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Robert Menendez
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Senator Braces for Charges

Federal authorities are expected to bring criminal corruption charges against longtime New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez over an allegedly improper relationship with a friend and donor, capping an investigation that has buffeted the senator for two years


Malaysia Airlines Struggles

Sunday marks the culmination of a difficult year for Malaysia Airlines, with the disappearance of Flight 370 followed by only more problems

An illustration of the Apple Inc. logo taken on Jan. 30, 2015 in Lille, France.

Inside Apple’s Secret Lab

Apple appears to be courting developers in advance of its Watch launch in April. Here's what's going on behind closed doors

Children protest the daylight-savings time.

When Daylight Saving Time Was Illegal

When Daylight Saving Time starts early Sunday, Americans are likely to turn their clocks forward with a minimum of grumbling over the lost hour—at least compared to the objections that were raised when it was first implemented

Police are deployed to keep peace along Florissant Avenue on Aug. 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

2 Ferguson Officials Resign After DOJ Report

Two city officials in Ferguson, Mo., have resigned after a federal report highlighted racist emails sent by police and court employees. The report concluded that police had used excessive and dangerous force and had disproportionately targeted blacks

Harrison Ford attends the 12th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, Jan 16, 2015, in Los Angeles

Harrison Ford 'Saved Several Lives' in Plane Crash 

Harrison Ford "saved several lives" by avoiding crashing his vintage plane into a densely populated area, an eyewitness said. The 72-year-old star was hospitalized after he ditched his World War II training plane on a Los Angeles golf course after losing engine power


Army Makes It Harder to Dismiss Transgender Troops

The army announced it will elevate the authority to discharge transgender soldiers from local unit commanders to the Assistant Secretary of the Army, a move that would make it more difficult for transgender soldiers to be discharged because of their gender identity stock photos Health Pills

Breakthrough Treatment for Lung Cancer Approved

A novel way to treat lung cancer won approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the first drug use the immune system. The latest drug has showed promise with other cancers, and is the first to use the immune system to tackle hard-to-treat lung tumors

Job seekers attend a job fair on the Upper West Side in New York City, Jan. 15, 2015.

U.S. Employers Add 295,000 Jobs in Feb.

The U.S. economy gained 295,000 jobs in February, the 13th consecutive month employers added more than 200,000 to their payrolls. Meanwhile the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5%.

German chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and German Minister of Family Affairs Manuela Schwesig

Germany to Require More Women on Corporate Boards

The largest German corporations will soon be required to ensure that women represent at least 30% of the members on their supervisory boards under a new law. Women currently occupy fewer than 20% of seats on corporate boards in the country

Toy Story

Toy Story 4 Will Be a Love Story, Not a Sequel

The next installment of Toy Story, which hits theaters in 2017, will not be a direct sequel to the third film, and will instead focus on a love story. The third film in the franchise grossed $1.1 billion