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Exit polls: Bulgarian president wins apparent reelection

Nov. 21, 2021 13:42 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Exit polls in Bulgaria suggest that incumbent Rumen Radev is the apparent winner in the country’s presidential runoff. Partial official results are expected later Sunday. Surveys by several polling organizations give Radev, 58, about 65% of the...

Seoul says Russian, Chinese warplanes enter air buffer zone

Nov. 19, 2021 07:53 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it scrambled fighter jets to respond to a group of Russian and Chinese warplanes that entered its air buffer zone unannounced. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected seven Russian and two Chinese...

NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal SC plane crash

Nov. 11, 2021 18:14 PM EST

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Federal investigators have released a preliminary report on a plane crash that killed its sole passenger and seriously injured the pilot last month in South Carolina. The National Transportation Safety Board reported Wednesday that the small...

Air Force report: Nearly half in survey saw abuse, violence

Nov. 09, 2021 18:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of Air Force and Space Force personnel who responded to a survey said they've experienced some type of mental or physical abuse in the past two years, ranging from workplace bullying and hazing to rape or murder, according to a report released Tuesday, ...

Iran begins annual war games ahead of nuke talks with West

Nov. 07, 2021 11:48 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s military began its annual war games in a coastal area of the Gulf of Oman, state TV reported Sunday, less than a month before upcoming nuclear talks with the West. The report said navy and air force units as well as ground forces were...

EXPLAINER: Rittenhouse plane part of widespread surveillance

Nov. 03, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors working to convict Kyle Rittenhouse in the shootings of three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin have introduced as evidence surveillance video taken from an FBI airplane circling thousands of feet above the chaos. ...

Military weighs penalties for those who refuse COVID vaccine

Nov. 01, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As deadlines loom for military and defense civilians to get mandated COVID-19 vaccines, senior leaders must now wrestle with the fate of those who flatly refuse the shots or are seeking exemptions, and how to make sure they are treated fairly and equally. ...

American B-1B bomber flies over Mideast amid Iran tensions

Oct. 31, 2021 03:59 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Air Force said Sunday it flew a B-1B strategic bomber over key maritime chokepoints in the Mideast with allies including Israel amid ongoing tensions with Iran as its nuclear deal with world powers remains in tatters. The...

Collins: More than $260M for Maine in appropriations bill

Oct. 24, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said spending bills currently being considered in Congress contain more than $260 million for 106 Maine projects. The Maine Republican said the funding is included in the fiscal 2022 bills approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, which she...

Attendance dwindles at Joint Base Charleston’s chapel

Oct. 24, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joan Vandawaker has to pass armed guards and show a military ID to get to church on Sunday mornings. She could attend any number of houses of worship in the Charleston area, but going to the chapel at Joint Base Charleston is special for...