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The Justice Department expects to file corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., a law enforcement official said Friday, culminating an investigation that has dogged the senator for two years.

Matt Apuzzo
U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000.Christopher S. Rugaber
Jeff Bauman walked into a federal courtroom here Thursday wearing shorts, with an awkward gait, though it seemed a miracle he was walking at all.Katharine Q. Seelye
The Libyan national oil company declared 11 oil fields nonoperational because of “theft, looting, sabotage and destruction” by “unidentified armed groups,” the company said in a statement late Wednesday.David D. Kirkpatrick
Liberia’s last Ebola patient was discharged Thursday after a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia, bringing to zero the number of known cases in the country and marking a milestone in West Africa’s battle against the disease.Norimitsu Onishi
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at Ceres Friday. If all goes according to plan, the excursion will be the first time a spacecraft visits a dwarf planet.Pete Spotts
Militants from the Islamic State used military vehicles to destroy at least part of the Iraqi archaeological site at the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said Thursday.Anne Barnard
After six years of planetary observations, scientists at NASA say they have found convincing new evidence that ancient Mars had an ocean.MARC KAUFMAN
The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday predicted an average price of $58 per barrel of oil in 2015, and $75 per barrel in 2016, spelling more bad news for the oil-loving Alaska budget.Alex DeMarban
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say they have been watching the same star blow itself to smithereens in a supernova explosion over and over again, thanks to a trick of Einsteinian optics.Dennis Overbye