French prosecutor blames co-pilot in chilling scenario

The account described the plane dropping at a steep, steady rate that did not seem to startle passengers at first: “The screams are not heard until the very last moments.”

How can airlines prevent crashes like this in future?

The Germanwings disaster has raised questions about how pilots are evaluated and the procedures that govern the security of airplane cockpit doors.

    How the pilot was locked out of the cockpit

    GRAPHIC | A safeguard allows access to the cockpit in case those inside are incapacitated. A prosecutor said the co-pilot overrode it.

    A Houthi rebel stands over rubble after an airstrike in Sanaa. (EPA)

      Egypt poised to join Saudi assault on Yemen rebels

      Egypt said it would “send ground forces if necessary” in what has become a showdown between the region’s powers.

        Officials: Saudi-led action relied on U.S. intelligence

        The Obama administration was told days in advance about the Saudi plan.

        U.S. airstrikes anger Iranian-backed militias fighting Islamic State in Tikrit

        U.S. airstrikes anger Iranian-backed militias fighting Islamic State in Tikrit

        Iraqi militia forces, who outnumber regular government troops by more than 6 to 1, will not join the offensive.

        Obama takes stock of signature
        health-care law — and his presidency

        Obama takes stock of signature <br>health-care law — and his presidency

        DEBRIEF | He has begun to claim credit and seems eager to begin framing the arc of his presidency.

        Who is Lionel Messi? His bus-chasing, fence-jumping fans will tell you.

        Who is Lionel Messi? His bus-chasing, fence-jumping fans will tell you.

        The soccer superstar’s D.C. visit has fans ditching work and lining up to catch a glimpse of No. 10.

        For richer or poorer: The challenges
        of marrying outside your class

        For richer or poorer: The challenges <br>of marrying outside your class

        OUTLOOK | Financial stability during childhood can shape marriages in many surprising ways.

        NCAA  TOURNAMENT

        Kentucky wins big again as West Virginia gets led to the slaughter

        Kentucky wins big again as West Virginia gets led to the slaughter

        West Virginia players had boasted of their peerless press, but their peerless press barely materialized.

        Local

        Seeding the District’s era of legal pot: Hundreds turn out for giveaway

        Seeding the District’s era of legal pot: Hundreds turn out for giveaway

        The line for free seeds at the event, intended to promote home growing, snaked through Adams Morgan.

        Sports

        New Jersey forces overtime, but Capitals escape with a victory

        New Jersey forces overtime, but Capitals escape with a victory

        After the Caps gave up a goal late in regulation, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Matt Niskanen fueled the response.

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