- Mexican general gets 52 years for torturing, killing man Updated: Apr-28-16 6:56 pm
MEXICO CITY - A judge has sentenced a general in the Mexican army to 52½ years in prison for ordering the torture of a suspect, then having his body burned, Mexico's federal judiciary council said Thursday.
- Burkina Faso court throws out ex-president arrest warrant Updated: Apr-28-16 6:36 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - An appeals court in Burkina Faso has thrown out an international arrest warrant for former President Blaise Compaore.
- Defense secretary investigating accuracy of sex crimes cases Updated: Apr-28-16 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he's investigating whether his department misled Congress in an effort to derail a contentious bill that would change the way the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct.
- Plea hearing set for TV pundit who claimed CIA ties Updated: Apr-28-16 12:29 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - A former cable news pundit who appeared on Fox News claiming to be a CIA officer is set to plead guilty to federal criminal charges.
- Airman found guilty of sex assault in Illinois court-martial Updated: Apr-27-16 11:14 am
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois - An Air Force enlisted man assigned to an elite military unit has been found guilty of sexual assault in a court-martial at Scott Air Force Base.
- Thailand's military government cracks down on opponents Updated: Apr-27-16 10:22 am
BANGKOK - Thailand's military government on Wednesday turned up the pressure on its opponents, filing a legal complaint against critics of a proposed new constitution and detaining 10 people in connection with social media postings.
- 3 face expulsion in Coast Guard Academy cheating probe Updated: Apr-26-16 12:38 pm
NEW LONDON, Connecticut - Three cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut are facing possible expulsion and more than three dozen others have been disciplined in an investigation into cheating on an online quiz, officials announced Tuesday.
- Israel silencing detained Palestinian journalist, says wife Updated: Apr-26-16 12:36 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The wife of a detained Palestinian journalist said Tuesday that Israel is trying to silence him.
- Critics of Trump in GOP Senate fact check his foreign policy Updated: Apr-25-16 3:51 am
WASHINGTON - The Senate's leading Republican voices on national security are assembling an indictment of Donald Trump's worldview by soliciting rebuttals from U.S. military leaders that challenge the accuracy and legality of the GOP presidential front-runner's most provocative foreign policy positions.
- Homeless veteran turned student booted from Florida campus Updated: Apr-23-16 3:55 pm
NEW PORT RICHEY, Florida - Florida college officials are investigating allegations that a homeless U.S. Army veteran and a student at the school was kicked off campus by security officers because of his appearance.
- AP Exclusive: US Navy accuses Gulf commander of misconduct Updated: Apr-21-16 4:07 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A U.S. Navy officer relieved of commanding a Persian Gulf patrol ship allegedly failed to maintain equipment to the point of exposing "his crew to unnecessary risk," interfered with an inquiry into his actions and once slept drunk on a bench at a Dubai port, according to a naval investigation.
- Turkish court overturns 275 verdicts in 'coup plot' trial Updated: Apr-21-16 7:40 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's supreme court of appeals on Thursday overturned the convictions of 275 people, including a former military chief, who allegedly plotted to overthrow the country's Islamist-leaning government. The decision opens the way for a re-trial and their possible acquittal.
- West Point cadet candidate pleads guilty to sexual assault Updated: Apr-20-16 4:55 pm
WEST POINT, New York - A U.S. Military Preparatory School student seeking to be a West Point cadet has pleaded guilty to sexual assault.
- High court allows military spouses to practice law in SC Updated: Apr-20-16 11:03 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The state's highest court says spouses of military members can practice law in South Carolina while serving here.
- Navy scraps mailer over sexism accusations Updated: Apr-19-16 5:59 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The U.S. Navy said Tuesday it has scrapped a national recruiting mailer that promised women they can enlist without compromising their feminine side and pursue careers that "most girls aren't even aware of."
- France reshuffles police forces to avoid rivalries in crisis Updated: Apr-19-16 12:09 pm
PARIS - France is reorganizing its police special forces, responding to allegations that rivalries between the three major branches of law enforcement hampered the response to the attacks in November.
- Senators call on Obama to investigate sexual assault cases Updated: Apr-19-16 11:35 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Barack Obama is being urged by two U.S. senators to investigate whether the Pentagon misled Congress with information about sexual assault cases in an effort to undercut support for a Senate bill that senior military officials steadfastly oppose.
- EPA set to begin cleanup of creek that served as Navy dump Updated: Apr-18-16 1:55 pm
BREMERTON, Washington - Environmental officials are set to clean up a Washington stream after it spent decades as a U.S. Navy dumping ground.
- New Mexico court rules against state in National Guard case Updated: Apr-18-16 9:21 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that the state can be sued under a law protecting military personnel in their civilian employment and reinstated a National Guard soldier's award of $36,000.
- Chinese citizen pleads guilty to fake computer chip scheme Updated: Apr-16-16 11:02 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Authorities say a Chinese citizen has pleaded guilty in Connecticut to trafficking in counterfeit computer chips.
- Contractor accused of providing kickbacks to US official Updated: Apr-15-16 4:46 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Court documents say the owner of an Oregon company bribed a government official in return for U.S. Department of Defense contracts.
- Police instructor accidentally shot at Fort Devens Updated: Apr-14-16 6:54 am
DEVENS, Massachusetts - Federal officials are investigating after a police training instructor was accidentally shot by a colleague at a firing range located at Fort Devens.
- Man who caused Dutch airport alert claimed to be 'terrorist' Updated: Apr-13-16 10:45 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A man who sparked a major security alert at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport was a homeless Polish citizen who claimed to be a "terrorist," Dutch military police said Wednesday.
- Shooting probe puts Israel's military courts in spotlight Updated: Apr-13-16 1:49 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's military justice system is in the spotlight as it investigates a soldier caught on tape shooting to death a subdued Palestinian attacker, a case that has polarized the nation.
- Navy officer accused of espionage; now held in Navy brig Updated: Apr-11-16 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military has charged a Taiwan-born Navy officer with espionage for allegedly passing military secrets to China or Taiwan, U.S. defense officials said Monday.