Report: Co-pilot had been treated for depression

Andreas Lubitz had been treated for at least one “serious depressive episode” in the past and later suspended flight training because of psychological problems, a German newspaper reported.

Planes are safe. But what if the pilot wants to crash?

The disaster has raised questions about how pilots are evaluated and how airlines can be sure that such a horrifying, if rare, event won’t reoccur.

    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 warships steam toward Yemen coast

      Saudi Arabia continued it’s bombardment as Egypt prepared to join the Arab-led offensive against Shiite rebels in Yemen.

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

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

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        ‘Don’t worry! I have signed up for parking lessons,’ says Norton.

        The D.C. delegate to Congress explains her bad parking job caught on camera near the U.S. Capitol.

        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’ bill would also prevent city officials from passing future gun-control laws.

        A damp Friday as winter returns

        A damp Friday as winter returns

        WEATHER GANG | It’s almost April, but we’re still talking about wind chills and snow flakes.

        Metro’s long-awaited new subway cars set for April 14 debut on the Blue Line

        Metro’s long-awaited new subway cars set for April 14 debut on the Blue Line

        The new high-tech cars will run as a single train, and will dominate the fleet by the end of the decade.

        How to make Arlington housing more affordable? Residents can weigh in.

        How to make Arlington housing more affordable? Residents can weigh in.

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        A teacher dubbed her ‘not very smart.’ Now she’s a college junior — at 17.

        A teacher dubbed her ‘not very smart.’ Now she’s a college junior — at 17.

        COLUMN | A curse of American education: troubled kids get attention while smart, quiet ones are ignored.

        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.

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        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.

        As White House stay runs out, Obama declares victory — on his own terms

        As White House stay runs out, Obama declares victory — on his own terms

        DEBRIEF | Obama seems eager to frame the arc of his presidency before 2016 candidates pick it apart.

        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.

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        For UCLA coach and his two sons, March Madness is a family affair

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        Australian soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fire an 84 mm M3 Carl Gustave rocket launcher at Range 10, Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 20, 2014, during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. (U.S. Marine photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan/Released)

        (Sgt. Matthew Callahan USMC / U.S. Marine Corps)

        Capturing triumph and tragedy:
        Military Photographer of the Year

        HAVANA, - JANUARY 30: Bicycle taxi driver, Yoel Granda, 34, kisses his girlfriend goodbye as he drops her at a corner near the train station to catch a car in Havana Cuba on Friday, January 30 2015. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

        (Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

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        Real Estate

        Survivalist and eco-friendly underground house in Maryland

        Survivalist and eco-friendly underground house in Maryland

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        Federal Government

        Loretta Lynch to lead pack — going three White Houses back — of waiters

        Loretta Lynch to lead pack — going three White Houses back — of waiters

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