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  • MONTABAUR, Germany— 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 the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday. Such sick notes from doctors excusing employees from work are common in Germany and issued even for minor...

  • Prosecutors in the western city of Duesseldorf say they seized medical documents from the home of Andreas Lubitz that indicate "an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment." The diversion to go watch "El Clasico" on Sunday between Barcelona and Real Madrid was a special treat for their 26- year old son, Adil, who was travelling with them.

  • PARIS/ SEYNE-LES-ALPES, March 26- A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors said on Thursday. They offered no motive for why Andreas Lubitz, 27, would take the controls of the...

  • BOGOTA, Colombia— A lawyer for a fugitive Colombian millionaire at the center of the South American nation's biggest financial scandal says his client has been arrested in Spain. Attorney Ivan Cancino tells The Associated Press that former investment executive Victor Maldonado was captured Thursday in Madrid. Maldonado was the largest shareholder of...

  • *Named as Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen. After listening to "black box" voice recordings, French prosecutors left no doubt that they believe 28- year-old Andreas Lubitz was in control of the Airbus A320 and set it on its fatal descent. Prosecutors in the German city of Duesseldorf said police were searching his home for evidence.

  • MADRID/ MILAN March 26- The euro zone credit cycle is a whisker away from turning positive but don't expect a rapid recovery. Bank lending to the private sector fell 0.1 percent in February, data from the European Central Bank showed on Thursday, dashing expectations for an increase but inching ever closer to positive growth after nearly three years of...

  • *Named as Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen. Investigators and grieving relatives were left struggling to explain what motivated Andreas Lubitz, 28, to kill all 150 people on board the Airbus A320, including himself, in Wednesday's crash in the French Alps. He refused to re-open the door and sent plane into its fatal descent, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said.

  • *Named as Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen. Andreas Lubitz gained sole control of the aircraft after the captain left the cockpit, refused to re-open the door and appears to have operated controls, sending the plane into its fatal descent, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said. He did this "for a reason we cannot fathom right now but which looks like intent to...

  • *Named as Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen. PARIS/ SEYNE-LES-ALPES, March 26- The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard appears to have brought the A320 Airbus down deliberately, the Marseille prosecutor said on Thursday. German Andreas Lubitz, 28, left in sole control of the Airbus A320 after the...

  • SEYNE-LES-ALPES/ PARIS, March 26- Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. The statement came after the New York Times reported that "black box" recordings showed one of the pilots had left the cockpit and could not get back in before the...

  • *One of two pilots locked out of cockpit- New York Times. *Lufthansa says it has no information on Times report. SEYNE-LES-ALPES/ PARIS, March 26- Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down, killing everyone onboard, the New York Times reported.

  • In Washington, U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke identified Robert Oliver as the third American citizen killed in the crash. He provided no further details Thursday, but Oliver's parents told Spain's La Sexta television channel their son lived in Barcelona and worked for the Desigual clothing company based in Spain's second-largest city.

  • PARIS— Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27- year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside. "We have no idea of the reason," Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin said, revealing the chilling conclusions...

  • *One of two pilots locked out of cockpit- New York Times. *Lufthansa says it has no information on Times report. SEYNE-LES-ALPES/ PARIS, March 26- Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down, killing everyone onboard, the New York Times reported.

  • *Co-pilot locked out of cockpit- New York Times. *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The New York Times reported that evidence from the recordings showed that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the flight went down.

  • BBVA puts rescue plan for India's Sahara in doubt Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:51 PM ET

    A rescue plan for India's Sahara was thrown into disarray on Wednesday, when Spanish bank BBVA SA denied offering a credit line to the bank.

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The development came as French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy travelled to the crash site in a remote French Alpine region to pay tribute to the 150 victims, mostly Germany and Spanish. "We have just been able to extract a useable audio data file," BEA director Remi...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The development came as French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy traveled to the crash site in a remote French Alpine region to pay tribute to the 150 victims, mostly Germany and Spanish. "We have just been able to extract a useable audio data file," BEA director Remi...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The development came as French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy travelled to the crash site in a remote French Alpine region to pay tribute to the 150 victims, mostly Germany and Spanish. "We have just been able to extract a useable audio data file," BEA director Remi...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- Investigators have extracted cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the Airbus plane that smashed into the Alps and expect to have a read-out of their content within days, an official said on Wednesday. The casing of a second black box has been found but not the box...