Taiwan Legislative Yuan approves budget for 66 F-16V fighter jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan on Friday (November 22) approved the NT$247.23 billion (US$8.1 billion) budget to procure 66 F-16V jets from the United States. The passage of ...

The Latest: 2 airmen died while landing at Oklahoma base

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the crash of two Air Force training jets in northwest Oklahoma that killed two airmen. (all times local): 4:45 p.m. An Air Force ...

Trump to pay respects to Army officers killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to pay his respects to two U.S. service members who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan this week. Trump is traveling to D...

Vance Air Force Base says 2 aircraft involved in ‘mishap’

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Officials at Vance Air Force Base in northwestern Oklahoma report a “mishap” with undefined casualties involving two jets at the base. The base says in a news rele...

Trump’s ‘no quid pro quo’ call open to interpretation

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the same day that members of Congress learned of a whistleblower complaint that would trigger impeachment hearings, President Donald Trump uttered 12 words that he claims establis...

Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737s

Federal safety officials say Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some engines to prevent the kind of accident that occurred when engine debris blew out a window on a Southwest Airlines plane ...

‘I am an American,’ Vindman reminds Trump allies in hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — “It’s Lt. Col. Vindman.” With that, the Iraq War veteran, his chest flush with ribbons and commendations, tersely reminded Republican lawmakers questioning his judg...

Taiwan starts military exercises days after Chinese aircraft carrier sails by

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military launched a new series of exercises on Tuesday (Nov. 19), just two days after China sent its first domestically built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strai...

Trump backing off banning vaping flavors popular with teens

When President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One to fly to a Kentucky campaign rally two weeks ago, a plan was in place for him to give final approval to a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. ...

Q&A: The Chinese troops in Hong Kong and what they can do

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese troops made a rare public appearance on the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, joining an effort to clear streets of debris from the anti-government protests that are now in th...

Chiefs, Chargers set for key AFC West matchup in Mexico City

Everyone hopes the playing surface at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca will not be the main story of Monday night’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers. Both...

Dest: Best decision was stay with US and not switch to Dutch

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Sergiño Dest’s decision to stay with the U.S. national team rather than switch to the Netherlands got a mixed reaction from his Ajax teammates. "Some of them, ...

Justice Dept. rolls out new program to combat gun violence

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensu...

Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East - most recently a near-war with Iran and ...

Chargers elevate game by practicing at Air Force Academy

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The things Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler misses about growing up in Colorado: Mountains, all four seasons and being able to catch his breath after a l...