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Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work on Tuesday, the day authorities say he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said. Read More

 

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German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. More »

 

Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi and Egyptian warships deployed Friday to the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen to secure the strategic sea passage, Egyptian military officials said, as a Saudi-led coalition widened its strikes on the second day of an air campaign against Shiite rebels and their allies, aiming to pave the way for possible ground operations. More »

 

Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire after five terms. More »

 

NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says someone may have "inappropriately accessed" a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people. More »

 

Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

SEATTLE (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox has tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown. More »

 

End of 'Mad Men,' but show's relics find new life at museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don Draper is making his exit with "Mad Men" this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution. More »

 

Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary

BALTIMORE (AP) — Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement far too long — up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights. More »

 

Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places. More »

 

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