French prosecutor offers a chilling, calculated scenario

The passengers’ “screams are not heard until the very last moments,” when it became clear the plane was on a collision course, prosecutor Brice Robin said.

What we know about
co-pilot Andreas Lubitz

It was his dream to fly, said an aviation club he joined as a teenager. In 2013, he started working for Germanwings.

An undated photo of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is seen via Facebook. (Reuters)

    Local News

    D.C. is about to host the nation’s biggest legal marijuana giveaway

    D.C. is about to host the nation’s biggest legal marijuana giveaway

    Over 800 city residents are expected at an event offering free seeds now that pot possession is legal.

    U-Md. student who sent racist, sexist
    e-mail will not return this semester

    U-Md. student who sent racist, sexist <br>e-mail will not return this semester

    After the explosive January 2014 message went public, the student was suspended from his fraternity.

    Roadway delivery: Baby boy makes dramatic entrance along I-270

    Roadway delivery: Baby boy makes dramatic entrance along I-270

    He was born breech and several weeks early, delivered by his helicopter mechanic father.

    Will Nats be new Braves: Win division but choke, choke and choke in playoff?

    Will Nats be new Braves: Win division but choke, choke and choke in playoff?

    LIVE Q&A | Nationals beat reporter Chelsea Janes answers your questions about the team and MLB.

    Frustrated with the Wizards? Wittman is too, leaving before the final shot.

    Frustrated with the Wizards? Wittman is too, leaving before the final shot.

    SPORTS BOG | With 2.7 seconds left on the clock, the coach didn’t wait to see if his team tied the Pacers.

    Six science-based ways that money actually can buy happiness

    Six science-based ways that money actually <i>can</i> buy happiness

    There’s growing research that denial of pleasures (when you have the funds) isn’t good for you.

    More Top Stories

    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.

    In Yemen, fears grow of land invasion after Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes

    In Yemen, fears grow of land invasion after Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes

    Egypt’s foreign minister said the country is ready “to send ground forces” to back the anti-rebel fight.

    CIA official who directed hunt for
    bin Laden is being removed from post

    CIA official who directed hunt for <br> bin Laden is being removed from post

    He was the basis for a character known as “The Wolf” in the movie “Zero Dark Thirty.”

    Nancy Pelosi turns 75 today. She’s still the most effective leader in Congress.

    Nancy Pelosi turns 75 today. She’s still the most effective leader in Congress.

    THE FIX | The House minority leader remains the most feared lawmaker in either party in Congress.

    Federal Government

    Federal worker tax delinquency reaches highest point in past decade

    Federal worker tax delinquency reaches highest point in past decade

    FEDERAL EYE | Federal employees on the whole have fallen further behind on their taxes than any year in the past decade, according to the latest IRS numbers.

    National

    This hunter wants an endangered rhino’s head as a trophy. Looks like he’ll get it.

    This hunter wants an endangered rhino’s head as a trophy. Looks like he’ll get it.

    In a decision that’s certain to rile animal rights activists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the last hurdle in the way of Corey Knowlton’s quest.

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