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

Germanwings pilot practiced fatal crash

PARIS - The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet in the Alps in March allegedly practiced entering the fatal descent settings on the previous, outbound flight.   Full Article 

Deepening bond rout rattles world markets 7:49am EDT

LONDON - A worldwide sell-off in government bonds deepened on Wednesday, with the rise in long-term borrowing costs to their highest level this year spreading unease across all assets and putting stock markets under pressure too.

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Andrew Liveris is one of the world’s best known CEOs. Inside Dow Chemical, though, company auditors have alleged he used his position to finance his lifestyle, favor his family or boost a charity that burnished his fame in Greece.  Full Article 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L), meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New York April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jason DeCrow/Pool

Iran nuke deal: Russia, China veto factor

UNITED NATIONS - Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring U.N. sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement without risking Russian and Chinese vetoes.   Full Article 

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, arrives with her husband David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, for the first day of the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Sheryl Sandberg speaks at husband's memorial

STANFORD, Calif - Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg re-emerged in public after the accidental death of her husband last week, offering a personal tribute to him in a Silicon Valley memorial service and on her Facebook page.  Full Article 

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (L) arrives with his uncle King Salman (R) to greet President Barack Obama at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The all powerful triumvirate of Saudi Arabia

RIYADH - Changes in Saudi Arabia's leadership have concentrated power in an inner circle of the Al Saud dynasty, removing constraints on the monarch and making the conservative kingdom's strategic positions less predictable.  Full Article 

On the UK campaign trail

David Cameron (R) and London Mayor Boris Johnson (L) react as they join a hand-printing session with children at the Advantage children's daycare nursery in Surbiton in southwest London, April 22, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's most unpredictable election in a generation has entered its final day with the two main parties even in most polls.  Slideshow | Full Article 

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Hostage orders plea for help with pizza to go

A woman being held hostage along with her three children managed to foil her captor by including a plea for help with an order for pizza. Jillian Kitchener reports.