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Marine inspector general suspended amid tank sinking probe

May. 03, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — The Marine Corps inspector general, Major General Robert Castellvi, has been suspended amid the ongoing probes into last summer's fatal sinking of a seafaring tank off the Southern California coast, a newspaper reported Monday. Nine men died in...

Marine tanks back in water after deadly accident last year

Apr. 18, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marines are training in seafaring tanks for the first time since nine men died when one of the troop carriers sank off the Southern California coast during an exercise last summer, a newspaper reported. The Marine Corps’ fleet of the amphibious...

Marines open another probe into sunken tank blamed on errors

Apr. 06, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps has launched a probe looking at the readiness of its troops before they participated in an exercise that ended in tragedy with the sinking of a seafaring tank off the Southern California coast that killed eight Marines and one sailor last summer, officials...

Prosecutors ask court to jail Proud Boys leader before trial

Mar. 27, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are urging a judge to order a North Carolina man jailed while awaiting trial on charges he plotted with other members of the far-right Proud Boys group to storm the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral victory....

Human errors, mechanical woes caused Marine tank sinking

Mar. 25, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Inadequate training, shabby maintenance and poor judgment by leaders led to the sinking of a seafaring tank last year off Southern California that killed nine service members, according to findings of a Marine Corps investigation released Thursday. The...

Marine commander fired after deadly assault vehicle accident

Mar. 23, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps commander was fired Tuesday following an investigation into the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle in the ocean off Southern California that killed nine service members last year. Col. Christopher J. Bronzi was relieved of...

Filipino troops kill rebel commander, rescue last hostage

Mar. 21, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops killed an Abu Sayyaf rebel commander blamed for years of ransom kidnappings and on Sunday rescued the last of his four Indonesian captives, the military said. Marines wounded Amajan Sahidjuan in a gunbattle Saturday night and...