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.”

Experts: U.S. rules aim to prevent ‘lone pilot’ scenario

U.S. airlines require two crew members in the cockpit at all times. In the wake of Tuesday’s crash, European carriers are moving swiftly to implement new rules.

    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 rebel vehicle burns after clashes Thursday in Aden. (Reuters)

    Egypt poised to join Saudi assault on Yemen rebels

    Egypt said it was willing “to send ground forces if necessary” to back an Arab-led offensive against Shiite rebels that has become a showdown between the major powers in the Middle East.

    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.

    Twins Scott and Mark Kelly will be making history, in space and on land

    Twins Scott and Mark Kelly will be making history, in space and on land

    One leaves Friday for a year while his twin stays on Earth, allowing for study of the changes between them.

    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

    Highlights, analysis, upset watch and more as NCAA Sweet 16 action begins

    Highlights, analysis, upset watch and more as NCAA Sweet 16 action begins

    Wichita State faces Notre Dame and North Carolina battles Wisconsin for spots in the Elite Eight.

    Local

    Sen. Rubio, Rep. Jordan propose repealing D.C. gun control laws

    Sen. Rubio, Rep. Jordan propose repealing D.C. gun control laws

    The high-profile Republicans have introduced a bill that would undo city laws — some of the nation’s strictest.

    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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