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Army mechanic gets life for killing 3 at Fullerton home

Dec. 14, 2018 8:09 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. Army mechanic who killed three people at a Southern California home because he believed a man there was molesting a teenager has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole. Twenty-three-year-old Joshua Acosta was sentenced Friday. Acosta acknowledged that he...

Trump former staff chief on track to join Navy Reserve

Dec. 14, 2018 3:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says President Donald Trump's former chief of staff is on track to join the Navy Reserve, buoyed by a recommendation from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Reince Priebus, 46, served as chief of staff for about six months, beginning at the start of Trump's administration in...

The Latest: Serbian leader lashes out at US over Kosovo army

Dec. 14, 2018 3:37 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo's vote to create an army (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Serbia's president has denounced the United States for its support of a Kosovo army and praised allies Russia and China for their opposition to the move. President Aleksandar Vucic addressed the nation in...

Army officer charged with murder of Afghan bomber suspect

Dec. 14, 2018 1:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Army commando is being charged with murder in a long-simmering case alleging he tracked down and killed a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan. Army Lt. Col. Loren Bymer said in a statement Friday that Maj. Mathew Golsteyn is charged with killing the Afghan during his 2010...

Lawmakers meet Coast Guard over academy harassment concerns

Dec. 14, 2018 12:12 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation have met with Coast Guard officials to express their concerns over alleged discrimination and harassment at the service's academy. Democratic Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Democratic Rep. Joe Courtney requested the...

Coast Guard searches for man overboard near Florida Keys

Dec. 14, 2018 12:05 PM EST

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who went overboard a cruise ship near the Florida Keys. The Coast Guard says in a statement that the 26-year-old man was reported overboard Friday morning from the Carnival Victory cruise ship. The ship was about 35 miles away from Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The...

Bill naming post office for Army captain Khan heads to Trump

Dec. 14, 2018 10:32 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A bill to name a Virginia post office for a U.S. Army captain whose Muslim father spoke out against candidate Donald Trump is now heading to the president's desk. The bill renaming a Charlottesville post office after University of Virginia alumnus Humayun Khan passed the Senate...

NY flags to be lowered to honor Marines killed in crash

Dec. 14, 2018 8:40 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Flags on all New York state government buildings will be lowered to half-staff in honor of a Hudson Valley Marine and five other Marines killed when two U.S. military planes collided off the coast of Japan last week. Flags are currently at half-staff in honor of the late President...

Mississippi man gets 3 years for stealing veteran's ID

Dec. 14, 2018 7:26 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing the identity of a U.S. military veteran and using it to get more than $130,000 in benefits. News outlets reported Senior U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee on Thursday also ordered 56-year-old Tierun Bush of...

Rep. Brown to discuss Army initiative on STEM-related fields

Dec. 14, 2018 4:28 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Anthony Brown is scheduled to discuss a U.S. Army initiative to expose more young people to fields related to science, technology, engineering and math in national security. Brown will be joined by Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy for the event at City Hall in...