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7 Marines Dead in Ariz. Helicopter Collision

Occurred during a training exercise last night

(Newser) - More tragedy for US troops today: Seven Marines are dead after two helicopters collided near Yuma, Arizona, last night. The Corps said the AH-1W Cobra and UH-1Y Huey were participating in a training exercise around 8pm when the accident occurred. The choppers were part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.... More »

Coast Guard Exercise Triggers 9/11 Potomac Scare

Ill-timed drill coincides with Pentagon ceremony

(Newser) - In a case of not-so-great timing, the Coast Guard conducted a training exercise on how to handle a rogue boat this morning in the Potomac River—with 9/11 commemorations taking place at the Pentagon and the president's motorcade crossing a nearby bridge, the Washington Post reports. The exercise caused a... More »

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