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  1. Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  2. Marine Corps Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared from his unit in Iraq's western desert in June 2004. The following month he turned up unharmed in Beirut, Lebanon and blamed his disappearance on Islamic extremist kidnappers. He was returned to Lejeune and was about to face the military equivalent of a grand jury hearing when he disappeared again. Dylan Moore/AP

    Marines file charges against corporal suspected of deserting twice

    A Marines suspected of deserting his unit on two occasions has had charges preferred by military authorities.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
  3. Florida National Guard recruiter charged with fraud

    A Tampa Bay area National Guard recruiter is facing federal charges after authorities say he falsified sign-up numbers to earn about $78,000 in bonuses.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
  4. Wall Manor Navy/13News Now/WVEC.com

    Truman sailor dies after fall from barracks balcony at Naval Station Norfolk

    A sailor died after falling six stories at Naval Station Norfolk.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  5. 12 indicted in Mississippi Guard recruitment fraud case

    Twelve current or former Mississippi Army National Guard members have been indicted in a case alleging they swindled money through a program that offers incentives for recruiting.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  6. Retired Sgt. Maj. John Joseph Sixta, the former top enlisted leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, was arrested in Arizona on child molestation charges. Sixta was portrayed by actor Neal Jones in 'Generation Kill,' a seven-part HBO miniseries about the initial invasion of Iraq. Yuma County Sheriff's Office

    Sergeant major portrayed in 'Generation Kill' faces child sex charges

    A retired battalion sergeant major who was depicted in the HBO miniseries 'Generation Kill,' was arrested in Yuma, Arizona, and charged with sex offenses involving a minor. It's the second time in a month he has faced child sex abuse allegations.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  7. Corruption investigated in Kansas National Guard

    Federal authorities are investigating possible corruption involving outside medical companies' contracts with the Kansas Army National Guard, according to the state's adjutant general's office.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  8. WWII vet gets surprise $1K check after robbery

    A 101-year-old veteran in Carson City who was the victim of a home invasion robbery over the Memorial Day weekend has received a $1,000 check during a surprise visit from supporters.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  9. Family of slain Ohio WWII Navy vet renews reward

    The family of a World War II veteran and great-great grandfather killed in his Ohio home nearly three years ago is renewing a $5,000 reward for information that helps solve the cold case, saying that justice is long overdue.

    • Jul. 19, 2014
  10. Explosive controller stolen from Camp Atterbury

    Authorities say a control box used to simulate explosions from roadside bombs was stolen during a burglary at the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
  11. Wisconsin mom, son accused of veteran charity scam

    The state is seeking restitution for people who bought coupon books from a mother and son accused of keeping money that was supposed to benefit veterans, the Wisconsin attorney general said Tuesday.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  12. In this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, photo, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City, Mexico. Guzman, the head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, was captured overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. Eduardo Verdugo/The Associated Press

    Pentagon expands training of Mexican military

    The United States is quietly expanding its training of Mexico's armed forces, helping to reverse decades of mistrust that made Mexico's military reluctant to cooperate with its northern neighbor.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  13. Ex-Md. Veterans Affairs official guilty of fraud

    A former Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs official has pleaded guilty to fraud for a scheme in which he submitted false documents and collected roughly $1.4 million in veterans' benefits.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  14. Court issues partial win to Osama bin Laden assistant

    A federal appeals court on Monday set aside two of three convictions against a former personal assistant to Osama bin Laden.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  15. Police tape blocks the apartment complex in Logan, Utah, on July 14 where two gunshot victims were discovered. Police say three people have been found shot dead in two different locations in Logan. Amy Macavinta / AP

    Guardsman kills 2 people, self in northern Utah

    A Utah Army National Guardsman killed a Utah State University student and one other person early Monday at an apartment near the college before fleeing and fatally shooting himself at another home, police said.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  16. Sailors line the bow of the destroyer USS Cole as it glides past One World Trade Center and the lower Manhattan skyline on May 21in New York. Mark Lennihan/The Associated Press

    New judge for Guantanamo trial in USS Cole attack

    A U.S. military judge removed himself Thursday from the death penalty trial at Guantanamo Bay for the prisoner accused of orchestrating the deadly attack on the USS Cole.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  17. Convicted spy Arthur Walker is escorted into Federal Court in Norfolk, Va. on Nov. 12, 1985. Steve Helber/The Associated Press

    Convicted spy Arthur Walker dies in federal prison

    Arthur Walker, a retired Navy lieutenant convicted in 1985 for his role in a spy ring, has died in prison. He was 79.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  18. Sgt. 1st Class Michael W. Braden, 45, of Ripley, Tenn. Tennessee National Guard

    Teen charged in Tennessee National Guard killing

    Authorities charged a 15-year-old Thursday in a fatal shooting at a National Guard Armory here.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  19. FBI: Fort Carson employee made terroristic threats

    Authorities say a former Fort Carson civilian employee bragged about being a domestic terrorist and threatened to turn the post into 'Fort Columbine.'

    • Jul. 9, 2014
  20. This Nov. 10, 2003, photo released by Tarshia Williams shows former soldier Naeem Williams' daughter Talia Williams in Orangeburg, S.C. Naeem Williams was convicted of killing the 5 year old and will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Tarshia Williams/AP

    Judge: Hawaii soldier's wife an 'evil stepmother'

    An 'evil' stepmother derived pleasure from severely beating her husband's 5-year-old daughter while they lived in Army housing in Hawaii, a federal judge said Tuesday as he upheld a plea deal the woman made with prosecutors to receive a 20-year sentence f

    • Jul. 9, 2014
  21. Sgt. 1st Class David Ortiz in San Francisco, where he ran down a robbery suspect and handed him to police. Courtesy KRON-TV

    SFC stops would-be robber on San Francisco street

    Sgt. 1st Class David Ortiz hopes to join the San Francisco Police Department after his retirement from the military.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  22. This July 2, 2011, photo provided by the Coast Guard shows Richard Belisle, second from left, and Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins, second from right, with Jim Wells, left, and Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Beauford as they help erect a communications antenna on Shemya Island, Alaska. Wells was sentenced Tuesday to four life terms for the shooting deaths of Hopkins and Belisle, two co-workers at a Kodiak Island communication station in 2012. Coast Guard/The Associated Press

    Alaska man gets 4 life terms in Coast Guard deaths

    A 63-year-old Alaska man has been sentenced to four consecutive life terms after being convicted in the shooting deaths of two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Alaska's Kodiak Island.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  23. This June 28 artist's rendering shows United States Magistrate, Judge John Facciola, swearing in the defendant, Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, wearing a headphone, as his attorney Michelle Peterson watches during a hearing at the federal U.S. District Court in Washington. Dana Verkouteren / AP

    Benghazi suspect to face more charges

    The suspect in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, appeared briefly in federal court Tuesday where a federal prosecutor said additional charges would be filed against him.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  24. Guardsman seeks light sentence in Ohio bomb case

    An attorney for a member of the Indiana Guard who pleaded guilty to having homemade explosive devices in his vehicle in Ohio is seeking time served plus 18 months of house arrest for his client.

    • Jul. 6, 2014
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