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Virginia plane crash investigators ask when pilot became unresponsive and why aircraft flew its path

Jun. 06, 2023 06:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pilot of a business jet that flew over Washington and crashed in a remote part of Virginia appeared to be slumped over and unresponsive, three U.S. officials said Monday, recounting observations by fighter pilots who intercepted the wayward flight. The...

Sonic boom heard over Washington is a rare sound with a rich history

Jun. 05, 2023 18:53 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — People living in and around the nation’s capital experienced a rare, if startling, sound that has a rich history in American aviation and possibly a muted future: A sonic boom. The boom was heard Sunday after the U.S. military dispatched six fighter jets to...

Loss of oxygen in cabin may have led to Virginia plane crash, experts say

Jun. 05, 2023 18:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A loss of oxygen is a leading theory for why an unresponsive business jet flew off course and over the nation’s capital Sunday before it crashed in rural Virginia. But federal investigators are just beginning to look for answers, and experts cautioned against jumping to...

Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen, who was convicted of spying for Russia, dies in prison

Jun. 05, 2023 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Hanssen, a former FBI agent who took more than $1.4 million in cash and diamonds to trade secrets with Moscow in one of the most notorious spying cases in American history, died in prison Monday. Hanssen, 79, was found unresponsive in his cell at a federal...

AP sources: Fighter jets reported pilot slumped over in plane that flew over nation's capital before Virginia crash

Jun. 05, 2023 16:51 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Fighter jets reported pilot slumped over in plane that flew over nation's capital before Virginia crash.

No survivors found after plane that flew over DC, led to fighter jets scramble crashes in Virginia

Jun. 05, 2023 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A wayward and unresponsive business plane that flew over the nation's capital Sunday afternoon caused the military to scramble fighter jets before the plane crashed in Virginia, officials said. The fighter jets caused a loud sonic boom that was heard across the capital region. ...

O'Donnell, Keel and Stephan each hit a HR to help Virginia beat ECU 8-3, advance to super regionals

Jun. 04, 2023 22:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ethan O’Donnell hit a two-out, three-run home run in the seventh inning, Connelly Early had 10 strikeouts and Virginia beat ECU 8-3 Saturday to win the Charlottesville Regional. Virginia (48-12) advances to the program's eighth super regional and its...

East Carolina tops Oklahoma 8-5 to reach championship round in Charlottesville Regional

Jun. 04, 2023 17:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Cam Clonch and Josh Moylan drove in two runs each and East Carolina defeated Oklahoma 8-5 on Sunday in an elimination game at the Charlottesville Regional. East Carolina (47-18) advanced to the championship round against regional host Virginia later in...

Black-owned company begins to revitalize former Robert E. Lee monument site

Jun. 04, 2023 09:02 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The symbolism of the moment and the task ahead of him is not lost on Earl Gary. “I think it’s very unique, the odds of me getting in a position like this,” Gary said. “I’m really grateful to be given this opportunity to perform with all of the history...

Trails of Purpose expands mental health services for military members at new location

Jun. 03, 2023 09:03 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Trails of Purpose, a Chesapeake-based nonprofit that uses horses to support military members, is preparing to expand its services to a new facility to accommodate a growing need for mental health resources. Roughly 30 volunteers gathered recently at One...