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 Crime

  1. 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 was returned to Lejeune and was about to face the military equivalent of a grand jury hearing when he disappeared again. Dylan Moore/AP

    Marines file charges against corporal suspected of deserting twice

    A Marines suspected of deserting his unit on two occasions has had charges preferred by military authorities.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
  2. Retired Sgt. Maj. John Joseph Sixta, the former top enlisted leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, was arrested in Arizona on child molestation charges. Sixta was portrayed by actor Neal Jones in 'Generation Kill,' a seven-part HBO miniseries about the initial invasion of Iraq. Yuma County Sheriff's Office

    Sergeant major portrayed in 'Generation Kill' faces child sex charges

    A retired battalion sergeant major who was depicted in the HBO miniseries 'Generation Kill,' was arrested in Yuma, Arizona, and charged with sex offenses involving a minor. It's the second time in a month he has faced child sex abuse allegations.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  3. Erin Corwin Provided photo

    Marine who knew missing California woman arrested

    High Desert law enforcement suspect that a pregnant Marine spouse who has been missing for weeks may have been harmed by a former Marine with whom she was romantically involved.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  4. WWII vet gets surprise $1K check after robbery

    A 101-year-old veteran in Carson City who was the victim of a home invasion robbery over the Memorial Day weekend has received a $1,000 check during a surprise visit from supporters.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  5. Family of slain Ohio WWII Navy vet renews reward

    The family of a World War II veteran and great-great grandfather killed in his Ohio home nearly three years ago is renewing a $5,000 reward for information that helps solve the cold case, saying that justice is long overdue.

    • Jul. 19, 2014
  6. Corwin

    NCIS joins search for missing Marine's wife

    The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is assisting the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in its investigation into the disappearance of Erin Corwin, an NCIS spokesman told The Desert Sun on Thursday.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  7. Explosive controller stolen from Camp Atterbury

    Authorities say a control box used to simulate explosions from roadside bombs was stolen during a burglary at the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
  8. Military personnel and workers walk along the perimeter of the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 19, 2013. The Washington Navy Yard began returning to nearly normal operations three days after it was the scene of a mass shooting in which a gunman killed 12 people. Charles Dharapak/AP

    Workers to return to Navy Yard building in Feb.

    An admiral says workers will start returning in February to the Washington Navy Yard building were 12 were fatally shot last year.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
  9. Erin and Jonathan Corwin San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

    Warrants served in case of Marine's missing wife

    Four search warrants have been served in the ongoing search for Erin Corwin, a 20-year-old Marine wife who vanished from Twentynine Palms two and a half weeks ago.

    • Jul. 16, 2014
  10. Wisconsin mom, son accused of veteran charity scam

    The state is seeking restitution for people who bought coupon books from a mother and son accused of keeping money that was supposed to benefit veterans, the Wisconsin attorney general said Tuesday.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  11. In this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, photo, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City, Mexico. Guzman, the head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, was captured overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan. Eduardo Verdugo/The Associated Press

    Pentagon expands training of Mexican military

    The United States is quietly expanding its training of Mexico's armed forces, helping to reverse decades of mistrust that made Mexico's military reluctant to cooperate with its northern neighbor.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  12. Marine vet charged with punching cop at crash scene

    A Marine Corps veteran accused of attacking a Syracuse-area officer blames the attack on emotional trauma from his wartime service, but military officials say he never left the country while serving as a food service specialist.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  13. Sgt. Christopher M. Skaggs, a staff member at School of Infantry-East aboard Camp Geiger, N.C., was arrested on murder charges after his wife was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds on Sunday night. Skaggs is being held without bond at the Onslow County Jail in Jacksonville, N.C. Onslow County Sherriff's Office

    Marine sergeant accused of fatally shooting his wife

    A North Carolina-based Marine sergeant is being held without bond after he was arrested in connection to the death of his wife, who was found shot to death Sunday night.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  14. Ex-Md. Veterans Affairs official guilty of fraud

    A former Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs official has pleaded guilty to fraud for a scheme in which he submitted false documents and collected roughly $1.4 million in veterans' benefits.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  15. Court issues partial win to Osama bin Laden assistant

    A federal appeals court on Monday set aside two of three convictions against a former personal assistant to Osama bin Laden.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  16. Sailors line the bow of the destroyer USS Cole as it glides past One World Trade Center and the lower Manhattan skyline on May 21in New York. Mark Lennihan/The Associated Press

    New judge for Guantanamo trial in USS Cole attack

    A U.S. military judge removed himself Thursday from the death penalty trial at Guantanamo Bay for the prisoner accused of orchestrating the deadly attack on the USS Cole.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  17. Convicted spy Arthur Walker is escorted into Federal Court in Norfolk, Va. on Nov. 12, 1985. Steve Helber/The Associated Press

    Convicted spy Arthur Walker dies in federal prison

    Arthur Walker, a retired Navy lieutenant convicted in 1985 for his role in a spy ring, has died in prison. He was 79.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  18. This Nov. 10, 2003, photo released by Tarshia Williams shows former soldier Naeem Williams' daughter Talia Williams in Orangeburg, S.C. Naeem Williams was convicted of killing the 5 year old and will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Tarshia Williams/AP

    Judge: Hawaii soldier's wife an 'evil stepmother'

    An 'evil' stepmother derived pleasure from severely beating her husband's 5-year-old daughter while they lived in Army housing in Hawaii, a federal judge said Tuesday as he upheld a plea deal the woman made with prosecutors to receive a 20-year sentence f

    • Jul. 9, 2014
  19. This June 28 artist's rendering shows United States Magistrate, Judge John Facciola, swearing in the defendant, Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, wearing a headphone, as his attorney Michelle Peterson watches during a hearing at the federal U.S. District Court in Washington. Dana Verkouteren / AP

    Benghazi suspect to face more charges

    The suspect in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, appeared briefly in federal court Tuesday where a federal prosecutor said additional charges would be filed against him.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  20. Honduran marines from the Batallón de Infanteria de Marina depart their base June 3 in La Ceiba for an unexpected security mission. The marines often perform missions more aligned with police work than a typical military role. Mike Morones / Staff

    Opinion: While U.S. focuses on Africa, Middle East, it's being outgunned in the Americas

    With terrorist cells spreading across Africa, Russia's confrontational resurgence in Eastern Europe and China's continued quest for dominance throughout the Pacific, the U.S. has its hands full, to say the very least.

    • Jul. 3, 2014
  21. This Sept. 25, 2007, file photo shows an Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. Khalid Mohammed / AP

    Former Blackwater guard testifies against friends

    Former Blackwater security guard Matthew Murphy and now-indicted ex-colleague Paul Slough were friends, having survived the war in Iraq together, creating a bond that under different circumstances might have lasted a lifetime.

    • Jul. 3, 2014
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    Court-martialed for a kiss: Attorney says Marine may face seven years

    Marine faces court-martial for a kiss

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  23. Ex-contractor charged with trying send F-35 docs to Iran seeks release

    A former defense contractor engineer charged with trying to ship sensitive military documents to Iran last year had already provided people in the country with information about a U.S. Air Force fighter jet program, federal prosecutors say.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  24. $25 million settlement in N.Y. veterans charity case

    A direct-mail fundraising company that sent solicitations on behalf of a disabled veterans’ charity but took in most of the money raised will pay $9.7 million in damages and the charity will re-organize its board and reform its practices as part of a $24.6 million settlement, the state attorney general’s office said.

    • Jul. 1, 2014

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