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Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode in 2009Tennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes (Yahoo Sports)

Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Had Suicidal Tendencies, Was Treated For Mental Illness, Prosecutor SaysLufthansa says the note was found in emails that Andreas Lubitz sent.


FILE - In this March 12, 2015, file photo, Texas coach Rick Barnes give his team a thumbs-up during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament in Kansas City, Mo. A person familiar with the situation says Tennessee has reached an agreement to hire former Texas coach Rick Barnes as its next men's basketball coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday, March 31, 2015, on condition of anonymity because the hiring hasn't been announced.(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

When he gave his farewell press conference after an unwanted exit from Texas, Rick Barnes predicted he'd be coaching again ''quicker than you probably think.'' It turns out Barnes already had a pretty good idea where he'd end up. Barnes had begun talking to Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart about the Volunteers' coaching vacancy Saturday, the day before his departure from Texas was announced. His move from one shade of orange to another became official Tuesday when Barnes was introduced as Tennessee's new men's basketball coach. Barnes succeeds Donnie Tyndall, who was fired Friday after going 16-16 in his lone season at Tennessee amid an NCAA investigation into his two-year tenure at Southern Mississippi.


Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections lawPatriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent (Yahoo Sports)

Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that a new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination.


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft testifies during the murder trial of former Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)

New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing. Kraft was called by the prosecution in Hernandez's murder trial over the June 17, 2013, slaying of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He first said 1 Patriot Place, the address of Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots play. When asked what he did at work, he replied, ''Whatever they ask me to do.'' Then, asked if he ran a business, he replied: ''We're a packaging and paper business and private equity, and we have two sports teams.'' He first listed the New England Revolution soccer team, then the Patriots.


Nigeria opposition leader fears 'tricks' after election victoryTiger Woods played practice round at Augusta (Yahoo Sports)

A man pulls a wheelie on a scooter, as residents celebrate the anticipated victory of Presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari in Kaduna, Nigeria, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria’s presidential election but fears his victory could be stolen by “tricks” from the government, his spokesman, Garba Shehu, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-year-old former military dictator Tuesday in a historic transfer of power following the nation's most hotly contested election ever.


FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, Tiger Woods, center, loads his car after withdrawing during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament in San Diego. Woods was fleeing from a golf tournament in mid-round, mumbling something about improper activation of his glutes. Two weeks before the Masters he's still missing in action, though his fans have plenty of ideas on how to get his mojo back. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Tiger Woods played a practice round Tuesday at Augusta National, a strong indication that the four-time champion could make his return at the Masters. Mark Steinberg, his agent at Excel Sports Management, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that Woods played 18 holes.


Police: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital found in DCSaban kicks Alabama RB Tyren Jones off team after his arrest (Yahoo Sports)

Manhunt Launched in Virginia for Armed Prison EscapeeWASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a prisoner who escaped custody at a northern Virginia hospital with a guard's gun has been captured in Washington.


Alabama running back Tyren Jones (20) runs the ball for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Southern Mississippi on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Nick Saban has kicked a second Alabama football player off the team, swiftly dismissing reserve running back Tyren Jones following his arrest for marijuana possession. Jones is the third player in Saban's program arrested in the last four days, and the second to be dismissed. Jones was charged Tuesday with possession of marijuana 2nd degree and released on $1,000 bond, Tuscaloosa police said in a news release. The coach had suspended Jones indefinitely on Feb. 10 ''for conduct not to the standard of the Alabama football program.'' ''Tyren Jones was indefinitely suspended from the football program early in the semester,'' Saban said in a statement.


No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadlineHaden skips Indiana meeting because of religious-freedom law (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, second right, waits with U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, left, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, second left, and others before a meeting with Russia, China, France, Germany, European Union and Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Monday, March 30, 2015, during Iran nuclear talks. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are entering a critical phase with differences still remaining just two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)Diplomats wrap up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results.


Southern California athletic director Pat Haden looks on during the second half of their NCAA college football game against Arizona, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. USC won 38-31. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Southern California athletic director Pat Haden will not attend the College Football Playoff selection committee meeting in Indianapolis this week because of a new Indiana religious-freedom law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. In his honor, I will not be attending the CFP committee meeting in Indy this week. Haden is one of five current athletic directors on the 13-member selection committee that picks the four teams to participate in the College Football Playoff and compete for the national championship. ''I certainly understand and respect Pat's position,'' College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said.




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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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