Germanwings crash: New rules needed for pilot health issues

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Aviation agencies around the world should draw up new rules requiring medical workers to warn authorities when a pilot's mental health could threaten public safety, French investigators recommended Sunday after a yearlong probe into the Germanwings plane crash.

  • Written by ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press

China pledges new push against 'hostile forces,' separatists

BEIJING (AP) — China's chief prosecutor said Sunday that battling "infiltration, subversion and sabotage by hostile forces" is a key priority this year, with terrorists, ethnic separatists and religious extremists all in his crosshairs.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

Divers stop search for 3rd Hudson River tugboat crash victim


NEW YORK (AP) — Police divers late Sunday stopped searching inside a sunken tugboat for the body of a third crew member who went missing after the boat crashed into a barge on the Hudson River north of New York City.


Girls keep out: Female video gamers face vile abuse, threats

NEW YORK (AP) — Nico Deyo, a 33-year-old e-commerce specialist from Milwaukee, used to enjoy mixing it up with players from around the world in the popular online fantasy game "World of Warcraft." Then a stalker began harassing her on the game's forums, impersonating her in the game and, later, sending her barrages of Twitter messages, some threatening her with graphic rape and murder.

  • Written by TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer

UN adopts 1st resolution tackling sexual abuse by UN troops

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday approved its first-ever resolution tackling the escalating problem of sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers who act as predators when sent to protect vulnerable civilians in some of the world's most volatile areas.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press