- Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school
WASHINGTON (AP) — The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according to FBI interviews with his flight instructors.
- LePage: Reports of my political demise 'greatly exaggerated'
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Amid political pressure and calls for his resignation, Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he wants to make amends with the Democratic legislator he targeted in an obscene voicemail message, but he tweeted that any reports of his "political demise are greatly exaggerated."
- North Carolina beaches thin out ahead of tropical weather
RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas.
- Victim of prep school sex assault: I'm no longer ashamed
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A teen who was sexually assaulted during a game of sexual conquest at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school said Tuesday that she is no longer ashamed or afraid and hopes to be a voice for others.
- 911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A mother called 911 for help as she texted with her son, who was trapped inside the Pulse nightclub. A sister told a dispatcher that her 20-year-old brother also was trapped, in a bathroom at the gay club, and that "he said there were a lot of dead people."
- Prosecutor to mull death penalty opposition in nuns' slaying
DURANT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor said she hasn't decided whether to seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing two nuns who dedicated their lives to helping people in one of the poorest counties in the nation.
- Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes.
- APNewsBreak: Ohio State tells alumni clubs to fall in line
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is requiring its roughly 150 alumni clubs and societies to keep mum when it comes to disparaging comments about the school, or risk losing money and other perks it provides them. For the most part, they are signing on.
- Police waiting at Chris Brown's home after woman seeks help
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities waited for a search warrant outside singer Chris Brown's Los Angeles home Tuesday after a getting a woman's call for help, officials said. Inside, the entertainer, who has a history of legal problems, posted videos to social media declaring his innocence.
- Chicago lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go sites
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Invasive weeds have long threatened to erode dunes on a portion of the Chicago lakefront, but the area recently had to contend with a virtual invasion: "Pokemon Go" characters.