Little vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts say
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, pilots and safety experts say....
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Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why
PARIS (AP) -- Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside....
The Latest: US identifies 3rd American plane crash victim
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Disbelief, shock worldwide at co-pilot's role in Alps crash
Incredulity, shock, disbelief and horror....
Victim's mom to confront man with bodies in yard
Geraldine Kerkowski knows the northeastern Pennsylvania man convicted of strangling her son, a pharmacist and father of two, probably won't care when she tells him exactly what she thinks of him....
School board: Disabled student can use faculty restroom
MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) -- A school board in western Pennsylvania voted unanimously Thursday night to deny a grievance brought by teachers seeking to prevent a special needs student from using a faculty restroom....
NC State's Barber says all is OK with Obama after profanity
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- N.C. State's Cat Barber says things are square again with President Barack Obama....
Court rejects appeal of priest who died fighting conviction
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A state appellate court has rejected the appeal of a Roman Catholic priest who died in prison while serving time in a Philadelphia abuse case....
Police: Couple abused boy, 6, for refusing to take medicine
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania couple attempted to cover up the severe abuse of a 6-year-old who refused to take his medicine by waiting more than five hours to get medical help and lying to doctors and investigators about how he suffered his injuries, police said....
Police: Mother faked cancer during child abuse investigation
BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) -- A 26-year-old suburban Philadelphia woman is accused of faking cancer to gain sympathy during a child abuse investigation....
Lawyer in 70s lawsuit sees state police battling integration
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The attorney for minority employees and applicants whose lawsuit forced the Pennsylvania State Police to reach integration goals almost 20 years ago says he sees similar resistance to Gov. Tom Wolf's nominee to head the agency....
Political consultant sues David Axelrod over book claim
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A political operative has sued presidential campaign adviser David Axelrod over Axelrod's claim that he came up with the attack strategy that saved an embattled Philadelphia mayor in 2003....
Eric Staal's goal, 2 assists lift Canes over Penguins, 5-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Cam Ward stood tall in his return from a bout with a virus, and his Carolina Hurricanes teammates gave the goalie plenty of offensive help....
Women pictured on Penn St. frat's Facebook page talk to cops
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Some women pictured nude or seminude in photos posted to a Penn State fraternity's secret Facebook page have come forward, and some frat members are now cooperating with an ongoing criminal investigation, police said....
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after abandoning his post in Afghanistan and then freed five years later in a controversial trade for five Guantanamo detainees, has been charged with misbehavior before the enemy and desertion. The misbehavior before the enemy charges carries a maximum sentence of up to life in prison. Desertion carries a maximum of five years.
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