Latest Military legal affairs News

Court ruling adds to delay in alleged USS Cole bomber case

Apr. 16, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out years of legal proceedings in the already-delayed military commission case against a Saudi charged in the deadly 2000 bombing of a U.S. warship. An appellate panel in Washington said Tuesday that a military judge improperly continued to preside over...

Greek court upholds award from fatal shooting by army camp

Apr. 16, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court has upheld a damage award of 800,000 euros ($900,000) for the family of a student who was fatally shot while riding a motorcycle past an army camp. The court's decision, made public on Tuesday, upheld a lower court ruling which the Greek government had appealed....

Egypt lawmakers pass amendments now headed to referendum

Apr. 16, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament on Tuesday passed amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi remain in power until 2030. The vote, which sends the amendments to a national referendum, was seen by critics as another step back to authoritarianism, eight years after a...

Sudan's military rulers fire top chief prosecutor, aids

Apr. 16, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council says it has fired the country's top prosecutor days after the military ousted autocratic president Omar al-Bashir. Tuesday's statement by the council says its head, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, dismissed general prosecutor Omar Abdel-Salam and two of his aids. The...

Attorney: Coast Guard officer isn't facing terrorism charges

Apr. 16, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists is seeking his release from federal custody since prosecutors haven't charged him with any terrorism-related offenses. Christopher Hasson, 49, has...

State health director wants Navy to move Red Hill fuel tanks

Apr. 13, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Department of Health Director Bruce Anderson is urging the Navy to relocate its underground fuel storage facility at Red Hill away from a major source of Oahu's drinking water. Anderson told lawmakers Thursday that the state has no power to force the Navy to move the tanks, which sit...

Sudan army removes leader, rejects al-Bashir extradition

Apr. 12, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese military on Friday swiftly replaced the country's transitional leader linked to the Darfur genocide after street rallies against him and said that it wouldn't hand over ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against...

UN votes to end peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Oct. 15

Apr. 12, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to completely end its peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Oct. 15 and establish a political mission to support government efforts to promote order and development in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country. U.N. military peacekeepers...

Wisconsin National Guard tracks 52 sexual assault complaints

Apr. 11, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard received 52 reports of sexual assault between 2013 and 2017, with more than half related to military service, Guard officials said during a roundtable with reporters Thursday. The U.S. Air Force is investigating allegations of sexual assault and harassment...

The Latest: Ex-Ecuadorian president blasts 'double standard'

Apr. 11, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is criticizing what he considers a "double standard" by Western media and governments who he says have been quick to condemn Julian Assange for...