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AP Source: Former lawmaker Darrell Issa to run again

Sep. 25, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former Congressman Darrell Issa is poised to return to politics a year after he retired ahead of a Democratic wave that turned over seven Republican-held California districts.  Issa scheduled a news conference for Thursday and will announce he's seeking the seat held by fellow...

2 fired SEAL leaders say Navy is making them scapegoats

Sep. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two senior leaders of a Navy SEAL team who were fired in a highly unusual move say they are being made scapegoats amid a series of high-profile misconduct cases that have put pressure on the maritime branch to bring its elite commandos in line. SEAL Team Seven's commanding officer, Cmdr....

Trial ordered for SEAL and Marine charged in soldier's death

Sep. 20, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The case against a U.S. Navy SEAL and a Marine who are charged in the hazing-related death of a Green Beret will go to trial. The U.S. Navy said in a statement Friday that an admiral referred the charges against SEAL Tony DeDolph and Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez to a court-martial...

Navy SEAL acquitted of murder sues his former lawyers

Sep. 17, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder by a military jury in July has filed a lawsuit against two defense lawyers and a nonprofit legal defense group — who he had parted ways with on the high-profile case before the trial. Edward Gallagher said in a complaint filed in federal court...

Acquitted Navy SEAL sues ex-lawyers, legal nonprofit

Sep. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL acquitted in a war crimes trial has sued two of his former attorneys and a military legal defense nonprofit. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the lawsuit filed Friday in Texas by Petty Officer 1st Class Edward Gallagher claims his case was not defended properly. The filing says...

White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

Sep. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President...

Navy dismisses SEAL team leaders, cites discipline failures

Sep. 6, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a highly unusual move, three senior leaders of a SEAL team were dismissed Friday due to a loss of confidence in their leadership skills only weeks after a unit in Iraq was sent home accused of sexual assault and the platoon chief of another unit was convicted for posing with a casualty....

Former Navy SEAL enters Yale as a 52-year-old freshman

Sep. 3, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Former Navy SEAL James Hatch says heading to class as a freshman at Yale University is just about as nerve-wracking as preparing for the uncertainty of combat. At 52 years old, Hatch does not fit the profile of the traditional Yale freshman. "My experience in academia is somewhat...