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Thai prosecutors suggest drug charge against Red Bull scion

Aug. 4, 2020 3:41 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Facing renewed public outrage, prosecutors in Thailand said Tuesday that police should file drug charges against a scion of the Red Bull energy drink fortune in connection with the 2012 hit-and-run death of a police officer. An Office of the Attorney General committee also suggested that the...

Women exit from a disinfecting area after buying food at a public market in preparation for stricter lockdown measures in Quezon city, Philippines on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is reimposing a moderate lockdown in the capital and outlying provinces after medical groups appealed for the move as coronavirus infections surge alarmingly. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Asia Today: Manila back under lockdown as virus cases surge

Aug. 4, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Commuter trains, buses and other public vehicles stayed off the main roads of the Philippine capital Tuesday and police were again staffing checkpoints to restrict public travel as surging virus cases forced another lockdown. Officials deployed dozens of shuttle buses, along with...

A Boeing 737 MAX jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight Monday, June 29, 2020, in Seattle. Federal regulators on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of the plane. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

FAA spells out design changes needed in grounded Boeing jet

Aug. 3, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

Federal regulators on Monday outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of the plane. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed software changes to a flight-control system...

FILE - This May 25, 2020 file photo shows a Virgin Orbit Boeing 747-400 aircraft named Cosmic Girl taking off from Mojave Air and Space Port in the desert north of Los Angeles. Virgin Orbit says it's determined what caused the failure of its debut rocket launch and is working toward a second flight that will carry small satellites for NASA. The company experienced a premature shutdown of its main rocket engine on Memorial Day moments after the launch vehicle was released from beneath the wing of a modified Boeing 747 off the Southern California coast. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman, File)

Virgin Orbit determines cause of rocket launch failure

Aug. 3, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Orbit said Monday it has determined what caused the failure of its debut rocket launch and is working toward a second flight that will carry small satellites for NASA. The Long Beach, California, company founded by Richard Branson, experienced a premature shutdown of its...

In this July 16, 2013, photo is an aerial view of the coast and Pacific Ocean taken flying in to San Clemente Island, in San Diego. A military seafaring assault vehicle that sank off the coast of Southern California with Marines and one Navy corpsman on board is under hundreds feet of water, making it impossible for divers to reach the landing craft and complicating rescue efforts for the missing troops, officials said Friday, July 31, 2020. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

U.S. Marines ID all 9 people killed in sea-tank sinking

Aug. 3, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. Only one of their bodies was found, despite an intense days-long search involving helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a...

Boat passenger missing after mishap on Columbia River

Aug. 3, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man is missing after a boat he was in took a sharp turn and ejected two people into the Columbia River near the north end of Broughton Beach Park Sunday afternoon. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports emergency responders from Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol Unit,...

A small plane lays on a building after a crash in the village of Proti, near Serres town, northern Greece, on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. The single-engine plane crashed on Monday morning into the front of a small building but no injuries were reported and the pilot of the Cessna aircraft is well. (Ilias Kotsireas/InTime News via AP)

Greece: 1 hurt as small plane hits shut village coffee shop

Aug. 3, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A small training plane crashed into a village coffee shop in northern Greece Monday, injuring the teenage pilot and causing minor damage, authorities said. Police said the accident occurred during a morning training flight. The 19-year-old pilot, who was flying solo, apparently...

Federal investigators release report on Idaho plane crash

Aug. 2, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report of the facts of a fatal Idaho plane crash involving two airplanes. The mid-air accident over Lake Coeur d’Alene killed eight people July 5, KREM-TV reports. The agency's report said a de Havilland aircraft...

FILE - The U.S. flag was lowered to half-staff at Park Semper Fi in San Clemente, Calif., on Friday, July 31, 2020. Eight troops aboard a landing craft that sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The Marines said they had called off the search that started late Thursday afternoon when the amphibious assault vehicle sank with seven Marines and one sailor aboard. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP, file)

Marines halt search for 8 missing troops, all presumed dead

Aug. 2, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eight troops missing after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday. The Marines said they had called off the search that started late Thursday afternoon when the amphibious assault vehicle...

1 dead, 4 missing after ferry sinks off Thai island of Samui

Aug. 2, 2020 6:34 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A ferry sank off the Thai island of Koh Samui, leaving at least one person dead and four others missing, officials said Sunday. The ferry was carrying 12 crew members and four passengers when it sank in stormy conditions Saturday night after leaving Koh Samui's port, according to a statement...