Protesters stare at a line of police officers and National Guard soldiers during a protest to demand justice for the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri in this file photo taken November 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

Obama criticizes Ferguson as city seeks settlement

President Barack Obama condemned the Missouri city of Ferguson for "oppressive and abusive" actions against African-Americans that were laid bare in a U.S. Justice Department report accusing police and court officials of a range of illegal actions.  Full Article 

U.S. said to ready criminal charges against Sen. Menendez 6:27pm EST

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday.

A police officer is silhouetted against the Apple logo in Grand Central Terminal in the Manhattan borough of New York January 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Apple of its eye for Dow

NEW YORK - Apple, the largest U.S. company by market value, will join the Dow Jones industrial average, replacing AT&T, in a change that reflects the dominant position of the iPhone maker in the U.S. economy and society.  Full Article 

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan speaks during a rare news conference at CIA Headquarters in Virginia, December 11, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

CIA to reorganize focus toward cyber ops

WASHINGTON - The Central Intelligence Agency is launching one of the biggest reorganizations in its history, aimed in part at sharpening its focus on cyber operations and incorporating digital innovations into intelligence gathering.  Full Article 

A portrait of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and flowers are pictured at the site where he was killed on February 27, with St. Basil's Cathedral seen in the background, at the Great Moskvoretsky Bridge in central Moscow March 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Nemtsov's friends: where were the police?

MOSCOW - Last week, when Boris Nemtsov was shot dead as he walked across a bridge next to the Kremlin, it took 11 minutes before a police car arrived at the scene, according to the time stamp on closed circuit television footage.  Full Article 

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking at EMILY’s List 30th Anniversary Gala in Washington, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The lesson from Hillary Clinton's email imbroglio

The current Clinton flap says something about the tension between the drive for transparency and the instinct for privacy and the way in which government growth has outrun legal limitations.  Commentary 

The dwarf planet Ceres taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on February 19, 2015 from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles is shown in this handout photo provided by NASA March 2, 2015. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters

U.S. spacecraft reaches dwarf planet Ceres

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A U.S. space probe slipped into orbit around Ceres, a miniature planet beyond Mars believed to be left over from the formation of the solar system, NASA said.  Video | Full Article 

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