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The co-pilot who is believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings jet in the French Alps may have "rehearsed" steering the plane into a rapid descent on an earlier flight, German daily Bild reported Wednesday.

Quoting sources close to the French investigating authorities, the newspaper said that the co-pilot, 27-year-old…

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It may be the early stages of the baseball season, but St. Louis is already looking like a sure thing for the playoffs after moving 6-1/2 games clear atop the National League Central division by beating their nearest rivals, the Chicago Cubs, 7-4 on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, both New York teams,…

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A 7-year-old boy drowned after he fell into a pond in Kyoto, police said Wednesday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Daijagaike Park in Saikyo Ward. Sankei quoted police as saying that the boy, Issei Nishihara, had gotten over a fence that surrounded the…

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Japan's meteorological agency on Wednesday raised a volcanic warning for the popular hot springs resort of Hakone by one notch, forbidding access to more hiking trails.

The warning upgrade, which bans entry to areas around the Owakudani volcanic vent, came after seismologists detected minor but more frequent volcanic tremors at…

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A 34-year-old man has been arrested for breaking and entering into many private residences on approximately 80 separate occasions, police said Wednesday. The suspect in questions allegedly befriended a number of other individuals on a website and formed a group for the sole purpose of stealing and other illegal activities.…

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A family eats in a tent at a park in Tokyo's Daiba bay area.

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Two Nevada men filed a class-action lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao, seeking millions in damages because they say he fraudulently concealed a shoulder injury before his defeat to Floyd Mayweather.

It is just the latest fallout from Mayweather's victory in Las Vegas on Saturday in a unanimous decision, with Pacquiao saying…

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An unknown number of peacekeepers have been killed in an ambush near the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city Beni, the head of the U.N. mission, Martin Kobler, said Tuesday.

"It is with sadness and anger that I have just learned of the deaths of peacekeepers in an ambush near…

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, an underdog joining a crowded field of White House hopefuls.

Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister turned politician, is the third Republican to enter the race this week. Two political outsiders, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina…

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Lawmakers are expected to pass an anti-terror statute Wednesday granting Canada's spy agency sweeping new powers criticized by civil rights advocates.

The final reading of the bill after several failed opposition attempts to water it down in recent days follows two deadly attacks in Canada last year.

It will mark…

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