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Ukraine: Police seize man threatening to blow up Kyiv bridge

Sep. 18, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police in Ukraine's capital say they apprehended a man who allegedly threatened to blow up a major bridge and shot down a police drone monitoring him. Police said the man made the threat while standing on a major bridge in Kyiv. They say that along with bringing down the drone, he...

Spain: 2 die in crash of small military training plane

Sep. 18, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's air force says that a student pilot and her instructor have both died when their plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The air force said Wednesday that the plane was a small, two-seat propeller plane belonging to a military training academy. The crash occurred in waters off the...

Air China jet returns to Dulles after engine fire reported

Sep. 17, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say an Air China jet bound for Beijing made an emergency return Tuesday to Dulles International Airport after reporting an engine fire. In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration says that the Air China flight landed safely Tuesday in Washington after reporting an...

Former NASCAR driver killed in single-engine plane crash

Sep. 15, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

STERLING, Conn. (AP) — Modified stock car great Michael Stefanik has been killed in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61. State police say the crash happened Sunday afternoon in Sterling near the Rhode Island state line. They say the single-engine, single-seat Aerolite 103 took off from the Riconn...

Small plane crashes into vehicle on Maryland's Route 50

Sep. 12, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are investigating after a small plane crashed into at least one passenger vehicle on a highway next to an airport, injuring four people. Police said they responded to a report of a plane crash on Route 50 at about 11:20 a.m. Thursday near Bowie, Maryland. A spokesman...

Teen convicted in SUV heist that led to fatal Missouri crash

Sep. 12, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A teenager has been convicted in a carjacking that led to a St. Louis-area crash that killed a 9-year-old boy and injured three relatives as they returned from a trip to Disney World in Florida. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 19-year-old Darian Cummings was found guilty Wednesday...

The Latest: Crowd gathers for 'Tribute in Light' memorial

Sep. 11, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks (all times local): 8 p.m. Hours after the official ceremony ended, crowds lingered into the night at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York. As darkness fell, people filled the streets around the firehouse at the southwest...

Dominican Republic flight to Florida diverted to Bahamas

Sep. 11, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a JetBlue flight traveling from the Dominican Republic to Florida had to make an emergency landing in the Bahamas. News outlets report that the plane was on its way to Orlando International Airport on Wednesday morning when it was diverted to Nassau. No injuries were...

Cargo plane crashes in fiery wreck that kills only 2 aboard

Sep. 11, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A cargo plane crashed into a truck repair lot just short of the runway at an Ohio airport, killing both people aboard the aircraft Wednesday and narrowly missing a major highway, authorities said. The fiery wreck burned about a half-dozen unoccupied semitrailers, but no one on the...

The Latest: 2 dead in Ohio cargo plane crash were from Texas

Sep. 11, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a cargo plane crash in Ohio (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Authorities say the two people killed in a cargo plane crash near an Ohio airport were from Texas. The State Highway Patrol in Ohio says the two men were the only ones onboard the plane carrying auto parts when it...