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US releases Guantanamo prisoner once tortured at CIA sites

Feb. 02, 2023 17:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials said Thursday they have freed and sent to Central America a onetime al-Qaida money courier who had completed his sentence, ending an imprisonment that included torture at clandestine CIA sites and 16 years at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. ...

Boeing bids farewell to an icon, delivers last 747 jumbo jet

Feb. 01, 2023 06:09 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing bid farewell to an icon on Tuesday, delivering its final 747 jumbo jet as thousands of workers who helped build the planes over the past 55 years looked on. Since its first flight in 1969, the giant yet graceful 747 has served as a cargo plane, a commercial...

Carrier Emirates test flies Boeing 777 on sustainable fuel

Jan. 30, 2023 19:50 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates successfully flew a Boeing 777 on a test flight Monday with one of its two engines entirely powered by so-called sustainable aviation fuel. This comes as carriers worldwide try to lessen their carbon footprint. Flight...

Mali defends Russian ties and opposes options for UN force

Jan. 28, 2023 01:39 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Mali’s foreign minister defended the military government’s cooperation with Russia on Friday and rejected three options proposed by the U.N. chief to reconfigure the U.N. peacekeeping force in the west African country where Al-Qaida and Islamic State extremist groups are...

Polytech School of Aviation Maintenance set to take off

Jan. 21, 2023 09:02 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A “group effort” involving the Polytech School of Aviation Maintenance is set to take off. The school will provide three adult training and certification programs for those in various stages of their careers. The first class - an Airframe and PowerPlant...

The AP Interview: Envoy says Taiwan learns from Ukraine war

Jan. 20, 2023 21:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan has learned important lessons from Ukraine’s war that would help it deter any attack by China or defend itself if invaded, the self-ruled island's top envoy to the U.S. said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press. Among the lessons: Do more to...

Witnesses: Eritrean troops withdrawing from towns in Tigray

Jan. 20, 2023 11:22 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses in some towns across Ethiopia’s Tigray region say troops from neighboring Eritrea have started withdrawing in large convoys, a potentially significant development after a devastating conflict in the region ended late last year. The presence of the...

Nepal crash: Airport had no instrument landing system

Jan. 19, 2023 05:52 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The newly opened airport in Nepal where a Yeti Airlines plane was attempting to land when it crashed over the weekend, killing all 72 on board, did not have a functioning instrument landing system that guides planes to the runway, an official said Thursday. Aviation safety...

Families mourn Nepal plane victims, data box sent to France

Jan. 17, 2023 06:48 AM EST

POKHARA, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese authorities on Tuesday began returning to families the bodies of plane crash victims and were sending the aircraft's data recorder to France for analysis as they try to determine what caused the country's deadliest air disaster in 30 years. The flight...

Buttigieg finds himself in the spotlight for better or worse

Jan. 16, 2023 19:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's transportation secretary usually holds one of the most public-facing roles in any presidential administration. A core aspect of the Cabinet job is to travel the country, doling out millions of public dollars and attending ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new bridges...