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  1. IG: Sexual assault investigators should improve methods

    Military investigators responding to reports of sexual assaults do not always follow the widely accepted standards set by civilian police agencies, according to a new Pentagon Inspector General's report.

    • Sep. 16, 2014
  2. Jill Kelley leaves her home in Nov. 2012 in Tampa, Fla. Chris O'Meara/AP

    Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

    A federal judge ruled Monday that a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  3. Court says NCIS computer search was illegal, tosses porn conviction

    A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance.

    • Sep. 14, 2014
  4. An anoynomous Facebook page is believed to be the source of a false report of an active shooter at Camp Pendleton. The Associated Press

    Pendleton investigating Facebook shooter hoax

    Camp Pendleton law enforcement officials are investigating what they are calling an 'active shooter hoax,' which spread via social media Thursday, said base spokesman Jason Johnston.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  5. 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. A Marine hearing officer has recommended a court martial for him. AP / Dylan Moore

    Court-martial eyed in Marine desertion case

    A Marine hearing officer has recommended a court martial for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Friday.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  6. Man who tried to sell secrets to China sentenced

    A former Air Force employee who tried to sell classified information about a military satellite network to China has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  7. Marine vet faces Charlotte murder trial

    A Marine veteran from Charlotte is scheduled for trial this month in an alcohol related wreck that killed a woman nearly three years ago.

    • Sep. 5, 2014
  8. Former SO1 Chris Heben recuperates in his hospital bed after a March 28 shooting. Police now allege that Heben fabricated the story of how the shooting took place. Via Facebook

    Ohio police: Former SEAL lied about shooting

    A former Navy SEAL who claimed he chased his assailants after being shot in an Ohio parking lot in March lied about what happened that day, according to local police.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
  9. A Marshalltown Navy veteran received one of the nation's highest military honors in June, but multiple military groups are now questioning whether he earned that honor or fabricated documents to get it. The Des Moines Register

    Navy vet accused of faking Silver Star paperwork

    A Marshalltown Navy veteran received one of the nation's highest military honors in June, but multiple military groups are now questioning whether he earned that honor or fabricated documents to get it.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  10. Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Walker arrives for the fourth day of his trial on July 20, 2012, at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Walker was sentenced to 20 years after he was found guilty of rape, sexual assault and other related charges. AP

    Former MTI serving 20 years for sex assaults dies in apparent suicide at Leavenworth

    A former military training instructor who was serving 20 years at Fort Leavenworth for raping, sexually assaulting or having improper contact with 10 former trainees has died of an apparent suicide, the San Antonio Express-News reported Tuesday.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  11. In this June 11, 2014, photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten enters a taxi cab as he leaves federal court in Washington, after the start of his trial. After 10 weeks of argument and testimony, the case goes to the jury on Tuesday. Cliff Owen / AP

    Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  12. Doctor injured in stabbing at Memphis VA hospital

    Authorities in Memphis are searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a doctor at the Memphis VA Medical Center.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  13. Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov was declared dead Dec. 14 after being found unresponsive in a vehicle. Screenshot

    More charges in sailor's death in Germany

    A soldier will stand trial Oct. 14 on charges he made a false official statement and helped conceal a crime in the December death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  14. Maj. Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that killed 13 and left 30 wounded. AP

    Fort Hood shooter asks to be 'citizen' of Islamic State

    The man convicted in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 that left 13 dead is asking to become a 'citizen' of the Islamic State in a letter to the militant group's leader.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  15. Ask the Lawyer: Yes, sex with a minor is a crime

    A. When a service member has a sexual relationship with a child over age 12 but under age 16, the back story of the romance is largely irrelevant.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  16. Christopher Lee, right, is escorted into the courtroom for a hearing Tuesday in Joshua Tree, Calif. Lee is charged with murder in the death of Erin Corwin, a fellow Marine's pregnant wife. Richard Lui/The Associated Press

    Cave team: Erin Corwin found in unmapped gold mine

    A cave rescue team said the gold mine where Erin Corwin was found is little more than 'an anonymous hole in the desert' that has not been worked for decades and is not marked on any maps.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  17. Christopher Lee, right, is escorted into the courtroom for a hearing on Tuesday in Joshua Tree, Calif. Lee is charged with murder in the death of Erin Corwin, a fellow Marine's pregnant wife. Richard Lui/AP

    Former Marine pleads not guilty in Erin Corwin's death

    A former Marine who is accused of killing his neighbor's wife, Erin Corwin, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  18. Sgt. Hasan Akbar, center, is led from the Staff Judge Advocate Building at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 2005 during the sentencing phase of his court-martial. Akbar, who was sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait, will have an appeal in military court. Gerry Broome / AP

    Soldier convicted in '03 grenade attack vs. fellow troops will have appeal hearing

    A soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait will have an appeal in military court.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  19. Family, friends, fellow Marines, community members, and search-and-rescue personnel hold hands as a prayer is said during a vigil to remember Erin Corwin, which was held at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Monday. Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun

    Erin Corwin's Marine husband says he now has 'closure'

    As the search dragged on and on, Jonathan Corwin clung to a dark kind of hope.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  20. Air Force aiding Florida police in sex stings

    Not only have Central Florida law enforcement officers violated federal rules in conducting

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  21. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons speaks during an Aug. 25 news conference at the base in Fort Lee, Va. Steve Helber / AP

    Soldier dies after shooting herself at Fort Lee

    An enraged soldier barricaded herself inside a major command's headquarters and shot herself in the head Monday after throwing objects around the office as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  22. UPS data breach does not affect exchange customers

    Military shoppers who made purchases or shipped packages through The UPS Store locations operated through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service were not affected by the data breach involving about 1 percent of The UPS Store locations nationwide, AAFES o

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  23. Erin Corwin's body was found seven weeks after her husband, a Marine stationed at the base in Twentynine Palms, reported her missing. Christopher Brandon Lee, who lived near the Corwins on the base, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in her death. The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun

    DA: Christopher Lee could face 2nd murder charge

    California law is very clear about the murder of an unborn child, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos told The Desert Sun on Wednesday.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  24. 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 is scheduled to appear at Camp Lejeune Thursday in an Article 32 hearing. Dylan Moore/AP

    Article 32 decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing

    A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  25. Christopher Brandon Lee San Bernardino County Sheriff / AP

    Former Twentynine Palms Marine searched Internet about body disposal

    The former Marine accused of killing Erin Corwin admitted searching the Internet about how to dispose of a body, and .22-caliber cartridge casings at the mine shaft where she was found matched those found in his Jeep and home, according to an arrest warrant filed in California Superior Court.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
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