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  • This undated photo provided by the Riley County (Kansas) Police Department shows Jarrett Smith, an Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government. (Riley County Police Department via AP,File)
    Defense seeks leniency for ‘Satanist’ Fort Riley soldier in bomb plot

    A former Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government endured a lifetime of victimization, isolation and trauma that led him to become involved with online extremist groups, his defense attorney argued Thursday in a motion seeking lenient punishment.

  • TOPSHOT - This image from YouTube shows Gavin Long, 29, the man named as the shooter of three police officers in the southern US city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. US media identified the suspect behind a shooting that killed three police officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 17, 2016 as Gavin Long, a 29-year-old African American. The shooting came amid a spate of race-tinged violence involving law enforcement. / AFP PHOTO / YouTube / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT
    VA: Marine vet who killed 3 in Baton Rouge did not have PTSD

    A former Marine who ambushed and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers last month never saw combat in Iraq, but told doctors he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because a buddy showed him videos of maimed and decapitated bodies, according to newly released Veterans Health Administration medical records.

  • Man faces sentencing for role in foiled Fort Riley bomb plot

    Alexander Blair has admitted his role in a foiled terrorist attack: aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate what they thought was a bomb at a Kansas military post to kill or maim as many U.S. service members as possible. Blair says "nobody is perfect" and blames a genetic disorder for allowing others to take advantage of him.

  • This undated photo provided by the Brown County Sheriff's Office in Hiawatha, Kan., shows Mark Wisner. Lawsuits filed in recent weeks accuse Wisner, a former physician assistant, of committing sexual battery and other crimes against patients at the Leavenworth VA Medical Center. He also faces criminal charges of aggravated criminal sodomy, solicitation and sexual battery in Leavenworth County. (Brown County Sheriff's Office via AP)
    Mounting number of victims in VA hospital sex abuse scandal

    A former physician assistant is accused of using his position to commit sexual battery and other crimes against at least seven patients at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas, and a lawyer says yet more victims will emerge.

  • Vehicles park around a water tower at Fort Riley, Kan., Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. A town meeting to discuss the future of the army post was held in nearby Junction City. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
    Army: 357 safety issues delay opening of Fort Riley hospital

    WICHITA, Kan. — The latest delay for the new, not-yet-opened Army hospital at Fort Riley is attributed to 357 safety issues, such as fire doors not meeting code requirements, according to a top Army official.

  • FORT MEADE, MD - JUNE 06: U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is escorted as he leaves a military court at the end of the first of a three-day motion hearing June 6, 2012 in Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning, an Army intelligence analyst who has been accused of passing thousands of diplomatic cables and intelligence reports to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks and facing 22 charges including aiding the enemy, returned to the court room to ask for dismissal of 10 of the charges. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Lawyer: Chelsea Manning faces possible solitary confinement

    Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning could be placed in solitary confinement indefinitely for allegedly violating prison rules by having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and an expired tube of toothpaste, among other things, her lawyer said Wednesday.

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    Report: Nearly 1 in 3 young adults too fat for military

    The nation's obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist, according to report issued Wednesday by a group of retired military leaders.