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2 killed in small plane crash in northeast Arkansas

Dec. 1, 2020 7:19 AM EST

FRANKLIN, Ark. (AP) — Two people were killed when a small airplane crashed in rural northeast Arkansas, officials said. Residents called 911 to report a small airplane flying low Monday afternoon in the town of Franklin, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock, and emergency crews...

Today in History

Dec. 1, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 1, the 336th day of 2020. There are 30 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a Black seamstress, was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus; the incident sparked a...

Lawmaker in wheelchair puts Capitol access in spotlight

Nov. 28, 2020 10:11 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Soon Colorado will get its first state lawmaker known to use a wheelchair. Democrat David Ortiz was elected by voters in south Metro Denver and will be sworn into office in January. But the Capitol building, where he’ll work and where he’s supposed to interact with his...

2 people die in small plane crash near Telluride

Nov. 27, 2020 11:10 AM EST

TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — Two people died when a small airplane crashed as it was approaching the airport near the Colorado resort town of Telluride on Thursday, authorities said. The Telluride Regional Airport lost contact with the single-engine plane at about 1:30 p.m. and several witnesses reported seeing...

FILE- In this July 17, 2014, file photo, people walk amongst the debris at the crash site of MH17 passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, that left 298 people killed. A Dutch court on Wednesday Nov. 25, 2020, granted several requests for information or further investigations made by defense lawyers for a Russian accused of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, a ruling that marked the end of the pretrial phase of the landmark case. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

MH17 court grants some defense requests for investigations

Nov. 25, 2020 10:55 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday granted several requests for information or further investigations made by defense lawyers for a Russian accused of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, a ruling that marked the end of the pretrial phase of the landmark...

Pilot killed in small plane crash at South Florida airport

Nov. 24, 2020 7:03 AM EST

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A pilot died when his single-engine plane crashed while trying to land at a small airport in South Florida. The crash happened shortly after the pilot took off from North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines on Monday afternoon, officials said. He reported engine trouble and...

Projects to focus on missing, murdered Indigenous peoples

Nov. 23, 2020 6:12 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and five other states will participate in pilot projects to better coordinate investigative efforts surrounding cases of missing or murdered Indigenous peoples, U.S. Attorneys Trent Shores and Brian Kuester announced Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Justice projects created...

2 men found dead at site of small plane crash

Nov. 20, 2020 6:20 PM EST

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Searchers have found the wreckage of an airplane that crashed south of Portland in rural Clackamas County, and they recovered human remains from the site, deputies said. The Clackamas County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday identified the remains as belonging to...

Pilot found dead in wreckage of small plane that crashed

Nov. 20, 2020 9:08 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — A pilot in a small two-seat plane was found dead Thursday night in the wreckage of a crash near Arlington, Washington. Snohomish County Sheriff deputies received a 911 call from the friend of the pilot worried the plane had crashed and gave a general idea where it might be located,...

FBI arrests man after drone hits LA police helicopter

Nov. 19, 2020 3:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hollywood man was arrested Thursday for allegedly operating a drone that crashed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter and forced an emergency landing two months ago, the U.S. attorney's office said. FBI special agents arrested Andrew Rene Hernandez, 22, on a complaint...