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Flypast honors US bomber crew who died saving British kids

Feb. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EST

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Tony Foulds has a routine when he visits the memorial for 10 American airmen killed in World War II. First, he kisses his finger and lays it on the metal plate bearing their names. Then he sits beside the rock, laying a shaky hand on its smooth slope with the care of someone...

Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown

Feb. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PROGRESSO, Argentina (AP) — Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown on Saturday, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. The 28-year-old Sala's body received a hero's welcome in...

Flight academy, instructor sued over fatal 2017 plane crash

Feb. 15, 2019 12:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The sister of a student pilot who died in a small plane crash in Connecticut in 2017 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing the instructor of failing to prevent the crash and the flight school of failing to maintain the plane. It's the second such lawsuit against the now-defunct...

Kenya police: 5 dead including 3 Americans in plane crash

Feb. 13, 2019 9:59 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan police official says a small plane has crashed in the country's west killing all five people on board, including three Americans. Kericho County Commander James Mugera said Wednesday the Cessna plane crashed at Kamwingi area in Londiani in western Kenya. Photographs of the...

Today in History

Feb. 12, 2019 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2019. There are 322 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 12, 1999, the Senate voted to acquit President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice. On this date: In 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United...

Small plane makes emergency landing on Virginia highway

Feb. 11, 2019 9:33 AM EST

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say no one was injured when a single-engine airplane made an emergency landing on a state highway. News outlets cite a Virginia State Police release that says the plane's engine failed after it took off from the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport on Sunday. After pilot...

Nantes fans say final goodbye to Sala on day of mourning

Feb. 10, 2019 10:29 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — On a day of mourning for Emiliano Sala, Nantes players walked onto the field dressed all in black with Sala's name on their backs as the crowd chanted for him over and over again. "La la la la la la la la, Em-il-ia-no," fans sang, before breaking out in a minute's applause. This was observed...

Body found at plane wreckage near California mountain peak

Feb. 10, 2019 12:18 AM EST

CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a body has been found in the wreckage of a plane they believed crashed Friday night two miles southwest of the peak of Mount Diablo in Northern California. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Mooney M20 crashed into the hillside...

Pilot in deadly California house crash had been disciplined

Feb. 9, 2019 12:44 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot whose plane broke apart and crashed into a Southern California home, killing five people, was disciplined for dangerous flying years earlier, it was reported Friday. Antonio Pastini, 75, of Gardnerville, Nevada, was flying home after visiting his daughter and granddaughter on...

Dutch, Russia in talks about responsibility in MH17 downing

Feb. 7, 2019 8:47 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands is in diplomatic discussions with Russia about the European country's assertion that Moscow bears legal responsibility for its role in the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine, the Dutch foreign minister said Thursday. Foreign Minister Stef Blok said...