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  • 1 dead, 21 hurt as plane carrying Marines crashes in Hawaii

    1 dead, 21 hurt as plane carrying Marines crashes in Hawaii
    A U.S. military plane crashed and caught fire as it tried to land during training exercises in Hawaii, killing one Marine, injuring 21 other people and sending black smoke billowing into the sky. Their injuries ranged from critical to minor, U.S. Marine...
  • Family mourns 'angel' killed in Marine helicopter crash

    Family mourns 'angel' killed in Marine helicopter crash
    It was Mother's Day when Carlos Medina teased his younger sister, Marine Cpl. Sara A. Medina, about her not being able to join in for a family photo because she was overseas. The Facebook message to her that day included a picture of their mother,...
  • Shelton Hang Glider Killed In Crash In Upstate New York

    WAWARSING, N.Y. — Authorities say a 44-year-old Connecticut man has died in a hang glider accident in New York's Catskill Mountains. State police say Scott Trueblood of Shelton was hang gliding around 6 p.m. Sunday near the state Route 52 overlook...
  • Father of Marine killed in Nepal helicopter crash: 'Now she's my angel'

    Father of Marine killed in Nepal helicopter crash: 'Now she's my angel'
    Miguel Medina, the father of an Aurora Marine killed in a helicopter crash last week during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal, said this Sunday about his daughter's death: "She was my daughter, and now she's my angel." Cecilia Lopez, also...
  • FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses

    FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses
    More drones will soon be humming overhead in Connecticut. They will lessen the need to climb ladders for roof inspections or rent helicopters for aerial views of real estate. They will assess storm damage more quickly and safely, and survey crops more...
  • Marines killed in Nepal crash were devoted to job, their families say

    Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Hug, a combat videographer from Arizona, considered being in the Marine Corps as “starting his life,” his mother told reporters in Phoenix. The last words that Sgt. Ward M. Johnson IV’s parents sent their 29-year-old...
  • Central Florida Marine confirmed dead in Nepal crash

     Central Florida Marine confirmed dead in Nepal crash
    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The bodies of six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers who were aboard a Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal have been identified, officials said Sunday. Among those killed was Sgt....
  • Plane makes emergency landing at LAX

    A Delta Airline jet made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday morning after experiencing mechanical problems, officials said. Flight 1471A was scheduled to leave LAX at 5:35 a.m. for Atlanta, according to Delta's website. ...
  • Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes after launch

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes after launch
    Saturday’s launch dealt another setback to the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos. A Proton rocket carrying a satellite for the Mexican government crashed in Siberia just minutes after liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. An “...
  • In latest mishap, Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch

    In latest mishap, Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch
    A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia's troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures. The rocket, a...
  • Officers remember fallen comrades in Will County ceremony

    Officers remember fallen comrades in Will County ceremony
    Though it's been more than 17 years since her sister died in a helicopter crash, Kim Sweeney does what she can to honor her memory. On Thursday, that meant attending the annual Will County Law Enforcement Memorial Day in Joliet. The Channahon woman...