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China charges 10 over riot at a military veterans' protest

Dec. 9, 2018 11:42 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China state media say 10 people have been charged with various offenses over rioting at a gathering of military veterans protesting for better benefits. It wasn't clear whether the suspects are veterans. However, the violence at the Oct. 4-7 gathering in the eastern city of Pingdu points to...

Ex-intel chief in South Korea found dead in possible suicide

Dec. 7, 2018 6:28 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former South Korean military intelligence chief was found dead on Friday, police said, in a suspected suicide. Former Defense Security Command head Lee Jae-su was being investigated by state prosecutors for allegedly ordering the illegal surveillance of families of people killed...

Indonesian forces locate bodies of 16 people killed in Papua

Dec. 6, 2018 4:32 AM EST

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Security forces have located the bodies of 16 people and a soldier who were killed in one of the bloodiest separatist attacks in Indonesia's restive Papua province, a military official said Thursday. Army helicopters transported eight bodies and eight survivors, including a...

Sarah Palin's son checks into Alaska halfway house

Dec. 5, 2018 4:29 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The elder son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin turned himself in to an Anchorage halfway house Wednesday to begin a year in custody, following his conviction for assaulting his father, an official said. Track Palin was initially scheduled to enter the halfway house Oct. 31 after a...

DHS: Coast Guard Academy retaliated against woman instructor

Dec. 5, 2018 3:24 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Officials at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy retaliated against a faculty member who had complained of harassment and bullying based on her gender and race, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General released Tuesday. The report says...

Portugal fetes China, risking tension with Western allies

Dec. 4, 2018 10:30 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — While some powerful European Union governments are uneasy about China possibly taking more control of the bloc's critical energy and transport infrastructure, one of western Europe's smallest economies is grabbing the opportunity with both hands. Chinese President Xi Jinping began a...

Bell scores 27, No. 20 Minnesota women top Air Force 67-50

Dec. 2, 2018 6:46 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenisha Bell scored 27 points, Destiny Pitts added 16 and No. 20 Minnesota turned back Air Force 67-50 on Sunday. Pitts had seven points in a late 16-0 run that kept the Golden Gophers (7-0) under first-year coach and former start player Lindsay Whalen. Minnesota was up 52-43 with 5:21...

Officials: Inmates ran $560K online dating extortion scheme

Nov. 28, 2018 5:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Five inmates in the Carolinas extorted more than half a million dollars from military personnel throughout the country, using illegal cellphones to pose as women on dating sites, authorities said Wednesday. Standing in front of a state prison in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. Attorney...

Navy: Notification error led to Walter Reed shooter report

Nov. 27, 2018 7:41 PM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A mass notification error led to reports of an active shooter Tuesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington, the U.S. Navy said. In a statement, the Navy said that the Naval Support Activity Bethesda notification system was inadvertently activated while...

The Latest: Navy: Notification error led to shooter report

Nov. 27, 2018 7:24 PM EST

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The Latest on reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.S. Navy says a mistake using a mass notification system led to reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. A statement released...