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Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to destroy plane, prosecutor says

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight locked himself in the cockpit and, with apparent cool precision, deliberately slammed into snow-capped mountains, French prosecutor Brice Robin says, in a stunning twist to a tragedy that killed all 150 people aboard. “People who commit suicide usually do so alone ... I don’t call it a suicide,” Robin says.


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Chiefs’ Clark Hunt didn’t need much convincing to sign Jeremy Maclin

Whenever the Chiefs’ front office decides to hand out a large contract — like it did to lure Jeremy Maclin to Kansas City a few weeks ago — general manager John Dorsey has to run it up the flagpole, right to chairman Clark Hunt. And the truth is, when Dorsey explained why Maclin was worth the money, it certainly didn’t take long to convince Hunt.

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The Totally Official DKTM 2015 Royals Over-Under

The Royals hit fewer home runs than anyone in baseball last year. Their leadoff hitter has a .299 on-base percentage, and their No. 3 hitter had five home runs last year. They employ three closers — four, if Luke Hochevar gets back to his 2013, pre-surgery self — and three Gold Glove winners and at least two more who could.

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Ribs that put Williamsburg, Kan., on the map

Ribs are what attract barbecue lovers from around the region and country to the small town of Williamsburg, Kan. G&M’s signature fall-off-the-bone hickory-smoked ribs seasoned with the late Guy Kesner’s secret “hookey poo” rub and Mae’s secret recipe tomato-base sauce on the side has attracted thousands of customers for more than four decades.

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