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Reports: Video found in wreckage shows Germanwings flight’s final seconds – CNN

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dusseldorf, Germany (CNN)Video found in the wreckage on a French mountainside shows the nightmarish final seconds of Germanwings Flight 9525, reports said Tuesday. Taken on a cell phone, the video “was so chaotic that it was hard to identify people, but the sounds of the screaming passengers made it perfectly clear that they were aware of what was about to happen to them,” according to the French magazine Paris Match,…

Who Will Come To Tsarnaev’s Defense? ‘They Got Nothing,’ Expert Says – Huffington Post

Monday, March 30, 2015

An image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at an ATM on April 18, 2013, where he withdrew cash from the account of a man allegedly held hostage by Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan. Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial saw photos of severed limbs and video showing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev standing behind children near the site of an explosion at the race. During almost four weeks of prosecution testimony, the jury…

Indiana GOP Leaders Shocked Their ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Is Seen As Anti-Gay – Huffington Post

Monday, March 30, 2015

WASHINGTON — Indiana’s Republican leaders said they were shocked, confused and completely caught off-guard by the backlash to their new “religious freedom” law, telling reporters Monday that they had not expected criticism calling the measure anti-gay. “I don’t think anyone anticipated that the characterization of the bill would be, this denies to services to a specific class to Hoosiers. It does just the opposite. It includes all Hoosiers in the…

Iran expands regional ’empire’ ahead of nuclear deal – Daily Times

Sunday, March 29, 2015

BEIRUT: With Iran moving closer to a deal with world powers to constrain its nuclear programme in return for an end to sanctions, Arab analysts and leaders are focused more on how Tehran is working unconstrained to tighten its grip on Arab states, from Iraq to Lebanon, and Syria to Yemen. The man behind what some see as an attempt to create a new Persian and Shi’ite “empire”…

Pence: Indiana law on religious freedom ‘not about discrimination … not going to … – Fox News

Sunday, March 29, 2015

File: Nov. 29, 2010: Then-Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., at the Detroit Economic Club in Birmingham, Mich. (AP) Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Sunday that a new state law that attempts to protect long-standing religious freedoms “is not about discrimination” and that he and other state lawmakers do not intend to change the legislation. Pence, a Republican, said the legislation that he signed last week prohibits Indiana laws that “substantially burden” a…

Amanda Knox: ‘Joy’ as murder conviction overturned – euronews

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Amanda Knox has spoken of her joy after Italy’s Supreme Court overturned her conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher. In a surprise move, a five-judge panel threw out the second guilty verdict against the 27-year-old American and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. “I’m incredibly grateful for what has happened, for the justice I’ve received, for the support I’ve had from everyone: from my family; from…

Italy’s highest court acquits Amanda Knox of killing roommate – Fox News

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Italy’s highest court acquitted American Amanda Knox of murder Friday, ending her legal saga. Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito — who was also acquitted Friday — had been convicted, acquitted, and convicted in three different trials over the 2007 murder of Knox’s flatmate Meredith Kercher in the Italian university town of Perugia. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “I am tremendously relieved and grateful for the decision of the Supreme Court of…

Germanwings co-pilot’s torn sick note, recent treatment at hospital provide clues … – Fox News

Friday, March 27, 2015

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz ripped up a doctor’s note excusing him from work on the day he crashed a crowded passenger plane into a mountain, according to prosecutors Friday, and was undergoing treatment at a German hospital where doctors last saw him two weeks before the crash. University Hospital Dusseldorf acknowledged treating Lubitz but dismissed as “incorrect” media reports that it was for depression. The facility refused to say what…

Harry Reid’s final surprise – Politico

Friday, March 27, 2015

I met Harry Reid almost 30 years ago. Most Popular Top Stories, Videos & Photos He was running for an open U.S. Senate seat. I was a wet-behind-the-ears political reporter. I couldn’t believe this guy—this charismatically challenged, hushed-spoken congressman—was the favorite to take the legendarily smooth Paul Laxalt’s place. How could he win? …

Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee testifies he was intoxicated before killing – Fox News

Friday, March 27, 2015

In this March 6, 2015, file photo, Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, listens during Hernandez’s murder trial in Fall River, Mass. (AP) FALL RIVER, Mass. –  The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial Friday that he was intoxicated in the hours before the killing of her sister’s boyfriend. Shayanna Jenkins also told jurors that she found…

Germanwings co-pilot’s torn sick note, romantic breakup provide clues in crash … – Fox News

Friday, March 27, 2015

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz ripped up a doctor’s note excusing him from work on the day he crashed a crowded passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday, while a German newspaper said the man may have just gone through a breakup with his girlfriend. Prosecutors in Germany reported Friday that Lubitz was being treated for a medical illness that he hid from his employer. Investigators found torn-up doctor’s notes,…

Andreas Lubitz, Germanwings Co-Pilot, Appeared ‘100 Percent Flightworthy … – New York Times

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Building explodes, erupts in flames in New York City’s East Village – Fox News

Thursday, March 26, 2015

An apartment building exploded and burst into flames in New York’s East Village on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people, three of them critically, in what authorities said was a possible gas-related incident. Flames could be seen shooting out of the top of the five-story building at 2nd Ave. and 7th Street, which partially collapsed shortly after the explosion at 3:20 p.m. Items from a ground-floor sushi restaurant were…

Germanwings co-pilot wanted to ‘destroy the plane,’ locked pilot out of cockpit … – Fox News

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The co-pilot of Germanwings 9525 had sole control of the doomed flight that crashed into the French Alps early Tuesday and “wanted to destroy this plane,” a French prosecutor said Thursday. The cockpit voice recorder, recovered on Wednesday from the rugged terrain north of Nice, appeared to show the pilot locked out of the cockpit and knocking on the door, first politely, then frantically in the moments before the jet,…

French Investigators Extract Voices, Sounds From Flight 9525’s Black Box – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, March 26, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, French President Francois Hollande, centre, and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy pay respect to victims in front of the mountain where a Germanwings jetliner crashed Tuesday, in Le Vernet, France, French Alps, Wednesday,March 25, 2015. French investigators cracked open the badly damaged cockpit voice recorder black box of the German jetliner on Wednesday and sealed off the rugged Alpine crash site where 150 people died…

Yemen’s conflict fuels calls for southern independence – Washington Post

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ADEN, Yemen — The flag of once-independent South Yemen is visible everywhere around this port city, once the country’s capital. The banner — red, white, black and blue with a red star — is painted on walls, flown from homes, and flutters from the vehicles and checkpoints of militiamen in the streets. “We want freedom,” declares an English-language slogan spray-painted on a wall on a main road. Another proclaims: “The…

Tornadoes in Tulsa Area of Oklahoma Kill One, Leave ‘Massive Destruction’ – NBCNews.com

Thursday, March 26, 2015

One person was killed Wednesday and several other people were injured, at least one of them critically, when a series of “extremely dangerous” tornadoes ripped through the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, emergency officials said. The state Emergency Management Services Authority confirmed that one person died at a mobile home park in the town of Sand Springs. Three other people were injured, one of whom was in critical condition, it said….

Searchers find empty second ‘black box’ from doomed German jetliner that killed … – Fox News

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Searchers Wednesday found the second “black box” from the doomed German passenger plane that crashed into the Alps, killing 150 people including two Americans. French President Francois Hollande said the flight data recorder was missing its memory card, which apparently became dislodged in the crash. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Earlier, a CBC reporter tweeted about the recovery, reporting that flight data recorder was said to be heavily damaged. The mangled first black…

Ghani, in address to Congress, urges Muslims to ‘speak truth to terror’ – Fox News

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill. (AP) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaking to a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, called Wednesday on Muslims around the world to speak out against extremist groups — declaring “silence is not acceptable.”  In an impassioned address, Ghani said groups like the Islamic State pose a “terrible threat” to the region and said their…

Iowa seen as key to Ted Cruz’s presidential prospects – USA TODAY

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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