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Prosecutors: Ex-Marine lied to bypass Trump checkpoint

Jan. 7, 2020 8:46 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who was dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps for sex offenses was arrested Sunday after he lied to get past presidential checkpoints at Palm Beach International Airport an hour before President Donald Trump was set to depart, federal officials said....

North Carolina man charged in death of child, 2

Jan. 4, 2020 6:53 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An active duty military member living in eastern North Carolina has been charged with murder in the death of a 2-year-old child. Jacksonville police arrested Ricardo Montesinos, 24, late Friday or early Saturday, Lt. Richard Kellum told The Daily News. Police said an...

Protesters burn property in front of the U.S. embassy compound, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday after smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Attack on US Embassy in Iraq shows stark choices for Trump

Dec. 31, 2019 8:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad by Iran-supported militiamen Tuesday is a stark demonstration that Iran can still strike at American interests despite President Donald Trump's economic pressure campaign. Trump said Iran would be held “fully responsible”...

Ramapo police officers escort Grafton Thomas from Ramapo Town Hall to a police vehicle, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Ramapo, N.Y. Thomas is accused of stabbing multiple people as they gathered to celebrate Hanukkah at a rabbi's home in the Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal)

Marines: Hanukkah stabbing suspect kicked out of boot camp

Dec. 31, 2019 3:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with stabbing five people during a Hanukkah celebration in New York began boot camp to enter the U.S. Marine Corps but was separated from the service a month later for “fraudulent enlistment,” military officials said Tuesday. A Marine Corps spokeswoman would...

FILE - This Aug. 2018, file aerial photo shows preliminary construction work off Henoko, in Nago city, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, where the Japanese government plans to relocate a U.S. air base from one area of Okinawa's main island to another. Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki urged Japan's central government to stop the construction it unilaterally started to allow a U.S. Marine Corps. base to relocate to a less-crowded area of the southern Japanese island despite local opposition, responding to a new defense ministry estimate that it would take more than twice the time and cost than previously thought to get the base closed and returned to Okinawan sovereignty. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP, File)

Okinawa gov. renews demand to stop US base relocation plan

Dec. 26, 2019 1:46 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa's Gov. Denny Tamaki renewed demands Thursday that Japan's central government halt construction of a U.S. Marine Corps. base being relocated to a less-crowded area of the southern Japanese island despite vehement local opposition. Tamaki was responding to a defense ministry estimate...

FILE - This Aug. 2018, file aerial photo shows preliminary construction work off Henoko, in Nago city, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, where the Japanese government plans to relocate a U.S. air base from one area of Okinawa's main island to another. A construction needed to improve the fragile structure underneath of a planned relocation site for a U.S. Marine Corps. base on Okinawa is to require twice as much time and cost than the previous estimate, adding more than a decade to the plan that has already been delayed for more than 20 years. The Defense Ministry on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, said its latest estimate now shows that a relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP, File)

Time and cost of relocation of US base in Okinawa to double

Dec. 25, 2019 8:52 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The relocation of a U.S. Marine Corps base to a less-crowded area of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa will take more than twice as much money and time as previously estimated because of the need to stabilize the reclaimed land it will be built on, Japan's government said Wednesday. The...

Remains of Marine killed in World War II to be buried in KY

Dec. 15, 2019 9:30 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A U.S. Marine who died in the battle for the Pacific Ocean island of Tarawa during World War II is scheduled to be buried Monday in Louisville, Kentucky. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said the remains of Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. John R. Bayens were officially accounted for...

US Marine charged with illegally flying guns into Haiti

Dec. 3, 2019 3:53 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine caught smuggling guns into Haiti told investigators he wanted to help the country’s military learn marksmanship and defeat “thugs” causing instability there, according to a criminal complaint. The criminal complaint filed last week in a North Carolina...