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Flags representing differents nations  are deployed during  ceremony with  family  members of victims in front of  a stele,  a stone slab erected as a monument, set up in memory of the victims  in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Sunday, March 29, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain Tuesday killed all 150 people aboard, and has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Pilot had suicidal tendencies

Monday, March 30, 2015

DUESSELDORF, Germany — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That’s the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy several years ago. All 150 people on board were killed by what prosecutors believe was a deliberate …

Ind. lawmakers scramble to quiet uproar over religious-objections law

Monday, March 30, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an “Indy Welcomes All” campaign ahead of this weekend’s NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance. …

Ramming incident at NSA leaves 1 dead

Monday, March 30, 2015

FORT MEADE, Md. — Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency on Monday, prompting police to open fire. One of the men died, the other was injured and a police officer also was …

Obama: Hope dims for end to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. is weighing whether to back Palestinian efforts to seek U.N. recognition for an independent state and that recent remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dim hope for a …

Homeland Security No. 2 accused of improper influence

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors seeking U.S. visas in three cases involving prominent Democrats, including a company run by the youngest brother of likely …

Cruz courts Christian conservatives

Monday, March 23, 2015

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Christian conservative voters to imagine a United States without the IRS, Obamacare or abortion rights — and to imagine they can …

Netanyahu apologizes to Israel’s Arab citizens

Monday, March 23, 2015

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Israel’s Arab citizens on Monday for remarks he made during last week’s parliament election that offended members of the community. The move appeared to be an attempt to heal rifts and mute criticism at home and in the United States. …

Carter: Hackers didn’t steal troop data for kill list

Monday, March 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — The names, photos and addresses of 100 U.S. military members posted online by a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division were not stolen from confidential government files, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday. During a news conference at Camp David, Maryland, Carter was asked …

Police: No evidence of UVA gang rape

Monday, March 23, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A four-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described in graphic detail produced no evidence of the attack and was stymied by the accuser’s unwillingness …