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 prompt power struggle among forces sent to free Tikrit

        U.S. airstrikes prompt power struggle among forces sent to free Tikrit

        Iranian-backed militia fighters who have been supporting Iraqi forces are refusing to participate.

        Report: DEA agents had ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes hired by drug cartels

        Report: DEA agents had ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes hired by drug cartels

        A law enforcement official familiar with the matter said the parties occurred in Colombia.

        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.

        NCAA  TOURNAMENT

        Badgers edge past Tar Heels; Notre Dame gets win over Wichita State

        Badgers edge past Tar Heels; Notre Dame gets win over Wichita State

        Higher seeds reign in the early games. Kentucky is trying to stay perfect in a matchup vs. W. Va.

        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

        Wizards’ Webster preaches urgency

        Wizards’ Webster preaches urgency

        After crucial defensive lapse in loss to Pacers, the Wizards are on their third losing streak of at least four games since late January.

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