German prosecutors say the co-pilot of the Germanwings passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps had received treatment for suicidal tendencies. Duesseldorf prosecutors say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 27, had received psychotherapy "with a note about suicidal tendencies" for several years before becoming a pilot. Authorities believe, based on data from the plane's cockpit voice recorder, that Lubitz locked his captain out of the cockpit and ignored his pleas to open the door while sending the plane into a fatal descent on what should have been a routine flight, killing all 150 people on board.
President Barack Obama is headlining the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, a facility that includes a full-size replica of the chamber where the late Massachusetts Democratic senator served for 47 years. Vice President Joseph Biden also is attending Monday's ceremonies. He served in the U.S. Senate with Kennedy for more than 30 years.
About half of American households can "barely" save more than five percent of their income, and one in five said they are unable to save a penny, according to the results of a new survey by Bankrate.com, CNBC reported. The highest savings rate was found for those making between $50,000 and $75,000, a third of whom said they saved more than 10 percent of their income. Findings in the survey, conducted by Princeton Data Source this month, echoed those of other recent studies that showed Americans struggle to set aside enough money for emergencies and retirement.
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One person is dead after a security guard exchanged gunfire with two men who tried to enter the facility dressed as women, NBC News reports. The guard got into an altercation with the men outside the gate for the NSA side of the Maryland Army installation just before 9 a.m. Monday. Gunfire was exchanged, and it is believed that the guard shot at least one of the men.
A Germanwings co-pilot is believed to have deliberately crashed his plane into a mountain in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing 150 people, including a mom and her daughter from northern Virginia and an American man reportedly living in Barcelona. Germanwings flight 4U 9525 was less than an hour into its route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf when co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, alone in the cockpit, locked the pilot out of the cockpit and crashed it, officials said Thursday. He appeared to want to “destroy the plane,” a prosecutor said. Here is a brief look at the crash by the numbers.
Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday with testimony from medical examiners who described the injuries to two people who died in the attack, including an 8-year-old boy. The prosecution rested its case in the first phase of the trial on Monday. The same jury that will consider 30 federal charges against Tsarnaev will hear additional evidence during the trial's second phase to decide whether Tsarnaev, 21, is sentenced to death or life in prison.
The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez took the stand for a second day of testimony in his murder trial and talk about a box she disposed of from their basement the day after a man who was dating her younger sister was killed. Shayanna Jenkins, Hernandez's high school sweetheart and the mother of his 2-year-old daughter, is expected to testify again on Monday. Jenkins was compelled to testify under a grant of immunity.
Officials say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has improved to fair condition at a federal hospital. The National Institutes of Health announced Monday that the patient had been upgraded from serious condition. He was in critical condition earlier.
The international negotiations in Switzerland meant for preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons are running out of time and Iran has rejected what Western negotiators consider a critical part of the deal, NBC News reported. Iran’s lead negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, said Sunday that sending its uranium stockpile abroad, a key demand by the so-called P5+1 — the U.S., the United Kingdom, Russia, China, France and Germany — was “not in our program,” though officials on both side said a deal was still possible. Iran has said that it has no intention of building a nuclear weapon, but it has not been as forthcoming as the United Nations would like about its warhead development. The March 31 deadline is to reach a basic deal, with three more months scheduled in to craft a more detailed agreement.
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Eight people were killed and 10 injured when the van they were in crashed into a canal early Monday in Moore Haven, NBC affiliate WBBH reports.
A system-wide IT issue impacting JetBlue's computer systems Monday morning has been resolved, but delays are expected following the outage. Passengers were unable to be checked in early Monday morning.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a rare interview dismissed claims that his regime is using chlorine gas and barrel bombs on the Syrian people as "propaganda" but rather, blames the media. Assad said that reports of chlorine gas and barrel bombs used by the government are "part of the malicious propaganda against Syria...because, as you know, in the media when it bleeds, it leads." Syria's civil war has entered its fifth year earlier with over 200,000 people killed, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Another 3.9 million people have fled the country, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency.
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A Virginia man who acknowledged having unprotected sex with two women in Maryland without telling them he was HIV positive is set to be sentenced Monday.
Twenty-eight-year-old Daniel Cleaves of Richmond pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment earlier this month. He could face up to 18 months in jail when he's sentenced in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Monday.