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Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

Aug. 13, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is unwelcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the end, fewer than two dozen white...

Helicopter crashes in Tajikistan's Pamir Mountains, 5 dead

Aug. 13, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A helicopter carrying climbers in Tajikistan crash-landed in the Central Asian nation's mountains, killing five of the 18 people on board, a Tajik official said Monday. The Mi-8 helicopter crash-landed Sunday while flying in strong winds and poor visibility in the Pamir Mountains, said Umeda...

Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

Aug. 12, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, less than two dozen white nationalists marched Sunday across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters, while the mother of a woman killed at last summer's protest...

The Latest: White nationalists rally near White House

Aug. 12, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 4:55 p.m. A group of about 30 white nationalists has marched to a park near the White House for what they call a rally in favor of white civil...

All 9 aboard rescue chopper crashed in Japan confirmed dead

Aug. 11, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — All nine people aboard a Japanese search and rescue helicopter that crashed into the central mountains were confirmed dead Saturday, authorities said. The Bell 412EP helicopter carrying seven local rescue workers from the Gunma prefecture and two from a flight service company lost contact...

Bodies, wreckage will not be recovered in Alaska crash

Aug. 10, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small airplane that crashed in Alaska's Denali National Park, killing five people on board, will remain on a near-vertical mountainside because of the substantial risk to recovery crews, officials said Friday. The National Park Service announced it will end efforts to recover...

Brazen Taliban attack raises pressure on Afghan forces

Aug. 10, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen and bloody overnight assault Friday by the Taliban on a key provincial capital in central Afghanistan has increased pressure on U.S.-backed Afghan forces that are withering under relentless attacks, prompting President Ashraf Ghani to call an emergency meeting of his...

2 dead as rescue chopper with 9 crashes in central Japan

Aug. 10, 2018 6:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — At least two people were confirmed dead after a Japanese search and rescue helicopter with nine people aboard crashed Friday in central mountains hours after it lost contact. Rescue aircraft dispatched by the Defense Ministry found eight of the crewmembers at the site. Two of them were later...

Polish tourists killed in sightseeing plane crash in Alaska

Aug. 6, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Searchers on Monday found four people dead in a sightseeing airplane carrying Polish tourists in Alaska's Denali National Park — a day and a half after thick clouds hampered the response to distress calls. Another person is missing and presumed dead after the crash Saturday...

The Latest: Michigan man was pilot in Alaska plane crash

Aug. 6, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a sightseeing airplane crash at Alaska's Denali National Park (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A Michigan man has been identified as the pilot the plane that crashed in Alaska's Denali National Park over the weekend, killing four people and leaving the last person on...