The Brief

APTOPIX Nigeria Election
Ben Curtis—AP

Nigeria Extends Vote

Nigeria has extended voting to Sunday after problems occurred as millions turned out to vote in a close presidential election. Boko Haram extremists disrupted some polling sites on Saturday, and at others the new voting machines weren't working

Rescuers stand ready as people pay their respects at the memorial for the victims of the air disaster in the village of Le Vernet

Grim Recovery Mission

Workers are recovering the remains of the 150 people killed in the Alps crash. "We have not found a single body intact," an investigator says

New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton Emails Gone

Hillary Clinton permanently deleted her emails, wiping her server "clean," according to a Congressman investigating the Benghazi attacks

Singapore Lee Kuan Yew Reaction

Singapore Bids Farewell to Lee Kuan Yew

Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew


Lights Go Out as World Observes Earth Hour

Seven thousand cities in 162 countries across the globe are turning off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday to send a message about climate change. Each city dimmed their skyline beginning at 8:30 p.m. local time

Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in the STAR TREK episode, "Spock's Brain." which aired on Sept. 20, 1968.

Leonard Nimoy’s Son to Direct Spock Documentary

The film, called For the Love of Spock, will feature Zachary Quinto and William Shatner. Adam Nimoy hopes to release the film in time to honor the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, which first aired on Sept. 8, 1966.


Antarctica May Have Just Seen Its Hottest Day Ever

The continent appears to have hit 63.5 F for the first time thanks to global warming, but there is some dispute over whether the spot on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula is technically part of Antarctica

File photo of Knox, the U.S. student convicted of murdering her British flatmate in Italy in November 2007, arriving at the court during her appeal trial session in Perugia

Amanda Knox Cleared in Roommate Murder

Italy's Supreme Court ruled Friday afternoon to finally acquit the American of the long-hanging charges that she and her former boyfriend had murdered former roommate Meredith Kercher. She had faced extradition to Italy if the conviction had been upheld

soyuz launch scott kelly

Rocket Lifts Off as a Year in Space Begins

Astronaut Scott Kelly blasted into space for one-year stay at the International Space Station, alongside cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko. Watch video of the fiery launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan