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Stories with subject: Military legal affairs
  • Thai military court to release 14 students ahead of trial story has photos
    Updated: Jul-07-15 7:47 am

    BANGKOK - A military court in Thailand said Tuesday it will release 14 student activists from detention but they will still face sedition charges - and the prospect of years in prison - for defying the junta's ban on political gatherings.

  • US judge on hog grower's lawsuits: Dump talk of Chinese ties 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 5:17 pm

    ROSE HILL, North Carolina - Lawyers must edit out references to the Chinese government, the Communist Party and the country's People's Liberation Army from a lawsuit complaining that North Carolina neighbors of industrial hog farms have endured terrible smells for decades, a federal judge ruled.

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am

    Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight

  • UN rights office urges Thailand to free 14 student activists 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:52 am

    BANGKOK - The U.N. human rights office called Tuesday on Thailand to release 14 student activists and drop the charges that were filed against them for holding a peaceful anti-coup rally.

  • Panel urges ex-Green Beret hero out of Army with VA benefits 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:49 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - An Army officer who was accused of tracking down and killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though a military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an officer.

  • Sailor sentenced to 10 months for videos of female officers 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 2:22 pm

    MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Florida - A submarine sailor pleaded guilty Monday to illegally videotaping female officers in the vessel's shower area and was sentenced to 10 months in a Navy brig.

  • Testimony ends in profiling in border patrol suit in Ohio 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 10:43 am

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Testimony has wrapped up in a racial profiling lawsuit against the U.S. Border Patrol in northern Ohio.

  • Report: Colombia generals go unpunished in civilian killings story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 12:46 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Dozens of senior Colombian army officers implicated in the killing of 3,000 civilians falsely claimed to be rebels a decade ago have risen through the ranks and are escaping punishment for their roles in one of Latin America's worst atrocities, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

  • Army reprimanded general for alleged ethical lapse story has photos
    Updated: Jun-22-15 12:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Army reprimanded a two-star general for poor judgment in "creating the perception" of undue favoritism in the awarding of a no-bid government contract, and the military will soon decide whether he will be forced to retire at a lower rank, officials said Monday.

  • High court rejects appeal from general denied promotion 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 9:51 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a retired Air Force general who claims he was illegally denied a promotion after the Defense Department said he failed to adequately protect against a terrorist strike.

  • Palestinians usually held until end of case by army courts 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 3:41 am

    JERUSALEM - Israeli military courts routinely order Palestinian defendants held until a verdict is reached, turning legal proceedings into a "hollow formality," an Israeli rights group said Monday.

  • Military contractor's Virginia medical license revoked 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 9:12 pm

    NORFOLK, Virginia - The medical license of a government contractor was revoked Friday after Army medical students testified about a series of bizarre, invasive and sexually tinged battlefield-trauma procedures he subjected them to.

  • Defense: Army vet charged with shooting at police has PTSD 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 11:53 am

    DOTHAN, Alabama - The defense attorney for an Army veteran charged with shooting at a Dothan police officer says his client suffers from post-traumatic stress linked to his military service.

  • Jury recommends no extra prison for Marine who killed Iraqi story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 10:25 pm

    CAMP PENDLETON, California - A military jury ruled Thursday that a Marine sergeant twice convicted of murdering an Iraqi civilian get no additional prison time beyond the roughly seven years he has already served for the crime.

  • Afghan war over? Then set us free, Guantanamo detainees say story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 1:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two Guantanamo Bay detainees are using President Barack Obama's own words to argue that the U.S. war in Afghanistan is over - and therefore they should be set free.

  • 2 more Chinese officers fall in military anti-graft drive 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 11:43 pm

    BEIJING - China's military has referred two ranking officers to prosecutors amid a continuing crackdown on corruption in the armed forces.

  • Hispanics accuse border patrol agents of profiling in Ohio 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 3:08 pm

    TOLEDO, Ohio - U.S. Border Patrol agents who watch over northern Ohio not far from the Canadian border routinely engaged in racial profiling to roundup Hispanics and often used racially offensive terms to describe them, an attorney told a federal judge Tuesday.

  • Israelis go on offensive ahead of UN report story has photos
    Updated: Jun-14-15 3:37 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel on Sunday launched a pre-emptive assault on an upcoming U.N. report into last year's war in the Gaza Strip, saying the report is unfairly biased and issuing its own report that blames Gaza's Hamas militant rulers for the heavy civilian casualties.

  • Appeals court sets aside conviction of bin Laden assistant 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 3:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday threw out the only remaining conviction against a Guantanamo Bay detainee who had served as Osama bin Laden's personal assistant, setting new restrictions on the use of military commissions to try terror suspects.

  • Air Force sergeant who fled Illinois trial found in Nevada 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 6:30 pm

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois - An Air Force sergeant who disappeared while awaiting a child sex assault court-martial trial at Scott Air Force Base has been arrested in Nevada.

  • Obama administration criticizes Egypt in report to Congress 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 2:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has sent Congress a report that harshly criticizes the Egyptian government of restricting free speech, arresting political dissidents and undermining democracy, but recommends the U.S. continue sending it $1.3 billion in mostly military aid.