The Brief

US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert covers his face as he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul on March 5, 2015.

N. Korea Applauds Amb. Attack

North Korea applauded the slashing of U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert, calling it a "knife attack of justice"

Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks about the Justice DepartmentÕs findings related to two investigations in Ferguson, Missouri, at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. Holder delivered the remarks for an audience of department employees who worked on the investigations after a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, sparking weeks of demonstrations and violent clashes.

Holder Slams Ferguson Police

Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will guarantee "corrective action" in Ferguson after a report found a pattern of racial bias

Kenneth Feld, left, CEO of Feld Entertainment Inc., and his daughters, from right, Juliette, Alana, and Nicole, feed elephants Alana and Icky at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in Polk City, Fla., March 3, 2015.

Ringling Bros. Circus to Eliminate Elephant Acts

The circus plans to phase out elephant acts by 2018, amid growing public concern about how the animals are treated. The circus' 43 elephants will live at the 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her PDA upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for Tripoli on Oct. 18, 2011.

Clinton Asks for Her Emails to Be Made Public

Hillary Clinton, embroiled in a controversy over her use of personal email during her time as Secretary of State, said late Wednesday that she's asked the State Department to release some of her correspondence


Statins May Seriously Increase Diabetes Risk

Statins can lower cholesterol and even tamp down inflammation to keep the risk of heart disease down. But these commonly prescribed drugs may increase the risk of diabetes, and by a considerable amount

Fifty Shades of Gray

Indian Censors Ban Fifty Shades of Grey

India blocked the release of Fifty Shades of Grey — an adaptation of the 2011 best-selling erotic novel — with sources saying that the country’s censors objected to parts of the film’s dialogue. India joins countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and Kenya in banning the film

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at nuclear negotiations with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, on March 4, 2015, in Montreux, Switzerland

Kerry Pushes Back on Israeli Criticism of Iran Nuke Talks

U.S. officials sought on Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism

A courtroom sketch shows Boston Marathon bombing survivor Sydney Corcoran testifying in the trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at the federal courthouse in Boston, Mass., March 4, 2015.

Boston Bombing Survivors Give Testimony

Survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings appeared in a Boston federal court on Wednesday to deliver testimony of the bloodshed. "I remember thinking, this is it, I’m going to die. I’m not going to make it," recalled one

February 2000 photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office shows Charley Saturmin Robinet after his arrest for robbery

Failures by 3 Governments Preceded Homeless Man's Death

Mistakes and miscommunication three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon

Shania Twain Performs At The Calgary Stampede - Calgary, Alberta

Shania Twain Announces Farewell Tour

Shania Twain is leaving Las Vegas and heading out on a farewell tour, the artist revealed on Good Morning America: "I'm finally, after 11 years, going back on tour ... This is going to be a big tour for me because it’s going to be my last," Twain said

Sen. Elizabeth Warren listens to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testify, at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 24, 2015.

How Elizabeth Warren Turns Boilerplate Viral

Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted a video on Facebook last week of a recent speech in which she discussed the decline of the middle class and criticized Republicans in Congress. Its substance was fairly routine for a Democratic lawmaker, but the response was not