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Court rules against Poland over plane crash exhumations

Sep. 20, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Court of Human rights has ruled that the Polish government violated the rights of two women whose husbands were exhumed without their consent as part of a probe into a plane crash that also killed the president. The government in 2016 ordered autopsies of many of the...

Israeli air force chief due in Moscow after plane downing

Sep. 20, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Israel's air force chief is flying to Moscow on Thursday to brief Russian President Vladimir Putin on the incident over Syria that led to the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane. Syrian missile forces on Monday mistook the Russian Il-20 for an Israeli aircraft, shooting it down and...

1 injured after DEA plane crashes in suburban Houston

Sep. 19, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a small plane operated by the Drug Enforcement Administration crashed on a street in suburban Houston, hitting two vehicles and injuring one person. The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Cessna went down around 3 p.m. Wednesday while trying to...

Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

Sep. 19, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information on the Israeli airstrike in Syria that triggered fire by Syrian forces which downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli...

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

Sep. 18, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances." The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by the...

The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

Sep. 18, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad...

Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to boost security for Russian troops in Syria in the aftermath of plane crash

Sep. 18, 2018 9:15 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to boost security for Russian troops in Syria in the aftermath of plane crash.

Russian state TV: Russia's defense minister says Israel is to blame for plane crash over Syria.

Sep. 18, 2018 4:56 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian state TV: Russia's defense minister says Israel is to blame for plane crash over Syria.

Funeral held for Tennessee World War II pilot

Sep. 16, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The remains of a Tennessee World War II pilot have been laid to rest at his family's cemetery. The Tennessean reports a funeral was held Saturday for Navy Reserve Ensign Harold P. DeMoss in Nashville. He was 21 when his airplane crashed during training in July 1945 in a remote area...

Husband and wife killed after plane crashes in Boston suburb

Sep. 15, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A small plane has crashed in a wooded area north of Boston, killing a couple on board. The single engine Columbia Aircraft LC41 crashed Saturday at around 11 a.m. in a residential neighborhood in Woburn. Officials identified the victims as 65-year-old Dr. Michael Graver and 52-year-old...