Case over 1966 US bomb accident in Spain goes before court

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs used flawed radiation data to deny disability benefits to veterans who responded to a 1966 plane accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs i...

Amphibious assault ship USS America sails east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) sailed east of Taiwan on Thursday (Aug. 27), according to a tweet from a Chinese think tank. The appearance of the warsh...

Photo of the Day: US tanker shown refueling Taiwan F-16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan, on Thursday (Aug. 27) shared a photo on Facebook showing a U.S. Air Force (USAF) tanker refuel...

Chinese warplane, three US jets fly close to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese warplane briefly entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Friday (June 26), while three United States jets flew over the Bashi Channel separ...

US refueling plane flies near SE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Air Force refueling plane flew near southeastern Taiwan Thursday morning (June 18), according to a Twitter post by the Peking University Institute of Ocean Research...

Singapore Air Force refueling plane lands in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Airbus A330 refueling plane from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) landed at Kaohsiung’s Xiaogang Airport Thursday (Jan. 16), according to the Liberty Ti...

US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast. Search...

5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military has declared five missing crew members dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast, and halted search and recovery ...

Search under way after US military planes collide off Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A search is under way for crew members from two Marine Corps planes involved in what the military called a "mishap" off the coast of Japan. The Marine Corps says th...

Blumenthal co-sponsors bill on 1966 Spain H-bomb accident

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is co-sponsoring a bill that would ensure health care and other benefits for military veterans who became ill from radiation exposure after respondi...

Germany won't take part in possible Syria military strike

BERLIN (AP) — Germany won't participate in possible military action in Syria, but supports sending a message that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday. ...

The Latest: Veterans Affairs mum on veterans' court filing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on veterans seeking a class action lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs over radiation exposure they say they experienced after a 1966 accident involvin...

Class-action suit sought over 1966 Spain H-bomb accident

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has been asked to allow a class-action lawsuit against the Veterans Affairs Department by veterans who say they became ill from radiation exposure after ...

Vets sue Defense Department over 1966 Spain H-bomb mishap

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Veterans groups are suing the Defense Department in an effort to obtain disability benefits for airmen who say they were exposed to radiation while responding to a 1966 accident...

German Parliament backs plan to pull recon jets from Turkey

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament has voted by a wide majority to move reconnaissance jets flying anti-Islamic State group missions from a base in Turkey amid ongoing friction between the two countri...