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Navy SEAL gets year in brig for hazing death of Green Beret

May. 16, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy SEAL was sentenced to one year in military prison on Thursday for his role in the 2017 hazing-related death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa. Adam Matthews is the first of four U.S. service members to face military court proceedings as well as punishment for the...

The Latest: SEAL gets year in prison for Green Beret death

May. 16, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a Navy SEAL charged in the death of a US Army Green Beret (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced to a year in military prison for his role in the 2017 strangulation of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa. Military Judge Capt. Michael Luken sentenced...

Attorney: SEAL to accept plea deal in Green Beret's death

May. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy SEAL is expected to formally accept a plea deal on Thursday for his role in the 2017 strangulation death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa. Navy SEAL Adam Matthews is one for four U.S. service members charged with murder and related counts in the death of Army Staff...

Dragging levee repairs leave riverside communities stressed

May. 15, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Communities that were flooded when levees failed along the Missouri River earlier this spring will likely remain exposed to high water for months to come, leaving displaced residents wondering when — or if — they will be able to return and rebuild their homes. The U.S. Army...

Holocaust survivor, former soldier have emotional meeting

May. 13, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Holocaust survivor welcomed a U.S. Army veteran to her suburban Detroit home on Monday and thanked him for taking part in the 1945 liberation of the German concentration camp where she was being held. Sophie Tajch Klisman greeted Doug Harvey with a hug and thanked the...

American's stabbing of German burglar deemed self-defense

May. 8, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have dropped an investigation of a U.S. Army employee who killed a burglar during a home break-in, saying he acted within his rights to defend his family. Prosecutors said the 41-year-old American fought off three masked men at his Landstuhl home in February, but a fourth...

Trump pardons former US soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner

May. 6, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. soldier convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner, the White House announced Monday. Trump signed an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, for former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, of Oklahoma, press secretary Sarah Sanders said....

Correction: Miss USA story

May. 3, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a story May 2 about Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst winning the Miss USA competition, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Kryst was 27 years old. She is 28. A corrected version of the story is below: North Carolina lawyer Cheslie Kryst named Miss USA 2019 A 28-year-old...

Soldier who fell at Hawaii volcano crater upgraded to stable

May. 3, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier has been upgraded to stable condition after a fall onto a ledge in a volcano crater in Hawaii. Park officials say another visitor reported seeing the 32-year-old soldier, who was not named, fall from a 300-foot (91-meter) cliff on Wednesday evening. Officials say he had...

APNewsBreak: Suspect in Nazi bomb plot kicked out of Army

Apr. 30, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Army veteran who converted to Islam and is accused of plotting terrorist attacks in California in retaliation for killings at New Zealand mosques was demoted and discharged from the military for a serious offense, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Mark Domingo...