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  • Shock in Europe as Germanwings crash is described as intentional

    PARIS Left alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 4U9525, 28-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz manually began a descent procedure and did not respond when his pilot and crew pounded on the locked door as the airplane slammed into a mountainside in...
  • French, Iranian leaders talk amid nuclear negotiations

    French President Francois Hollande's office says he spoke by telephone with Iran's president and urged progress toward a "lasting, robust and verifiable" deal ensuring that Iran does not have access to nuclear weapons. Hollande's office said in a...
  • Report: France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit

    The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route....
  • Virginia woman, daughter among European plane crash victims; 3rd victim confirmed

    Virginia woman, daughter among European plane crash victims; 3rd victim confirmed
    UPDATE: The U.S. State Department says a third American has been identified as a victim of the plane crash in France that killed a total of 150 people. The department said it is in contact with the victim's next of kin but is not releasing the name...
  • Damaged black box sent for analysis in Alps plane crash

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France A severely damaged cockpit voice recorder is one of the only leads in the fatal crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 in the French Alps, where some 650 searchers started combing a section of mountain face at daybreak on Wednesday....
  • Plane crash kills 150 people in French Alps; black box found

    A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what caused a German jetliner to take an unexplained eight-minute dive Tuesday midway through a flight from Spain to Germany,...
  • French crews to resume efforts at dawn to reach Germanwings wreckage

    PARIS Search crews planned to resume helicopter flights around dawn Wednesday to remote mountainside in southern France where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed after a rapid descent, likely killing all 150 people aboard. The crash, one of the deadliest...
  • Germanwings 9525 crew did not issue distress signal before crash in Alps

    Germanwings 9525 crew did not issue distress signal before crash in Alps
    The flight, an easy hop across Western Europe, shook off the morning drizzle in Barcelona, Spain, and rose through the clouds. Soon, it was cruising at 38,000 feet over southern France, headed over the Alps and an eventual landing in Duesseldorf, Germany....
  • Aviation's latest mystery: What brought down Germanwings 9525?

    Just over a year after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean without making a distress call, the aviation world faced a new mystery Tuesday: the crash of a Germanwings jetliner in the French Alps with 150 passengers and crew...
  • Jewish leaders ask Congress for help fighting anti-Semitism abroad

    WASHINGTON Amid rising concerns about anti-Semitism in Europe, several Jewish leaders testified before Congress on Tuesday, calling on the United States to take action in stopping violence against Jews. Dan Asmussen, the president of the Danish Jewish...
  • Doomed German airliner began its fatal fall moments after reaching cruising altitude

    BERLIN A German passenger jet that crashed Tuesday morning in the Alps in southern France, killing an estimated 150 passengers and crew, climbed for 44 minutes to reach its cruising altitude but remained there for only about a minute before it began to...