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Rescue workers at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 near Le Vernet, France, March 31, 2015. Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot suspected of deliberately flying the airliner into the French Alps, appears to have rehearsed the plane's fatal dive during an earlier flight on the day of the crash, the French authorities said in a preliminary report published on May 6, 2015. [Yves Malenfer/French Interior Ministry | The New York Times]

Germanwings crash co-pilot rehearsed descent on earlier flight, report says

PARIS — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to Dusseldorf, air accident investigators said Wednesday. Authorities are still puzzling o …


    Accord reached! House and Senate agree to start special session June 1

    It's a start.

    After dissolving the annual legislative session last week over a budget and health care impasse, House and Senate leaders have now agreed on one thing: the dates of the special session to finish their work....


    St. Pete's Art Scene is an economic driver, study says

    ST. PETERSBURG--The city's arts community just doesn't make the city a hip draw, it nets millions and provides hundreds of jobs, according to a study by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance....


    Pinellas getting close on new volunteer policy

    How should a public school district balance the safety of its students against the desire to recruit as many volunteers as possible, realizing that some people who want to help out don't have the cleanest records?...