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This happened: black box recordings were heard, Saudi struck Yemen, a tornado hit Oklahoma, Bowe Bergdahl was charged, a hoax was revealed
A black box voice recorder from the German Airbus operated by Lufthansa's GermanwingsREUTERS/BEA/Handout

Good morning!

While you snoozed, a pilot was heard trying to get into a locked cockpit. Saudi Arabia launched strikes on Yemen and a tornado struck U.S. states.

A California woman faked her own kidnapping, while an ex-POW was named a deserter.

The Germanwings crash black box revealed a locked cockpit

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There were new clues in the mystery around the deadlyplunge taken by the German plane this week. Voice recordings from the battered black box revealed that the co-pilot was locked out of the cockpit and trying to smash the door down as the plane was going down.

READ MORE: Germanwings crash: co-pilot was locked out of cockpit

Saudia Arabia launchedYemen strikes

Along with its allies, the oil-rich country took a mightyswipe at Iran-backed Houthi rebel forces who kickedthe U.S.-backed Yemen president out of government. It's a problem because the country's civil war could escalate spill over in the regionas tensions mount betweenthose supportingSunni MuslimSaudi Arabiaor Shi'ite MuslimIran.

READ MORE:Saudi Arabia and allies launch air strikes on Yemen

States were hit with deadly tornadoes

Three great wild towers of wind wreaked havoc as they ripped across the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas. One person died, others were injured and hundredsof buildings were destroyed.

READ MORE:Deadly tornadoes sweep through Oklahoma and Arkansas

Bowe Bergdahlwas charged with desertion

The former U.S. Army sergeant controversially exchanged for five Taliban prisoners after beingheld captive for five years in Afghanistan, Bergdahl has just been found guilty of desertion. He upped and left his post in Afghanistanin 2009, before being held by the militants, and now stands accused of having puthis colleagues' lives in danger.

READ MORE:Ex-Taliban POW Bowe Bergdahl faces life in jail after desertion charges

A woman faked her own kidnapping

A week after her boyfriend said Denise Huskins had been dramatically snatched and her family had freaked out, she turned up safelyat her dad's place and now none of them want to talk. Sound dicey? California police thought so too, and they're treating it as a hoax.

READ MORE:Family clams up as California women's kidnap is revealed as hoax

 
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