Lufthansa Admits to Knowing About Andreas Lubitz's Past Depression

Lufthansa announced Tuesday that Andreas Lubitz—the co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps last week, killing all 150 people on board—had previously informed the airline of a "serious depressive episode."http://gawker.com/prosecutors-ge... » 3/31/15 2:03pm Today 2:03pm

Woman—I Mean "Kidnappers"—Pissed Cops Accused Her of Gone Girl Scheme

Vallejo, Ca., police had ruled the kidnapping and ransoming of 29-year-old Denise Huskins last week an "orchestrated event" by the woman and her boyfriend in a supposed Gone Girl-style fakeout. But now people claiming to be her captors have emailed detailed messages to California news outlets demanding credit for the… » 3/31/15 1:02pm Today 1:02pm

Manhunt Underway After Armed Prisoner Escapes Virginia Hospital 

Fairfax County, Va. police are searching for an accused, armed bank robber who escaped the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church early Tuesday morning. Wossen "Bicycle Bandit" Assaye is wanted for allegedly robbing 12 banks in Northern Virginia and escaping on his bike. » 3/31/15 9:49am Today 9:49am

Plainclothes NYPD Cop Filmed Screaming His Head Off at Uber Driver 

In cell phone footage sent to the New York Daily News, an alleged plainclothes NYPD cop is seen yelling at an Uber driver in an apparent parking dispute that escalates into the officer shouting xenophobic remarks. » 3/31/15 8:57am Today 8:57am

Prosecutors: Germanwings Co-Pilot Was Treated for Suicidal Tendencies 

According to German prosecutors, Andreas Lubitz—the Germanwings co-pilot believed to have intentionally crashed an Airbus A320 last week, killing 150 people—had previously been treated for suicidal tendencies.http://gawker.com/recording-caug... » 3/30/15 9:58am Yesterday 9:58am

Eight Dead, 10 Injured After Church Van Runs Stop Sign and Crashes 

A church van carrying 18 people ran a stop sign on U.S. Highway 27 in Glades County, Fla. before crossing four lanes of traffic and crashing into a canal early Monday. Eight people were killed and 10 were injured in the crash. » 3/30/15 8:44am Yesterday 8:44am

Clorox Spox David Hasslehoff Recommends Topless Cleaning Service, Clorox

In a dark meeting of brands, David Hasselhoff agreed to an interview with Yahoo! about his forthcoming Vine ad campaign for Clorox (yes). The Hoff sees himself as the perfect fit for six-second advertisements for cleaning products, and allowing him to explain why and how was a mistake. » 3/27/15 3:18pm Friday 3:18pm

Cops: Naked School Assistant Locked Herself in Classroom With Students

San Diego police arrested Linda Lira, an after-school assistant at Lemon Grove Academy, after she allegedly locked herself into a classroom Wednesday with 14 students and began undressing (and redressing) herself. » 3/27/15 12:35pm Friday 12:35pm

Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Was Hiding Medical Condition: Police

Police in Germany reportedly discovered documents indicating that Andreas Lubitz—the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane believed to have been intentionally crashed, killing 150 people—may have been hiding a medical condition from his employers. Investigators also claim to have found a torn up doctor's note excusing him… » 3/27/15 8:33am Friday 8:33am

After three decades in Congress, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced today he won't be seeking re-election next year. Reid told the New York Times that he's been contemplating retiring "for months," and that his decision was not motivated by injuries sustained in a bizarre exercise accident earlier this year. » 3/27/15 8:01am Friday 8:01am

Deadline Fights For White Peoples' Right To Be on TV

Broadcast networks are in the midst of casting the pilots from which they'll be picking their show lineups for the upcoming fall season, and Nellie Andreeva, Deadline's veteran TV writer, is worried. Why? Because, on the heels of minority-lead series seeing sky-high Nielsen ratings, television is in danger of… » 3/25/15 2:22pm 3/25/15 2:22pm

Daughter Watches as Pregnant Mother Is Crushed to Death by Gravel Truck

Lindsey Combs, 32, was killed in her driveway Monday in Martinez, Ca. after a load of gravel in a truck's trailer tipped over and fell on top of her car while she was inside. Her four-year-old daughter reportedly watched as the gravel crushed her mother, who was two months pregnant. » 3/25/15 8:52am 3/25/15 8:52am

Philadelphia Uber Driver Accused Of Raping Female Passenger 

In a disturbing story published today by Philadelphia magazine, a woman alleges that the Uber driver that picked her up in Philadelphia's Old City last month "held her arms down, ripped her pants, and raped her." » 3/24/15 3:00pm 3/24/15 3:00pm

Rude Police Interrupt Couple Having Sex In Full View of Playground

A group of children at a playground in Greenacres, Fla., all younger than age 10, witnessed a couple in the throes of passion last Friday as their copulation travelled from tree-side to inside a truck. » 3/24/15 2:25pm 3/24/15 2:25pm

Man Arrested Two Years After Sexually Abusing Sleeping Woman on Subway 

Two years after Elisa Lopez was filmed being sexually assaulted while sleeping on a 4 train, the NYPD has arrested Carlos Chuva, 43, whom after being shown a still from the video told police, "That is me." » 3/24/15 1:00pm 3/24/15 1:00pm

Germanwings Flight Crashes in French Alps, 150 Presumed Dead

A Germanwings flight crashed in the French Alps Tuesday, the French civil aviation authority has confirmed. The Dusseldorf-bound plane, an Airbus 320, was carrying 144 passengers, four crew members, and two pilots. French President François Hollande told reporters that "there might not be any survivors." » 3/24/15 8:02am 3/24/15 8:02am

Business Owner Millions in Debt Arrested Two Years After Faking Death 

Jose Lantigua, the former owner of a Jacksonville, Fla. furniture company who reportedly died in 2013 while on vacation in Venezuela, was arrested by police in North Carolina this weekend for allegedly swindling insurance companies out of an estimated $9 million. » 3/23/15 1:40pm 3/23/15 1:40pm