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Floods sweep away West Texas RV park; 4 men are missing

Oct. 8, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Emergency crews on Monday were searching for four men whose recreational vehicle was among those swept away from an RV park by raging floodwaters that prompted dramatic rescues by helicopters and boats in a small West Texas city. Heavy rains started falling Sunday night, causing the South...

Governor gives medal as Mississippi city mourns dead officer

Oct. 3, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor on Wednesday awarded a state medal to a slain police officer, as relatives and law enforcement personnel mourned his death. Gov. Phil Bryant awarded the Mississippi Medal of Valor posthumously to Brookhaven police officer James White at his funeral Wednesday...

Helicopter crash survivor rescued in Alaska; 3 missing

Sep. 29, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued one survivor of a helicopter crash near a bay in southeast Alaska and is searching for three others. The agency says the 14-year-old survivor of the Friday crash showed signs of mild hypothermia but is in good condition, the Anchorage Daily News...

Afghan policeman kills 2 officers in latest 'insider attack'

Sep. 29, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two Afghan police officers were gunned down by a fellow policeman in southern Kandahar province, the latest in so-called "insider" attacks in the war-battered country, a spokesman said Saturday. According to Aziz Ahmad Azizi, the provincial governor's spokesman, three other...

3 Marines killed in Vietnam War to be buried at Arlington

Sep. 21, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the remains of three U.S. Marines killed when their helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that the remains of the three men will be buried as a group...

Afghan officials: Military chopper catches fire, killing 5

Sep. 15, 2018 4:29 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least five army personnel, all crew members of a military helicopter, were killed late Friday when their aircraft crashed and caught fire in western Afghanistan. Ghafor Ahmad Jawed, Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman, said two pilots, two sharpshooters and an engineer died when...

WFP says port city fighting threatens millions of Yemenis

Sep. 14, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A recent bout of fighting between Yemeni government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition and Shiite rebels around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida could jeopardize shipments of 46,000 tons of wheat expected to arrive within the next ten days, the World Food Program said on Friday. The...

Helicopter crash in Nepal kills 5, leaves 1 missing

Sep. 8, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A helicopter flying in bad weather crashed in Nepal's mountains on Saturday, killing five of the seven people on board and leaving another missing, police said. The pilot and four of the six passengers, including a 68-year-old Japanese man, were among those killed, said police...

Army says pilots in fatal Hawaii crash were disoriented

Sep. 7, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An Army investigation into a fatal helicopter crash found the pilots became disoriented during nighttime training off Hawaii last year. All five soldiers on board were killed in the Aug. 15, 2017 crash. The pilots experienced "spatial disorientation," which is when a pilot can't determine a...

Saudi attack helicopter crash kills American trainer

Sep. 6, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's National Guard says an American trainer has been killed and a Saudi trainee injured in a helicopter crash in Riyadh. The state-run Saudi Press Agency cited a military statement on Thursday saying the crash of a Boeing AH6i attack helicopter happened at Khashm...