Victims' Hometown 'Angry', 'Shocked' by Apparent Mass Murder by Plane

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Investigators believe the 28-year-old co-pilot of the Germanwings jet, Andreas Lubitz, had deliberately slammed a jet into the French Alps, killing himself and the other 149 people on board.

world

In Yemen, U.S. Gambles on Saudis as Sectarian War Looms

Despite the risks, and with negotiations on Tehran's nuclear program at a crucial moment, President Obama endorsed air strikes by a coalition of Gulf countries against Iranian-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen.

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10 Things to Know: Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

tv

Oh No! 'Downton Abbey' to End After 6 Seasons

The period drama, which follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th century, averaged a weekly audience of 11 million viewers in Britain alone.

humor

16 Surefire Signs You Invited Mom to the March Madness Party

Chicken wings, beer and...bingo cards. Telltale sign tonight's basketball bash isn't buddies-only. 

offbeat

18 Of The Worst High-Five Fails In Human History

Is there anything truly worse than a high-five gone wrong? No. The answer is a definitive no.

offbeat

How Many Elephants Does it Take to Rescue a Truck?

The answer: Two. The resulting photos are amazing. 

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    Scott Walker Walking Immigration Tightrope

    The two-term Wisconsin governor has consistently opposed what he calls "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally, but his definition of amnesty has "evolved." Some in the GOP are furious.

    funny

    21 Strange Streets That Need To Be Renamed Immediately

    "Yeah I'm at the corner of Inyo Ave. and Butte St. No, mom, I'm being serious. Stop yelling."

    crime

    Busted: Chicago Cousins Planned Terrorist Attack

    An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America; his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people.

    funny

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    Wait...so you're telling me that the FBI is a real thing? What are you going to say next, that the Titanic isn't just a movie?

    sports

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    Including tearful piccolo players, phone calls to Jesus and one EXTREMELY confident Kentucky fan.

    u.s.

    US Jobless Claims Fall

    New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits fell last week, continuing to trend lower as the labor market improves.

    offbeat

    Epic Videos Show Who's Killed More Villains: Stallone or Schwarzenegger?

    Ever wonder how many bad guys Hollywood's biggest heroes have offed? It's a lot and these videos show each and every one of them. 

    crime

    Subway Sex Attacker Arrested After Victim's Online Campaign

    In her emotional online appeal, Elissa Lopez said it was important to tell her story. "I'm tired of being afraid," she said, doling out words of advice to other survivors of similar assaults.

    politics

    Meet the Contenders to Dan Coats' Senate Seat

    With his retirement a seat will be up for grabs in 2016. See here the most likely candidates to run for his seat.

    sports

    Yankees, Cowboys Are Most Valued U.S. Sports Teams

    Forbes says the Yankees and Cowboys are worth $3.2 billion. But they arent as valuable as Real Madrid.

    entertainment

    27 Parents Trying (And Failing) To Console Their Devastated 'Directioner' Daughters

    Zayn Malik, of ultra-popular boy band "One Direction", has announced that he's left the group. Teenage girls, who we all know are the most stable members of society, aren't taking it well.

    animals

    21 Animals With Truly Terrible Decision Making Skills

    Survival is the name of the game in the animal world. Unfortunately, it looks like some of our domesticated friends have forgotten their instincts.

    tv

    21 Surprisingly True Facts From 'The X-Files'

    The X-Files is returning to TV, so it's time to learn more about David Duchovny's cross-dresser beginnings and how one spinoff show eerily predicted 9/11. 

    policy

    End to Uber in India?

    The California-based startup's rapid international growth has sparked tensions with rival taxi companies, which protest that Uber cars are not subject to the same regulations.

    inspiration

    25 Photos Proving That Timing Is Literally Everything

    The well-timed snap of a lens can turn the mundane into the hilariously extraordinary. These perfect pictures are proof!

    funny

    17 Ridiculous and Totally Real Specialty Plates in Texas

    From burgers, to sodas, to classy barbed wire motifs, Texas' license plates have to be seen to be believed. 

    funny

    14 Far Fetched Fights That Inanimate Objects Actually Won

    It turns out that you can still win a fight even though you can't move, fight back, or even be alive!

    living

    11 Strange Picks for the 'Cool Nerds' College Rankings

    Sadly, the Nerds' Adams College didn't make the cut, but that doesn't mean there weren't some surprises. 

    movies & tv

    20 Knock-Off Films That Could Be Better Than The Originals

    You can keep your dumb Harry Potter movies. I'll be watching The Adventures of Chris Fable instead.

    living

    15 Fearless Fathers At The Mercy Of Their Child's Fashion Sense

    Because every day is Halloween when you have an expressive toddler.

    living

    Discover the Most Deliciously Popular Beers Around the Globe

    If you've ever wondered what North Korea's top mug of ale is, today's your lucky day. 

    offbeat

    10 GIFs That Suggest the House Judiciary Committee is Either Nuts or Brilliant

    See the wacky press release that went viral that features GIFs from Brittney Spears, Emma Stone and the Little Mermaid.  

    living

    5 Real Life Things Even the Best College Can't Prepare You For

    You think those 4 years prepared you for life? Think again.

    funny

    25 Sorrowful Students In Desperate Need Of A Break

    Overworked, overstressed, and just plain over it. These students are in desperate need of summer.

    funny

    24 People Who Truly Take Laziness To The Next Level

    We're not supposed to reward slothful behavior, but these resourceful acts of apathy are just flat-out impressive.

    humor

    Finally, Science Proves Who Was a Funnier Fed Chief

    This brilliant website combed the fed for laughs and pitted Greenspan against Bernanke in terms of joke telling. 

    offbeat

    16 Bizarre Facts About Brooklyn's New Preschool for Grownups

    No, that's not a Portlandia skit. 

    funny

    19 Kids Who Really Regret Getting On That Roller Coaster

    Whoever decided to put photo stations on children's roller coasters deserves some kind of award.

    sports

    13 Wildest Underdog Stories in NCAA Tournament History

    Will this be the year a #16 seed upsets a #1? While we wait and see we can take a look at the tourney's craziest underdogs. 

    sports

    6 Stunning Photos from 'The Last Great Race On Earth'

    The Iditarod is known as The Last Great Race on Earth. It lasts 9-15 days and stretches over 1,000 miles. Check out the most beautiful images captured. 

    living

    8 Great Alternatives To Bumming It On The Beach This Summer

    These are, hands down, the best options for your next vacation if lounging around near an ocean is starting to sound a little too routine?

    living

    4 Ridiculously Easy Steps to Start Shedding A Few Extra Pounds

    Losing a few pounds has never been simpler.

    sports

    20 Of The Most Unbelievable Feats Of (Un)Athleticism Ever

    Do yourself a favor and leave anything even a little physically demanding to the professionals. 

    living

    17 Readers Caught With Truly Awkward Book Choices

    A person reading in public is generally viewed as intelligent and sophisticated. That is, unless they're thumbing through Playboy.

    crime

    13 Strange Steps That Brought Robert Durst Into Custody

    The bizarre life that has led to one of the most sensational murder cases in recent history. 

    living

    18 Moms And Dads Who Probably Need To Get It Together

    Some parents have some..."questionable" techniques when it comes to raising kids.

    funny

    25 Pictures Prove That Humanity Is Pretty Much Doomed

    You'd think that billions of years of evolution would have resulted in some widespread intelligence and common sense. You'd be wrong.

    funny

    Revisit MTV's Most Hilarious Crib, 14 Years Later...

    Take a side-by-side look at Redman's hilarious bachelor pad then and now, including what happened to his "dollar box".

    animals

    Watch Stunning, Record-Setting Video of Eagle in Dubai

    This gut-wrenching, adrenaline-pumping video let's you pretend to be an eagle, and all for a good cause. 

    politics

    7 Serious Women to Keep an Eye on for 2016

    Is there really more than just Hillary...?

    funny

    21 Of The Best/Worst Drunken St. Patrick's Day Disasters

    Time to bust out your fake accents, dye your hair red, and drink green beer until you can't see straight.

    funny

    18 Regrettable 'Irish Pride' Ink Pics for St. Patrick's Day

    St. Patrick's Day decisions have never looked so awkward. 

    animals

    19 Unbelievable Animal Friendships Better Than Any Disney Duo

    Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction. This is especially apparent in the world of weird animal friendships.

    tech

    13 Stunning Facts About the Flying Car You'll be Driving Soon

    Learn a few things about the flying machines that could be as prevalent as drones in a few years. 

    humor

    7 Reasons We Love Saint Patrick's Day

    What is it about this American-adopted holiday that we love so much?  Is it the booze? The parade? Let me tell you 7 lucky reasons..

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    These 21 Wonderfully Satisfying Food Gifs Are Literal Eye Candy

    What's the only thing better than eating food? Why, watching how it gets made of course!

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