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Marine relieved of command after deadly California sinking

Oct. 13, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The leader of a Marine landing team was relieved of command Tuesday after an amphibious assault vehicle sank off the Southern California coast in July, killing nine people, the military announced Tuesday. Lt. Col. Michael J. Regner was relieved of command Tuesday based on...

This photo provided by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office shows Joseph Morrison. Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 in announcing charges in an alleged scheme that involved months of planning and even rehearsals to snatch her from her vacation home. According to an FBI affidavit, Morrison is one of the founding members of the Wolverine Watchmen, which authorities described as “an anti-government, anti-law enforcement militia group.” (Jackson County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

2 charged in Michigan plots served in US Marines

Oct. 10, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps confirmed Saturday that two men charged in plots against Michigan's government spent time in the military. Officials are “aware of the circumstances surrounding” Daniel Harris and Joseph Morrison and will assist in any way in the investigation, the Marine...

Marines say No. 2 officer has tested positive for coronavirus, days after attending meeting with top military leaders

Oct. 7, 2020 7:51 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marines say No. 2 officer has tested positive for coronavirus, days after attending meeting with top military leaders.
This photo from video provided by KESQ-TV shows a Lockheed Martin KC-130J tanker after it made an emergency landing after colliding with an F-35B fighter jet during a refueling operation over the Southern California desert near Thermal Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. The fighter pilot ejected and the other aircraft landed safely. The pilot who ejected is being treated, and nobody aboard the tanker was hurt. The jet crashed near the Salton Sea, northeast of San Diego. (KESQ-TV via AP)

Marine pilot in collision praised for keeping crew safe

Sep. 30, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The pilot of a fuel tanker showed impressive skills when he touched down safely in a remote area of California and prevented injuries among the seven other crew members after a mid-air collision with a fighter jet, a Marine Corps official and safety aviation expert said Wednesday. It was...