The Brief

A German police officer enters the house believed to belong to crashed Germanwings flight 4U 9524 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany on March 26, 2015.
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Co-Pilot 'Hid' Illness

Police that raided the home of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot accused of purposely crashing Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps on Tuesday, found evidence that "the deceased hid his illness from his employer," a German prosecutor said Friday

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Harry Reid to Retire

Sen. Harry Reid says he will not seek reelection in 2016, bringing an end to a decades-long career in Congress

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Takei Urges #BoycottIndiana

Star Trek actor George Takei slams Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for signing a law that allows business owners to deny same-sex couples service

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 9: Apple CEO Tim Cook smiles after an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. announced the new MacBook as well as more details on the much anticipated Apple Watch, the tech giant's entry into the rapidly growing wearable technology segment as well (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Apple's CEO Tim Cook Plans to Leave Wealth to Charity

After paying for his 10-year-old nephew’s college tuition, Apple CEO Tim Cook says, he plans on leaving all his wealth — which today amounts to $120 million — to good causes. “You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change,” he told Fortune

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China's Smog Casts Shadow Over Olympic Bid

With the 2022 Winter Olympics looming, there are only two significant impediments to China’s efforts to host the Games in Beijing: Almaty, Kazakhstan, and the notorious smog that chokes the Chinese capital

Jeremy Clarkson leaves his home in London, March 11, 2015.

Jeremy Clarkson Offered Job by Russian Military TV

A television station owned by the Russian defense ministry is offering a job to former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson. The Zvezda TV channel published a letter to Clarkson on its website late Thursday, inviting him to visit Moscow in April

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Oil Council Calls for Arctic Drilling

The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday

Iraqi security forces prepare to attack Islamic State extremist positions in Tikrit, north of Baghdad, Iraq, March 26, 2015.

Militias Back Out of Iraq Campaign After U.S. Air Strikes

Three Shi’ite militias pulled out of the Iraqi assault on the ISIS-held city of Tikrit in protest of U.S. air strikes supporting the campaign. Reports indicate the groups, representing a third of the 30,000 government-led forces, are withdrawing from the front lines

Craig T. Nelson at the "Get Hard" Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater on March 25, 2015 in Los Angeles.

NBC Reviving Coach With Craig T. Nelson

The 1990s sitcom, which went off the air in '97, will apparently be a sequel to the comedy series rather than a reboot. Coach Hayden Fox, who will have been retired, is called back to be assistant coach for his own grown son

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California Revises 'Jessica's Law'

California is loosening a key provision of so-called Jessica's Law — a law that prohibits all registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 ft. of a school or park. On March 2, the California Supreme Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional