Latest Military legal affairs News

US judge weighs extradition of ex-Bosnian military policeman

Oct. 15, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A magistrate judge will decide if a former Bosnian military policeman now living in Missouri should be sent back to face war crime charges for allegedly raping an imprisoned pregnant Serbian woman during the Bosnian war in the early 1990s. U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Cohen on Tuesday...

Bosnia seeks extradition of Missouri man in war crimes case

Oct. 14, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former military policeman in Bosnia who has been living in Missouri for about 17 years is facing extradition to his native country, where he is accused of raping a pregnant Serbian woman who was being held as a prisoner in 1992. Adem Kostjerevac, 58, who lives in unincorporated southern...

Sudan ruling council appoints 2 to top judicial posts

Oct. 10, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional government Thursday named two new appointees, including a woman, to the country's top judicial posts after weeks of pressure from pro-democracy activists demanding the original officeholders be sacked for alleged ties to former longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir. Neamat...

The Latest: US takes 2 militants tied to beheadings in Syria

Oct. 9, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments following President Donald Trump's decision to abandon Syrian Kurdish fighters ahead of Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria (all times local): 2:15 a.m. U.S. officials say two captive British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded...

US attorney: Man convicted in Alaska Coast Guard killings

Oct. 8, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. attorney for Alaska says a jury has convicted a former U.S. Coast Guard civilian technician of murder and weapons charges in the 2012 shooting deaths of two co-workers. Tuesday's decision came during a second trial for James Michael Wells. A federal appeals court panel in...

US Coast Guard is investigating a distress call's legitimacy

Oct. 8, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the possibility that a distress call about a capsized boat off the coast of southern Maine was a hoax. The Coast Guard initiated a 22-hour search on Saturday after a series of short distress calls from a man who claimed he and his three...

Border Patrol agent accused of 'textbook racial profiling'

Oct. 7, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol's suspicions about a family were aroused because they appeared to be of "Central-American origin" and because they spoke Spanish while shopping at a store in Maine, an advocacy group complained Monday. An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine...

Cameroon opposition leader and supporters freed from prison

Oct. 5, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's main opposition leader, supporters and other political prisoners were freed Saturday after the country's president brought an end of proceedings against them. Cameroon Renaissance Movement leader Maurice Kamto was greeted by thousands of supporters upon release from...

Former Air Force tailback Saucier sentenced for cocaine use

Oct. 4, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Former Air Force tailback Joseph Saucier will serve three months behind bars after pleading guilty to cocaine use and marijuana possession. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Saucier entered his pleas at an academy hearing Thursday in which military prosecutors agreed to...

Man gets prison sentence for distributing synthetic pot

Oct. 4, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a North Carolina man to four years in prison for distributing a synthetic marijuana that prosecutors say made more than 100 members of the military sick. The Wilson Times reports the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that 52-year-old Akram...