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The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots' training

Mar. 21, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Ethiopian Airlines says its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and the U.S. aviation regulator to fly the 737 Max 8 jet that crashed this month, killing all 157 passengers. CEO Tewolde...

Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Mar. 21, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors. It will...

The Latest: 9 jurors chosen in cop's shooting of black teen

Mar. 12, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in the case of a white Pennsylvania police officer accused of shooting to death an unarmed black teen last year (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The judge in the case of a white Pennsylvania police officer accused of shooting to death an unarmed black teen...

US deploys advanced anti-missile system in Israel

Mar. 4, 2019 1:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. has deployed a highly advanced missile defense system in Israel for the first time, the American and Israeli militaries announced Monday, reflecting their shared concerns about Iran's development of powerful missiles. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the deployment of the...

Australian prime minister boasts security credentials

Feb. 11, 2019 7:54 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Monday described his government as stronger on national security than the opposition after signing an agreement with the French government to deliver a fleet of submarines and ahead of federal elections expected to be held in May. Prime Minister...

Indonesia's jobs for generals plan alarms rights groups

Feb. 8, 2019 2:36 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian government is planning to post some of the dozens of underemployed generals into high-ranking civilian roles, alarming rights groups who see it as a threat to the country's young democracy. Indonesia's military has at least 150 generals without defined positions,...