Germanwings co-pilot practiced descents hours before crash
PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have practiced sending the jetliner into a deadly descent on another flight, just two hours before he intentionally crashed it into the French Alps, investigators said Wednesday.
Israel's Netanyahu completes formation of government
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday completed the formation of a new coalition government, reaching a last-minute deal with a nationalist party just before a midnight deadline.
Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks
NEW YORK (AP) — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: A do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media.
NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls
An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.
Brown lawns loom this summer in California
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County town picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the sweltering Southern California sun.