Apr 5, 2015

EU found 'issues' with German aviation regulator

A European regulator found “issues” with Germany’s aviation authority in a regular review of air safety enforcement, the European Commission said on Saturday. Its statement did not say when the review was carried out, but the Wall Street Journal said the commission told Berlin ...

Germanwings copilot increased speed as jet went down

Apr 4, 2015

Germanwings copilot increased speed as jet went down

The pilot at the controls of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps accelerated the plane into the mountainside, killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France’s BEA crash investigation agency declined to confirm growing evidence against the copilot ...

Alps crash captain shouted, 'Open the damn door!'

Mar 29, 2015

Alps crash captain shouted, 'Open the damn door!'

The captain of the passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps last Tuesday, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to “open the damn door” as he made desperate attempts to return to the locked cockpit, according to ...

Otsu settles with family of boy bullied into suicide

Mar 17, 2015

Otsu settles with family of boy bullied into suicide

The city of Otsu agreed Tuesday to settle a damages suit filed by the relatives of a 13-year-old boy who killed himself in 2011 after being bullied, agreeing to pay compensation and apologize for the way the school and the local board of education ...

Mar 4, 2015

Failed suicide bridge jumper says sea lion saved him

A man who tried to kill himself by jumping off San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge but was kept afloat by a sea lion said Wednesday suicide prevention is now his life’s work. Kevin Hines, in Australia to speak at several conferences, was a teenager ...

Feb 27, 2015

Noted jockey Goto dies in apparent suicide

Jockey Hiroki Goto, whose victory total of 1,447 is 16th in Japanese horse racing history, was found dead in an apparent suicide in his home in Ami, Ibaraki Prefecture, police said Friday. The fire department responded to an emergency call from his family around ...

Teen who gained fame over laser cat portrait commits suicide

Feb 23, 2015

Teen who gained fame over laser cat portrait commits suicide

An upstate New York teen — who had a burst of fame last fall over his senior portrait depicting him, his cat and lasers — has died. Draven Rodriguez’s parents tell the Times-Union of Albany that their son committed suicide Thursday at their Schenectady ...

Feb 18, 2015

Suicide bombers clad as cops kill at least 10 Afghanistan

Four suicide bombers dressed in police uniforms attacked a police station Tuesday in Afghanistan, killing at least 10 officers in the latest assault targeting local security forces, authorities said. The attack happened in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of Logar province, some 80 km (50 miles) ...