Five Marines Missing After Midair Collision Off Japan’s Coast

Five U.S. Marines remained missing as a search continued in the waters off Japan after a midair collision Thursday between two military aircraft, U.S. and Japanese officials said. A joint Japanese-U.S. search-and-rescue operation has located two Marines, one of whom was declared dead, officials said. The second Marine was in fair condition and receiving medical…

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One Marine dead after aircraft collision over coast of Japan

Two Marines have been found following an aircraft collision between a KC-130 Hercules and F/A-18 Hornet off the coast of Japan on Wednesday. While one was in fair condition, the other was declared dead, the III Marine Expeditionary Force said on Facebook Thursday. The details: Following the update, President Trump tweeted “thoughts and prayers” to…

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SpaceX makes dazzling nighttime rocket landing on West Coast

SpaceX launched a satellite for Argentina’s space agency on Sunday evening and successfully landed the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket at its West Coast facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This was the company’s first-ever dry-ground landing on the West Coast, at a launch pad that had previously been used by…

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Hurricane Florence: Worst-case scenario to unfold for Carolina coast

Hurricane Florence is taking aim squarely at the Carolinas — with North Carolina in the crosshairs first on Thursday through early Saturday, followed by South Carolina and possibly Georgia. The bottom line: An unusual mix of weather systems across the U.S. will force Florence to hit the brakes as it nears the coast, somewhere close to…

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Hurricane Chris forms, rapidly intensifies off East Coast

Tropical Storm Chris has intensified into a hurricane off the coast of North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, along with higher gusts. What to watch: Computer model projections and the official Hurricane Center forecast predicts that Chris will move roughly parallel to the East Coast, bringing the threat of high…

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