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No SOS before chopper crash killed Indian military chief

Dec. 09, 2021 02:43 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian air force helicopter that crashed and killed the military chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat, and 12 others lost contact with air traffic control seven minutes before it was supposed to land and sent no distress call before it was found in flames in a forested area, India’s...

US orders arms embargo on Cambodia, cites Chinese influence

Dec. 09, 2021 00:11 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.S. has ordered an arms embargo on Cambodia, citing deepening Chinese military influence, corruption and human rights abuses by the government and armed forces in the Southeast Asian country. The added restrictions on defense-related goods and services, issued...

Maine activates National Guard amid hospital bed shortage

Dec. 08, 2021 17:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor activated as many as 75 members of the Maine National Guard on Wednesday to help expand capacity at health care facilities. The state is dealing with a surge in COVID-19 that has challenged its hospitals. A record of 379 people were...

US Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen off North Carolina coast

Dec. 08, 2021 11:47 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Four fishermen were rescued on Tuesday from a disabled fishing vessel off the North Carolina coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call at approximately 7:30 a.m. from the captain of the fishing...

Afghans wait and worry at US bases after frantic evacuation

Dec. 08, 2021 10:16 AM EST

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AP) — The former interpreter for the U.S. Army counts himself among the lucky as an Afghan who managed to make it through frantic crowds outside the Kabul airport to board a military evacuation flight out of the country with little more than the clothes on...

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

Dec. 08, 2021 10:11 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...

Drone crashes on runway at Holloman Air Force Base

Dec. 06, 2021 12:55 PM EST

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says an unmanned aircraft has crashed on a runway during takeoff from Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico. Officials with the 49th Wing say no injuries were reported in the Monday morning crash of an MQ-9 Reaper....

Gunmen attack Niger military base, killing at least 12

Dec. 06, 2021 05:06 AM EST

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Extremist gunmen attacked a military camp in Niger near its southeastern border with Burkina Faso, killing at least 12 soldiers, the West Africa country's interior ministry said. Extremist rebels riding 100 motorcycles attacked the military camp of...

Meticulous restoration underway at Air Force Academy chapel

Dec. 04, 2021 14:15 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy chapel is one of the most distinctive pieces of architecture in Colorado. But few people have caught a glimpse of it for more than a year. That’s because the entire building is undergoing an exhaustive restoration...

Over 450 Christmas 'Trees for Troops' donated from 2 states

Dec. 04, 2021 12:45 PM EST

BETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP) — Over 450 Christmas trees from 25 growers in New Hampshire and Vermont have been sent to U.S. military families as part of the national “Trees for Troops" effort. The trees were recently collected at the Society for the Protection of New...