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Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area

Dec. 6, 2019 11:50 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced non-judicial punishment, which is a lower-level administrative process...

Investigators to brief Wisconsin Guard leader on sex probe

Dec. 5, 2019 4:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on findings from a seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter to legislative leaders. The Guard has been...

Prosecution: ICC judges were wrong to reject Afghan probe

Dec. 5, 2019 10:50 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges overstepped their powers when they refused to authorize an investigation into allegations of widespread abuses by government forces, the Taliban and U.S. military and intelligence operatives during the Afghanistan conflict, a prosecution...

Police: Man faked being an Army Criminal Investigation agent

Dec. 5, 2019 10:23 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, M.D. (AP) — Police say that a Maryland man who impersonated an FBI agent in Delaware two years ago is in trouble again. Police say that this time the man impersonated an Army Criminal Investigation agent. The Capital Gazette in Annapolis reports that 30-year-old Eric Kappesser was arrested...

Trial dates set for SEAL, Marine charged in soldier's death

Dec. 5, 2019 9:43 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has announced trial dates for a U.S. Navy SEAL and a Marine charged in the hazing-related death of a Green Beret. SEAL Tony DeDolph and Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez are among four American servicemen charged in Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar's death in the African country of...

Afghanistan probe appeal begins at Hague international court

Dec. 4, 2019 11:02 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court opened a three-day hearing Wednesday at which prosecutors and victims aim to overturn a decision scrapping a proposed investigation into alleged crimes in Afghanistan’s brutal conflict. Fergal Gaynor, a lawyer representing 82 Afghan...

Most Marines won’t face criminal trials in California probe

Dec. 3, 2019 9:52 PM EST

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Most of the Marines who were labeled as criminals in front of their colleagues at Camp Pendleton after a human smuggling probe won’t go to court, the Marine Corps announced Tuesday. Six Marines have pleaded guilty to various charges in courts-martial but 13 will be...

Company to pay $1M for selling Army subpar grenade launchers

Dec. 3, 2019 5:26 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado weapons manufacturer has agreed to a $1 million settlement for allegedly shipping subpar grenade launchers to the U.S. Army, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Capco LLC supplied the Army with M320 grenade launchers between July 2016 and March 2018 even though company...

Impeachment shadows Trump on trip to NATO leaders meeting

Dec. 2, 2019 6:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Crying foul over timing, President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of scheduling this week’s impeachment hearing to undercut him during his trip abroad for a NATO leaders’ meeting playing out at a crucial moment for the 70-year-old military alliance. Trump, who arrived...

Zelenskiy: Allies ‘can’t go blocking’ aid at time of war

Dec. 2, 2019 12:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview Monday that he didn't speak with President Donald Trump "from the position of a quid pro quo" last summer. Zelenskiy says, “That’s not my thing. … I don’t want us to look like beggars.” Trump...