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  • Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode

    BERLIN – Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a “serious ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Iraqi troops in center of ISIS-held Tikrit

    TIKRIT, Iraq – Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby t ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Student loan recipients go on repayment strike

    WASHINGTON – Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she said ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour

    LOS ANGELES – The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again.The rock band announced a 15 ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

    BOSTON – Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began pre ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Indiana governor wants changes to religious law

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked lawmakers Tuesday to send him a clarification of the state’s new religious-freedom law later this week, w ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Indonesian prosecutors seek up to 18-year term for U.S. couple

    BALI, Indonesia – Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

    NEW YORK – Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had a record

    FORT MEADE, Md. – Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate h ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • USDA: Record soybean acres expected, corn acres to drop

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Farmers are expected to plant a record number of soybean acres this year, but fewer acres of corn as profit potential for the grain ...
    March 31, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from ...
    March 31, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Man accused in Ferguson police shooting denied lower bond

    CLAYTON, Mo. – A Missouri judge on Tuesday refused to reduce the bond of a 20-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding two police officers during ...
    March 31, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy sets May 1 deadline for Hillary Clinton interview on emails

    WASHINGTON – The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday he wants to interview Hillary Rodham Cl ...
    March 31, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Heavy winds sweep Europe, knock people to their knees, 1 man dead

    BERLIN – Heavy winds swept across Britain, Germany and the Netherlands on Tuesday, killing one man, knocking other pedestrians to their knees and forc ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Former Vladimir Putin allies question his political course

    MOSCOW – As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks 15 years since he was first elected, his former long-term allies are questioning his political cour ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:35 am
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