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Marine helicopter down near Hawaii, one dead

A Marine Corps. helicopter crashed in the shallow waters of Kaneohe Bay, off the shore of Hawaii Tuesday night, according to Navy Times. Four crew members were injured in the crash Tuesday evening, and CNN reported on-air Wednesday afternoon that one died. The cause of the crash is under investigation,…

Climber survives 1,000-foot mountain fall

LONDON — A climber who fell around 1,000 feet (300 meters) from the summit of a Scottish mountain is lucky to be alive, his rescuers said. The helicopter crew sent to search for the man were astonished to find him standing up and reading a map. The man lost his…

Simpsons producer says attacking Fox News helps Fox

A joke made at the expense of the Fox News Channel on the The Simpsons was added so late in production that it did not appear in online versions of the episode. The producers of The Simpsons were so pleased with the response to their first jab at Fox News…

The Simpsons mocks Fox News again: ‘Unsuitable for viewers under 75′

For the second week in a row, the popular cartoon “The Simpsons” mocked the Fox News Channel, implying those under the age of 75 should not watch the channel. The show, which is broadcast by Fox Broadcasting, flaunted a Fox News helicopter inscribed with a fictional slogan, “Fox News: Unsuitable…

‘Simpsons’ invents new Fox News motto: ‘#1 with racists’

In the world of The Simpsons, Fox News’ well-known “fair and balanced” motto has been replaced. On Sunday’s episode of the long-running cartoon series, a Fox News helicopter carrying a network executive reads, “Fox News: Not Racists, But #1 With Racists.” After the Fox News executive steps out of the…

Spiegel: WikiLeaks logs may reveal war crimes

In its early analysis of the Iraq war logs released by whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Friday, the German paper Der Spiegel pointed to several accounts of what it calls “dubious attacks” by US Apache helicopters that may have amounted to war crimes. One of those accounts has to do with…

Army intel analyst charged over leak of Iraq shootings video

An American soldier suspected of leaking video footage of a US Apache helicopter strike in Baghdad that killed two employees of the Reuters news agency has been charged, the military said on Tuesday. Private First Class Bradley E. Manning, held in a military jail in Kuwait since last month in…

Governor dies in Philippine helicopter crash

Six people including a provincial governor were killed when a helicopter crashed on Monday southwest of the Philippine capital, the military, police and the governor’s aides said. The helicopter carrying Governor Rafael Nantes, two security escorts and a pilot went down in a residential area in Lucena City just moments…

Reuters families demand US troops be tried over shooting

BAGHDAD (AFP) – The families of two Reuters news agency employees killed in a 2007 US helicopter attack in Baghdad on Thursday demanded justice, telling AFP the Americans responsible should stand trial. Graphic video footage of the shooting, which left several other people dead and wounded two children, was published…

U.S. Black Hawk crashes in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - A U.S. military Black Hawk helicopter crashed in a forest near a motorway in south-western Germany, police in the state of Hesse said on Wednesday, and German media said two people had been killed. A spokesman for the U.S. Army Europe said there were at least three…

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