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  1. Ask the Lawyer: Leaving child alone may be endangerment

    A. Quite a bit; that could lead to a charge of child endangerment, a violation of Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  2. Mufid Elfgeeh tried to give 'material support' to the Islamic State, a federal indictment handed up Tuesday alleges. Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Rochester Democrat and Chronicl

    Alleged IS recruiter in New York accused of trying to buy weapons to attack U.S. troops

    A Rochester man is expected to appear in a federal courtroom here Thursday morning to answer allegations that he recruited fighters for the Islamic State militant group.

    • Sep. 18, 2014
  3. Defense attorney Birney Bervar speaks to a reporter outside federal court on Sept. 17 in Honolulu. Benjamin Bishop, a former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S. military's Pacific headquarters, was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified documents at his Honolulu home. Audrey McAvoy / AP

    Defense contractor gets 7 years in military secrets case

    A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

    Judge orders restitution in Coast Guard shootings

    The man convicted of killing two men at a Coast Guard communications station in Kodiak has been ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million to their estates.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  8. Navy sailors and officers bow their heads in prayer during a ceremony to honor people involved in the Washington Navy Yard shootings on June 23 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Navy Yard shooter's sister says guilt 'paralyzing'

    The sister of a gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard last year says she hopes the families of her brother's victims are healing.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Father charged in boy's death in vehicle at NAS Patuxent

    Navy investigators have charged a father with involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 17-month-old son left in a hot vehicle at a Maryland naval base.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
  14. Navy commander gets prison time for wife assault

    A U.S. Navy lieutenant commander has been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting his wife in Newport last December.

    • Sep. 4, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  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. Verdicts released for July courts-martial

    The Navy has published the results of special and general courts-martial tried in July — 36 verdicts in all.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  24. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov receives airwarfare specialist certification during his deployment on the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in early 2012. Courtesy of the Chepusov family

    Sailor, allegedly strangled to death by airman, remembered as caring

    Shortly before his death, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov received a medal for helping save a soldier's life.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  25. Report: VA employee took recovering vet to crack house

    Although a Veterans Affairs police officer determined that a Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System employee took a patient to a crack house and helped him buy illegal drugs, the worker is still employed more than a year after the incident.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
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