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Airline stunned as news emerges that co-pilot sought to 'destroy' planeEx-Husker DE Randy Gregory to NFL Media: I failed drug tests (Yahoo Sports)

Lufthansa8Officials say the Germanwings co-pilot "intentionally" sent the plane into its doomed descent.


FILE - In a Sept. 6, 2014, file photo then-Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory wears street clothes before an NCAA college football game against McNeese State in Lincoln, Neb. Randy Gregory says he's tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month and that he failed two drug tests at Nebraska last year. Gregory disclosed his marijuana use in an interview with NFL Media on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Gregory went into February's scouting combine projected to be among the top 10 picks (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Defensive end Randy Gregory said he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month and that he failed two drug tests at Nebraska last year. Gregory disclosed his marijuana use in an interview with NFL Media on Wednesday. Gregory went into February's scouting combine projected to be among the top 10 picks in the draft. He declared for the draft after his junior season at Nebraska, where he recorded 17 1/2 sacks in two seasons.


Politicians are the only people who can't be addicted to their phonesBomb threat at courthouse halts Aaron Hernandez murder trial (Yahoo Sports)

Life inside a presidential campaign bubble has long been maligned as a suffocating, alienating experience.


Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, sits with his defense attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A bomb threat called in to the courthouse where the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is being held has temporarily halted proceedings.


National Guardsman, cousin arrested for trying to join Islamic StateMarlins' Cosart says MLB reviewing his Twitter account (Yahoo Sports)

US National Guardsman and His Cousin Arrested for Trying to Join ISIS, Authorities SayThe FBI has arrested two men -- one of them a current member of the Illinois National Guard -- for allegedly trying to join ISIS, the brutal terrorist group wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, authorities said. Army National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds, 22, was arrested at Chicago Midway International Airport as he was trying to fly to Egypt, according to authorities. His cousin, Jonas Edmonds, 29, was arrested at his home. Hasan Edmonds first came onto the FBI’s radar in late 2014 as he hatched a plan for Hasan Edmonds to join ISIS overseas while Jonas Edmonds launched an attack inside the United States, according to the Justice Department.


This is a 2015 photo of Jarred Cosart of the Miami Marlins baseball team. This image reflects the Marlins active roster as of Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart said Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation. ''Obviously, I was caught off guard by the whole situation,'' Cosart said Thursday. ''All I'm really saying to everyone is I'm following the MLB protocol and just talking with MLB security, and they are taking care of the rest.'' The 24-year-old Cosart deleted his Twitter account Tuesday after screen shots of comments he purportedly made appeared on the website of Miami New Times.


'Distrust and Verify': How Obama will sell an Iran nuke dealCoach Zimmer 'fully expects' Peterson to be with Vikings (Yahoo Sports)

The White House is gearing up for an unprecedented campaign to sell a potential pact.


FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up before the start of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Vikings in St. Louis. Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill in their relationship. Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, said in an interview on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, that he believes a return to Minnesota this season is not in the

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings don't plan to trade Adrian Peterson and fully expect him to be with the team for the 2015 season.


Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injuredGarrett: Hardy must do 'right things from the beginning' (Yahoo Sports)

People survey storm damage in Sand Springs, Okla., Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a blustery end Wednesday when tornadoes hit Arkansas and Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Joey Johnson) KOTV OUT; KJRH OUT; KTUL OUT; KOKI OUT; KQCW OUT; KDOR OUT; TULSA OUTTULSA, Okla. (AP) — The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were injured.


Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett explains his answer to a question as NFC football coaches meet with the media during the NFL's annual meeting, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Dallas coach Jason Garrett says Greg Hardy must ''do the right things from the beginning'' to be part of the Cowboys. Garrett said the team did an extensive examination of Hardy's background before signing him. ''Like with any other player, you have to do your research about him and talk to people,'' Garrett told reporters during the NFC coaches' availability at the NFL owners meeting on Wednesday. ''But our job is to make sure he comes in and does the right things from the beginning.'' Garrett said the Cowboys weren't alone in trying to sign Hardy.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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