• Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name'

    The co-pilot who investigators believe crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, worried "health problems" would dash his dreams and vowed one day to do something to "change the whole system", an ex-girlfriend told a German newspaper. She split up with him because it…

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  • Crash pilot was psychiatric patient, planned big gesture - paper

    The Bild newspaper published an interview with a woman who said she had had a relationship in 2014 with Andreas Lubitz, the man French prosecutors believe locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus on Tuesday and steered it into the French Alps, killing all on board. "He did it…

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  • For some, regret lingers years after girl's running death

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — For some, Savannah Hardin's final hours remain an open wound three years after she was run to death in the yard of her rural home as punishment for a lie.

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  • Haitian sentenced to pay more than $7,000 over plane seat row

    Edmond Alexandre, 60, a resident of Paris, pleaded guilty to interference with flight crew members and was sentenced by a federal judge in Boston. Authorities said Alexandre became disruptive on his August 27 Miami-to-Paris American Airlines flight when a passenger in front of him reclined the…

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  • 23 'beheaded' in NE Nigeria on eve of election: lawmaker, nurse

    Suspected Boko Haram gunmen beheaded 23 people and set fire to homes in Buratai, northeast Nigeria, on the eve of Saturday's general elections, a federal lawmaker representing the area told AFP. "There was an attack on Buratai late Friday by gunmen suspected to be insurgents....They beheaded 23…

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  • We Finally Know the Truth About Where That Fraternity Learned a Racist Song

    The mystery of where members of the University of Oklahoma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon learned the racist song that appeared in a video that went viral earlier this month—and resulted in the chapter and two students being booted off campus—has been solved. On Friday, OU’s president announced…

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    Photos of the day - March 27, 2015 (28 photos)

    A keeper holds a 12 week old Sumatran tiger cub during a routine health check in its enclosure at Chester Zoo in Chester northern England, a French Gendarmerie rescue helicopter flies over the debris of the Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps and Iraqi security…

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  • Medical examiner: 22-day-old baby girl starved to death

    BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A baby who was found dead in her car seat in a Florida restaurant parking lot had lost more than one-third of her body weight in the 22 days since she was born, a medical examiner testified Friday.

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  • Indonesia prepares to transfer Philippines drug convict for execution

    Indonesia is preparing to move a Filipina death row inmate for execution after she lost her appeal in the Supreme Court earlier this week, the attorney general's spokesman said on Friday. The planned executions of Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso and nine other mostly foreign drug traffickers has drawn…

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  • Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

    By Tom Käckenhoff DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy. French prosecutors believe…

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  • Oregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved.

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  • Angie's List halts expansion over Indiana law seen targeting gays

    The company behind the Angie's List business-rating website on Saturday put on hold a planned expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters over a new Indiana law that opponents say could allow companies to deny services to gay people. The decision by Angie's List Inc comes amid criticism of the…

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  • US military rescues two Saudi pilots off Yemen coast: official

    The US military has rescued two Saudi pilots who ejected from their jet off Yemen's coast, as the kingdom launched air strikes on rebel camps in its violence-wracked neighbor, officials said. The Saudi F-15 fighter jet appeared to be participating in the operations in Yemen, though a US defense…

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  • Mom of toddler found dead in backpack in creek pleads guilty

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead inside a backpack in an Ohio creek pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering.

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    Building collapse in New York City's East Village (51 photos)

    A building on fire near New York University collapsed on Thursday, and at least two people were critically injured, firefighters said. Orange flames and black smoke billowed from the facade and roof of the five-story building in Manhattan, near several NYU buildings and the Washington Square Park…

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  • Amanda Knox: Why was her murder conviction overturned?

    On Friday, Italy’s highest criminal court acquitted Ms. Knox, an American, and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. Lawyers for Mr. Sollecito had urged the courts to overturn the pair’s 2014 murder convictions, arguing that the guilty…

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    Divorced woman spends 7 months trashing her wedding gown

    After Dayna Rumfelt’s eight-year marriage fell apart, she didn’t want her wedding dress hanging around her closet — so she set off on a mission to not just get rid of the dress but to destroy any last vestige of it.

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