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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.


Lavrov, Zarif claim breakthrough in Iran nuclear talksTiger Woods played practice round at Augusta (Yahoo Sports)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (C) walks in the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne on March 31, 2015, during negotiations on Iran's nuclear programmeRussia and Iran's foreign ministers claimed a breakthrough early Wednesday in talks on a framework deal curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme, but the US said not all issues had been agreed yet, as discussions were suspended for the night. "One can say with relative certainty that we at the minister level have reached an agreement in principle on all key aspects of the final settlement of this issue," Russian media quoted Sergei Lavrov as saying at talks in Switzerland. This came after Russia's top diplomat and the foreign ministers of five other major powers and Iran continued working through the night as they missed a midnight (2200 GMT) deadline to agree the main outlines of what they hope will be an historic accord. The powers hope a full agreement, due to be finalised by June 30, will see Iran scale back its nuclear capability to prevent Tehran developing nuclear weapons under the guise of its civilian programme.


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.


U.S. corporations pressure two states accused of curbing gay rightsSaban kicks Alabama RB Tyren Jones off team after his arrest (Yahoo Sports)

Business owner holds sticker to place outside her shop in Lafayette, IndianaArkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the governor to veto the bill. Arkansas followed Indiana, which passed a similar act last week. The world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart , based in Bentonville, Ark., issued a statement saying the Arkansas bill threatened to undermine "the spirit of inclusion" in the state and "does not reflect the values we proudly uphold." Signed by Doug McMillon, chief executive officer, the statement asked Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson to veto the legislation.


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.


Los Angeles to pay $1.35 million to mother of driver who died in police custodyHaden skips Indiana meeting because of religious-freedom law (Yahoo Sports)
(Reuters) - The city of Los Angeles will pay $1.35 million to the mother of a man who died of an asthma attack while in police custody, the Los Angeles Times reported. Jorge Azucena, 26, was arrested in 2013 for running a red light, the newspaper said. A subsequent investigation by the police department and the inspector general of the Los Angeles Police Commission found that officers as well as jail personnel ignored his requests for assistance, the newspaper reported. Azucena's mother, Juana Garcia, sued the city, leading to the settlement announced Tuesday.

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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Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

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Ukraine: Not What It Seems

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Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

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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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