2 US Fighter Jets Scramble to Escort Hawaii-bound Plane

U.S. military fighter jets scrambled to escort a Hawaii-bound American Airlines plane after a man allegedly tried to enter the cockpit Friday. Pacific Command spokesman Navy Commander Dave Benham told VOA via email Friday that two F-22 Raptors from the Hawaii National Guard were called to respond to a reported disturbance on the commercial aircraft …

US Objects to Intercept by Chinese Jets

A pair of Chinese fighter jets conducted an “unprofessional” intercept of an American radiation-sniffing surveillance plane over the East China Sea, the U.S. Air Force said Friday, the latest in a series of such incidents that have raised U.S. concerns in an already tense region.    On Wednesday, the two Chinese SU-30 jets approached a …

Trump Disparages Special Prosecutor Appointment as ‘Single Greatest Witch Hunt’ Ever

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday disparaged the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate his campaign’s links to Russian interests in last year’s presidential election, calling it “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” In a pair of early morning comments on his Twitter account, Trump complained that a special …

Poll Says Blacks Less Likely to Have Enough for Retirement

Older white Americans are nearly twice as likely as African-Americans to say they’ve saved enough for retirement, a new poll found. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey also found that African- Americans and Latinos have less financial security than whites and will rely on fewer sources of income during retirement. The retirement …