The Brief

Pope Francis
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An Easter Prayer

In his Easter address to more than 150,000 visitors at St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis called for an end to the recent conflicts in Syria, Nigeria and Ukraine and encouraged Catholics to help "those crushed by life's troubles"

Rescue workers carry the body of passenger who was on the capsized Sewol passenger ship at a port where family members of missing passengers have gathered, in Jindo

Divers Find Bodies in Ferry

The death toll in the South Korean ferry disaster has risen to 58 as divers were able to enter the boat and discovered more than a dozen bodies

Rubin Hurricane Carter

'Hurricane' Carter Dies

Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who attracted attention for fighting a wrongful murder conviction that sent him to prison for 19 years, was 76

General Mills Headquarters Ahead Of Earnings Figures

General Mills Changes Course Over Legal Terms Flap

The food giant reversed itself regarding widely criticized new legal terms on its website that some said could prevent customers from suing the company over downloading coupons, joining its online communities, or interacting with the company

Brendan Benson And Friends In Concert

Jack White Sets a Record With a Record

The singer performed a song from his upcoming album live, whose recording was then immediately pressed for customers -- all of which took 3 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds. It broke a world record for the fastest recording released

Pro-Russian militant walks past burnt cars near a checkpoint that was the scene of a gunfight overnight near the city of Slaviansk

Gunfight Erupts in Eastern Ukraine

Two groups apparently made up of separatists and pro-government loyalists clashed at the checkpoint near the town of Slavyansk, with the Ukrainian government saying one person had been killed and Russian state media reporting five dead

Nina Davuluri

Miss America Defends Suspended High School Senior

Nina Davuluri said she was flattered when 18-year-old Pennsylvania student Patrick Farves asked her out to the prom during a school assembly. She hopes Farves' high school will change its mind about his three-day suspension

Space Station

Space Station Gets a Visit From the Easter Dragon

SpaceX company's space capsule Dragon delivered two tons of food, gear, experiments and care packages to the six men aboard the International Space Station on Sunday. Dragon chased the space station for two days following its Cape Canaveral launch


20 New Cases of MERS Confirmed in Saudi Arabia

Around 49 people have been infected in the last six days by the incurable Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, which has claimed 76 lives in Saudi Arabia. The country's health minister said he did not know the cause of the sudden rise in cases

APTOPIX China Malaysia Plane

Malaysia, MH370 Relatives Talk Financial Aid

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainuddin met with the relatives of the passengers from the missing jet to talk about where to go next. Financial assistance was discussed and family members were urged to submit a plan for consideration

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speaks to the media after voting at a polling station in Kabul

Afghan Election Results Show Abdullah Ahead

Abdullah Abdullah currently leads with 44 percent of the votes tallied so far, followed by former finance minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai with 33.2 percent -- though that could change before final results are announced on May 14


Hamilton Scores Hat Trick With Chinese GP Win

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton's won his third straight Formula One race at the Chinese Grand Prix following his victories in Malaysia and Bahrain. His teammate Nico Rosberg took second place — the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two.