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Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

Jun. 27, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL who testified that it was he — not his platoon chief — who killed a wounded prisoner in Iraq may face perjury charges. The Navy said Wednesday it is reviewing Corey Scott's testimony following his stunning testimony last week in the court-martial of Special...

Witness could face perjury charge in Navy SEAL court-martial

Jun. 26, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A witness who dropped stunning testimony at the war crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL by telling the court he had killed an Islamic State captive in Iraq in 2017 — not his accused platoon chief — could now face charges of perjury, according to the Navy. The Navy's legal...

The Latest: Lawyers want inspections of migrant kid centers

Jun. 26, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout over the discovery of children found in filthy conditions at a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Immigrant advocates have asked a federal judge to issue an emergency order requiring immediate inspections and access for doctors...

Girl who was in gov't custody inconsolable, lawyer says

Jun. 26, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

Her attorney tried breathing exercises, stress putty, a toy. But a 7-year-old Salvadoran girl was inconsolable Wednesday even after the government moved her out of a Border Patrol station where infants, children and teens were being locked up with inadequate food, water and sanitation. Hours after an immigration...

New torture claims in US case against ex-Sri Lankan official

Jun. 26, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military and police forces led by Sri Lanka's former defense secretary, now a presidential hopeful, repeatedly tortured and raped political opponents, in some cases branding them with hot metal rods and lashing them with electrical cables, according to new allegations made Wednesday by 10...

The Latest: Witness could face perjury in Navy SEAL trial

Jun. 26, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Officials have informed a Navy SEAL witness that he could face a perjury charge after he testified that he — and not Special Operations Chief...

Navy rests murder case in Navy SEAL's trial

Jun. 25, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The government rested its murder case against a decorated Navy SEAL on Tuesday after a computer specialist testified that the Bronze Star recipient had texted a photo to a comrade in which he is clutching the hair of a dead Islamic State captive in one hand and a knife in the other....

The Latest: Judge won't find Navy SEAL not guilty

Jun. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The judge in the war crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL has refused to find him not guilty of murder and attempted murder. The judge in the...

Bail set for retired Vegas detective in family slaying case

Jun. 25, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A retired Las Vegas police detective was granted release to house arrest on $1 million bail on Tuesday ahead of trial next year in what a prosecutor called the execution of her unarmed former son-in-law at her home. Pamela Rene Bordeaux stood in custody in court and said nothing while her...

More indictments in Mississippi over bogus pain creams

Jun. 25, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Four more people accused of prescribing unneeded pain creams to bilk insurers have been indicted on fraud charges in Mississippi. An indictment unsealed Monday alleges that Dr. Shahjahan Sultan of Madison; Dr. Thomas Edward Sturdavant of Kingsport, Tennessee; Freda Cal Covington...