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India's military chief, 12 others killed in helicopter crash

Dec. 08, 2021 08:48 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s military chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat, and 12 others were killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash in southern Tamil Nadu state, the air force said. It said in a tweet that the helicopter "met with a tragic accident.” The dead included Rawat's...

EXPLAINER: What's behind Russia-Ukraine tensions?

Dec. 07, 2021 09:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that a Russian military buildup near Ukraine could signal plans by Moscow to invade its ex-Soviet neighbor. The Kremlin insists it has no such intention and has accused Ukraine and its Western backers of making the claims...

Dutch court upholds Gantz immunity in Israeli airstrike case

Dec. 07, 2021 09:11 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision to throw out a civil case against Israel's defense minister and another former senior military officer over their roles in a deadly 2014 airstrike. The Hague District Court ruled in...

Cambodia's premier to visit military-led Myanmar next month

Dec. 07, 2021 03:17 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen will pay an official visit early next month to military-ruled Myanmar, seeking to patch up the generals’ battered relationship with Southeast Asia's regional bloc of nations, a spokesperson for the Cambodian leader said Tuesday. ...

Navy halts use of fuel storage complex above Hawaii aquifer

Dec. 07, 2021 01:23 AM EST

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Monday that it is suspending use of a massive World War II-era fuel storage complex above a Hawaii aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking water — following days of complaints that tap water smells like fuel...

Today in History

Dec. 07, 2021 00:14 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2021. There are 24 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched an air raid on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as well as...

Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

Dec. 05, 2021 17:46 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, died Sunday. He was 98. His...

Native American tracking unit in Arizona could be expanding

Dec. 05, 2021 10:02 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Shadow Wolves unit, Homeland Security’s only Native American specialized tracking team, is ready for a change after nearly 50 years of patrolling the Arizona desert. Bills that seek to strengthen and expand the Shadow Wolves’ authority were...

Indian villagers clash with army over mistaken killings

Dec. 05, 2021 09:34 AM EST

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Angry villagers burned army vehicles in protest after more than a dozen people were killed by soldiers who mistakenly believed some of them were militants in India’s remote northeast region along the border with Myanmar, officials said Sunday. ...

Clashes rock Arab town in Israel, alleged car-rammer killed

Dec. 04, 2021 01:51 AM EST

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel (AP) — Police on Friday shot and killed a man in an Arab town in northern Israel who had allegedly been involved in a car-ramming attack that wounded two officers, Israeli officials said. The incident came after a round of violence among residents of...