Military legal affairs

September 06, 2019 - 3:56 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating a report that a noose was hung on academy property on the 56th anniversary of the March on Washington. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Sean Buck said in a statement Friday that the noose was found in a construction zone off-limits...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019 photo, construction crews replace a section of the primary wall separating San Diego, above right, and Tijuana, Mexico, below left, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
September 03, 2019 - 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Pentagon officials would not say which 127 projects will be affected, but said...
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September 02, 2019 - 11:14 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso military court on Monday sentenced two generals to 20 and 10 years in jail for masterminding a 2015 coup attempt against the interim government. Gen. Gilbert Diendere was sentenced to 20 years in prison for charges of murder and harming state security...
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August 30, 2019 - 5:15 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday a sweeping criminal probe into a number of suspicious deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia would be their "top priority." Bill Powell, the U.S. attorney in West Virginia, said his office is involved in a "comprehensive...
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FILE - This Saturday March 1, 2003 photo obtained by The Associated Press shows Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan. On Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, a military judge set Jan. 11, 2021 for the start of the long-stalled war crimes trial of the five men being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison on charges of planning and aiding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo)
August 30, 2019 - 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A military judge on Friday set a date in early 2021 for the start of the long-stalled war crimes trial of five men being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison on charges of planning and aiding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Air Force Col. W. Shane Cohen set the start date in an order...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2014 file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaves federal court in Washington, after the start of his first-degree murder trial. A federal judge has sentenced a former Blackwater security contractor to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
August 28, 2019 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former State Department contractor sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting deaths of unarmed Iraqi civilians is asking for a new trial because of what he says is newly discovered evidence. Lawyers for former Blackwater employee Nicholas Slatten said they...
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FILE - This April 24, 2009, file photo shows Sri Lanka's Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva at a military facility in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka. Silva, Sri Lanka's newly appointed army chief, on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, denied accusations of rights abuses under his command during the country's civil war. Silva faces allegations of grave rights abuses during the war, which ended in 2009 after government forces defeated ethnic Tamil rebels who fought to create a separate state. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne, File)
August 26, 2019 - 8:26 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's newly appointed army chief on Monday denied accusations of rights abuses under his command during the country's civil war. Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, who became army commander last week, faces allegations of grave rights abuses during the war, which ended in...
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August 23, 2019 - 12:57 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys general from a dozen western states want the Trump administration to halt a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that they say usurps states' authority over their own water. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the Water Supply Rule proposed in...
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Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, and former Defense Secretary and his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa wave to supporters during a party convention held to announce the presidential candidacy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was a livewire in Sri Lanka's military campaign to end a long civil war but faces allegations of human rights violations, has been nominated as the opposition's candidate for the presidential election scheduled for later this year. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
August 11, 2019 - 8:53 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was a livewire in Sri Lanka's military campaign to end a long civil war but faces allegations of human rights violations, was nominated Sunday as the opposition's candidate for the presidential election to be held later this year. Gotabaya...
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A voter passes a voting kiosk as he prepares to vote at a Jackson, Miss., precinct in the party primaries, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 07, 2019 - 1:01 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi party primaries (all times local): 12:55 a.m. A longtime Republican figure will join state Treasurer Lynn Fitch in a runoff seeking the GOP nomination for Mississippi attorney general. Andy Taggart of Madison finished second in Tuesday's voting,...
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