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Polytech School of Aviation Maintenance set to take off

Jan. 21, 2023 09:02 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A “group effort” involving the Polytech School of Aviation Maintenance is set to take off. The school will provide three adult training and certification programs for those in various stages of their careers. The first class - an Airframe and PowerPlant...

The AP Interview: Envoy says Taiwan learns from Ukraine war

Jan. 20, 2023 21:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan has learned important lessons from Ukraine’s war that would help it deter any attack by China or defend itself if invaded, the self-ruled island's top envoy to the U.S. said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press. Among the lessons: Do more to...

Witnesses: Eritrean troops withdrawing from towns in Tigray

Jan. 20, 2023 11:22 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses in some towns across Ethiopia’s Tigray region say troops from neighboring Eritrea have started withdrawing in large convoys, a potentially significant development after a devastating conflict in the region ended late last year. The presence of the...

Nepal crash: Airport had no instrument landing system

Jan. 19, 2023 05:52 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The newly opened airport in Nepal where a Yeti Airlines plane was attempting to land when it crashed over the weekend, killing all 72 on board, did not have a functioning instrument landing system that guides planes to the runway, an official said Thursday. Aviation safety...

Families mourn Nepal plane victims, data box sent to France

Jan. 17, 2023 06:48 AM EST

POKHARA, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese authorities on Tuesday began returning to families the bodies of plane crash victims and were sending the aircraft's data recorder to France for analysis as they try to determine what caused the country's deadliest air disaster in 30 years. The flight...

Buttigieg finds himself in the spotlight for better or worse

Jan. 16, 2023 19:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's transportation secretary usually holds one of the most public-facing roles in any presidential administration. A core aspect of the Cabinet job is to travel the country, doling out millions of public dollars and attending ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new bridges...

Report: Myanmar arms industry growing after army takeover

Jan. 16, 2023 04:22 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Companies from at least 13 countries have helped Myanmar build up its capacity to produce weapons that are being used to commit atrocities following a 2021 military takeover, independent international experts have found. The report released Monday by the Special...

Plane found at bottom of Lake Mead after emergency landing

Jan. 15, 2023 13:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A small plane that was forced to make an emergency landing three months ago has been found at the bottom of Lake Mead near Boulder City, according to a newspaper. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that a local environmental consulting firm located the sunken...

Iran and Syria set to renew long-term economic agreement

Jan. 14, 2023 12:21 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria and key ally Iran agreed Saturday to renew an economic strategic arrangement between the two countries as Damascus prepares to welcome Iran’s president in the near future. Since Syria's uprising turned into civil conflict in 2011, Tehran has sent...

Ethiopia says Amhara regional forces start leaving Tigray

Jan. 13, 2023 06:33 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s military says members of the Amhara region special forces have started leaving the country’s Tigray region two months after a peace agreement in the Tigray conflict. The Ethiopian National Defense Force said Thursday that the Amhara forces who...