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The co-pilot of a Germanwings jet who's now suspected of deliberately crashing a plane loaded with 150 people into a mountainside in the French Alps may have had a brief, untreated bout of depression while undergoing pilot training.

Matthew Schofield
In a rare display of bipartisanship, the House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a Medicare overhaul bill that shields doctors from pay cuts and extends a children's health insurance program.William Douglas
More than 100 Saudi Arabian jets pounded Yemeni targets Thursday in a drive to stop the Houthi advance through the country, and the Saudi news media declared that the first night of the offensive had fully disabled the Houthi-aligned air force.David D. Kirkpatrick
Even in a state known for its far-reaching and sometimes outlandish voter initiatives, the one proposed by a Huntington Beach lawyer seems stunning: the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” mandating, among other things, that any person who has sexual relations with someone of the same gender be “put to death by bullets to the head.”Adam Nagourney
A “sophisticated cyberattack” on Premera Blue Cross affected 11 million people in the U.S. Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield Alaska is encouraging members to apply for free credit monitoring and identity theft services.Laurel Andrews
Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations in Yemen on Thursday after announcing a broad regional coalition to oust Shiite rebels that forced the country's embattled president to flee. Some of the strikes hit positions in the country's capital, Sanaa, and flattened a number of homes near the international airport.Ahmed Al-Haj
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. Angela Charlton and Dave McHugh
The United States launched airstrikes on Islamic State positions inside Tikrit late Wednesday in a sudden application of air power intended to give new life to a stalled Iraqi government operation to recapture the city.Mark Seibel
Whether teen drivers are talking or texting on cellphones or simply chatting with passengers, distractions play a larger role than previously thought in automobile accidents and were responsible for about six of every 10 moderate to severe crashes.Michael Muskal
Some environmental protections could face a hazier future after a Supreme Court argument Wednesday in an important clean-air case that's already divided states and leading energy companies.Michael Doyle