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France: Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to ‘destroy’ Germanwings plane

PARIS (AP) – The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” sent the plane full speed into a mountain … Full story    

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For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak

VELES, Macedonia – This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended – and her nightmare of an infant … Full story    

NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it

WASHINGTON – NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it – a stepping … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

Distraction a factor in 6 in 10 teen driver crashes

WASHINGTON – Distractions – especially talking with passengers and using cellphones – play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

France: Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to ‘destroy’ Germanwings plane

PARIS (AP) – The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” sent the plane full speed into a mountain … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

Co-pilot was ‘very happy’ with Germanwings job

MONTABAUR, Germany – Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot’s job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

Switzerland: US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

NEW YORK – An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble on Thursday and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

Russian, American ready for a year in space

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) – The Russian astronaut heading off for a year in space says he’ll miss the natural landscapes on Earth. His American counterpart … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

Cuba, US to launch human rights dialogue in latest talks

HAVANA (AP) – Cuba and the United States will debate human rights at a meeting in Washington on Tuesday in another sign of the thaw … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

US government contractor, daughter die in plane crash in French Alps

WASHINGTON – Three Americans were presumed dead in the plane crash in the southern French Alps, including a U.S. government contractor and her daughter, the … Full story    
Updated yesterday

US officials: Military worries about easing transgender ban

WASHINGTON – U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doc fees

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’s ready to sign “good, bipartisan” legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements as Senate Democrats … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Official: Boko Haram abducts hundreds of Nigerian civilians

ABUJA, Nigeria – Hundreds of civilians, including many children, have been abducted and are being used as human shields by Boko Haram extremists, a top … Full story    
Updated yesterday

France gets audio from jet’s black box, hunts for 2nd one

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France – French investigators cracked open a mangled black box and extracted audio from its cockpit voice recorder Wednesday, but gleaned no explanation for … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Obama, wowed by young scientists, announces new STEM pledges

The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred, and in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

VA says it will relax 40-mile rule for private medical care

WASHINGTON (AP) – Responding to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Attorney: Officer acted in self-defense in shooting motorist

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs are unavailable

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Charge tossed for convicted mother

PHOENIX – An Arizona woman who spent more than two decades on death row in her 4-year-old son’s killing saw her murder charge dismissed Monday, … Full story    
Published:  March 24, 2015

Israel’s Netanyahu apologizes

JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Israel’s Arab citizens on Monday for remarks he made during last week’s parliament election that offended members … Full story    
Published:  March 24, 2015

Greek, German leaders seek to reboot relationship

BERLIN – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor sought Monday to reboot an increasingly sour relationship, saying they are looking for ways to … Full story    
Published:  March 24, 2015

‘Insurgent’ seizes top spot; ‘The Gunman’ misfires

Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” was no match for the rebel kids of “Insurgent.” The second installment in the “Divergent” series easily topped the box office … Full story    
Published:  March 23, 2015