The Brief

Flowers are left in front of the monument in homage to the victims of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 in Le Vernet, southeastern France, March 27, 2015.
Alberto Estevez—EPA

'For God's Sake'

The pilot of the doomed Germanwings plane tried to get into the cockpit that the co-pilot had locked him out of before the plane crashed into the French Alps, a German newspaper reported Sunday, crying out "for God's sake, open the door"

Mike Pence

Indiana Bill Could Snare Dems

President Barack Obama and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have previously backed similar legislation to Indiana's religious freedom law

Duke v Gonzaga

Final Four Set After Duke Beats Gonzaga

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 Sunday with a 66-52 win over no.2 seed Gonzaga

Film Review Home

Home Proves Stronger Than Get Hard at Weekend Box Office

DreamWorks' animated alien film pulled in a surprising $54 million, soaring above the $34.6 million earned by the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard. It's early success is a much-needed win for the animation studio after a recent string of flops

Nigeria Election

Voting Continues in Nigeria After Violence

Voting continued Sunday in certain areas after technical problems and election-related violence, which killed at least 40 people, prevented some people from doing so Saturday. Millions have cast ballots in an election that analysts say is too close to call

Air Canada

Jet Skids Off Halifax Runway, Sending 25 to Hospital

The airline said Air Canada Flight 624 from Toronto—an Airbus A320—"exited the runway" upon landing just after midnight local time. A preliminary count showed 133 passengers and five crew were on board; at least 18 people have been treated and released

Singapore Lee Kuan Yew Reaction

Singapore Bids Farewell to Lee Kuan Yew

Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew

Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in the STAR TREK episode, "Spock's Brain." which aired on Sept. 20, 1968.

Leonard Nimoy’s Son to Direct Spock Documentary

The film, called For the Love of Spock, will feature Zachary Quinto and William Shatner. Adam Nimoy hopes to release the film in time to honor the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, which first aired on Sept. 8, 1966.

Antarctica

Antarctica May Have Just Seen Its Hottest Day Ever

The continent appears to have hit 63.5 F for the first time thanks to global warming, but there is some dispute over whether the spot on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula is technically part of Antarctica