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Trial begins for Marine accused in soldier's hazing death

Jun. 11, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — To hear a military prosecutor tell it, U.S. Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez was tasked with smashing open the bedroom door of a U.S. Army Green Beret with a sledge hammer and then turning on some music. Another Marine was supposed to remove the Green...

US begins shifting Afghan combat operations outside country

Jun. 10, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has already begun conducting combat operations and surveillance in Afghanistan from outside the country's borders, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Thursday, as the troop withdrawal continues. But Austin declined to...

Myanmar anti-corruption body files cases against Suu Kyi

Jun. 10, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Anti-Corruption Commission in military-ruled Myanmar has found that ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi accepted bribes and misused her authority to gain advantageous terms in real estate deals, government-controlled media reported Thursday. Suu Kyi’s...

All-clear after unspecified threat locks down Pearl Harbor

Jun. 08, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military gave an “all-clear” after an unspecified threat prompted an hours-long lockdown of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Tuesday. A military news release didn't elaborate on the “potential incident” that required the base to close...

Senate report details broad failures around Jan. 6 attack

Jun. 08, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol found a broad intelligence breakdown across multiple agencies, along with widespread law enforcement and military failures that led to the violent attack. There were clear warnings...

Myanmar junta to start court case against Suu Kyi next week

Jun. 07, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's military junta will begin presenting its case against deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in court next Monday, her lawyers said. The military arrested Suu Kyi in February when it overthrew her elected government. Public resistance to the...

Lauded Australian veteran: Jealousy fueled Afghan defamation

Jun. 07, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s most decorated living war veteran on Monday began a defamation trial against three Australian newspapers that he alleges depicted him as a criminal who broke the moral and legal rules of military engagement in Afghanistan. Victoria Cross...

Judge overturns California’s 32-year ban on assault weapons

Jun. 05, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, calling it a “failed experiment” that violates people's constitutional right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled on Friday...

New Mexico moves ahead with review of contamination at bases

Jun. 04, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is several months into an investigation to determine the extent of contamination at two U.S. Air Force bases, and state officials said Friday that the work is on track to be completed by summer 2022. Environment Secretary James Kenney said...

Trial begins for pilot charged in triple slaying in Kentucky

Jun. 04, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Jurors heard conflicting details of a triple slaying in western Kentucky as a trial began for a pilot charged in the fatal shootings. Commercial airline pilot Christian R. Martin was arrested two years ago at the Louisville airport in the 2015...