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The Latest: Lufthansa offers quick aid to victims' families

March 27, 2015

9:55 p.m. (2055 GMT, 4:55 p.m. EDT)

Lufthansa is offering immediate aid of up to 50,000 euros ($54,800) per passenger to relatives of the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people on Tuesday. more »»

At least 9 dead as militants attack hotel in Somali capital

March 27, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab militants blasted their way into a Mogadishu hotel on Friday and took up positions inside, killing at least nine people and exchanging fire with security force... more »»

Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

March 27, 2015

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers ... more »»

Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen

March 27, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure... more »»

Astronauts blast off for 1-year trip to space station

March 27, 2015

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — American astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko have blasted off on a mission to spend an entire year away from the Earth. more »»

The Latest: Mass held in Barcelona for plane crash victims

March 27, 2015

8:55 p.m. (1955 GMT, 3:55 a.m. EDT)

Hundreds of mourners have shown up for a Mass in a Barcelona suburb for three generations of one family who died in the Germanwings plane crash. more »»

Astronauts to blast off for 1-year trip to space station

March 27, 2015

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth. more »»

Israel to stop withholding Palestinian tax revenues

March 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' application to join the International Criminal Court. more »»

The Latest: Europe aviation agency urges 2 crew in cockpits

March 27, 2015

5:15 p.m. (1615 GMT, 12:15 a.m. EDT)

Europe's aviation safety agency is now recommending that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft. more »»

With big projects, Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype

March 27, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's planned new airport on the outskirts of the capital is still years from becoming a reality but Tewodros Dawit can already envision how grand it will look. more »»

Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

March 27, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final... more »»

Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

March 27, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox has tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got... more »»

EU weighs new methods to coax Israel back to peace talks

March 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is assessing new ways to push Israel back to the peace negotiating table with the Palestinians for a deal based on a two-state solution, working in tandem with... more »»

Lawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal

March 27, 2015

ROME (AP) — Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend urged Italy's top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying in a final... more »»

European air authority recommends 2 crew in cockpit

March 27, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The European Union's aviation safety agency recommended Friday that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft after it emerged that the... more »»

Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

March 27, 2015

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work on Tuesday, the... more »»

The Latest: French police recover remains of crash victims

March 27, 2015

4:40 p.m. (1540 GMT, 11:40 a.m. more »»

The Latest: Hospital says it evaluated Germanwings co-pilot

March 27, 2015

4:10 p.m. (1510 GMT, 11:10 a.m. EDT)

A Duesseldorf hospital says the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 9525 had been a patient there over the past two months. more »»

Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote as elections loom

March 27, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most... more »»

The Latest: Lufthansa creates new group safety pilot job

March 27, 2015

3:40 p.m. (1440 GMT, 10:40 a.m. more »»

Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry

March 27, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant... more »»


Easter Musical: "More than Just a Man" April 5, 2015

"More than Just a Man" Easter Musical Easter Sunday, April 5th at 10:45am

Finley United Methodist Church 958 Lincoln Avenue Steubenville, Ohio

"More than Just a Man" provides a compelling glimpse into the controversy surrounding the Messiah and his... more »

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