The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally" sent the plane full speed into a mountain in the French Alps, ignoring the pilot's frantic pounding on the door and the screams of passengers, officials said
Three key Shi’ite militias pulled out of the Iraqi assault on the Islamist-held city of Tikrit in protest of U.S. airstrikes supporting the campaign
Officials say Saudi Arabia and Egypt will lead a ground operation in Yemen against rebels after a campaign of airstrikes to weaken them
Seattle-based computing giant Microsoft announced a new rule requiring that many of its contractors give their employees at least 15 days of paid sick and vacation time. Paid sick time has become an increasingly important issue in the tech industry
Hasan Edmonds, an Army National Guardsman, had planned to travel to Egypt and team up with ISIS, according to a criminal complaint. His cousin is accused of plotting an attack on the U.S. military facility in Illinois where Hasan had been training
Time to put away your teacups and scones as the coming sixth season of Downton Abbey will be its last. Executive producer Gareth Naeme said the final season, due to air in the U.K. later this year, would show "how and where they all end up"
Governor Mike Pence declared a public health emergency on Thursday in Indiana's Scott County, which has seen a large HIV flareup from intravenous drug use. At least 79 HIV cases have been tied to the area since January
The White House announced Thursday that President Obama and Pope Francis would speak about poverty, economic equality, religious freedom, and immigration when the pontiff visits Washington D.C. in September. The pope will also address Congress.
A new ad campaign by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention against smoking features e-cigarettes for the first time. "Nationally, about 3 in 4 adult e-cigarette users also smoke cigarettes," the CDC said in a statement
Ten Drug Enforcement Administration officers admitted that they had attended the "sex parties" and were suspended for a period that ranged from 2 to 10 days. Some of the DEA officers may have received expensive gifts from the drug cartel as well
Common bacteria could be on the verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to a new study. Resistance to antibiotics is in danger of spreading globally among the type of bacteria that’s associated with causing infections in hospitals
Oklahoma's governor declared a state of emergency for 25 counties Thursday, a day after severe weather whipped through large swathes of state, resulting in one death and widespread power outages