals said the company’s sales are up 347% Friday compared to expectations as people came to look at the dress that sparked a social media sensation to see what color it actually was — and then stuck around to do some shopping

attends ROCA PATRON TEQUILA at the 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Kelly Osbourne Has Left Fashion Police

Co-host Kelly Osbourne has quit Fashion Police, according to a statement from the television network E!. The network said that Osbourne had left the show in order to “pursue other opportunities,” but that the show would continue on schedule

Smaller-dose pot-infused cookies, called the Rookie Cookie, sit on the packaging table at The Growing Kitchen, in Boulder. Colorado on Sept. 26, 2014.

Colorado Sold Almost 5 Million Marijuana Edibles

Colorado just got its first year-long batch of data on the state's grand experiment with legal marijuana, and it turns out 4.8 million edible marijuana products and nearly 150,000 lbs. of marijuana flowers were sold in 2014

The ISIS militant who has been identified as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, seen in a propaganda video.

Eric Holder: We Will Hold 'Jihadi John' Accountable

Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that U.S. officials are actively working to ensure the ISIS fighter Mohammed Emwazi, a Londoner who was identified as the man seen in ISIS' brutal execution videos, is held accountable for his crimes

Prince Harry at a Remembrance Sunday service at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan on Nov. 9, 2014.

Prince Harry To Leave the Armed Forces This Year

The prince, who is known as Capt. Harry Wales in the military and served two tours of Afghanistan, wants to devote himself to continuing his work helping injured servicemen and women find new jobs or continue to contribute in the services