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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Sgt. Jan Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak were found dead Oct. 15, 2008, in their California home. A judge on Friday sentenced one man to death and another to two life terms in prison for the murders. Courtesy photo

    Death recommended in slaying of Marine couple

    Jurors on Thursday recommended a death sentence for a former Marine convicted of killing another Marine and the man's wife in their Southern California home in 2008, the Riverside County district attorney's office said.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Marine's life sentence upheld in prostitute murder

    The commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces in the Pacific is upholding the life sentence and dishonorable discharge of a Marine convicted of murdering a Las Vegas prostitute in Hawaii.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun makes a statement to the press outside Quantico Marine Base Va., in 2004. Hassoun initially disappeared from his unit during a 2004 deployment to Iraq. He then disappeared again in December 2004. Steve Helber / AP

    Investigative hearing set for alleged Marine deserter

    Marine officials have scheduled an Article 32 investigative hearing for Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, suspected of deserting his post twice, once in Iraq.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  8. Erin Corwin The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun / Submitted

    Body of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin found; Christopher Lee arrested

    Former Marine Christopher Lee was arrested Sunday night in the killing of Erin Corwin, a missing Marine wife who was found crumpled at the bottom of a 140-foot-deep mineshaft in a remote area of the High Desert.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Man pleads not guilty to military argument slaying

    A Montana man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he slashed the throat of another man with whom he was arguing over which branch of the military is better.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  11. Ask the Lawyer: The many nuances of 'aiding and abetting'

    A. Wrongfully introducing a controlled substance onto a military installation violates Article 112a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  12. Judge orders exam for Guantanamo hunger striker

    A federal judge ordered the military Tuesday to allow an independent medical evaluation for a hunger-striking Guantanamo prisoner who his lawyers say is in sharply declining health as a result of his protest at the U.S. base in Cuba.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  13. Kevin Wayne Dunlap, 36, right, is seen during his arraignment on Oct. 2, 2008, in Hopkinsville, Ky., with his lawyer James Gibson. Kentucky New Era via AP

    Case of former soldier before U.S. Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether to take the case of a former Fort Campbell soldier sentenced to death for killing three children and attacking a woman in southwestern Kentucky.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  14. Security contractor says hit by computer breach

    A government contractor that handles hundreds of thousands of security clearance background checks for civilian and military workers says that some workers' personal information was compromised after a recent computer breach.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  15. Defense says Cole attack mimicked a U.S. ruse

    Lawyers for a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orchestrating the deadly bombing of the USS Cole are asking a judge to dismiss six of the 11 counts because of what they call U.S. hypocrisy.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  16. Jury convicts fourth man in Marine slaying

    A jury has found a fourth former Marine guilty in the killings of a Marine sergeant and his wife in their Southern California home.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  17. Defense: Gitmo jury should know execution method

    Jurors should know how the government plans to execute the Guantanamo detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole if he's convicted of a capital offense, his lawyer argued at a pretrial hearing Tuesday at the U.S.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  18. Man killed in argument over military branches

    A Montana man who faces a deliberate homicide charge for slashing another man's throat told police they were arguing over which branch of the United States military was better, the Army or the Marines, Yellowstone County prosecutors said.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  19. Andrew Tahmooressi Screenshot

    Monday hearing for Marine jailed in Mexico

    A hearing is scheduled Monday in Tijuana for a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  20. Defense seeks judge's recusal in Cole attack case

    A lawyer for the Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen asked the new judge in the case to recuse himself Monday, citing possible conflicts stemming from the judge's involvement in an earlier case.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  21. Photograph of the gas mask, storage can, and collection tag from our eBay listing where the item was rediscovered. Photo courtesy Presidential Pawn Shop

    Stolen WWI gas mask found in pawn shop

    A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated it back to the state.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  22. Man in military uniform killed in Fayetteville

    Fayetteville police say a man dressed in a military uniform was shot and killed in the parking lot of a local apartment complex.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  23. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will introduce legislation Wednesday designed to strengthen the Pentagon's sex assault forensic examiner cadre by improving training and certification, and requiring more personnel be trained in taking DNA samples and other physical evidence following an attack. Karen Bleier / AFP

    Bill aims to strengthen forensic training in sexual assault cases

    The Defense Department must improve its procedures for investigating sexual assaults by standardizing training requirements for medical experts who examine victims and analyze rape kits, a bipartisan group of lawmakers say.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
  24. Camp Pendleton's 'Godfather' sentenced to two years

    The self-proclaimed 'Godfather' of Camp Pendleton, California, was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday after he pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for funneling construction projects to contractors.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  25. Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

    • Jul. 28, 2014

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