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Today in History

Aug. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2019. There are 132 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 21, 2000, rescue efforts to reach the sunken Russian nuclear submarine Kursk ended with divers announcing none of the 118 sailors had survived. On this date: In 1609,...

GOP congressman set to go to trial weeks before 2020 primary

Aug. 13, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter won't go on trial until next year on corruption charges that involve the spending of campaign cash on vacations, extramarital affairs and other items, a U.S. judge decided Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Whelan changed the trial date from Sept. 10 to Jan....

The Latest: Judge delays corruption trial of lawmaker

Aug. 13, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the corruption case against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A U.S. judge in San Diego has pushed back the corruption trial of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter until next year. The 42-year-old Republican lawmaker and his wife have been accused of misusing $250,000...

Rep. Hunter asked to stop using Marine symbols for campaign

Jul. 17, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has asked U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter to stop using its trademarked emblem and slogan on his fundraising mailers. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the service wrote Hunter a letter Tuesday asking him to immediately stop using the USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem and...

Judge refuses to toss California lawmaker's corruption case

Jul. 8, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge Monday refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial out of San Diego, saying he found no evidence so far that the California Republican lawmaker cannot get a fair trial here. U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan in ruling from the...

The Latest: Judge denies pretrial motions for congressman

Jul. 8, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the corruption case against California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter who is scheduled to go to trial in September, (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A federal judge has refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial outside his...

Jury sentences Navy SEAL for posing with Iraq war casualty

Jul. 3, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive in Iraq but convicted over posing with the corpse was given a demotion by a military jury Wednesday after the Bronze Star recipient acknowledged making ethical and moral mistakes. Special Operations...

Timeline: 'Sewing Circle' to murder case against Navy SEAL

Jul. 3, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

The case against Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a sniper and medic accused of stabbing to death a wounded Islamic State fighter, caused fissures in the normally cohesive and secretive community of Navy SEALS, some of the world's best trained troops who often are called on for the most difficult...

Timeline: 'Sewing Circle' to murder case against Navy SEAL

Jul. 2, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

The case against Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a sniper and medic accused of stabbing to death a wounded Islamic State fighter, caused fissures in the normally cohesive and secretive community of Navy SEALS, some of the world's best trained troops who often are called on for the most difficult...

Judge: Rep. Duncan Hunter's trial can detail alleged affairs

Jul. 1, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jurors can hear evidence of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's alleged extramarital affairs when they consider charges the California Republican looted campaign cash to finance vacations, golf outings and other personal expenses, a judge said Monday. Prosecutors revealed salacious details about the...