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TV news helicopter struck by object over Los Angeles

Dec. 5, 2019 4:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles television news helicopter made a precautionary landing after it was struck in flight by an object that may have been a drone. KABC-TV reports its AIR7 HD helicopter was flying near downtown Wednesday evening at an altitude of about 1,100 feet (335 meters) when the crew...

Utah man injured after drone flies into his face downtown

Dec. 4, 2019 11:11 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man is recovering from swelling and a cut after he was hit in the face by a drone in downtown Salt Lake City, authorities said. Salt Lake City police have located the licensed drone operator who was attempting to land his drone on the sidewalk Monday near a popular Christmas light...

Search underway in Missouri for missing 36-year-old mother

Dec. 4, 2019 9:14 AM EST

RICH HILL, Mo. (AP) — Dive teams, boats, drones and police dogs are searching in Missouri for a missing mother. The Bates County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that 36-year-old Nicole Mallatt was last seen or heard from on Nov. 26. KCTV reports that Mallatt texted one of her daughters last...

Libyan officials say US drone shot down by mistake

Nov. 25, 2019 8:03 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan forces trying to seize Tripoli shot down a U.S. military drone over the capital by mistake last week, officials said Monday. The U.S. military said it lost the drone Thursday while it was assessing the security situation and monitoring extremist activity. U.S. Africa Command declined to...

Libyan force imposes ‘no-fly zone’ amid fight for capital

Nov. 24, 2019 5:45 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — One of the armed groups fighting for control of Libya’s capital says it is imposing a “no-fly zone” there. The self-styled Libyan National Army’s announcement comes after two unmanned drone aircraft — one American and one Italian — were lost near the...

French minister criticizes US over ‘unanswered’ Iran attacks

Nov. 23, 2019 5:11 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s defense minister criticized the U.S. on Saturday over what she described as “unanswered” attacks in recent months threatening the Persian Gulf, warning that the decades-long American deterrence in the oil-rich region appeared to be losing its...

US military loses drone over Libyan capital

Nov. 23, 2019 3:05 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military said Friday it lost an unmanned drone aircraft over the Libyan capital, Tripoli, where rival armed groups have been fighting for control of the city for months. The U.S. Africa Command said the drone was lost Thursday while assessing the security situation and monitoring...

US military drone strike kills senior al-Shabab official

Nov. 20, 2019 1:53 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali intelligence official says a U.S. drone strike has killed a senior officer with the al-Shabab extremist group. The official says the unidentified officer had maintained links with foreign extremist groups with the aim of coordinating future attacks. The official spoke on...

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts

Nov. 19, 2019 3:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday as the Defense Intelligence Agency released a new assessment of Iran’s military capabilities. The...

Iowa man pleads guilty to making bomb threats against Trump

Nov. 13, 2019 1:20 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill President Donald Trump with homemade bombs. The Gazette reports that 25-year-old Christian Delatorre, of Dubuque, entered the plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. The charge: willfully threatening to take the...