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Alone at controls, Germanwings co-pilot sought to 'destroy' the plane

PARIS — The co-pilot of Germanwings flight 9525 deliberately crashed the aircraft, French officials said Thursday, pointing to voice recorder evidence that he had locked the captain out of t …

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Odds do not favor backers of bill to allow new casinos in South Florida

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  1. HBO documentary 'Going Clear' tackles the question: Why Scientology?

    Special Topics

    Eight minutes and 13 seconds into his much-talked-about documentary on the Church of Scientology, writer/director Alex Gibney hits a sweet spot, going right at one of the key questions he sets out to answer.

    What is Scientology's allure?

    One of Scientology's signature buildings at its Pacific Area Command Base in Los Angeles is sometimes referred to as "Big Blue.'' [Photo by Sam Painter, HBO documentary "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief"]
  2. Editorial: Public safety sacrificed on altar of NRA

    Editorials

    It's been a banner session in Tallahassee for gun zealots and the National Rifle Association and a terrible one for common sense and public safety. In the past weeks, the Senate passed a bill allowing gun owners to carry their weapons in public during a declared state of emergency. It also moved closer to allowing guns …

    It’s been a banner session in Tallahassee for gun zealots and the National Rifle Association and a terrible one for common sense and public safety.
  3. Editorial: Tampa police chief needs help solving gun crimes

    Editorials

    So far, 2015 has been an unusually deadly year in Tampa. Gun violence has risen sharply during the first three months of the year in categories ranging from aggravated battery to fatal accidental shootings. Tampa police Chief Jane Castor has called for help in solving the crimes, but the societal problem remains: too …

  4. Epcot's Innoventions West to close at Disney World for overhaul

    Florida

    How will kids learn to save up enough money to go to Disney World now that Epcot's financial education game, the Great Piggy Bank Adventure, is closing? The Innoventions West attraction at Epcot will be closed as the area undergoes an overhaul, and these little piggies will not stay home. The Piggy Bank Adventure …

    In this May 18, 2009 photo,Toni Corkil, right, of Marshall, Mo. and her daughter Grace, 8, learn about saving and investing through a series of interactive video games at the Great Piggy Bank Adventure in the EPCOT theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The exhibit is aimed at teaching kids ages 8 to 13 basic lessons in personal finance.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
  5. The song that country radio is afrid to play

    Pop Culture

    Alana Lynn, a morning co-host on country music station 104.3 FM in Boise, Idaho, was excited to play Little Big Town's latest single for her listeners. Girl Crush, a powerful ballad about a woman envious of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, seemed destined to be a hit.

    Little Big Town wants you to know their song is actually about jealousy.

    LB Brandon Magee, waived by Bucs, heads to spring training

    Linebacker Brandon Magee, who had six tackles on special teams for the Bucs last season, is headed to spring training as a Red Sox prospect today after being waived by the team on Tuesday night....

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    The formerly Old Gray Lady

    Jeb doesn't read the NYT? Come on

    Jeb Bush said today he doesn't read the New York Times, a dubious statement, at best....

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    Heading into the Charlotte Sports Park for the Tampa Bay Rays versus New York Yankees on Thursday.

    Some Instagram views of Rays vs. Yankees in Port Charlotte

    The Tampa Bay Rays hung on to beat the New York Yankees 6-5 on Thursday at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte. Times photographer Will Vragovic captured these Instagram images. ...

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