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  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 12:21 A.M.

    Afghans find hope for justice in video testimony

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Through a video monitor in a military courtroom near Seattle, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales saw young Afghan girls smile beneath bright head coverings before …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012, 6:32 P.M.

    Highlights of testimony about Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — For the past week, an investigating officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has heard testimony during a preliminary hearing for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012, 12:47 P.M.

    Senators propose comprehensive immigration changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to the immigration laws that would include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012, 9:21 A.M.

    Senators discuss comprehensive immigration changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to the immigration laws that would include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012, 9:11 P.M.

    Man says he found mom’s body after Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Stories of the massacre came, one by one, over a live video link from Afghanistan into a military courtroom outside Seattle: torched bodies, a …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012, 7:55 P.M.

    Army investigator testifies as massacre hearing

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — An Army investigator says that one of the witnesses to the massacre of civilians in Afghanistan last March claimed that at least two American …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012, 4 P.M.

    Official: Emails from paramour led to FBI probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus started with harassing emails sent by his biographer and paramour, Paula Broadwell, to another woman, and eventually led …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 10:34 P.M.

    Relative of victims recounts details of massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A relative of some of the victims killed in a massacre in southern Afghanistan last March testified at a hearing for the U.S. soldier …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 9:49 P.M.

    Guards testify about night of Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Two Afghan National Army guards testified via a live video stream from Afghanistan, recounting what they had seen in the pre-dawn darkness outside a …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 10:50 A.M.

    Pentagon timeline shows military response to Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New Pentagon details show that the first U.S. military unit arrived in Libya more than 15 hours after the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was over, …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 9:19 A.M.

    Biden’s son joins Navy reserve

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will have another military son to worry about as he helps chart America’s course around the world. Biden’s youngest son, Hunter, is joining …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 8:27 A.M.

    AP sources: Navy SEALs punished for secrets breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 2:01 A.M.

    Victims to testify in Afghan massacre hearing

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — An Afghan National Army guard who reported seeing a U.S. soldier outside a remote base the night 16 civilians were massacred in March said …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 7:52 P.M.

    AP sources: Navy SEALs punished for secrets breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 1:55 P.M.

    Expert: 4 people’s blood on Afghan spree suspect

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. Army DNA expert testified Thursday that the soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a nighttime rampage last March had the …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012, 8:47 P.M.

    Fort Hood suspect appeals forcible-shaving ruling

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for the suspect charged in the Fort Hood shooting spree have filed their appeal of rulings that he can have his beard forcibly shaved …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012, 5:34 P.M.

    Agent recounts livid reaction to Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. agent who investigated the massacre of 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan earlier this year recounted the livid reaction from local villagers and …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012, 5:44 A.M.

    Aide: General in sex case threatened to kill her

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A female U.S. Army captain testified Tuesday that her commanding general initiated a sexual affair during a combat tour in Iraq and threatened to kill …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012, 3:41 A.M.

    Testimony to resume in US Army general sex case

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Testimony is set to resume in a sex crimes case against an Army general accused of coercing a subordinate and misconduct with four other women. …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012, 12:23 A.M.

    Details emerge in Afghan village massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Staff Sgt. Robert Bales spent the evening on his remote outpost in southern Afghanistan with fellow soldiers, watching a movie about revenge killings, sharing …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 9:59 A.M.

    Prosecutor: US soldier had blood of victims on him

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A caped figure captured on surveillance video came running out of the darkness to the edge of a remote Army outpost in southern Afghanistan. …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 7:34 A.M.

    Prosecutors allege 5 women in general’s sex crimes

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Army prosecutors offered the first details of a rare criminal case against a general, alleging in a military hearing Monday he committed sex crimes …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 12:52 A.M.

    US soldier faces hearing in Afghanistan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier accused of carrying out one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is appearing in a military courtroom, …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2012, 10:28 A.M.

    Hearing begins for suspect in Afghanistan massacre

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. soldier accused of carrying out one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is due to appear in a military courtroom Monday, …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 5:34 P.M.

    Iraq war contractor ordered to pay $85 million

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury on Friday ordered an American military contractor to pay $85 million after finding it guilty of negligence for illnesses suffered by a dozen Oregon …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 11:46 P.M.

    Christie pushes for faster storm recovery in NJ

    MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — In a whirlwind of post-storm decisions that might ruffle some feathers, Gov. Chris Christie announced a string of orders and plans intended to speed New Jersey’s …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012, 7:12 A.M.

    Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 6:28 P.M.

    Trooper fired from chopper to stop truck, kills 2

    LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper who fired on a pickup truck from a helicopter and killed two illegal immigrants during a chase through the desert was …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 4:50 P.M.

    Trooper fired from helicopter to disable pickup

    LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper who fired on a pickup truck from a helicopter during a deadly chase through the desert was trying to disable the …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012, 9:15 P.M.

    Surfer killed by shark off central California

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was killed Tuesday by a shark off a beach at coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base following a summer of shark sightings …


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