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Germany: Prosecutors: Co-pilot on crashed flight hid psychological troubles

Saturday, March 28, 2015

On the day he appeared to fly a commercial airliner into a chilly mountainside in France, Andreas Lubitz was hiding a potentially deadly secret: a chronic medical condition that a doctor had determined was serious enough to keep him out of the sky. Among the pile of evidence seized by investigators in Lubitz’s belongings were torn and crumpled doctors’ notes excusing the pilot from work. The notes included a period …

Appeals court unanimously upholds Munyenyezi conviction with stinging opinion

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Beatrice Munyenyezi, the Manchester woman found guilty of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. In a broadly derisive opinion released Wednesday, the three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals rejected each of Munyenyezi’s complaints, including her assertion that a …

Rome: High court overturns murder conviction

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Italy’s highest court yesterday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. “Finished!” Knox’s lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova exulted after the decision was read out yesterday. “It …

Accident in Bow causes brief power outage

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Nearly 900 Unitil customers in Bow were without power for a couple of hours last night after a vehicle struck a utility pole on Route 3A. John Fisher, 57, of Allenstown, one of two drivers involved in the accident, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Fisher …

Many remain in shelters after massive cyclone

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night yesterday after venturing out to find their homes damaged or blown away by the powerful storm, aid workers said. Packing winds of 168 miles per …

Robbers gang rape nun in her 70s at school

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A nun in her 70s was gang-raped by a group of bandits yesterday when she tried to prevent them from robbing a Christian missionary school in eastern India, the police said, the latest crime to focus attention on …

Mourners pack funeral for man killed by police

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hundreds of mourners packed a Wisconsin high school field house and spilled into a secondary gym yesterday to remember a 19-year-old biracial man fatally shot last weekend by a white officer, the latest of a string of killings …

Lawyer says goal is to protect rights of fraternity members

Friday, March 13, 2015

The actions of some fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma caught engaging in a racist chant are inexcusable, but student members still have due process rights that must be protected, an attorney hired to represent the local …

Sweden offers to question Assange

Friday, March 13, 2015

Swedish prosecutors on Friday offered to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, potentially breaking a stalemate in an almost five-year-old investigation into alleged sex crimes by the anti-secrecy activist. Prosecutors had previously refused to travel to London, …

Military: 2 soldiers’ bodies recovered from helicopter wreck

Friday, March 13, 2015

Divers have found the military helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a Florida training mission, killing seven elite Marines and four experienced soldiers. More bad weather yesterday delayed the recovery of bodies and the flight recorder from …

Police, other groups try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson

Friday, March 13, 2015

With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, the police, political leaders and civil rights activists yesterday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest. The …

Carjack victim describes harrowing ride with Boston bombers

Friday, March 13, 2015

A carjacking victim yesterday described his harrowing ride at gunpoint with the Boston Marathon bombers three days after the attack and the moment he made the terrifying decision to bolt from the car. Dun Meng, a Chinese national …

Ray Duckler: In 1990, a murderer’s mustache told us he was a kid

Friday, March 13, 2015

For what seemed like forever, that barely visible, wispy mustache was all over the place, not just beneath Billy Flynn’s nose. It was on every TV news show, on every talk show, on every back page of every …