• Lufthansa: Co-pilot reported depression

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    German airline Lufthansa has confirmed that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had battled depression years before he took the controls of Germanwings Flight 9525, which he's accused of deliberately crashing last week in the French Alps.

    The confirmation by Luft...

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    Joni Mitchell hospitalized in intensive care

    Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Southern California.

    Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to her home around 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET) Tuesday on the report of a medical emergency, spokesman Robert Hin...

  • Iran nuke talks


    Iran nuclear talks go beyond deadline

    International talks to reach a preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear program have run past their Tuesday deadline and into another day, deepening uncertainty over whether a deal will be reached.

    The negotiations are seen as a crucial effort to use d...

  • Andrew Getty

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    Andrew Getty, grandson of J. Paul Getty, dies

    Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of J. Paul Getty, died Tuesday afternoon in his home in Los Angeles, according to a statement from his mother and father.

    Ann and Gordon Getty also "requested that members of the media and the public respect (th...

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    Jack Lew: China's currency is not ready for prime time

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Tuesday that China's yuan is not yet ready to join an elite grouping of currencies used by the International Monetary Fund.

    China has expressed interest in having the yuan included in the IMF's Special Drawing Rig...

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    Nigeria: Buhari beats Goodluck Jonathan

    Africa's most populous country has a new president -- and he's got a spate of obstacles ahead of him.

    Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential election, the country's Independent National Electoral Commission said.


  • F-16 Egypt

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    Obama allows arms to Egypt after freeze

    With instability rising in the Middle East, President Barack Obama told Egypt's leader Tuesday that he was ending a freeze on weapons shipments to the longtime U.S. ally, a moratorium on material support that began after a bloody military-backed coup...

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    100 Corinthian College students refuse to pay loans

    Dawn Thompson racked up $155,000 in student loans for a Corinthian College degree that proved worthless. Now she refuses to pay it off.

    It's a risky move, but she's not alone. More than 100 of the now-defunct for-profit school's students are taking th...

  • Instagram

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    Will Instagram shut down this 17-year-old's app?

    It's a 17-year-old kid against a $35 billion company.

    Los Angeles high school student Caleb Benn has developed an app called Uploader for Instagram, which is exactly what it sounds like. It allows users to upload photos to Instagram directly from thei...

  • Asa Hutchinson


    Walmart to Arkansas gov.: Veto religious freedom law

    Walmart's CEO is standing up against a religious freedom law that just landed on the governor's desk in Arkansas, home to the company's headquarters.

    It's similar to the law Indiana adopted last week, which sparked outrage from those who say it opens...

  • Cadillac CT6

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    New Cadillac with nifty security feature unveiled

    Cadillac's new CT6 full-sized flagship sedan, unveiled Tuesday night before the New York International Auto Show, has a new security feature that takes photos of everything around the car whenever the alarm system is set off.

    The technology relies on ...

  • Lufthansa planes

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    Germanwings co-pilot reported depression

    Years before he was at the controls of a Germanwings plane that plunged into the French Alps, Andreas Lubitz told the airline he worked for that he'd had a bout with depression.

    Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 who authorities accuse of...

  • Bushehr nuclear power plant Iran

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    Talks extended on Iran nuclear deal

    Talks to reach a deal on a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program will be extended an extra day, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

    "‎We've made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday. There are several difficult issues sti...

  • Reported executions 2014

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    Executions down, death sentences on the rise

    Governments around the world are using the threat of terrorism -- real or perceived -- to advance executions, Amnesty International alleges in its annual report on the death penalty.

  • U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, November 2014

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    Chaffetz subpoenas two Secret Service agents

    The chairman of the House panel investigating Secret Service lapses has issued subpoenas to two agents who were on the scene for an early-March incident in which agents allegedly drove through an active bomb threat investigation.

  • Google Pac-Man

    From Google

    Pac-Man on Google Maps? Bring it on, fools!

    Blinky and Pinky on the Champs Elysees? Inky and Clyde running down Broadway? Power pellets on the Embarcadero?

  • Orca baby boom

    From Center for Whale Research

    4th baby orca born this season

    Spring is in the air and underwater -- especially off the coast of British Columbia.

  • Goodluck Jonathan

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    Jonathan concedes, calls for peaceful transition

    Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan phoned former military leader Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday to concede defeat in Nigeria's presidential elections, Buhari's party says.

  • Arkansas_State_Capitol

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    Arkansas about to adopt religious freedom law

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson now has to decide if he wants Mike Pence's headache.

    The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a religious freedom measure that mirrors the one Pence signed into law in Indiana -- sparking outrage from businesses, sports org...

  • Prom wrist corsage

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    Poor families spend $600 more on prom than wealthier ones

    Poor families plan to spend more than 5% of their income on prom this year, according to a new survey.

  •  Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

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    Pence pledges to 'fix' Indiana law

    Gov. Mike Pence pledged Tuesday to "fix" Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to clarify that it does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

    But he insisted the problem isn't the law itself but how it's being perceived, saying a...

  • Amazon Dash

    From Amazon

    Amazon Dash: Never run out of toilet paper again

    Amazon wants to make ordering its products as easy as a click of a button -- literally.

  • Virgin Atlantic

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    April Fools! Virgin launches elaborate prank

    Richard Branson got a jump on April Fools' Day with a characteristically over-the-top prank.

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    Iraqi forces take back Tikrit from ISIS

    Iraqi forces battling to wrest Tikrit from ISIS are now in control of the city, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Tuesday on Iraqiya TV.

    Al-Abadi, who is also the top military commander, said on state television that the city was liberated.

    While a...

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    Iranian aircraft buzzed Navy helicopter

    An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned.


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