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  • Fort Hood suspect’s beard raises bias questions

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — An Army appeals court on Thursday questioned whether a military judge exceeded his authority in ordering the suspect in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort …


  • Fort Hood suspect’s beard case at appeals court

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An Army appeals court will hear arguments Thursday about an issue that has indefinitely postponed the murder trial for the suspect in the worst mass …


  • Bail ruling expected in Russian tech theft case

    HOUSTON (AP) — A judge is expected to rule on whether to offer bail to the owner of a Texas microelectronics company accused of conspiring to sell advanced technology to …


  • Feds: Owner tried to hide complex Russian scheme

    HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a Texas microelectronics company instructed co-workers and associates to cover their tracks as they conspired to sell highly regulated microelectronics to the Russian military, …


  • FBI: Workers hid scheme to sell Russia electronics

    HOUSTON (AP) — An FBI agent testified Friday that employees at a Houston company were coached to hide information about the cutting-edge microelectronics the firm was buying from U.S. manufacturers …


  • Union boss: Friendly fire possibility in shooting

    PHOENIX (AP) — The shooting of two U.S. Border Patrol agents near the Arizona-Mexico border may have been a case of friendly fire, a union chief for border agents and …


  • Man accused of being Russia agent didn’t mingle

    HOUSTON (AP) — In his suburban Houston neighborhood, at least, Alexander Fishenko kept a low profile, living well but never mingling with others on his block. All the while, U.S. …


  • Top military officer opposes general’s demotion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s top military officer is opposing the demotion of a four-star general who is accused of spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on lavish travel and …


  • Man accused of being Russia agent kept low profile

    HOUSTON (AP) — An immigrant from Kazakhstan who U.S. authorities say is at the center of a scheme that illicitly funneled cutting-edge microelectronics to Russia apparently tried to keep a …


  • Man accused of being Russia agent appears in court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen accused of illicitly obtaining military cutting-edge microelectronics for Russia formally heard the charges against him Thursday in a case reminiscent of the Cold …


  • Man accused of being Russian agent set for court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen accused of illicitly obtaining military technology for Russia has been formally briefed on the charges against him in an initial court appearance. Alexander …


  • US: Immigrant stole military technology for Russia

    NEW YORK (AP) — An American success story of an immigrant from Kazakhstan who made millions off his Texas export firm took a Cold War-era turn on Wednesday when U.S. …


  • NY charges in US-Russia military electronics case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Kazakhstan-born owner of a Texas export firm was charged in New York on Wednesday with being a secret Russian agent involved in a multimillion-dollar scheme …


  • US general charged with adultery, other sex crimes

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army brigadier general who served five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan has been charged with forcible sodomy, multiple counts of adultery and having …


  • Supreme Court refuses 4th stay for Texas execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop the execution of a former Army recruiter who had received three previous reprieves from the court after …


  • 2 Marines to be court-martialed in urination case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Marine non-commissioned officers will be court-martialed for allegedly urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters last year in Afghanistan and posing for unofficial photos with casualties, …


  • Woman takes helm following Air Force sex scandal

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Air Force handed the reins of basic training to a woman Friday following a sex scandal in which 42 female recruits say they were improperly …


  • Salvadoran accused in 1989 killings admits US lies

    BOSTON (AP) — A former El Salvadoran military official accused of colluding in the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests admitted Tuesday that he lied to U.S. immigration officials, a …


  • House chairman visits AF base reeling from scandal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the Air Force is diligently investigating a widening sex scandal at Lackland Air Force Base after he made …


  • Judge orders Fort Hood suspect be clean-shaven

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage must be clean-shaven or will be forcibly shaved before his murder trial, a military …


  • Judge may issue order for Fort Hood suspect beard

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday was expected to issue a definitive order for the forcible beard shaving of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 …


  • Judge may order Fort Hood suspect’s beard shaved

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday was expected to order the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage to have his beard shaved, …


  • Motorola trade secrets thief gets 4-year term

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chinese-born American convicted of stealing trade secrets from Motorola was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison in a case that both the judge and prosecutors …


  • Police: Relative reported worries about soldier

    SEATTLE (AP) — A relative of one of four soldiers accused by Georgia authorities of killing a fellow soldier and plotting anti-government acts came to police with concerns about the …


  • Israeli court rejects US activist’s family lawsuit

    HAIFA, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court on Tuesday cleared the military of wrongdoing in the death of a young American activist who was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer during …