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Co-pilot in plane crash appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

Andreas Lubitz appeared happy, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness

Woman accused of baby kidnap plot created business persona online

A woman police say concocted a plot to kill mothers and steal their babies to pass off as her own calls herself a mogul, a motivational speaker, a songwriter and one of the "kindest women you will... Read more »

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Vin Diesel says Oscars weighted against action films

Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest "Fast & Furious" film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy — it's an action flick and it's a... Read more »

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EU weighs new methods to coax Israel back to peace talks

European Union officials say the EU is assessing new ways to push Israel back to the peace negotiating table with the Palestinians for a deal based on a two-state solution. Read more »

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Reaction to Sen. Harry Reid's retirement announcement

n. Harry Reid said Friday that he won't seek re-election in 2016. Officials react to the Democratic majority leader's announcement he will retire after five terms: Read more »

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Cockpit safety measures implemented after 9/11 may have allowed lockout of pilot

lane is a complex piece of machinery built on redundancies; if one system fails, another takes its place. Read more »

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European air authority recommends 2 crew in cockpit

Europe's aviation safety agency recommended Friday that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft after it emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had... Read more »

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German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to... Read more »

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Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote as elections loom

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the... Read more »

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Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. Read more »

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Syria's Assad says 'open' to dialogue with United States

Syrian President Bashar Assad says he would be "open" to a dialogue with the United States, but that it must be "based on mutual respect." Read more »

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Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for unity after militia pullout

Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric on Friday called for unity among the country's forces battling the Islamic State group after most of the Iran-backed Shiite militias pulled out of the offensive in... Read more »

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New York building catches fire and collapses, injuring 12

An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on... Read more »

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'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season

A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year. Read more »

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Watchdog report faults DEA handling of sex party allegations

A federal watchdog on Thursday faulted the Drug Enforcement Administration over allegations that agents attended sex parties with prostitutes on government-leased property while stationed overseas. Read more »

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Jury: Life sentence for grandmother in girl's running death

A jury recommended life without parole Thursday for an Alabama woman convicted of running her granddaughter to death. Read more »

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Therapists share healing powers of horses at international EAGALA conference

More than 400 mental health professionals attended the 16th annual international conference for the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, or EAGALA, Thursday to learn the powerful... Read more »

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Gillette company does work for NASA

Next time NASA's crawler transporter makes the 4.2-mile trip from the assembly shop to the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the massive, lumbering 1960s machine will have new... Read more »

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Report: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

A Detroit teenager says her mother killed two of her siblings and forced her to put one of their bodies in the freezer where they were found. Read more »

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Police call kidnap a hoax, now can't find California woman

Investigators in Northern California say they were suspicious from the start of a boyfriend's report of the violent abduction of his girlfriend for an $8,500 ransom, yet had to take it seriously... Read more »

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Obama calls for payday loan regulations in Birmingham visit

President Barack Obama traveled Thursday to Birmingham to build support for policies that he said would protect working families, including new proposed regulations for payday lenders. Read more »

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US: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack

An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged... Read more »

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Mexico marks 6 months since 43 students disappeared

Parents of 43 missing students marked the six-month anniversary of their disappearance Thursday by marching to the federal elections office in Mexico City to ask that voting scheduled for June in... Read more »

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Obama to host Pope Francis at White House in September

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President Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House during the pontiff’s U.S. visit in September, ” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday. Read more »

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House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it... Read more »

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Pope's sex abuse commission alarmed by bishop appointment

Several members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board are expressing concern and incredulity over his decision to appoint a Chilean bishop to a diocese despite allegations from victims that he... Read more »

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