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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2012, file photo, Venezuela's starting pitcher Tyson Brummett throws in the first inning against against Dominican Republic at a Caribbean Series baseball game at Quisqueya stadium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brummett and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office says ex-pitcher 35-year-old Brummett of Salt Lake City was flying the small plane, which crashed near Box Elder Peak in American Fork Canyon just before 8 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in plane crash

Jul. 4, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah. Ex-pitcher Tyson Brummett, 35, of Salt Lake City, was flying the small plane, which left from the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan and crashed near Box Elder Peak in American...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2009, file photo, former hostages, from left, Tom Howes, Marc Gonsalves and Keith Stansell pose for a portrait in New York. The American defense contractors held for years by leftist rebels in Colombia moved closer to collecting on a $318 million judgment against their former captors after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal by a sanctioned Venezuelan businessman whose assets they were seeking to claim. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

US victims of FARC rebels win claim to Venezuelan's fortune

Jul. 3, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Three American defense contractors held for five years by leftist rebels in Colombia moved closer to collecting on a $318 million judgment against their former captors when a U.S. Supreme Court justice rebuffed an appeal by a sanctioned Venezuelan businessman whose assets they seek to claim. ...

4 dead in small plane crash in Utah mountains

Jul. 3, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four people died when a small plane crashed Friday in a rugged area in the Utah mountains, authorities said. The crash occurred in the Box Elder Peak area in American Fork Canyon southeast of Salt Lake City, said Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon. Authorities don't know yet...

FILE - In this Friday, April 4, 2014 file photo, the skulls and bones of some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge inside the church are laid out as a memorial to the thousands who were killed in and around the Catholic church during the 1994 genocide in Ntarama, Rwanda. The Paris appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to end a years-long investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda's 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

French court OKs end to Rwanda genocide investigation

Jul. 3, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to end a years-long investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence. The probe has damaged France-Rwanda relations for years, because it targeted several people close to...

Investigator says pilot impaired by fumes in Sydney crash

Jul. 3, 2020 8:08 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A seaplane pilot was impaired by carbon monoxide fumes from engine exhaust when he flew off course and crashed into a river near Sydney in 2017 with the loss of six lives, a crash investigator said Friday. Canadian pilot Gareth Morgan and his five British passengers died during a...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran. Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde said Thursday, July 1, 2020 that Iran had agreed to compensate the families’ of the foreign victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was shot down outside Tehran in January. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Sweden: Iran to compensate Ukraine plane crash victims

Jul. 2, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Iran has agreed to compensate the families’ of the foreign victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was shot down by Iranian forces outside Tehran in January, Sweden’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “We have signed an agreement of mutual understanding that we...

Kayakers rescue 2 from crashed seaplane in Lake Washington

Jul. 2, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Two people were rescued by nearby kayakers in Lake Washington after a seaplane crashed Wednesday, authorities said. The Seattle Fire Department responded to the crash about 200 feet (60 meters) from shore near Lakeside Avenue South, KOMO-TV reported. All of the people inside the plane were...

Officials name pilot killed in crash at Shaw Air Force Base

Jul. 2, 2020 6:52 AM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Officials have identified a military pilot killed when his fighter jet crashed during a training routine at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. 20th Fighter Wing Commander Larry Sullivan said the pilot was 1st Lt. David Schmitz from the 77th Fighter Squadron, news outlets reported....

Plane crash injures 2 near Brainerd

Jul. 1, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A small plane crashed at a private grass airstrip near Brainerd on Wednesday, injuring two people on board, authorities said. Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard said the crash was reported to his office shortly after 11 a.m. After deputies and the Brainerd Fire Department...

Germanwings crash relatives lose court case on compensation

Jul. 1, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Wednesday rejected demands for higher compensation from Lufthansa by eight people who lost loved ones in the deliberate crash of a plane operated by its budget airline Germanwings five years ago. French and German investigators have concluded that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz...