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This undated photo provided by Group 3 Aviation shows helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan, who was at the controls of the helicopter that crashed in Southern California, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, killing all nine aboard including former Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Location is not provided. (Group 3 Aviation via AP)

Was Kobe Bryant's pilot feeling pressure to fly that day?

Jan. 28, 2020 4:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot in the foggy-weather helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant was well-acquainted with the skies over Los Angeles and accustomed to flying celebrities. Ara Zobayan, 50, had spent thousands of hours ferrying passengers through one of the nation’s busiest air spaces and...

A wreckage of a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, is seen Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. The aircraft crashed in Ghazni province on Monday, A U.S. military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, an American official said, adding that there were no indications so far it'd been brought down by enemy fire. (AP PhotolSaifullah Maftoon)

Remains of 2 US troops recovered from Afghanistan crash site

Jan. 28, 2020 3:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces on Tuesday recovered the remains of two American service members killed in the crash of an Air Force plane in Afghanistan, the U.S. military command in Kabul said. They also retrieved what they believe is the plane's flight data recorder. They were the only two people aboard...

US official says remains of 2 American service members have been recovered from site of US plane crash in Afghanistan

Jan. 28, 2020 9:51 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US official says remains of 2 American service members have been recovered from site of US plane crash in Afghanistan.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts as he is interviewed by John McEnroe about the death of his friend Kobe Bryant following his quarterfinal win over Canada's Milos Raonic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

The Latest: Djokovic "heartbroken" after Kobe Bryant's death

Jan. 28, 2020 7:31 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Novak Djokovic choked back tears as he paid tribute to Kobe Bryant. After moving within two wins of an eighth Australian Open title with a win over Milos Raonic, Djokovic wore a green jacket with the letters K B and...

Iranian military drone crash lands in southwestern province

Jan. 28, 2020 7:21 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian military drone crash landed in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, the country's semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Tuesday. A video Tasnim posted on Twitter showed the Iranian-made Shahed-129 drone had come to rest just before a steep drop-off, its nose hanging...

The body is transferred from a boat to an ambulance during a search and rescue operation near Sibenik, Croatia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. A Croatian army helicopter on Monday plunged into the Adriatic Sea killing one crew member while the search is underway for the other, the country's defense minister said. (Nikolina Vukovic Stipanicev/Cropix via AP)

2nd body found after military helicopter crash in Croatia

Jan. 28, 2020 4:46 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Divers in Croatia have found the body of a second crew member who died when a military helicopter crashed into the Adriatic Sea, the defense ministry said Tuesday. The body was found early in the morning, along with the helicopter wreckage, a ministry statement said. The helicopter...

Nicole Mascarenhas, wipes her eyes in front of a screen with the late Kobe Bryant at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Tears shed, joyful times recalled at Kobe Bryant memorial

Jan. 28, 2020 4:02 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans call it The House that Kobe Built, and since Kobe Bryant's shocking death in a helicopter crash mourners by the thousands have gathered outside the glistening steel-and-glass edifice where the Los Angeles Lakers legend made so much basketball history. The arrivals at downtown...

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) tries to get the ball from Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

Doncic scores 29, leads Mavericks past Thunder, 107-97

Jan. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kobe Bryant's death fully registered with Luka Doncic in the midst of a game. Doncic had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-97 Monday a night after Bryant, one of the NBA's all-time greats, was involved in a fatal helicopter crash....

In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (24) hugs his daughter Gianna on the court in warm-ups before first half NBA All-Star Game basketball action in Toronto. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and several others are dead after their helicopter went down in Southern California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kobe helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash

Jan. 27, 2020 11:50 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed near Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer before plunging more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) into a...

Detroit Pistons forward Sekou Doumbouya (45) falls onto Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Love's big first half lifts Cavaliers past Pistons 115-100

Jan. 27, 2020 11:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Before his team took the court, Cavaliers star Kevin Love spent some of his day looking back at Kobe Bryant's life and career. “I watched his short film, I watched all of his highlights, I watched his interviews,” Love said. “I have videos on my phone, from the Olympics,...