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.

Co-Pilot 'Hid' Mental Illness

A German prosecutor said Friday that the co-pilot accused of purposely crashing Germanwings Flight 9525 "hid his illness from his employer"

Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria Takes Boko Haram HQ

President Goodluck Jonathan is finally leading a strong campaign against insurgents but battlefield victories may not be enough at the ballot box

Scott Kelly - A Year In Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly to Take Off for ISS

Astronaut Scott Kelly will blast into space Friday afternoon, where he will complete a one-year stay at the International Space Station. Tune in at 3:30 p.m. ET for live video of the launch from the the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

Apple CEO Tim Cook attends an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, on March 9, 2015

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 stock photos Health Syringe Needle

How an HIV Outbreak Hit the Heartland

Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Thursday declared a public health emergency in a rural Indiana county after 79 cases of HIV were confirmed there in the last several months, an outbreak driven by rampant drug abuse combined with a spotty public health system


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

Arctic Oil Drilling

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