While you're still rubbing the sleep out of your eyes, here's a peek at all that happened during the night. The co-pilot suspected of crashing a Germanwings flight back in March appeared to have practiced beforehand. Over in Baltimore, Prince announced plans for a tribute concert for Freddie Gray.
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg spoke out about her husband's unexpected death. And California's catastrophic drought prompted severe water cutbacks throughout the state.
Pilot who crashed Germanwings flight practiced beforehand
German newspaper Bild reported that the co-pilot suspected of intentionally crashing a Germanwings plane in March had indeed practiced beforehand. According to the report, Andreas Lubitz had practiced decreasing flight altitude on the same day as the crash. While the details of the incident are still unclear, it is believed that Lubitz deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit before steering the plane into the French Alps. The 27-year-old had a history of severe depression. Evidence also suggests that he had been contemplating suicide.
Prince announced upcoming Baltimore concert for Freddie Gray
Prince has announced plans to carry out a special concert in Baltimore on Mother's Day. The show will be dedicated to Freddie Gray, the young black man who recently died following fatal spine injuries he sustained while in police custody. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is urging attendees to wear gray in tribute. All eyes have been on Baltimore, where the city's chief prosecutor recently announced charges against the six cops who played a role in Gray's arrest.
Facebook COO publicly commented on husband's death
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, took to the social media platform yesterday to comment on husband David Goldberg's unexpected death. The 47-year-old died after a treadmill-related accident that happened last week during a vacation in Mexico. Goldberg's memorial service packed a 1,700-seat auditorium at Stanford University, where U2's Bono sang "One." President Barack Obama also took to Facebook, writing a personal message about the loss. Goldberg was chief executive of SurveyMonkey.
California drought prompted mandatory water cutbacks
California's water problem has nudged state leaders to take serious action. The first mandatory rules to save water, which still need to be reviewed by state legal advisers before being enforced, call for major cutbacks. Some communities will be required to slash their water usage by 36 percent. Those in urban areas will be hit the hardest, as California's agricultural sector will be exempt from the new rules. Officials hope the new mandates will decrease the amount of water wasted on ornamental lawns and landscaping projects. The disastrous drought in California is in its fourth year.