1. Tragic

    4 Dead in Afghan Copter Crash

    Two U.S. helicopters arrive in Podgorica airport, Montenegro to join rescue operations in the areas of the tiny Balkan state hit by the heaviest snowfall in 60 years, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. The U.S. military deployed two Black Hawk helicopters on Monday in response to Montenegro's appeal to NATO for urgent help for thousands of snowbound people in the north of the country. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

    Risto Bozovic / AP Photo

    As many as four U.S. service members may have died in a helicopter crash in southwestern Afghanistan Thursday. In the official announcement, the American military command in Kabul said that there were no confirmed reports of deaths “at this time,” but two U.S. defense officials said that the Black Hawk helicopter was carrying four U.S. troops and that they “don’t expect” that any of them survived. Weather may have played a role in the crash, though enemy action has not been ruled out.

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