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Focus on Co-pilot's Mental State

A police official says investigators are focusing on the psychological state of the German co-pilot who deliberately crashed an Airbus carrying 150 people

Election officials count ballot papers at the end of voting in one of the polling stations in Yola, Nigeria on March 28, 2015.

Violence Mars Nigeria Vote

Voting continued in certain areas after technical problems and election-related violence, which killed at least 40 people. Millions have cast ballots

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., listens during a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing in Washington, D.C., in 2013.

Apple CEO Warns of Discriminatory Laws Sweeping U.S.

Apple boss Tim Cook decried what he called discriminatory legislation proposed in more than 20 states, following a controversial law signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence that appears to allow business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have Become Airborne

A worrying new study says significant amounts of both antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant bacteria from cattle yards in Texas and other parts of the southern High Plains have become airborne on winds whipping through the area

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, left, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri at an Arab summit meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, March 29, 2015

Arab League Unveils Joint Military Force Amid Yemen Crisis

A two-day Arab summit ended on Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shi‘ite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran

Rescuers stand ready as people pay their respects at the memorial for the victims of the air disaster in the village of Le Vernet

Australia Mandates at Least 2 People Stay in Cockpits

Australia on Monday responded to the Germanwings air disaster by mandating that at least two crew members be present at all times in cockpits of larger domestic and international airliners. Previously, most Australian airlines have allowed their pilots to be alone on the flight deck

Fern salad made from fern with quail eggs.

Eating Eggs With Raw Veggies Boosts Benefits

Mixing eggs with raw vegetables may increase carotenoid absorption almost ninefold, entailing a range of benefits including longer life span, fewer chronic illnesses and a reduced cancer risk, according to a new study

Apple Debuts New Watch

Can You Draw the Apple Logo From Memory?

Everyone can draw the ubiquitous Apple logo, right? It's on phones, laptops and storefronts all over the world. Astonishingly, most of us can't reproduce that simple image. In one recent study, 85 UCLA undergraduates were asked to reproduce it. Only one pulled it off

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Coachella and Lollapalooza Ban Selfie Sticks

Most revelers will be looking for ways to get that epic video or crazy selfie that will make all their friends jealous. They'll have to do it the old-fashioned way, however, as two of the country's biggest festivals have announced a ban on selfie sticks

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Here's Your Final Four, America

March Madness will descend on Indianapolis next weekend with unbeaten Kentucky taking on Wisconsin, and Michigan State up against Duke, who sealed a place in the Final Four late on Sunday with a 66-52 win over No. 2 seed Gonzaga