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As Congress investigates the Osprey, families balance grief with pilots' love for the warplane

Jun. 11, 2024 10:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The V-22 Osprey that crashed off the coast of Japan last year brought the aircraft's safety record back under scrutiny — but this time without one of its most vocal defenders. Air Force Maj. Jeff Hoernemann piloted the Osprey for more than a decade. Each time a...

Man who injured police officer during Capitol riot is sentenced to 5 years in prison

May. 31, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military veteran who was convicted of injuring a police officer's hand during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison. John George Todd III declined to address the court before U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell...

Air Force instructor pilot killed when ejection seat activated on the ground

May. 21, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force instructor pilot was killed when the ejection seat activated while the turboprop aircraft was still on the ground at a Texas military base, the Air Force said Tuesday. The instructor pilot was in a T-6A Texan II at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita...

Reported sex assaults in the US military have dropped. That reverses what had been a growing problem

May. 15, 2024 22:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of reported sexual assaults across the military decreased last year, and a confidential survey found a 19% drop in the number of service members who said they had experienced some type of unwanted sexual contact, according to new figures obtained by The Associated...

Disgraced coal CEO lost races as GOP and third party candidate. He's trying again as a Democrat

Apr. 24, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Don Blankenship hasn't had much success running for office. He ran for the Senate as a Republican in 2018 and sought the White House in 2020 as a third party candidate. He lost badly both times but is on the ballot again in 2024, this time as a Democrat...