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KABUL, Afghanistan | US soldier, 2 Afghan troops killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan— The U.S. military said Saturday that a service member has been killed in Afghanistan, while in a separate incident two Afghan soldiers died when their helicopter went down. The brief U.S. military statement did not provide further details on the soldier’s identity or the time or place of death. The two Afghan soldiers … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | US soldier, 2 Afghan troops killed in Afghanistan

MOSCOW | Passengers reach China after 3-day layover in Siberia

MOSCOW— More than 250 airline passengers who endured an unexpected three-day layover in Russia‘s Siberia region have finally made it to their destination in China. The extended travel delay began Sunday when an Air France flight from Paris to Shanghai made an emergency landing in the eastern Siberia city of Irkutsk after smoke appeared in … Continue reading MOSCOW | Passengers reach China after 3-day layover in Siberia

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa | Small plane crashes in Iowa, killing all 4 people on board

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa  — A small plane crashed in central Iowa, killing all four people on board, after the pilot apparently had a heart attack and a student pilot was going to attempt an emergency landing, authorities said Saturday. The plane dropped off radar Friday night about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Guthrie Center airport, … Continue reading GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa | Small plane crashes in Iowa, killing all 4 people on board

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Next US astronaut on Russian rocket confident after mishaps

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A U.S. astronaut says she has no qualms about riding a Russian rocket next month despite back-to-back mishaps. NASA astronaut Anne McClain said Friday that spaceflight is never 100 percent safe and it’s coincidental the last two Soyuz missions to the International Space Station encountered trouble. Last month, astronauts had to … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Next US astronaut on Russian rocket confident after mishaps

MOSCOW | US astronaut thanks Russian rescuers for their quick work

MOSCOW  — U.S. astronaut Nick Hague thanked Russian rescue teams Friday for quickly reaching him and his Russian crewmate after an aborted launch that led to their emergency landing in the barren steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soyuz rocket that Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin were heading off in to the International Space Station failed … Continue reading MOSCOW | US astronaut thanks Russian rescuers for their quick work

MOSCOW | US, Russian astronauts reach Russia after emergency landing

MOSCOW — A U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut on Friday arrived in the Moscow region following a failed launch to the International Space Station that forced an emergency landing. NASA’s Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin blasted off to the orbiting lab on Thursday but had to make an emergency landing in their capsule … Continue reading MOSCOW | US, Russian astronauts reach Russia after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe Thursday after an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. (0840 GMT; 4:40 a.m. … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Astronauts to be flown to Moscow after emergency

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 5:20 p.m. NASA says two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia will be flown to Moscow after they made an emergency landing. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos‘ Alexei Ovchinin landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan Thursday following the failure … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Astronauts to be flown to Moscow after emergency