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Democrats raise concerns about Air Force probe of top general

Two Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee are raising concerns about the US Air Force's investigation clearing four-star General John Hyten, President Donald Trump's nominee to become vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, of allegations of sexual misconduct.

Dick Cole, last of the Doolittle Raiders, dies at 103

Richard "Dick" Cole didn't just have a front-row seat to history. On an April day in 1942 -- just four months after Pearl Harbor -- he sat next to Jimmy Doolittle as 16 B-25 Mitchell bombers lumbered down the deck of an aircraft carrier to begin a mission that ended in a huge morale boost for the United States.

US Air Force grounds B-1 bomber fleet over safety concerns

The US Air Force ordered immediate inspections of its entire fleet of B-1 bombers Thursday over safety concerns related to its "drogue chute system" which is used to right the aircraft's ejection seat prior to the seat's main parachute deploying.