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Stories with subject: Military legal affairs
  • Nigeria: Review of soldiers condemned in Boko Haram war 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 1:23 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's army is reviewing the courts-martial of more than 600 soldiers and officers, including dozens condemned to death for allegedly deserting the battle against Islamic extremists, according to an order received by The Associated Press on Sunday.

  • Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 10:47 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.

  • Nebraska law students aid military veterans with legal needs 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 8:04 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - The University of Nebraska's College of Law is sending its students to help military veterans with matters related to estate planning, giving law students practical experience while helping a population in need.

  • Mexican judge orders 4 soldiers to stand trial in 7 deaths 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 6:15 pm

    MEXICO CITY - A federal judge in Mexico has ordered that four soldiers be held for trial on charges including forced disappearance and murder related to the deaths of seven people.

  • Report: Pinochet covered up burning death of US resident story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 5:16 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - U.S. documents published Friday indicate Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet covered up the military's role in the burning death of a 19-year-old U.S. resident during a 1986 protest, a case that drew worldwide condemnation and strained the regime's relationship with Washington.

  • Former top Chinese general suspected of corruption 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 10:50 pm

    BEIJING - China has expelled a former top general from the ruling Communist Party over corruption accusations as President Xi Jinping's campaign to root out graft in the government and military churns onward.

  • Unusual terror case going to trial in US court in Virginia 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:14 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect.

  • Symbol of dictatorship abuse, Chilean sees justice coming 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:07 am

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Her scarred face long ago became a symbol of the atrocities committed during Chile's 1973-90 dictatorship led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Now Carmen Quintana finally feels justice is being done.

  • United Technologies: US probes Sikorsky on Navy contract 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:34 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Justice Department has launched a criminal probe into allegations that subsidiary helicopter maker Sikorsky and two subsidiaries overbilled the Navy, United Technologies Corp. said Friday.

  • Guantanamo prisoner balks at working with defense lawyers 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 1:14 pm

    FORT MEADE, Maryland - A Guantanamo prisoner balked at working with his defense lawyers due to a possible conflict of interest Wednesday, prompting an indefinite recess in his pretrial hearing in Cuba.

  • Prosecutors: Suspects targeted Italian base with US presence story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 9:38 am

    MILAN - Two terror suspects arrested Wednesday who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group had among their targets an Italian military base near the northern city of Brescia that has a U.S. military presence, prosecutors said.

  • US general: Some recruiting station soldiers should be armed 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 11:09 am

    WASHINGTON - The general tapped to be the next Army chief of staff said Tuesday that if legal issues could be resolved he thinks it would be appropriate, in some cases, to arm soldiers manning recruiting stations.

  • Air Force: F-15 pilot in Va. forest crash was incapacitated 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:13 pm

    NORFOLK, Virginia - A decorated combat veteran who died in an F-15 crash in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia was incapacitated and unable to eject, according to an Air Force investigation released Monday.

  • Former Naval Academy superintendent to retire Aug. 1 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 2:53 pm

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Michael Miller, a former U.S. Naval Academy superintendent, will retire next month after being reprimanded by the Navy as part of an investigation into a bribery and fraud scandal.

  • 3 French arrested in IS-inspired plan to attack base 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 2:16 pm

    PARIS - Three young men plotted an attack on a French military base after receiving orders from an Islamic State group contact in Syria to strike in France, prosecutors said Friday.

  • Ranchers sue over rule giving feds authority on state water 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 4:26 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Ranchers in New Mexico, California and Washington state have challenged a new Obama administration rule giving federal agencies authority to protect some streams and wetlands.

  • Owners, CEO of Va. contractor indicted on bribery charges 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 5:50 pm

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - The CEO and three co-owners of a Falls Church military contractor have been indicted on charges they paid bribes to an Army National Guard colonel to obtain multi-million dollar contracts.

  • South Korea indicts 63 in probe on defense procurement 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 5:42 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - More than 60 South Koreans, including two former navy chiefs of staff, have been indicted in an investigation into alleged corruption associated with numerous defense procurement projects, prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • Trial opens for journalists charged with defaming Thai navy story has photos
    Updated: Jul-13-15 11:50 pm

    PHUKET, Thailand - Testimony started Tuesday in a criminal defamation lawsuit the Thai navy has filed against a small news website over a report it posted alleging naval forces accepted money to abet or turn a blind eye to the seaborne trafficking of refugees from Myanmar.

  • US soldiers opposed to war now find Canada less hospitable story has photos
    Updated: Jul-12-15 4:21 pm

    BUFFALO, New York - When Army Sgt. Patrick Hart decided a decade ago that he would not serve in the war in Iraq, he expected to follow the same path as thousands of American war resisters during the Vietnam era and take refuge across the border.

  • Canada lawyer wants Chinese man's extradition case postponed 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 4:02 pm

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The Canadian lawyer for a Chinese businessman who is facing extradition to the United States for allegedly stealing American military secrets wants his client's case postponed indefinitely.

  • New Jersey military pair convicted of abusing 3 foster kids 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 2:48 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - A former military couple was convicted Wednesday on multiple counts of abusing their three young foster children in ways that their biological son said included forcing them to drink hot sauce or eat red pepper flakes as punishment.

  • Mexican rights agency asks army to avoid ambiguous orders 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 8:20 pm

    MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government's human rights agency said Tuesday it is urging the army not to use ambiguous terms in orders, after activists revealed the army had essentially issued a directive to troops to kill suspected criminals.

  • Thai military court to release 14 students ahead of trial story has photos
    Updated: Jul-07-15 7:47 am

    BANGKOK - A military court in Thailand said Tuesday it will release 14 student activists from detention but they will still face sedition charges - and the prospect of years in prison - for defying the junta's ban on political gatherings.

  • US judge on hog grower's lawsuits: Dump talk of Chinese ties 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 5:17 pm

    ROSE HILL, North Carolina - Lawyers must edit out references to the Chinese government, the Communist Party and the country's People's Liberation Army from a lawsuit complaining that North Carolina neighbors of industrial hog farms have endured terrible smells for decades, a federal judge ruled.