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President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Washington. Listening from left are Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma, Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Market likes what it hears from Washington

Mar. 17, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on action in the financial markets (all times local): 4:30 p.m. This time, the stock market liked what it heard out of Washington regarding the coronavirus outbreak. The S&P 500 rose 6% Tuesday, the seventh straight day with a move up or down 4%. A key driver of that...

Lawyers Boudewijn van Eijck, left, and Sabine ten Doesschate, second left, lawyers for one of the four accused, judges, rear right, and the public prosecution, rear left, are seen at the start of the trial of four men charged with murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, March 9, 2020. A missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine in 2014, tore the MH17 passenger jet apart killing all 298 people on board. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

MH17 trial to resume with no public due to virus measures

Mar. 17, 2020 8:19 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The murder trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian accused of involvement in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be closed to the public and media when it briefly resumes later this month in a Dutch courtroom. The decision announced Tuesday to close the March...

2 dead in Southern California small plane crash

Mar. 13, 2020 11:38 PM EDT

SYLMAR, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed near a Southern California landfill in overcast, rainy weather on Friday, killing two people on board, authorities said. The wreckage of the single-engine Mooney M20 was found at around 5:30 p.m. on a hill near the Sunshine Canyon Landfill northwest of Los...

UK agency: Sala's pilot unlicensed for plane in fatal crash

Mar. 13, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The pilot of the single-engine aircraft that carried the Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was not licensed to fly the plane, which plunged into the English Channel last year, killing both, U.K. investigators said Friday. In its final report over the Jan 21, 2019 crash, the Air Accidents...

Pilot dies after small plane crashes in Massachusetts

Mar. 12, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

STERLING, Mass. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that crashed into a wooded and swampy area shortly after takeoff from a Massachusetts airport has died, authorities say. The Cessna 177 single-engine plane crashed about 100 yards north of the runway after taking off from Sterling Airport at 2:30 p.m....

State police responding to reported plane crash

Mar. 11, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

STERLING, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say they are responding to a reported plane crash in the central part of the state. State police in a tweet Wednesday afternoon said that the plane went down in a wooded area near Sterling Airport. Several agencies are trying to reach the plane. No other...

Ambulances and fire brigade arrive near the site of a plane crash in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Pakistan's air force says one of its fighter jets has crashed in a wooded area near the capital while practicing aerobatic maneuvers. Wednesday's crash was in preparation for National Day celebrations later this month. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Pakistani fighter pilot dies during aerobatic practice

Mar. 11, 2020 5:14 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani fighter pilot died Wednesday when his F-16 jet crashed in a wooded area near the capital while practicing aerobatic maneuvers ahead of this month's National Day celebrations, Pakistan's air force said. There were no casualties on the ground or damage to property, according to...

Report: Drugs showing up more in pilots killed in crashes

Mar. 10, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one in four pilots involved in fatal crashes have drugs in their system, and the number is up slightly since researchers first studied the problem. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that 28% of pilots who died in crashes between 2013 and 2017 and for whom...

Relatives in buses arrive to attend the memorial service for the one-year anniversary of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 in the rural Tulufera area near Bishoftu, south-east of the capital Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Grim-faced, visibly grief-stricken, some crying, hundreds of family members gathered Tuesday for a memorial service at the site where one year ago the jet crashed into the rocky ground, killing all 157 on board. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

Somber events mark first anniversary of Ethiopian crash

Mar. 10, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

TULUFERA, Ethiopia (AP) — Grim-faced, visibly grief-stricken and some crying, hundreds of family members gathered Tuesday for a memorial service at the site where one year ago an Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed into the rocky ground, killing all 157 on board. The area of the disaster, about 40 miles (65...

Presiding judge Hendrik Steenhuis, third from left, and other judges take their seats in court on the second day of the trial of four men charged with murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. A missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine in 2014, tore the MH17 passenger jet apart killing all 298 people on board. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Dutch prosecutors: Russia wants to thwart MH17 investigation

Mar. 10, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch prosecutor said Tuesday that there are “strong indications” Russia wants to undermine investigations into the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 and told judges at the trial of four suspects that many witnesses fear for their safety. Prosecutor Thijs Berger...