(Reuters) - Sheila Bair, an outspoken critic of Wall Street during her time as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, has been named president of a liberal arts college near Baltimore. Bair, 61, will become the first female president of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, when she takes up the position on Aug. 1. Appointed to lead the FDIC by President George W. Bush in 2006, Bair was one of the first officials to warn about a subprime mortgage crisis but clashed often with those who were more supportive of taxpayer bailouts of banks.
The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to Duesseldorf, air accident investigators said Wednesday.
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Employees at a Pizza Hut in Florida were praised on Wednesday for helping rescue a customer who wrote a message in her online pizza order that she was being held hostage and needed someone to call 911, authorities said. The note led to the arrest of Ethan Nickerson, 26, who used a large knife to hold his girlfriend and their three children hostage, said Highlands County sheriff's spokeswoman Nell Hays. The Pizza Hut employees "not only saw something but they acted on it," Hays said. Cheryl Treadway, 25, was a regular customer at a Pizza Hut in Avon Park in central Florida, which took seriously her plea in the comments section of an online order on Monday.