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Attorney recalls serving in historic Army infantry unit

Nov. 28, 2021 00:27 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Before recently passing the state bar exam and joining a local law firm, Tristan Gruspier had a very different career in which he served as a goodwill ambassador of the United States in a selective unit that prides itself on excellence and being the face of the Army...

Guard kills person with knife at Marine depot in San Diego

Nov. 26, 2021 20:03 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A guard shot and killed a person wielding a knife Friday at the entrance gate to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, authorities said. The shooting occurred at around noon, San Diego police said. A car tried to enter the...

EXPLAINER: What does PM's reinstatement mean for Sudan?

Nov. 23, 2021 01:37 AM EST

The reinstatement of Sudan's prime minister after weeks under house arrest was the biggest concession made by the military since its Oct. 25 coup, but it leaves the country's transition to democracy mired in crisis. The military reached a deal with Abdalla Hamdok on...

Defense contractor agrees to repay government $3.5M

Nov. 22, 2021 14:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts-based nonprofit research company and defense contractor has agreed to pay nearly $3.5 million to resolve allegations that it improperly overcharged the federal government for some U.S. Navy contracts, federal prosecutors said Monday. ...

Iran publishes photos of closed hearing into plane shootdown

Nov. 22, 2021 07:23 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state media on Monday published photographs of the trial investigating the shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger jet in 2020 by the country's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, trying to tamp down criticism of the largely closed-door proceeding. ...

Tunisian trial shines light on use of military courts

Nov. 21, 2021 11:05 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A few days after Tunisia’s president froze parliament and took on sweeping powers in July, a dozen men in unmarked vehicles and civilian clothes barged into politician Yassine Ayari’s family home overnight and took him away in his pajamas. ...

1 pilot killed, 2 injured in crash involving 2 jet trainers

Nov. 19, 2021 20:00 PM EST

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A crash involving two jet trainers Friday left a pilot dead and two other pilots injured, one critically, at the Laughlin Air Force Base in West Texas, Air Force officials said. It happened about 10 a.m. on the ground at the base near Del Rio,...

QAnon backer sentenced to 14 months for attack on reservists

Nov. 18, 2021 17:52 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A QAnon supporter accused of attacking two U.S. Army reservists in a Milwaukee suburb earlier this year was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in federal prison. Prosecutors say Ian Alan Olson, of Nashotah, drove a car spray-painted with QAnon slogans to...

Bulgaria accuses military officials of spying for Russia

Nov. 18, 2021 08:23 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian military prosecutors on Thursday indicted a group of serving and retired military officials on charges of spying for Russia. The indictment filed in a military court accuses six people of collecting and passing classified information to...

Israel sentences Spanish woman for aiding banned group

Nov. 17, 2021 11:30 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court on Wednesday handed down a reduced sentence to a Spanish woman who admitted in a plea bargain to raising funds for a West Bank charity that were diverted to a banned militant group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. ...