Reports: Germanwings Captain Tried to Smash Into Locked Cockpit With Ax

The captain of Germanwings Flight 9525 used an ax in a desperate last-minute attempt to break into the doomed plane's locked cockpit, according to a report in German newspaper Bild and French TV station Métropole 6. » 3/27/15 6:35pm Friday 6:35pm

Amanda Knox's Murder Conviction Overturned by Italy's Highest Court

More than a year after she was found guilty of murdering her roommate, Amanda Knox's conviction was overturned by Italy's highest court. The former exchange student was convicted twice of killing Meredith Kercher; first in 2009 and, following a dismissal on appeals, in January 2014. » 3/27/15 5:50pm Friday 5:50pm

OU: SAE's Racist Chant Originated at Frat's National Leadership Cruise

The racist chant that brought down the University of Oklahoma's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon originated at a leadership cruise the national fraternity organization held four years ago, according to an investigation by the university. » 3/27/15 2:40pm Friday 2:40pm

East Village Building Collapses in Flames After Apparent Explosion

A building in Manhattan's East Village has reportedly collapsed following a large explosion. Hundreds of fire firefighters are reportedly at the scene, battling what's become a seven-alarm blaze. The New York Post is reporting that as many as 30 people are missing while the New York Daily News reports that at least… » 3/26/15 3:43pm Thursday 3:43pm

What We Know About the Germanwings Flight and Its Pilot, Andreas Lubitz

On Tuesday, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps under mysterious circumstances, killing all 150 people on board. Two days later, French prosecutors announced that the plane had been "intentionally destroyed" by its co-pilot. Audio from the cockpit captured the sounds of passengers' screams just… » 3/26/15 2:57pm Thursday 2:57pm

Police: "No Evidence" to Support Claims in Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story

At a press conference this afternoon, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced that his department has suspended—but not closed—an investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, infamously detailed in a Rolling Stone article published last year. Longo said that the investigation… » 3/23/15 3:15pm Monday 3:15pm

A Conspiracy Theory I Invented But It's Real: Elliptical Machines Lie

The five gyms I've used as an adult have had one thing in common: All of the elliptical machines—or the "good ones," at least—are always in use during peak hours. Every other machine—stairs, rowing, treadmill, etc.—usually have at least a vacancy or two, but not the fancy ellipticals. » 3/19/15 1:36pm 3/19/15 1:36pm

Pregnant Woman’s Baby Cut From Womb After She Answered Craigslist Ad

An absolutely horrific crime took place yesterday afternoon in Colorado: A seven-months pregnant woman responding to a Craigslist post for baby's clothing at a Longmont house was attacked and stabbed in her stomach, her fetus removed, allegedly by the woman who'd place the ad. The woman survived, but her baby did not. » 3/19/15 10:05am 3/19/15 10:05am

Robert Durst Was Arrested With a Latex Mask for Apparent Identity Change

Everyone's favorite alleged murderer Robert Durst was reportedly in possession of a latex mask designed to conceal his identity when he was arrested last weekend. TMZ reports that police found the mask in the real estate heir's hotel room along with $42,000 in cash, a loaded handgun, and a small amount of marijuana. » 3/18/15 4:38pm 3/18/15 4:38pm