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Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Had Been in Treatment for Suicide Risk – Wall Street Journal

Monday, March 30, 2015

BERLIN—The Germanwings co-pilot who is believed to have crashed an airliner into a French mountainside, had been undergoing psychotherapy because of suicidal thoughts over an extended period of time before he obtained his pilot license, the German prosecutors in charge of the case said Monday. The statement confirms comments from a person close to the investigation who had said Andreas Lubitz had been treated for depression, a fact…

Iran, six powers entrenched as clock ticks to nuclear deadline – Reuters

Monday, March 30, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Iran and major powers were struggling on Monday to reach a preliminary nuclear accord as “gloom” set in, with both sides sticking to their positions a day before a self-imposed deadline. For days Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China have been trying to break an impasse in negotiations aimed at stopping Tehran having the capacity to develop a nuclear bomb, in exchange…

What you need to know about Indiana’s ‘religious freedom’ law – USA TODAY

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation on Saturday. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that “substantially burden” a person’s ability to follow his or her religious beliefs.(Photo: Doug McSchooler, AP) After Indiana Gov. Mike Pence passed the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week,…

Obama to Finally Visit Kenya as President – Bloomberg

Monday, March 30, 2015

When Barack Obama visited his father’s homeland of Kenya in 2006, thousands flocked to the streets to see the fast-rising U.S. senator whom many embraced as if he were a native son. Now, Obama is preparing to make his first visit to Kenya as U.S. president for a global entrepreneurship summit there in July, the White House said Monday. While Obama has traveled throughout Africa as president, visiting Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania and South…

DNA of 78 Germanwings crash victims found – TVNZ

Monday, March 30, 2015

Related Added 21:54 Germanwings pilot re-traced childhood glider path video Searchers continue for a sixth day to scour the mountainside in the French Alps in an effort to recover the remains of the 150 people killed in the Germanwings plane crash last Wednesday. The recovery is proving to be a “gruesome job” with the biggest piece of wreckage the size of a family car and no intact bodies found,The Observer…

US, Russia Discuss Iran Talks – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Kremlin says that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have met in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the status of negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program as well as “key regional and international issues” in the Middle East.  The meeting late on March 29 came at the end of a day of intensified talks with Iranian negotiators as a March…

Former Israeli Premier Olmert Found Guilty in Bribery Case – ABC News

Monday, March 30, 2015

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of accepting bribes in a retrial of corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians. Olmert’s lawyers said they would likely appeal the ruling by the Jerusalem District Court. A sentencing hearing is slated to take place in May. Olmert…

Quake Hits Papua New Guinea, Tsunami Warning Issued – Voice of America

Monday, March 30, 2015

Authorities have canceled a tsunami warning that was issued after a major earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.7 struck Monday off the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea. The quake hit at a depth of 65 kilometers, about 55 kilometers from the city of Kokopo on the island of New Britain, and nearly 800 kilometers from the capital, Port Moresby. Although the…

‘We just kicked the doors out and ran’ – Air Canada passengers on crash-landing … – Irish Independent

Monday, March 30, 2015

This photo provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada shows a Air Canada Airbus A-320 at Halifax International Airport after making an “abrupt” landing and skidding off the runway in bad weather early Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/The Transportation Safety Board of Canada) An investigator inspects an Air Canada flight plane that landed hard and skidded off the runway in the midst of a snowstorm at Stanfield International…

Two bodies found at New York City gas explosion site – Reuters

Sunday, March 29, 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two bodies were found on Sunday at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed three New York City apartment buildings last week, injuring 22 people, and officials were working to determine if they were those of two men unaccounted for, police said. The bodies, whose genders were not immediately given, were recovered in an area reduced to rubble by the blast and fire in Manhattan’s…

Germanwings captain yelled, ‘Open the damn door,’ German paper reports – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The captain of the Germanwings plane yelled “Open the damn door” at his colleague who had locked him out of the cockpit just moments before the doomed aircraft slammed into a mountain in the French Alps, a German newspaper reported Sunday. Bild newspaper said it had read the transcript of the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), the black box, which revealed how Patrick Sondenheimer had desperately tried to get back into…

Duke denies Gonzaga in its Final Four bid – USA TODAY

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski stands with his players on the podium after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the finals of the south regional of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at NRG Stadium.(Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports) HOUSTON – Breaking down No. 1 seed Duke’s 66-52 victory against No. 2 seed Gonzaga in the NCAA South Region final at NRG Stadium on Sunday. WHAT WE’LL BE TALKING ABOUT:…

Air Canada Plane Skids on Belly After Landing in Halifax Storm – Bloomberg

Sunday, March 29, 2015

(Bloomberg) — The Air Canada plane that crash-landed during a snowstorm early Sunday in Halifax, Nova Scotia, skidded off the runway on its belly after hitting an antenna display that took off the landing gear, investigators said. All but one of the 23 passengers and crew admitted to area hospitals after the Airbus A320’s landing were released after being treated with non-critical injuries, Air Canada said. No information was released…

In conservative Indiana, bemusement amid boycott threats over religious … – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Indiana conservatives watched their brethren in state after state approve legislation that, supporters said, was crafted to ensure the religious rights of their citizens. Kansas in 2013, Mississippi in April, and, on Friday, Arkansas. It is a mystery, then, to many here that a new hashtag has popped up on social media: #boycottindiana. Criticism of new Indiana legislation as discriminatory against gays and lesbians erupted this weekend in a torrent…

Indiana Takes On America: Discrimination Against Gays, Religious Freedom … – Huffington Post

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The easy part is over. Americans now understand what the Indiana “Religious Freedom” law was intended to do: legalize discrimination by private businesses against homosexuals. It’s not a secret, as Eric Miller of Advance America said. Indiana acted “to help protect churches, Christian businesses and individuals from those who want to punish them because of their Biblical beliefs! Christian businesses and individuals deserve protection from those who support homosexual marriages….

Germanwings tragedy: Killer co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’s girlfriend ‘pregnant with … – Scottish Daily Record

Sunday, March 29, 2015

KILLER Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was to become a dad, it has emerged in the latest development following Tuesday’s plane crash tragedy. The 28-year-old’s girlfriend, secondary school teacher Kathrin Goldbach, is pregnant with his child, according to reports in Germany. Bild reports that Kathrin left Germany in the aftermath of the crash which killed 150 people thinking her fiance was one of the victims. She then arrived in France to…

Weather at Halifax airport ‘appropriate’ for landing: Air Canada – The Globe and Mail

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Air Canada says it was safe for pilots to land a plane in Halifax that crashed early Sunday morning during a snowstorm. Chief operating officer Klaus Goersch says the pilots flying AC624 circled above the Halifax airport for a period of time but the weather was safe for them to land. “It was safe to fly in this weather. The aircraft did circle for a period of time but when…

Fiorina likely GOP presidential candidate, attacks Clinton – Washington Post

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Germanwings Crash Raises Questions About Shifting Ideas of Pilot Fitness – New York Times

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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