Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why
PARIS (AP) — 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.
Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes.
Thai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industry
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Bangkok Post newspaper is reporting that the country's junta leader vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global mrkets.
AP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.
New York fire, building collapse injure 19; gas blast blamed
NEW YORK (AP) — An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring 19 people. Smoke could be seen and smelled for miles.
Senate pushes conservative budget toward approval
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward late-night approval Thursday night, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to erase deficits through trillions in spending cuts and repeal of the health cre law.
US: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors aid Thursday in announcing the men's arrests.
'Downton Abbey' to end after its upcoming 6th season
NEW YORK (AP) — A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year.
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