Coast Guard and Air National Guard crews spent a second day in search of four sailors from a yacht that ran aground off San Francisco over the weekend, the services said Sunday.
Authorities were using military helicopters and a C-130 cargo plane Sunday to evacuate thousands of residents stranded by rising floodwaters in the eastern Australian state of Queensland, the government said.
A plane crash in southern Morocco killed 78 people Tuesday, the state news agency reported.
U.S. and Mexican search teams scoured the Sea of Cortez for seven Americans still missing after a tourist boat capsized Sunday off the east coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and killed one American tourist.
Suzanna Ausborn first met her husband during a deployment in Kuwait, where their work and friendship in the same Air Force unit would later blossom into a budding romance.
The bodies of nine Americans are back on U.S. soil after being killed by an Afghan military pilot earlier this week.
Firefighters in Texas had to contend with 11 new fires Tuesday in addition to carryover blazes that have claimed more than 170 homes and burned more than 1 million acres in the past two weeks, state officials said.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says a military-led rescue mission into the Libyan desert was "the right thing to do," despite the fact that U.K. planes didn't have permission to enter Libyan airspace.
U.S. military aircraft and a Coast Guard cutter Saturday searched a large swath of sea for a catamaran and five American sailors that went missing between Guam and the Philippines.
Two C-130 Hercules aircraft searched the Philippine Sea on Saturday for five missing Americans who left Guam more than two weeks earlier to deliver a catamaran to the Philippines, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Israeli police arrested two suspects Saturday in connection to a deadly wildfire raging in the country's north, though a police spokesman said it appears the fires started out of negligence.
The United Kingdom will cut its armed forces by 17,000 people -- about 10 percent of its uniformed manpower -- in the next five years, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Tuesday.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports on British defense cuts as outlined by Prime Minister David Cameron.
An Alaska Army National Guard helicopter trying to rescue people on Knik Glacier tipped over Tuesday after an icy landing, a Guard spokesman said.
Sixty miles west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, an Air Force C-130 makes slow and lazy ovals over the Golfe de la Gonzave, a 264-foot weighted wire dangling from its belly like a plumb line.
Rescuers are looking for two missing hikers after finding a third dead on the slopes of Oregon's Mount Hood, but the search has been hindered by the threat of avalanches, a sheriff's deputy said Sunday.
Five people were killed Monday in a military plane crash in northern Italy, the Italian Air Force said.
Authorities have decided to call off a search-and-rescue mission for nine people who may have plunged into the Pacific Ocean off southern California after a Coast Guard C-130 plane and a Marine AH-1 Cobra helicopter collided Thursday night.
Rescuers were still searching Saturday for nine people missing in the Pacific off the southern California coast after a Coast Guard C-130 plane and a Marine AH-1 Cobra helicopter collided Thursday night.
A massive search and rescue mission continued late Friday for nine people who may have plunged into chilly Pacific water off the Southern California coast after a Coast Guard plane and a Marine helicopter collided.
Survivors of a deadly earthquake-triggered tsunami which hit the Samoan islands Tuesday have described how they watched the inrushing sea swallow up coastal towns and villages leaving devastation in its wake.
Earthquake generates series of tsunamis off Samoa island chain.
Residents of close-knit American Samoa are pulling together to help Pago Pago recover from Tuesday's devastating earthquake and tsunami, one of them told CNN on Wednesday.
A man dubbed "the Field Marshal" by one advocacy group for alleged third-world arms dealing has been arrested on charges that he conspired to illegally export U.S. F-5 fighter jet engines and parts to Iran.
The search continued Tuesday for as many as 67 people missing after a boat carrying about 200 Haitians capsized, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Hope dimmed Friday as Canadian searchers combed the Atlantic Ocean for 16 people missing after a helicopter crash the previous day off Newfoundland.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday was trying to reach the stranded four-man crew of an Alaska-based fishing vessel that ran aground in strong winds in the Bering Sea.
Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled a huge military transport plane to a remote island off the coast of Scotland to save twin babies born two months prematurely.
A "Deadliest Catch" captain talks about rough water conditions where a boat went missing and where he fishes for crab.
Two fishermen remain missing after a commercial fishing vessel went down in frigid, treacherous waters off the Aleutian Islands about 1,400 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday is searching for two fishermen missing after a commercial fishing vessel went down in remote, treacherous waters off the Aleutian Islands about 1,400 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.
Flying penguins are unusual. Especially when they fly on a C-130 Hercules military plane.
Bolivian authorities declared a state of siege to begin at midnight Friday in the eastern department of Pando, which has been the site of recent unrest.
The wreckage of a C-130 cargo plane that disappeared shortly after takeoff in the southern Philippines Monday night was found Tuesday about two miles (3km) offshore, the Philippines News Agency reported.
The U.S. will argue at a NATO ministers meeting for a unified response to punish Russia for invading Georgia, even as officials say Moscow has positioned missile launchers in the separatist South Ossetia province
A Butte County Sheriff's Department deputy found a charred body inside a burned house Friday.
For the first time, the service's chief will not be a former bomber or pilot -- signaling change that the Defense Secretary wants
CNN's Becky Anderson speaks with the U.N.'s John Holmes about reports that relief aid is not reaching victims in Myanmar.
The ruling junta will accept aid only with conditions. Should the U.S. strike to avert a humanitarian disaster?
Greek authorities rescued 278 passengers and 35 crew members Thursday after a cruise ship ran aground near the island of Poros, said Greece's Ministry of Merchant Marine.
As India modernizes its military, US contractors have high hopes for billions in sales on the subcontinent
U.S. Coast Guard planes and ships were searching Friday for a Japanese balloonist who disappeared off the Alaska coast while flying from Japan to the west coast United States.
Could the wildfire destruction have been limited by earlier help from the air? CNN's Randi Kaye reports
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Tuesday that lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina will be used in the federal government's response to wildfires in Southern California.
Dozens of Defense Department personnel are actively engaged in fighting the wildfires raging in Southern California, Pentagon officials said Tuesday, and thousands more National Guard and active-duty military personnel are available to help.
Rescuers have "four credible leads" in the search for missing adventurer Steve Fossett, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Civil Air Patrol said Thursday.
Fossett's plane explained
A U.S. military plane with three U.S. senators and a U.S. House member onboard came under rocket fire while leaving Baghdad, Iraq, for Amman, Jordan, Thursday night and had to take evasive maneuvers.
A U.S. military plane carrying three U.S. senators and one member of the House of Representatives came under fire Thursday night as it left Baghdad, Iraq, but it was not hit and flew safely to Amman, Jordan.
One of three climbers missing for more than a week on Mount Hood was found dead Sunday, but authorities said they still hoped to find his companions alive.
Weary searchers scouring Mount Hood for three missing climbers had no luck Saturday and returned to their bases, said Capt. Mike Braibish of the Oregon National Guard.
An Iranian military plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran Monday morning, state-run IRINN television reported, killing 36 servicemen.
With senses on full alert, Col. Frank Sturek heads out on a risky mission in southern Afghanistan's Zabol province.
International relief officials said the crisis facing survivors of the latest Indonesian earthquake was beginning to ease, even as the death toll climbed to more than 6,200.
The death toll from the Indonesian earthquake has risen above 5,800 as hopes fade of finding more survivors.
Survivors of Indonesia's latest earthquake are in desperate need of emergency hospital care and tents for shelter, a presidential spokesman has told CNN.
At least 29 people have been killed in the latest bloodshed in the escalating conflict in southern Afghanistan, according to the U.S.-led coalition.
U.S. and Bahamian authorities conducted an air and sea search Tuesday for a 21-year-old man presumed to have fallen Monday from an ocean liner during a Caribbean cruise.
Heavy rains, deep mud and the threat of a typhoon are hampering rescue and recovery efforts in the southern Philippines nearly two days after a mudslide wiped out a remote village of more than 1,800 people on the island of Leyte
A military plane with 11 passengers on board has crashed in northwestern Iran, killing a number of high-ranking officials in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.
The death toll from the crash of an Iranian military transport plane near Tehran has risen to at least 116, according to Iranian officials and state-run media.
An Iranian military transport plane has crashed near Tehran after hitting a 10-story apartment building, killing at least 110 people -- most of them aboard the plane -- Iranian officials and state-run media reported.
Torrential rains caused authorities to temporarily ground relief flights Sunday following the crash of a Pakistani army helicopter that killed six people.
Efforts to evacuate some of the 200 patients at New Orleans' Charity Hospital resumed Friday, a day after they were halted because of sniper fire.
A rebel group opposed to Myanmar's military regime has denied it was responsible for three bombs that exploded at two shopping centers and a Thai trade exhibition in Yangon, killing 11 people and wounding 162 others.
A U.S. military C-130 on a training mission with nine people on board has crashed in Albania during apparent bad weather, and their fate was unknown, a Pentagon official said.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard is again sending military transport aircraft and a supply ship to Indonesia to help the earthquake relief effort there.
Experts fear melting snow could trigger further deadly avalanches as bitter-cold temperatures in India and Pakistan warm up.
Wintry weather threatened rescue efforts in southeastern Iran following this week's deadly earthquake as the country began a day of national mourning.
U.S. and British investigators were seeking the cause of a deadly crash of a Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane as two separate claims of responsibility surfaced -- one including video of what appeared to be the aircraft's wreckage.
American troops opened fire to put down a riot Monday at a prison camp in southern Iraq that left four inmates dead and six wounded, U.S. military officials said.
Ten British servicemen are missing and presumed dead following the crash of a C-130 Hercules transport plane in Iraq, officials said.
Iraqi officials were counting votes Monday, a day after millions of Iraqis defied terrorist threats and cast ballots in the nation's first free election in half a century.
Iraqi leaders turned their focus Monday to the long process of building a representative, democratic government -- with Sunday's election providing a newfound sense of optimism in parts of the country.
Up to 15 British troops have been killed in the crash of a transport plane in Iraq, according to the UK Press Association.
Polls have closed and ballot counting has begun after Iraq's first free election in a half century, with officials reporting a higher than expected turnout of registered voters amid attacks and threats of violence.
The U.S. military has begun helping Indonesia repair more than a dozen C-130 cargo planes, crippled by the U.S. ban on military sales to Indonesia, so they can be used in tsunami relief operations.
Emergency officials in Alaska's North Slope succeeded Tuesday in dropping a power crew into the remote village of Kaktovik under blizzard conditions in an attempt restore electricity to the community of 300 residents, but were unsuccessful in landing a second aircraft carrying relief supplies.
Ships unloaded thousands of tons of food at docks on Sumatra's east coast, but relief planners struggled to finds ways to get the supplies to the Indonesian Island's west coast and the 800,000 people who survived the disaster.
Hopes of finding the thousands still missing from last week's massive earthquake and deadly tsunami glimmers weakly as desperately needed aid finally reached areas that had been cut off by the devastation.
Indonesia says it has set a goal of rehabilitating within one year the survivors of last Sunday's devastating earthquake and tsunami in its northern Sumatra province of Aceh.
Survivors in the remote Indonesian town of Keude Teunom swarmed U.S. military helicopters ferrying water, medicine and other supplies Saturday to devastated areas of the country hard to reach by road.
Gargantuan global relief efforts are gaining momentum as countries and aid organizations donate money, supplies and personnel to areas ravaged by earthquake-triggered tsunamis.
One of the world's largest relief efforts is gaining momentum as countries and aid organizations make more donations of funding, supplies and personnel to areas ravaged by earthquake-triggered tsunamis.
The United Nations' emergency relief coordinator said Tuesday that the international response to the tsunami catastrophe in southern Asia has been "very generous" despite earlier comments in which he called some nations "stingy."
Investigators believe a bomb worn by a suicide attacker was the likely cause of a blast at a U.S. mess hall in northern Iraq, according to a U.S. military statement Wednesday.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday said a plane carrying a bipartisan group of senators who were leaving Iraq had to take evasive action after an apparent surface-to-air missile was fired at it.
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One month before Democrats gather in Boston to nominate him (or at least that's the plan), John Kerry said that unrest among his hometown's police and firefighters unions would prevent him from traveling there today to speak to the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Three crew members have died when a tanker carrying industrial ethanol exploded and sank with 27 people on board about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the coast of Chincoteague, Virginia.
An Iranian airliner crashed Tuesday as it approached Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates, killing 43 people, government officials said.
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