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Reporter's dispatch after Jonestown mass murders, suicides

Nov. 14, 2018 1:41 AM EST

Forty years ago this week, a California congressman and a group of journalists traveled to Guyana, South America, to see Jonestown, a remote settlement created by an American church, and investigate reports of abuses of members. As the visitors prepared to return to the U.S., Peoples Temple gunmen ambushed them...

Mattis send-off as US war-booty bells return to Philippines

Nov. 13, 2018 4:54 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. defense secretary plans to take part in a ceremony in Wyoming marking the beginning of a process to return three disputed church bells to the Philippines. The Defense Department says Defense Secretary James Mattis plans to travel Wednesday to F.E. Warren Air Force Base in...

Air Astana plane lands safely after emergency over Portugal

Nov. 11, 2018 10:54 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An Air Astana plane with six crew on board and no passengers declared an emergency over Portugal on Sunday after experiencing problems with its command and control system but landed safely just over an hour later, a senior Portuguese Air Force officer said. Lt. Gen. Manuel Costa...

Taliban destroy Afghan army base, kill 16

Nov. 11, 2018 4:50 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say the Taliban have attacked a small army base, killing 12 members of the security forces and leaving behind explosives that killed four tribal elders who had come to help collect the bodies. Safder Mohsini, head of provincial council in the northern Baghlan...

Report: Pilot error cause of deadly military plane crash

Nov. 10, 2018 8:59 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The cause of a military plane crash that left nine people dead outside Savannah, Georgia, was pilot error, according to a report by the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board. Nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard died May 2 when the plane plunged onto Georgia Highway 21...

Okinawa governor wants US to know burden of hosting bases

Nov. 9, 2018 7:10 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The outspoken governor of Japan's Okinawa island said Friday he will meet with American officials next week to convey the frustration of residents from hosting U.S. military bases on the southern island. Denny Tamaki said he will meet with officials in Washington and speak at New York...

Utah mayor's widow: 'Fitting' his body in US on Election Day

Nov. 6, 2018 5:50 PM EST

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Delaware (AP) — The grief-stricken widow of a Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan paid tribute to her husband on Election Day by urging Americans to get out and vote and carry on his legacy in fighting for democracy. The body of North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor was returned to American...

Minsk warns against US base in Poland, nixes Russian base

Nov. 6, 2018 1:31 PM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus has warned his nation would have to beef up its weapons arsenals if the United States sets up a military base in Poland. Commenting Tuesday on Poland's proposal to host a U.S. base, President Alexander Lukashenko said it would force Belarus to commission new...

The Latest: Funeral plans are pending for Utah Guard major

Nov. 5, 2018 2:23 AM EST

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a Utah city mayor killed during an attack in Afghanistan while he was serving with the state's National Guard (all times local): 2 p.m. The remains of Utah mayor who was also a major in the Utah Army National Guard and killed in Afghanistan are scheduled to arrive...

Australia invests in developing Papua New Guinea naval base

Nov. 1, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced Thursday it will invest in redeveloping a Papua New Guinea naval base as concerns mount over increasing Chinese influence in the South Pacific. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Papua New Guinea counterpart, Peter O'Neill, met in Sydney to sign...