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Midshipman sentenced to 25 years in sexual assault case

Aug. 14, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman has been sentenced to 25 years after a military panel found him guilty of sexual assault and other charges. The Capital Gazette reported Friday that Nixon Keago also was dismissed from the service and sentenced to forfeit all pay and allowances. The...

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Riley County (Kansas) Police Department shows Jarrett Smith. Smith, an Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government pleaded guilty in February to distributing information through social media about building a bomb and making napalm.   Hs defense attorney argued in a court filing Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 for a more lenient punishment of 15 months in prison. (Riley County Police Department via AP,File)

Defense seeks leniency for 'Satanist' soldier in bomb plot

Aug. 13, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A former Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government endured a lifetime of victimization, isolation and trauma that led him to become involved with online extremist groups, his defense attorney argued Thursday in a motion...

Federal appeals court upholds constitutionality of all-male military draft system; says only Supreme Court can change it

Aug. 13, 2020 11:17 AM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal appeals court upholds constitutionality of all-male military draft system; says only Supreme Court can change it.
FILE - In this May 9, 2013, file photo, John Jackson, left, and his wife, Carolyn Jackson, of Mount Holly, N.J., walk out of a courthouse in Newark, N.J. The couple, who've been convicted of abusing their young foster children over several years, face another sentencing after a federal appeals court ruled their earlier sentences were too lenient. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Ex-military couple faces 3rd sentencing in child abuse case

Aug. 12, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A convicted former Army major and his wife who prosecutors said routinely beat their young foster children and denied them food and water will be sentenced for a third time, after a federal appeals court ruled the trial judge again failed to adequately address the seriousness of their...

FBI investigates shooting of military helicopter in Virginia

Aug. 12, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating the shooting of a military helicopter during a training mission this week in northern Virginia, injuring one crew member who was aboard, officials said Wednesday. The Air Force helicopter was flying over Middleburg on Monday when it was shot from the ground...

Police probe claims that Indian army faked Kashmir gunbattle

Aug. 11, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir said Tuesday they are investigating allegations by three families that three of their relatives were killed by the military in a staged gunbattle and buried as unidentified militants. Police are taking “all necessary steps to ascertain...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks to supporters on Friday, July 17, 2020, after casting an early voting ballot at the Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's Aug. 6 primary races

Aug. 7, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The heated race to become the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat topped Tennessee's primary election Thursday, as well as contested challenges in a handful of U.S. House and legislative seats. Here is a summary of those offices on the ballot: U.S. Senate Republicans...

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty speaks at a polling place Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Brentwood, Tenn. Hagerty and Dr. Manny Sethi are competing to become the GOP nominee in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Hagerty vs. Bradshaw in race to succeed US Sen. Alexander

Aug. 7, 2020 7:29 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in November will feature a matchup between a Republican candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump and a Black activist who pulled off an astonishing upset victory over the Democratic establishment's choice — with a...

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, visits the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday Aug.6, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Beirut to offer French support to Lebanon after the deadly port blast. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)

Macron promises help, Beirut residents vent fury at leaders

Aug. 6, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of Beirut vented their fury at Lebanon’s leaders Thursday during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron, blaming them for the deadly explosion that ravaged the capital. Shouting “Revolution!” they crowded around the visiting leader who promised to press the...

FILE - This Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, file aerial photo shows the crash site of a Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk helicopter,  near Kimball, Minn. The Minnesota National Guard says mechanical failure and human error led to the crash that killed three Guard members. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Mechanical failure, human error cited in Guard copter crash

Aug. 5, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mechanical failure and human error led to the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter that killed three Minnesota National Guard members last December, according to a Guard summary released Wednesday. According to the summary of results from a military investigative board, the crew was...