Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in this September 13, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Foto-Team-Mueller

Notes show co-pilot should have been grounded

DUESSELDORF, Germany - German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him.  Full Article 

Fed's Yellen says rate hike may be warranted later this year 4:50pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON - An interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve may be warranted later this year, with a gradual path expected to follow, although a downturn in core inflation or wage growth could force it to hold off, the central bank's chief said on Friday.

Ellen Pao leaves San Francisco Superior Court Civic Center Courthouse during a lunch break in San Francisco, California March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Verdict in Silicon Valley discrimination trial

SAN FRANCISCO - A California jury has reached a verdict in a high profile gender discrimination lawsuit brought by former Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers partner Ellen Pao against the venture capital firm, a court official said.  Full Article 

People sit on ammunition boxes they took from army depots in Yemen's southern port city of Aden March 27, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Manousr

Houthi rebels advance despite Saudi air strikes

ADEN - Yemen's Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east despite a second day of Saudi-led air strikes meant to check the Iranian-backed militia's efforts to overthrow President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.  Full Article 

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) kisses House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), as he holds the gavel after being re-elected speaker on the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Medicare vote breaks through gridlock

WASHINGTON - After scores of private conversations and hard bargaining, America's political odd couple bore a House vote to overhaul the Medicare program that delivers healthcare for the elderly and disabled.  Full Article 

Shi’ite Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

How Yemen got dragged into a regional war

With direct Saudi military intervention, Yemen has now been dragged into a regional proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. This series of battles in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Bahrain have defined the Middle East since the United States invaded Iraq.  Commentary 

Floats like a butterfly - no sting


Robotic engineers have modeled a two-legged robot to be fast and agile - and able to withstand physical abuse meted out by its creators.  Video 

At least seven killed in Mogadishu hotel attack (graphic images)

(Warning: graphic content) Islamist militants blast their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least seven people and trapping government officials inside. Nathan Frandino reports.