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Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

Aug. 21, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot of the twin-engine Cessna Citation jet aborted its takeoff at Oroville...

Rebels claim downing US drone over Yemen

Aug. 21, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north, as a leading rights group said Wednesday the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis killed at least 47 Yemeni fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year. Yahia Sarie, a military spokesman for the...

Pilot blames bad gas in California small plane crash

Aug. 21, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pilot who said Wednesday he was forced to ditch his newly purchased aircraft in the ocean off California during a photo shoot believes bad gasoline caused the plane to malfunction. Pilot David Lesh said he had siphoned particulate matter out of the gas but doesn't think he got all of...

Country singer Drake White reveals brain condition

Aug. 21, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After nearly collapsing onstage recently, country singer Drake White has revealed he has a brain condition that disrupts normal blood flow. White told "People" magazine that he's known about the condition since his diagnosis in January and he has been undergoing a series of...

Union Pacific worker dies in Texas, pinned between 2 tankers

Aug. 21, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Travis Andrepont of Louisiana was killed before dawn Tuesday in Beaumont. Officials didn't immediately...

Names of 2 killed in southern Michigan plane crash released

Aug. 21, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men who were killed in a small plane crash in southeastern Michigan. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that the men who were killed were 68-year-old James Tafralian, of Webberville, and 64-year-old Philip Henry Colmer, of...

Putin says mysterious explosion posed no radiation threat

Aug. 21, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Wednesday that a recent deadly explosion at a military testing site in northwestern Russia hasn't posed any radiation threat, but he remained coy about the circumstances of the mysterious incident. Speaking after talks in Helsinki with Finnish...

Police: Cars go airborne over collapsed bridge span, 2 hurt

Aug. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two motorists have been injured when their cars went airborne over a collapsed bridge span near the Florida-Georgia Line. Officials closed a short stretch of Hutchinson Ferry Road northwest of Tallahassee on Wednesday morning because of the gap that opened up when...

The Latest: Pilot blames bad gas in California plane crash

Aug. 21, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a plane rescue off the Northern California coast (all times local): 11 a.m. The pilot of a small plane that malfunctioned says he believes bad gasoline forced him to ditch the aircraft into the ocean off the Northern California coast. David Lesh says Wednesday he had...

FAA cites risk in damaging sensors linked to Boeing crashes

Aug. 21, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety officials are warning people who work on airplanes to avoid damaging the kind of sensors that misfired before crashes involving two Boeing 737 Max jets. A Federal Aviation Administration bulletin stresses the need to avoid damaging "angle of attack" or AOA sensors, which...