Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record

A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a rec ... »

Grassley seeks more info on medical marijuana research at federal hearing

DES MOINES — Advocates could not convince state lawmakers to expand Iowa’s narrow medical marijuana program, but Hawkeye State help m ... »

In America’s South, black church fires fan racial fears

(Reuters) — Some were deliberately lit. Others were caused by an electrical fault or lightning. But regardless of the origins, a spike in fi ... »

Iowa lawmaker plans trade mission to Cuba

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Democratic state lawmaker is organizing a trade mission to Cuba this summer in hopes of tapping into that market if the emb ... »

Blatter rocks world soccer, quits FIFA amid scandal

ZURICH — Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by unexpectedly quitting as FIFA president in the face of a corruption investiga ... »

Report: Germanwings co-pilot rehearsed crash on outbound flight

PARIS — The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet in the French Alps rehearsed the fatal maneuver on the morning of t ... »

Nepal quake victims still stranded

JHARIBAR/SINDHUPALCHOWK, Nepal — People stranded in remote villages and towns across Nepal were still waiting for aid and relief to arrive o ... »

U.S. Republicans push demand for a vote on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Sunday pressed their demand that the U.S. Congress be allowed to vote on a nuclear agreement with Iran, bu ... »

Prosecutors: Germanwings crash pilot previously had suicidal tendencies

BERLIN — The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week had been treated in the past for s ... »

Reports: Germanwings co-pilot sought to destroy plane in French crash

The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, killing 150 people, appears to have deliberately initiated a fateful descen ... »

Stocks tumble, oil surges after airstrikes in Yemen

By Michael Connor, Reuters

NEW YORK — Stock markets around the world were knocked lower and oil prices jumped as much as 6 percent on ... »

Mystery surrounds Germanwings co-pilot who crashed plane

DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Investigators are frantically trying to piece together what led the Germanwings co-pilot to deliberately steer hi ... »

Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion, lawyer says

WASHINGTON — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by Taliban forces in Afghanistan in 2009 and returned to the United States in a contr ... »

French, German leaders arrive in Alps for crash tribute

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived together by helicopter on Wednesday ... »

Black box recovered after Germanwings Airbus crashes in French Alps

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote area of the French Alps on ... »