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Army helicopter crashes off Hawaii

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/16/17, 11:39 am

Five crew members are missing after a U.S. Army helicopter went down Tuesday night off the coast of Hawaii. Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield near Honolulu lost contact with the UH-60 Black Hawk around 10 p.m. while it was on a routine training mission, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release. Responding teams reported spotting a debris field about 2 miles west of Kaena Point, Oahu, shortly before 11:30 p.m. An airplane, two helicopters, and several boats are searching the area for survivors. 

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Associated Press/Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Villegas/U.S. Navy

U.S. military calls off search for missing Marines

by Lynde Langdon & Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/07/17, 08:34 am

UPDATE: The U.S. military on Sunday called off a search and rescue operation and launched a recovery effort for three Marines who went missing Saturday when their MV-22 Osprey crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia as it attempted to land. Twenty-three of the 26 Marines aboard the aircraft were rescued. U.S.

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Associated Press/Photo by Kamran Jebreili

Dubai’s Torch Tower burns again, no injuries

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/04/17, 12:15 pm

One of the world’s tallest residential buildings caught fire early Friday morning in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The fire engulfed more than 40 floors of the 86-story Torch Tower, causing flaming debris to fall below. Authorities reported no major injuries. It was the second time in three years the 1,100-foot-tall building has caught fire with no casualities. The fire started just after 1 a.m. local time, and by 3:30 a.m., firefighters, had brought the blaze under control. Earlier this year, Dubai passed new safety regulations due to several skyscraper fires in recent years.

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