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Today in History: December 10, Nelson Mandela is mourned

Dec. 10, 2023 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2023. There are 21 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 10, 2013, South Africa held a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, during which U.S. President Barack Obama...

A pilot is killed in a small plane crash near Eloy Municipal Airport; he was the only person aboard

Dec. 09, 2023 13:49 PM EST

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — A pilot has been killed in a small plane crash in a vacant lot near Eloy Municipal Airport, about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, police said. The plane crashed at about 1:30 p.m. Friday southwest of the airport, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) southeast of...

Families had long dialogue after Pittsburgh synagogue attack. Now they’ve unveiled a memorial design

Dec. 07, 2023 11:22 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the years following the deadly 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue attack, relatives of those slain have gone through their own private grief, public memorial services and the trial and death sentence of the perpetrator. They’ve also been deliberating, slowly and methodically, on...

US Navy plane removed from Hawaii bay after it overshot runway. Coral damage being evaluated

Dec. 04, 2023 17:40 PM EST

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — Landing gear from a U.S. Navy jet pulverized coral when it came to a stop in an environmentally sensitive Hawaii bay after overshooting a runway nearly two weeks ago, a state official said Monday. Kim Fuller, an aquatic biologist with the Hawaii...

Japan expresses concern about Ospreys continuing to fly as some crash details emerge

Dec. 01, 2023 14:03 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top government spokesperson expressed concern Friday that the U.S. military is continuing to fly Osprey aircraft in the country without providing adequate information about Wednesday's fatal crash. One crew member was killed and seven others are missing...

A teenage girl who says she discovered a camera in an airplane bathroom is suing American Airlines

Dec. 01, 2023 12:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The family of a North Carolina teenager is suing American Airlines, saying that a flight attendant taped an iPhone to an airplane toilet to record her using the restroom during a September flight. Lawyers for the 14-year-old and her parents say that American “knew...

Today in History: December 1, Ukraine chooses independence from Soviet Union

Dec. 01, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2023. There are 30 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, 1991, Ukrainians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union. On this date:...

Japan suspends its Osprey flights after the fatal crash of a US Air Force aircraft

Nov. 30, 2023 13:11 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan suspended flights by its Osprey aircraft Thursday, officials said, the day after a U.S. Air Force Osprey based in Japan crashed into the sea during a training mission. Tokyo says it has also asked the U.S. military to ground all Ospreys operating in Japan except...

Reports say Japan will suspend its own Osprey flights after the crash of a U.S. military aircraft

Nov. 29, 2023 21:02 PM EST
TOKYO (AP) — Reports say Japan will suspend its own Osprey flights after the crash of a U.S. military aircraft.

Safety officials release details of their investigation into a close call between planes in Texas

Nov. 29, 2023 19:53 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The air traffic controller on duty when FedEx and Southwest planes nearly collided earlier this year in Texas told investigators that he expected the airliner to take off more quickly — before the incoming FedEx plane reached the same runway. That is because in his...