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Germanwings crash: Awful mysteries remain

A day after a French prosecutor said a co-pilot intentionally set a Germanwings plane on a fatal descent, terrifying mysteries remained.

Why did Andreas Lubitz fly the jetliner into the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard?

Did he plan his actio...

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Boston bomb 'victim' indicted for fraud

A woman who claims she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing has been charged with stealing money from funds set up for the victims.

Joanna Leigh claims the indictment is retribution for her vocal criticism of the way One Fund Boston disbursed t...

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Mayor: NY blast likely 'gas-related'

Inspectors from New York's gas utility were at a building in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday a little more than an hour before a fiery blast injured at least 19 people, at least four critically, leveled the structure and a neighboring one, offic...

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Cartoonists sentenced for insulting Turkish leader

A court in Turkey this week sentenced two cartoonists to 11 months and 20 days in prison for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Soon after, the court changed the jail sentence to a fine of 7,000 Turkish lira or about $2,700 each.

Carto...

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No murder charge in Craigslist baby cutting

A former nurse's aide will not face murder charges for allegedly cutting and removing an unborn baby from the mother's womb, Boulder County, Colorado, prosecutor Stanley Garnett said Thursday.

The mother, Michelle Wilkins, answered a Craigslist ad for...

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Saudi ambassador won't rule out nuke development

The Saudi Ambassador to the United States would not rule out the possibility of the Saudis creating their own nuclear bomb to counterbalance a nuclear-armed Iran in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday.

"This is not something we would disc...

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Plane crash: What were cockpit security protocols?

Reports that one of the pilots on doomed Germanwings Flight 9525 was locked out of the cockpit, trying to break inside, has sparked renewed speculation about the cause of the crash and thrown cockpit security protocols into the spotlight.

Information ...

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Plane crash: What does 'fit to fly' miss?

The tragic news that Germanwings Flight 9525 was deliberately crashed into the French Alps by a pilot deemed "100 percent fit to fly" challenges the common understanding of the phrase.

Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said co-pilot Andreas Lubitz apparently ...

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FBI charges father of wanted LAPD officer

The father of a Los Angeles police officer wanted for murder has been charged with making a false statement to an FBI agent, the FBI said Thursday in a press release.

Victor Manuel Solis, 53, was arrested in Lancaster, California, in connection with t...

Germanwings flight

Co-pilot acted 'deliberately' to crash plane

Latest developments:

• Transponder data shows that the autopilot on Germanwings Flight 9525 was reprogrammed by someone in the cockpit to change the plane's altitude from 38,000 feet to 100 feet, according to Flightradar24, a website that tracks aviat...

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