breaking news

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

US intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska's coast


The U.S. military says it intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska's coast.

Navy Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, says a pair of F-22 Raptor aircraft intercepted the Russian TU-95 Bear bombers on Monday.

Ross says the intercept was "safe and professional."

North American Aerospace Defense Command monitors air approaches to North America and defends the airspace.

Fox News said Tuesday the Russian planes flew within 100 miles (160 kilometers) of Alaska's Kodiak Island.

It said the American jets escorted the Russian bombers for 12 minutes. The bombers then flew back to eastern Russia.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Politics

Board grills Solid Waste Authority chief over disparity study handling
Board grills Solid Waste Authority chief over disparity study handling

Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority Director Mark Hammond endured a grilling Tuesday from county commissioners unhappy about the agency’s response to a study that found firms owned by women and minorities have not had a fair shot at agency contracts in recent years. Commissioner Mack Bernard, who has suggested Hammond and his management team...
Trump promises Americans ‘huge tax cut’ for Christmas
Trump promises Americans ‘huge tax cut’ for Christmas

President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, a day after the White House signaled its willingness to strike a health care provision from Senate tax legislation if it’s an impediment to passing the tax bill. Speaking before a Cabinet meeting, Trump said: “We’re going to give the American people a huge tax...
President Trump discounts accusations against Roy Moore
President Trump discounts accusations against Roy Moore

President Donald Trump discounted allegations of sexual assault against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and said Tuesday that voters should not support Moore’s “liberal” rival. Trump addressed the swirling controversy surrounding Moore for the first time since top Republican leaders called on Moore to step aside more than...
Gov. Scott wants Supreme Court Justice Pariente off appointments case
Gov. Scott wants Supreme Court Justice Pariente off appointments case

Gov. Rick Scott is asking that Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente be disqualified from ruling on a case focused on whether Scott has the authority to appoint three new justices before leaving office in early 2019. In a motion filed Monday, Scott’s lawyers requested the disqualification of Pariente because of comments she made that...
McKinlay, Bernard advance as mayor, vice mayor in Palm Beach County
McKinlay, Bernard advance as mayor, vice mayor in Palm Beach County

Melissa McKinlay has been elected by her fellow Palm Beach County commissioners to the largely ceremonial post of county mayor during an organizational meeting Tuesday morning. Commissioners then selected Commissioner Mack Bernard to serve as vice mayor, positioning him to succeed McKinlay. Paulette Burdick is the out-going county mayor....
More Stories