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1 of 2 pilots in military jet crash in Texas out of hospital

Sep. 21, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — One of the two pilots injured when their military training jet crashed into a suburban Fort Worth, Texas, neighborhood over the weekend has been released from the hospital. The instructor pilot was released from the hospital Monday, the Chief of...

Military general who ruled Egypt after Mubarak ouster dies

Sep. 21, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hussein Tantawi, the Egyptian general who took charge of the country when longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down amid the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, died on Tuesday, Egypt’s presidency said. He was 85. Field Marshal Tantawi, Mubarak’s...

Liability concerns lead to shutdown of some Colorado 14ers

Sep. 20, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The ramifications of a lawsuit that ended with the U.S. government paying an injured mountain biker several million dollars after a crash on a washed-out trail continue to challenge Colorado fourteener hikers. And more recreational pursuits could be...

Military training jet crashes in Texas, injuring both pilots

Sep. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — A military training jet crashed Sunday in a neighborhood near Fort Worth, Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging three homes but not seriously hurting anyone on the ground, authorities said. Both pilots managed to eject from the plane...

Alaska air base declares public health emergency amid COVID

Sep. 18, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — Military leaders on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson have declared a public health emergency and encouraged all personnel to avoid places that do not require masks or social distancing in response to increasing COVID-19 cases in Alaska,...

Grand Forks air base selected for new satellite mission

Sep. 17, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The Grand Forks Air Force Base has been selected for a military satellite mission, North Dakota’s U.S. senators announced Friday. Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said the base will be home to a Space Networking Center, which is...

3 babies recently born to Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy

Sep. 17, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — There's new life at the Fort McCoy military base in western Wisconsin where more than 12,000 Afghan refugees are staying. Three babies have been born to Afghan evacuees in recent days, according to Fort McCoy spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips. ...

New wargaming facility being built for Air Force laboratory

Sep. 17, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Construction has started at Kirtland Air Force Base for a new digital laboratory for advanced wargaming and other simulation and analysis work involving laser weapons and space vehicles. The Air Force Research Laboratory' s $6 million Wargaming...

B-2 stealth bomber out of service after emergency landing

Sep. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

KNOB NOSTER, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is investigating after a B-2 stealth bomber made an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force base earlier this week. The bomber had an in-flight malfunction during a routine training mission early Tuesday, according to a...

Virginia and Wisconsin report measles cases among refugees

Sep. 14, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six people who recently traveled to the United States after fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan have been diagnosed with measles, officials said Tuesday. The cases in Virginia and Wisconsin are being reported four days after the U.S. halted...