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Rescue workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. In a split second, he killed all 150 people aboard the plane. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why

Thursday, March 26, 2015

PARIS — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside. The account Thursday of the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525 prompted some airlines to immediately impose stricter cockpit rules — and … 0

Crisis in Yemen

Thursday, March 26, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The collapse of Yemen’s government in the face of a rebel offensive leaves Saudi Arabia with no easy way of fulfilling a pledge to stand by its ally. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies started bombing Shiite Houthi targets in Yemen Thursday. They launched “the military operations in … 0

Indiana HIV outbreak

Thursday, March 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps Thursday to help contain the spread of HIV in a county tied to 79 new infections since January, all of them linked to intravenous drug use. Pence issued an executive order declaring a public health emergency in Scott County, … 0

Cop shootings of mentally ill reveal gaps in care, say experts

Thursday, March 19, 2015

DALLAS — A fatal shooting last year by police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, of a homeless man with a history of schizophrenia triggered large demonstrations. A month later, Milwaukee police shot a mentally ill man 14 times. In … 0

The unemployment and the damage done

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Unemployment isn’t just bad for your bank account. It can also do serious damage to mental health — especially for younger adults who are just starting out in life, new research shows. Nearly 12 percent of Americans between ages 18 and 25 were deemed to be depressed based … 0

Full steam downward

Thursday, March 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ordered the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 2008 levels over the next 10 years by shifting to renewable energy sources such as solar power. The executive order … 0

Colo. woman accused of cutting baby from womb

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LONGMONT, Colo. — A Colorado woman accused of cutting open the belly of a pregnant woman and removing her unborn baby from her womb had told her family she was expecting a baby boy and had arranged to … 0

Don’t sweat the Fed

Thursday, March 19, 2015

By MATTHEW CRAFT and PAUL WISEMAN Associated Press NEW YORK — Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher. … 0

FEMA to states: no climate planning, no $

Thursday, March 19, 2015

By KATHERINE BAGLEY TNS The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard mitigation plans that address climate change. This may put several Republican … 0

Tag Heuer to make smartwatches with Google, Intel

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NEW YORK — Watch out Apple: Swiss company Tag Heuer is developing its own smartwatch with tech rivals Google and Intel. The announcement Thursday comes a month before Apple Inc. starts selling its smartwatch. Tag Heuer’s version is expected to be ready at the end of the year. … 0

Museum attack in Tunisian capital kills 19; 2 gunmen slain

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia — Foreign tourists scrambled in panic Wednesday after militants stormed a museum in Tunisia’s capital and killed 19 people, “shooting at anything that moved,” a witness said. Two gunmen were slain by security forces following the … 0

Group: Obama administration worse than ever on records requests

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WASHINGTON — The White House is exempting an office from compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, angering open-government advocates, who accuse President Barack Obama of not living up to his pledge to run the “most transparent administration … 0

GOP sets budget collision course with Obama

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — Republicans in the House of Representatives proposed their vision of the 2016 federal budget Tuesday, a starkly different approach from that of President Barack Obama that would balance the books within a decade by cutting $5.5 … 0