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A wreckage of a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, is seen Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. The aircraft crashed in Ghazni province on Monday, A U.S. military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, an American official said, adding that there were no indications so far it'd been brought down by enemy fire. (AP PhotolSaifullah Maftoon)

US says mystery crash in Afghanistan was US Air Force plane

Jan. 27, 2020 2:28 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no indications so far it'd been brought down by enemy fire. The spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Col. Sonny Leggett, said that the military plane, a...

FILE - In this April 17, 2019 file photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, a U.S. flag flies inside the razor wire of the Camp VI detention facility, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Ex-CIA contractor defends brutal post-9/11 interrogations

Jan. 21, 2020 5:02 PM EST

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot. James...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019 file photo, Charlotte Charles, mother of Harry Dunn, who died after his motorbike was involved in an August 2019 accident in Britain with Anne Sacoolas, wife of an American diplomat, speaks at a news conference joined by family members in New York. A British police chief on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 is requesting an urgent meeting to discuss road safety with the U.S. military after more reported incidents in the area where a British teen was struck and killed by a car driven by the wife of U.S. diplomat in August. Harry Dunn's parents Charlotte Charles and Time Dunn have travelled to Washington and met with President Donald trump in a bid to force Sacoolas to return to Britain to face trial. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, file)

Wrong-side drivers near air base used by US worry UK police

Jan. 18, 2020 3:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British police chief requested an urgent meeting with a U.S. military commander Saturday after learning of two more traffic incidents in the area where a teenage motorcyclist died in a collision with a car driven by an American diplomat's wife. Harry Dunn was killed when he was hit by a...

This Jan. 2, 2020, photo shows red lights from wind turbines´┐╝´┐╝´┐╝ in the distance in the area of Genoa and Hugo, Colo., where sightings of unidentified large drones in the air have been reported. An official investigation into reports of large drones flying in groups over the western U.S. plains in the hours after sunset has confirmed nothing illegal or out of the ordinary, a finding of little solace to folks who say the truth is still out there. Investigators will scale back flights of a heat-detecting plane to try to corroborate reports as they're made but will continue to look into new reports, Colorado officials said Tuesday, Jan. 14. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP)

Theories persist about mystery drones seen in rural region

Jan. 15, 2020 1:07 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — People insist they have spotted fleets of large drones crisscrossing rural America’s night sky, their mission mysterious, raising questions that have veered into conspiracy theories and launching an investigation. Authorities in Colorado have tried to put those theories to...

FILE - This Tuesday, Sept.11, 2007 file photo shows the main entrance of US airbase in Spangdahlem, western Germany. The U.S. Air Force has named two servicemen who died at a base in Germany last week as Airman 1st Class Xavier Leaphart and Airman 1st Class Aziess Whitehurst, both aged 20. The men were found unresponsive in a dormitory room at at Spangdahlem Air Base in western Germany on Thursday evening and pronounced dead shortly afterward. (AP Photo/Roberto Pfeil, file)

US Air Force investigating death of 2 airmen at Germany base

Jan. 13, 2020 6:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. Air Force said Monday it is investigating the cause of death of two servicemen who died at a base in Germany last week. Airman 1st Class Xavier Leaphart and Airman 1st Class Aziess Whitehurst, both aged 20, were found unresponsive in a dormitory room at at Spangdahlem Air Base in...

Ruling barring discharge of HIV-positive airmen upheld

Jan. 10, 2020 6:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An injunction barring the Trump administration from discharging two Air Force members who are HIV-positive was upheld Friday by a federal appeals court panel that called the military's rationale for prohibiting deployment of service members living with HIV “outmoded and at odds...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012, file photo, then-Wisconsin Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar listens during a news conference in Milwaukee. U.S. Air Force officials confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 that they're investigating the Wisconsin National Guard's former commander after Guard investigators determined he improperly launched an internal sexual assault investigation. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde, File)

Air Force confirms Wisconsin commander under investigation

Jan. 9, 2020 2:24 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Air Force officials confirmed Wednesday that they're investigating the Wisconsin National Guard's former commander after Guard investigators determined he improperly launched an internal sexual assault investigation. Gov. Tony Evers' office has said the National Guard Bureau's...

Miami's Chris Lykes (0) attempts a layup against Temple's Jake Forrester during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Barclays Center, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)

Lykes late free throws lifts Miami over Temple

Dec. 18, 2019 12:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This was not survive and advance. This was just survive. And when it was over, Miami coach Jim Larranaga could appreciate what he and his team went through. “Just a heck of a college basketball game,” Larranaga said after Chris Lykes made two free throws in the final four...

Florida guard Noah Locke (10) celebrates with teammates after the team defeated Providence in an NCAA college basketball game at Barclays Center, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in New York. Florida won 83-51. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)

Johnson scores 19, leads Florida over Providence 83-51

Dec. 17, 2019 10:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For the better part of two hours, Mike White had witnessed the kind of outclassing that makes coaches rethink their career paths. And when it was over, he was sheepish. Borderline speechless, really. Not because he was embarrassed by his team’s performance. Rather, he was proud of...

Friberg scores 22, Princeton rallies past Iona 90-86 in OT

Dec. 17, 2019 7:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Drew Friberg scored 22 points to lead Princeton to a 90-86 come-from-behind overtime victory over Iona on Tuesday night in the first game of the inaugural Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational. Ethan Wright and Ryan Schwieger each added 16 points for Princeton, which...