The Brief

A relative of a passenger on board capsized South Korean ferry Sewol weeps at an area where family members of victims of the disaster are gathered at Jindo harbour on April 21, 2014.

Ferry Death Toll Tops 150

More than 100 people remain missing after the Sewol sank off South Korea last week, prompting the arrest of at least seven crew members

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters strands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

IRS Gave Bogus Bonuses

The IRS paid $1 million in bonuses to employees who owed back taxes and another $1.8 million in bonuses to workers facing disciplinary problems

An airport worker fuels a JetBlue plane on the tarmac of the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York

JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize the Friendly Skies

After previously rejecting bids to unionize, the airline's pilots voted in favor of joining the Air Line Pilots Association, "so that we have the ability to improve our professional careers," co-chairs of JetBlue's organizing committee said

Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at Safe Kids Day at The Lot on April 5, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.

Drew Barrymore Has a Girl Named Frankie

The 36-year-old actress/member of Hollywood royalty Drew Barrymore gave birth to a daughter, Frankie, her second child with husband Will Kopelman. Barrymore’s older daughter Olive is now 19-months-old

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Prostitution: There's an App for That

An app called Peppr is available in Germany, where prostitution was legalized in 2002 and where the sex industry is now worth about $21 billion a year. The app's creator says it will "revolutionize the image of sex work" for the better

Members of the Fraternal White Knights of the Ku Klux Clan participate in the 11th Annual Nathan Bedford Forrest Birthday march July 11, 2009 in Pulaski, Tennessee.

KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch in Pennsylvania Town

'It’s just like any neighborhood watch program. It’s not targeting any specific ethnicity,' says the Fairview Township chapter president. The group has distributed flyers around the neighborhood that read: 'You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake'

A Nepalese porter walks with his load from Everest base camp in Nepal

Nepal Agrees to Relief Fund So Sherpas Keep Climbing

Authorities in Nepal have offered to meet with Sherpas working in the Himalayas to negotiate better compensation for those killed or injured while helping mainly foreign climbers conquer the world's highest peaks

Author Gillian Flynn during an interview on September 19, 2013.

Gone Girl Author: Film Stays True to Book's Spirit

During a Reddit AMA, Gillian Flynn discussed the upcoming film of her marital murder mystery, which will star Ben Affleck, as well as her writing process and why her novel Sharp Objects deserves the movie treatment

Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014.

Fears Rise Over Saudi Arabia's MERS Outbreak

The deadly virus had been linked to contact with camels, but hints of a rise in human contagion have been muddied by a sluggish government response, which has not confirmed whether the virus is mutating, nor performed the tests that would reveal if that is the case

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California Lawmakers Kill 'Affluenza' Bill

California legislators shot down a bill that would have created the country's first ban on using the "affluenza" (rich kids don't know better) defense. It was introduced after a wealthy Texas teen got probation for killing four people and injuring others in a drunk-driving accident

Journalists ask Lee Joon-seok, captain of South Korean ferry Sewol which sank at sea off Jindo, questions as Lee walked out of court after an investigation in Mokpo April 19, 2014.

Yes, It's Illegal for a Captain to Abandon Ship in S. Korea

South Korean law differs from international maritime standards regarding a captain abandoning ship, but that's the least of the charges facing Captain Lee Joon-seok, who allegedly decided to flee to safety as his passengers were left to die below