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Stories with subject: Military legal affairs
  • US Border Patrol agent pleads not guilty in shooting of teen 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 5:39 pm

    TUCSON, Arizona - A U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with second-degree murder in the fatal cross-border shooting of a Mexican teen pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday.

  • Request denied to make Bergdahl interrogation public 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 7:24 pm

    HOUSTON - A military court has denied a request to make public documents the Army is using to determine if Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should face court-martial for leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

  • Aid group seeks fact-finding mission over Kunduz strike story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 6:51 pm

    GENEVA - Doctors Without Borders called Wednesday for an independent fact-finding mission to investigate a U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.

  • US: Afghan at Guantanamo who faced trial can now be released 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 2:07 pm

    MIAMI - A U.S. government review board has decided that an Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo who once faced trial by military commission can now be released from custody at the U.S. base in Cuba, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

  • Prosecutor: Burkina Faso coup leader formally charged 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:56 pm

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - A military prosecutor says the general who took power after last month's coup now has been formally charged along with one other formal top official accused of supporting the overthrow of Burkina Faso's government.

  • Mexico to appeal ruling freeing 4 soldiers in army slayings 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:19 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Federal prosecutors announced they will appeal a Mexican judge's decision to dismiss criminal charges against four of seven soldiers charged in the 2014 killing of 22 gang suspects, at least 12 of whom investigators say were shot after they surrendered.

  • Trial underway for man charged with breaking clean water law 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 2:18 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A federal jury heard arguments Tuesday in the case of a miner near Basin who faces criminal charges for digging ponds near his claim that prosecutors say polluted wetlands and a waterway in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

  • AP Interview: Uribe challenges Colombia's peace breakthrough story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 1:36 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Former President Alvaro Uribe harshly criticized the international community for applauding a recent breakthrough in his successor's peace talks with leftist rebels, saying the deal undermines the rule of law in Colombia.

  • 2 convicted in border agent's death; 2 remain fugitives 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:16 am

    TUCSON, Arizona - Two more men have been convicted in the murder of a Border Patrol agent, whose death brought to light the bungled federal gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious.

  • NY law clinic appeals veterans' discharges, denied benefits 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 2:01 am

    ALBANY, New York - The new legal aid clinic for military veterans at Syracuse University College of Law has taken on dozens of appeals of denied benefits and less than honorable discharges.

  • Judge sanctions Border Patrol over destruction of evidence 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 9:12 pm

    TUCSON, Arizona - A federal judge in Arizona has issued sanctions against the U.S. Border Patrol over destruction of evidence the agency was required to keep during an ongoing civil lawsuit.

  • German sniper gets 20 years in case that targeted US agent 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 6:41 pm

    NEW YORK - A former German Army sniper was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday after he was caught in a sting operation that tested whether ex-soldiers would kill a federal agent.

  • Trial begins in Vegas in 2010 slaying of US airman from Guam 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 5:32 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A death penalty trial has begun in Las Vegas for a Nevada ex-convict accused of plotting with his girlfriend the ambush slaying of her husband, a U.S. Air Force service member and Iraq War veteran from Guam.

  • Russian man jailed for seeking work with Swedish company story has photos
    Updated: Sep-21-15 11:29 am

    MOSCOW - A Russian radio engineer who once worked for military intelligence was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday for seeking work with a Swedish company.

  • Army faults soldiers' actions after Colorado drone crash 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 7:05 pm

    FORT CARSON, Colorado - Fort Carson soldiers who were flying a small drone when it crashed 12 miles from the post didn't have the proper clearance to fly it and didn't alert key leaders, Army investigators said.

  • The Latest: Bergdahl hearing ends; atty calls it 1-day AWOL story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 4:57 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - The latest on the hearing to determine if Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should face a court-martial on desertion and other charges for leaving his post in Afghanistan six years ago. All times are local.

  • A look at Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's Article 32 hearing 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 8:17 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - The U.S. Army is holding an Article 32 hearing in the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was charged in March with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy for allegedly leaving his post in southeastern Afghanistan in June 2009. Bergdahl was a prisoner of the Taliban for five years until he was exchanged for five Taliban commanders being held at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Many Republicans and some Democrats criticized the swap as politically motivated and a violation of the U.S. policy of not negotiating with terrorists.

  • Idaho to pay vet's legal fees over burial with wife 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 3:25 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's top elected officials have agreed to pay $70,000 in attorney fees to a U.S. Navy veteran who successfully fought for permission to be buried with the ashes of her late wife in a southwest Idaho veterans cemetery.