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Stories with subject: Military legal affairs
  • new story2nd submariner guilty of sharing videos of women officers 
    Updated: May-27-15 1:55 pm

    MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Florida - A second submariner has pleaded guilty to sharing videos of female officers undressing for a shower, continuing a case that a prosecutor calls a "black eye" for the Navy's integration of women into the nation's sub fleet.

  • Air Force recruiter sentenced in sexual assault case in Ohio 
    Updated: May-21-15 7:16 pm

    DAYTON, Ohio - A 28-year-old Air Force recruiter convicted of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at a Halloween party in southwest Ohio has been sentenced to four years and seven months in a military prison.

  • US concludes airstrike in Syria killed 2 innocent children 
    Updated: May-21-15 5:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two children were likely killed during an American airstrike targeting al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria last year, and two other adults were wounded, according to an investigation released Thursday by the U.S. military.

  • Israel court orders Palestinian woman lawmaker freed on bail story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 11:52 am

    OFER MILITARY BASE, West Bank - An Israeli military judge ruled Thursday that jailed Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar, a well-known West Bank firebrand, should be released on bail, but ordered her held for at least three more days pending a possible appeal.

  • Nigeria: 579 soldiers and officers on trial 
    Updated: May-20-15 5:40 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nearly 600 Nigerian officers and troops faced charges before a court-martial Wednesday, the army said. An unprecedented number of soldiers is believed to be on trial for alleged offenses related to the ongoing fight against an Islamic uprising in the northeast.

  • Prosecutor: Border Patrol agent justified in fatal shooting 
    Updated: May-20-15 1:05 am

    SUMAS, Washington - A U.S. Border Patrol agent was justified in fatally shooting a 20-year-old Canadian man who crossed the U.S.-Canada border illegally in March and sprayed the agent with bear spray, a prosecutor in Washington state said Tuesday.

  • High court to hear dispute over ad agency's text messages 
    Updated: May-18-15 9:39 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will consider whether an advertising agency hired to boost recruitment for the U.S. Navy is immune from a lawsuit that claims it illegally authorized thousands of unsolicited text messages.

  • Ex-Guardsman sentenced for conspiring to steal from program 
    Updated: May-16-15 3:39 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A former Louisiana Army National Guardsman who admitted to conspiring with another soldier to steal $20,000 from a recruiting bonus program has been sentenced to three years of probation.

  • Army weighs if ex-Green Beret hero should be dismissed 
    Updated: May-16-15 10:52 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - An Army officer stripped of a medal for heroism under fire and his right to call himself a Green Beret is fighting for his military career after accusations he tracked down and killed a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan.

  • Court overturns $85 million award for Oregon soldiers 
    Updated: May-14-15 7:59 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an $85 million jury award to a dozen Oregon National Guard soldiers who said they were sickened from guarding a water treatment plant during the Iraq War.

  • Mexico to give $3.3M to relatives of army slaying victims story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 5:11 pm

    MEXICO CITY - The government said Thursday it will give at least 50 million pesos ($3.3. million) to relatives of criminal suspects slain at a warehouse last year by soldiers, paying out under a Mexican law requiring compensation for victims of human rights violations.

  • Feds say Utah company fired president for military service 
    Updated: May-13-15 9:16 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Federal prosecutors say a Park City-based company broke the law when it fired an employee who took leave for military service.

  • No penalty for Guantanamo nurse who refused to force-feed 
    Updated: May-13-15 4:22 pm

    MIAMI - A Navy nurse who refused to force feed prisoners on hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is no longer facing an administrative discharge over his protest, his lawyer said Wednesday.

  • Turkey: military members' links to US-based cleric probed 
    Updated: May-13-15 6:35 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's defense minister says prosecutors are investigating possible ties between members of the military and a U.S.-based Muslim cleric.

  • Myanmar court acquits 2 soldiers of killing journalist 
    Updated: May-12-15 12:55 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A military court has acquitted two soldiers on trial for the shooting death of a freelance journalist, according to Myanmar's human rights body.

  • Marine convicted of 1 count of hazing; rank is reduced 
    Updated: May-11-15 6:23 pm

    NORFOLK, Virginia - A decorated Marine accused of humiliating and physically abusing those under his command has been convicted of one count of hazing and was sentenced to a reduction in rank, the military said Monday.

  • Turkish coup leader, former president, Evren dies at 97 
    Updated: May-10-15 12:41 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Kenan Evren, the general who led Turkey's 1980 military coup that ended years of street-clashes between rival left- and right-wing militias and but also unleashed a wave of arrests, torture and extrajudicial killings died on Saturday. He was 97.

  • Navy, EPA settle environmental allegations at Norfolk base 
    Updated: May-06-15 10:52 am

    NORFOLK, Va, - Federal regulators say the Navy has settled allegations of environmental violations at Naval Station Norfolk.

  • Republican Congressman DeSantis to run for Rubio Senate seat 
    Updated: May-05-15 5:34 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will announce Wednesday that he's running for the Senate seat Marco Rubio is giving up to seek the GOP presidential nomination.

  • Teen son testifies in New Jersey military child abuse case 
    Updated: May-05-15 5:19 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - The teenage son of a military couple charged with abusing their three foster children told a jury Tuesday that his parents used Bible passages to justify hitting the toddlers with a paddle, stick and other implements.

  • Former bar manager's murder conviction set aside 
    Updated: May-05-15 11:10 am

    BUFFALO, New York - A judge has set aside the January murder conviction of a former Buffalo bar manager accused of fatally injuring a customer by shoving him down a flight of stairs.

  • Pentagon accused of withholding information about sex crimes story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 12:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is "vastly underreported" and that victims continue to struggle for justice.

  • Spouse of former CIA Director Petraeus speaks in Charleston 
    Updated: May-04-15 4:04 am

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The wife of former CIA director and Army general David Petraeus is speaking to a group of attorneys general in a closed training session in Charleston.

  • Coast Guard member in Virginia sentenced for violations 
    Updated: May-01-15 3:08 am

    NORFOLK, Virginia - A Coast Guard member has been sentenced to 80 days in military prison and given a bad conduct discharge for his guilty plea to charges of assault and failing to obey an order or a regulation.

  • Marine charged in military court in Va. with hazing 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 11:58 am

    NORFOLK, Virginia - A decorated Marine accused of humiliating and physically abusing those under his command - ordering one to punch another hard enough to make him urinate blood - is facing a court-martial in Virginia.