CO-PILOT ON THE GERMANWINGS FLIGHT THAT CRASHED IN THE FRENCH ALPS HAD TOLD AN EX-GIRLFRIEND HE WANTED TO "DO SOMETHING" HISTORY WOULD REMEMBER HIM BY, ACCORDING TO REPORTS *

ANDREAS LUBITZ'S FORMER GIRLFRIEND TELLS GERMAN NEWSPAPER BILD THAT LUBITZ WAS HAVING INTENSE NIGHTMARES AND EXHIBITING ALARMING BEHAVIOR AS RECENTLY AS LAST YEAR *

A DUSSELDORF HOSPITAL CONFIRMS LUBITZ HAD BEEN A PATIENT THERE OVER THE PAST TWO MONTHS FOR TREATMENT OF AN UNSPECIFIED CONDITION, SAYING HE WAS LAST THERE FOR A "DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION" ON MARCH 10 *

GERMAN PROSECUTORS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE WHY LUBITZ LOCKED HIMSELF INSIDE THE COCKPIT AND CRASHED THE PLANE *

THE AIRBUS A320 CRASHED WHILE TRAVELING FROM BARCELONA TO DUSSELDORF TUES, KILLING ALL 150 PEOPLE ON BOARD *

NIGERIANS HEAD TO THE POLLS FOR THE FIRST GENUINE ELECTORAL CONTEST SINCE THE END OF MILITARY RULE IN 1999 *

RACE PITS INCUMBENT PRES GOODLUCK JONATHAN AGAINST FORMER MILITARY RULER MUHAMMADU BUHARI *

TWELVE OTHER MINOR CANDIDATES ARE ALSO RUNNING *

ELECTION IS SEEN AS A REFERENDUM ON THE RECORD OF JONATHAN, WHOSE TIME IN OFFICE HAS BEEN BLIGHTED BY CORRUPTION SCANDALS AND AN INSURGENCY BY BOKO HARAM MILITANTS THAT HAS LEFT THOUSANDS DEAD *

THERE ARE REPORTS BOKO HARAM GUNMEN HAVE FORCED VILLAGERS TO ABANDON THREE POLLING STATIONS IN THE COUNTRY'S TROUBLED NORTHEAST *

SR IRANIAN OFFICIALS TELL REUTERS BOTH SIDES ARE CLOSE TO SIGNING A FRAMEWORK NUCLEAR ACCORD LAYING OUT SPECIFIC ENRICHMENT FIGURES *

OFFICIALS CAUTION THE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN IRAN AND SIX WORLD POWERS COULD STILL FAIL *

FRENCH AND GERMAN FOREIGN MINS ARRIVED IN SWITZERLAND SAT TO JOIN TALKS UNDERWAY BETWEEN SECY OF STATE JOHN KERRY AND IRANIAN FM MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF *

THERE'S A MARCH 31 DEADLINE FOR A FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT THAT WOULD CURB IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM IN EXCHANGE FOR THE LIFTING OF SOME SANCTIONS *

U.N. PULLS OUT INTL STAFF SAT AFTER A THIRD NIGHT OF SAUDI-LED AIR STRIKES TRYING TO STEM ADVANCES BY IRAN-BACKED HOUTHI REBELS *

RESIDENTS REPORT HEAVY CLASHES BETWEEN HOUTHIS AND SUNNI TRIBAL FIGHTERS IN YEMEN'S SOUTH, WHILE THE SAUDI-LED AIR CAMPAIGN SOUGHT TO STALL A FRESH HOUTHI OFFENSIVE *

MEANTIME, AN ARAB LEAGUE SUMMIT CONVENES IN EGYPT *

IN OPENING REMARKS, U.N. SECY-GEN BAN KI-MOON SAYS PEACEFUL NEGOTIATIONS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT A LONG-TERM CONFLICT IN YEMEN *

AL QAEDA-LINKED AL SHABAB ORG CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR SIEGE AT A HOTEL IN SOMALIA'S CAPITAL THAT LEFT AT LEAST 17 PEOPLE DEAD *

GOVT TROOPS SAY THE SIEGE IS NOW OVER AND ALL OF THE ATTACKERS HAVE BEEN KILLED *

IT'S UNCLEAR HOW MANY OF THOSE REPORTED KILLED WERE EXTREMIST GUNMEN WHO HAD STORMED AND OCCUPIED THE HOTEL FOR MORE THAN 12 HOURS FOLLOWING A SUICIDE BOMBING *

POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE STILL MISSING AFTER AN APPARENT GAS LINE EXPLOSION LEVELED THREE NYC APARTMENT BUILDINGS *

OFFICIALS SAY CANINES WILL BE USED SAT AMID THE RUBBLE AND THAT INVESTIGATORS FROM THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS' OFFICE WILL BE AT THE SCENE *

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE AN EXPLOSION AMID PLUMBING AND GAS WORK INSIDE THE BUILDING WAS TO BLAME FOR THE BLAST THAT INJURED 22 PEOPLE, INCLUDING FOUR CRITICALLY *

POLICE HAVE RELEASED POSTERS SEEKING INFO ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF TWO MEN WHO WERE INSIDE A RESTAURANT IN THE BUILDING WHERE THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED *

AMANDA KNOX SAYS IN A STATEMENT SHE'S "TREMENDOUSLY RELIEVED AND GRATEFUL" THAT ITALY'S HIGHEST COURT OVERTURNED HER MURDER CONVICTION *

FAMILY OF MEREDITH KERCHER SAYS IN A SEPARATE STATEMENT THAT THE ITALIAN JUSTICE SYSTEM HAS FAILED AFTER THE COURT ANNULLED THE CONVICTION OF KNOX AND HER EX-BOYFRIEND FOR MURDERING THE BRITISH STUDENT *

DECISION SETTLED A LONG LEGAL SAGA THAT BEGAN WITH KERCHER'S MURDER IN 2007 *

KNOX AND EX-BOYFRIEND RAFFAELE SOLLECITO WERE FIRST CONVICTED OF THE MURDER IN 2009 BUT WERE LATER ACQUITTED IN 2011, PROMPTING KNOX TO RETURN TO THE U.S. *

KNOX AND SOLLECITO HAD THEIR ACQUITTALS OVERTURNED LAST YEAR, WITH KNOX SENTENCED IN ABSENTIA TO 28.5 YRS IN PRISON *