COLOGNE, Germany — The Germanwings crash last month was an "unbelievable horror" for the families of those killed, compounded by the apparent senselessness of the co-pilot's actions in bringing down the plane, German President Joachim Gauck told hundreds of victims' relatives and dignitaries at a memorial service Friday.
By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press
April 17, 2015 6:57 p.m.
SIDNEY, Mont. — A man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday in a Montana teacher's murder — a case that local officials say robbed the victim's rural hometown of its innocence amid an oil boom that's swept across the Northern Plains.
By SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press
April 17, 2015 8:27 p.m.
FRESNO, Calif. — A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said.
By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press
April 17, 2015 2:37 p.m.
MILAN — The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya, and then were forced onto a smuggler's boat without treatment.
By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press
April 17, 2015 2:07 p.m.
AUSTIN, Texas — Timothy McVeigh considered the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building 20 years ago somewhat of a failure, viewed himself as a "Paul Revere-type messenger" and even suggested his defense team should receive $800,000 from the government, according an archive of documents donated by the convicted bomber's lead attorney.
AURORA, Colo. — Authorities say a dozen people were injured, including one seriously, after tour buses for two different bands were involved a chain-reaction crash on a foggy stretch of highway east of Denver.
By RACHEL ZOLL and TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press
April 17, 2015 12:36 p.m.
CHICAGO — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare and played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78.