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Ukraine claims it shot down a Russian strategic bomber as Moscow's missiles kill 8 Ukrainians

Apr. 19, 2024 12:10 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s air force claimed Friday it shot down a Russian strategic bomber, but Moscow officials said the plane crashed in a sparsely populated area due to a malfunction after a combat mission. Neither claim could be independently verified. Previous Ukrainian...

Pilot who died last week in Indiana plane crash was Purdue student, authorities say

Apr. 17, 2024 13:08 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A pilot who died last week when a small plane crashed in northwest Indiana has been identified as a Purdue University student from Minnesota, authorities said Wednesday. Alexander Foss, 20, of Maple Grove, Minnesota, was identified using DNA provided by...

Pilot of experimental plane fell out and hit the tail in 2022 crash that killed 2, investigators say

Apr. 14, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — The pilot of an experimental aircraft fell out of the plane and hit the tail, causing the plane to crash in northeastern Pennsylvania in 2022, killing him and a pilot-rated passenger, according to federal investigators. The National Transportation...

1 dead in small plane crash in northwest Indiana, police say

Apr. 12, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — One person died after a small plane crashed in northwest Indiana, police said Friday. Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office said deputies discovered the plane’s wreckage in a field off U.S. 231 northwest of Lafayette, the Lafayette Journal & Courier...

2 Philippine navy pilots killed after a training helicopter crashes near a public market and homes

Apr. 11, 2024 03:37 AM EDT

CAVITE, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine navy training helicopter crashed near a seaside city, killing the two pilots on board and narrowly missing a fruit market and neighborhood, where some horrified residents ran for their lives, officials and witnesses said on Thursday. Nobody...

Today in History: April 11, Civil Rights Act becomes law a week after Martin Luther King is killed

Apr. 11, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 11, the 102nd day of 2024. There are 264 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included the...

Delta Air Lines posts a narrow Q1 profit and says travel demand remains strong despite flight scares

Apr. 10, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

Delta Air Lines eked out a narrow first-quarter profit and said Wednesday that demand for travel is strong heading into the summer vacation season, with travelers seemingly unfazed by recent incidents in the industry that ranged from a panel blowing off a jetliner in flight to a tire falling off...

Today in History: April 10, The Titanic sets sail from England, bound for New York

Apr. 10, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 10, the 101st day of 2024. There are 265 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 10, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, bound for New York on its...

Analysis: Hendrick celebration and milestone came at complicated track for NASCAR's winningest team

Apr. 08, 2024 16:21 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No detail had been overlooked as Hendrick Motorsports spent more than a year planning its 40th anniversary celebration. The first employees hired by Rick Hendrick were invited, special throwback paint schemes designed and Hendrick was to drive the pace car. ...

Today in History: April 7, genocide erupts in Rwanda

Apr. 07, 2024 08:59 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 7, the 98th day of 2024. There are 268 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 7, 1994, the 100-day genocide erupted in Rwanda, a day after a mysterious plane crash claimed the lives of the...