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

Germanwings pilot hid health condition

DUESSELDORF, Germany - The pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps hid a doctors' note showing he suffered a health condition that would have prevented him flying the day of the crash.  Full Article 

U.S. economic growth slows in fourth quarter; corporate profits fall 11:33am EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as previously reported and after-tax corporate profits took a hit from a strong dollar, which could undermine future business spending.

People watch a vehicle which belonged to Shi'ite Muslim rebels burn during clashes in Aden March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Nabeel Quaiti

Saudis break from U.S. in Yemen strikes

WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia kept some key details of its military action in Yemen from Washington until the last moment, U.S. officials said, as the kingdom takes a more assertive regional role to compensate for perceived U.S. disengagement.  Full Article 

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 17, 2015.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Top Senate Democrat Harry Reid to retire in '16

WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid will not seek re-election next year, leaving Congress after 30 years and complicating Democrats' efforts to retake control of the Senate in 2016.  Full Article 

Firefighters battle a fire at the site of a residential apartment building collapse and fire in New York City's East Village neighborhood, March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Two people missing after New York explosion

NEW YORK - Two people were reportedly missing in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four New York apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said.  Full Article 

Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Al Franken (hidden)(D-MN) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) hold a news conference to warn about the abolishment of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the proposed budget put forward by Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Big banks' Warren anger could hurt Democrats

NEW YORK - How much does Wall Street hate Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren? Enough to consider withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in a symbolic protest.   Full Article 

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 

Breakingviews: Univision's telenovela

The $14 bln buyout of the U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster has had more strange turns than a soap opera. Breakingviews editors discuss what the latest plot twist, an IPO, will bring.