- Rights group: Israeli army probes of soldiers a fig leaf Updated: May-25-16 4:10 am
JERUSALEM - A leading Israeli rights group said Wednesday it will stop seeking investigations of Israeli soldiers suspected of abusing Palestinians, arguing that internal military probes have failed to deliver justice and effectively help whitewash half a century of occupation.
- Captain of El Faro sister ship: Master had solid storm plan Updated: May-24-16 2:39 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - The captain of the sunken freighter El Faro's sister vessel says he believes the master of the doomed ship had a "solid plan" to deal with a hurricane that had sprung up quickly.
- Decades after death in WWII, a son of New Orleans comes home Updated: May-23-16 6:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS - More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating finally came home to his native New Orleans after his remains were discovered on the Pacific island where he died in 1942.
- Kansas man pleads guilty to aiding foiled bomb plot Updated: May-23-16 3:44 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A man accused of aiding a foiled plot to bomb a Kansas military post on behalf of the Islamic State group pleaded guilty to conspiracy on Monday, admitting that he loaned a friend money to store the explosives that he intended to use in the attack.
- The Latest: Remains of New Orleans WWII veteran return home Updated: May-23-16 2:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on the return of the remains of Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating to New Orleans (all times local):
- Senator says sex case files show 'troubling command culture' Updated: May-23-16 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Sexual misconduct remains a destructive force in the armed forces and military communities, a U.S. senator said Monday in a new report that urges Congress to take more aggressive steps to end sex crimes in the ranks.
- Airman going on military trial on felony murder charge Updated: May-23-16 5:24 am
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia - A Robins Air Force Base airman is set to go on trial in the death of a friend who authorities say the airman paid to burn down a property as part of an insurance scheme.
- Iraq launches operation to retake IS-held city of Fallujah Updated: May-22-16 8:04 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of military operations to retake the Islamic State-held held city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, in a televised address on Sunday night.
- Former Army officer accused of illegally having grenades Updated: May-20-16 4:43 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - Federal prosecutors charged a former U.S. Army explosives expert on Friday with illegally possessing grenades that they said were among a cache of explosives that investigators found in his Kansas home.
- Voices from Thailand: Reflections on 2-year coup anniversary Updated: May-20-16 9:11 am
BANGKOK - In the early evening of May 22, 2014, all TV screens in Thailand turned blue and up flashed an army emblem. That was the first sign of change. Suddenly, the country's army commander appeared to say he was now in charge.
- 2 charged with stealing identities to get student loans Updated: May-19-16 8:41 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Federal prosecutors say two Louisiana residents have been indicted for stealing identities of four people, including a soldier recovering in a military hospital from injuries suffered in Afghanistan, to fraudulently obtain $67,000 in federal student loans.
- Manning appeal seeks reversal of charges or reduced sentence Updated: May-19-16 5:32 pm
Imprisoned U.S. Army Private Chelsea Manning has asked a military appeals court to reverse her 2013 conviction or reduce her 35-year sentence for sending mountains of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while serving as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, according to a court document released Thursday.
- Leader of Indiana's Grissom air base retiring from military Updated: May-19-16 11:20 am
PERU, Indiana - The commander of northern Indiana's Grissom Air Reserve Base has stepped down after nearly two years in the position.
- Retired colonel pleads guilty in crash that killed trooper Updated: May-18-16 5:43 pm
CASTLE ROCK, Colorado - A retired Army colonel involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Colorado State Patrol trooper has pleaded guilty to two felonies.
- Prosecutors drop assault charge against man shot by police Updated: May-18-16 4:36 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - A Montana judge has dismissed a charge of assault on a peace officer that was filed against a military veteran after his defense attorney argued Kalispell officers did not give him enough time to react to an order to drop his weapon before shooting him.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Gowdy remarks stir partisan Benghazi feud Updated: May-18-16 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON - It's a question congressional investigators have long been seeking to answer: Could the military have reached the besieged diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, in time to prevent the killings of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, the night of Sept. 11, 2012?
- Israeli woman becomes longest jailed military objector Updated: May-18-16 12:55 pm
JERUSALEM - A 19-year-old Israeli woman has spent more than three months in military prison in what supporters say is the longest sentence ever handed down to a female conscientious objector.
- Court-martial in Army love triangle death Updated: May-17-16 5:43 pm
HONOLULU - An Army medic charged with conspiring with his lover to kill his wife in Hawaii will be court-martialed for child pornography and prostitution charges that surfaced while investigating the killing.
- The Latest: Forecaster: Joaquin forecasts contained errors Updated: May-17-16 5:36 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - The Latest on U.S. Coast Guard investigative hearings into the sinking of the El Faro (all times local):
- Bergdahl to be court-martialed under new commander-in-chief Updated: May-17-16 2:27 pm
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - A new commander-in-chief will be in charge when Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is court-martialed in February.
- The Latest: Bergdahl court-martial start delayed to February Updated: May-17-16 10:13 am
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - The Latest on a pre-trial hearing ahead of a pending court-martial for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local):
- Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi Updated: May-16-16 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired, three-star Army general who served as chief lawyer for Republicans on the House committee investigating the attacks.
- Judge: Death penalty can be sought in veteran's burn death Updated: May-16-16 3:46 pm
GREENSBORO, North Carolina - A judge has agreed that prosecutors can seek the death penalty against a man charged with beating and burning to death an Army veteran he had met at a bar in 2014.
- Army officer convicted of attempted child sexual abuse Updated: May-16-16 2:10 pm
FORT RUCKER, Alabama - An Alabama Army officer has been convicted of attempted child sexual abuse.
- Mexico court absolves soldiers in army killing of suspects Updated: May-14-16 8:05 pm
MEXICO CITY - A Mexican civilian court has freed the last three soldiers accused of homicide in a 2014 incident in which at least a dozen suspects were allegedly executed after they surrendered.