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All 74 Spanish peacekeepers and crew were killed in a plane crash and explosion Monday in Turkey. The crash occurred during the Russian-made YAK-42's third landing attempt in heavy fog. The plane, which apparently carried ammunition belonging to the Spanish soldiers, burst into flames and exploded upon impact after hitting a mountain near the town of Macka...

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) could be patrolling the U.S. border by the end of the year. According to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, the aircraft could be used to help fight illegal immigration and increase security along the borders. The Coast Guard is also investigating the use of ship-launched UAVs...

A memorial dedicated to the B-29 and its pilots was dedicated last weekend at the site of the Pratt Army Air Field, Kan. The nation's first air base to test B-29s and train their pilots was built near Pratt. The memorial honors veterans, prisoners of war and those missing in action from all conflicts...

Former astronaut Richard A. Searfoss has joined XCOR's board of directors. XCOR is a California company pioneering civilian space flight. Searfoss is no stranger to space. He was the pilot on two space shuttle missions and mission commander on a third...