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  1. Riley Swearingen Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office

    Airman pleads guilty to giving police officer a 'wet Willy'

    A former Kiester man accused of licking his fingers and poking a Mankato police officer in both ears has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor to avoid a felony charge.

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  2. Trial begins over Navy silencer contract

    A Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, prosecutors said Monday.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  3. The 2014 graduates of ICE's Human Exploitation Rescue Operative Corps. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    Former special operations troops take up battle against online child predators

    Military members who can no longer fight the wars overseas are battling a new enemy at home: the murky online spaces where sexual predators prey on children.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  4. New York man charged with impersonating Marine

    A New York man who authorities say wore a Marine uniform to a county fair faces impersonation charges in two towns.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  5. Senior Airman Charles Amos Wilson III Houston County Detention Center

    Robins airman charged with killing pregnant fiancée faces death penalty

    A senior airman from Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, faces the death penalty if convicted of killing his fiancée and her unborn child, the court-martial convening authority has ruled.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  6. A Saudi man walks at a petrol station where a shooting attack took place earlier in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on Tuesday. The gunman who shot and killed an American and wounded another in Riyadh was a disgruntled former employee of defense contractor Vinnell Arabia and a U.S.-Saudi citizen, a US diplomat said. FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP/Getty Images

    U.S. defense contractor killed by ex-colleague in Saudi Arabia

    A Saudi-American dual national who was recently fired from a U.S.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  7. Man convicted of murder in Air Force reservist's death

    A man accused of fatally shooting a University of Michigan medical student has been convicted of murder.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  8. Sex offenses now part of airmen's permanent record

    Airmen found to have committed a sexual offense — whether by court-martial conviction, non-judicial punishment or administrative action — will have the offense documented in their permanent personnel records, the Air Force announced Sept. 30.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  9. Navy pilot faces additional charges in child porn case

    A Navy pilot charged with having an online relationship with young girls is facing additional charges.

    • Oct. 8, 2014
  10. Terror trial defendant al-Libi seeks statement suppression

    A Libyan man facing trial in New York in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa says his statements to the FBI were coerced from him and should be kept from his trial next month.

    • Oct. 7, 2014
  11. Man pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run crash

    A man has acknowledged leaving the scene of an accident that killed a 23-year-old Buckley Air Force Base airman.

    • Oct. 7, 2014
  12. Staff sergeant faces up to life in prison for child enticement

    An Air Force staff sergeant who believed he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex in June has pleaded guilty to child enticement.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  13. Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell. Mark Thiessen / AP

    Alaska governor defends response to National Guard allegations

    Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday defended his administration's response to reports of sexual assault and other problems within the Alaska National Guard, saying he and his office acted on every allegation that was made to them.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  14. Omar Gonzalez, accused White House fence jumper, pleaded not guilty on Oct. 1 in federal court to unauthorized intrusion and weapons-related charges. New River Regional Jail

    Suspect in White House breach pleads not guilty

    A 42-year-old man accused in the unprecedented breach of White House security last month pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to unauthorized intrusion and weapons-related charges.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  15. Omar Gonzalez, accused White House fence jumper, was indicted Sept. 30. New River Regional Jail

    White House intruder who eluded Secret Service indicted

    A Texas man who climbed a fence, eluded Secret Service and entered the White House was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for entering a restricted building, carrying a deadly weapon and unlawfully possessing ammunition.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  16. Texan who faked military past guilty in guns case

    A Texas convicted felon who faked being an Army Ranger to get close to a decorated retired Navy Seal faces up to 10 years in prison for having two guns.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  17. Retired FBI agent Robert Lustyik Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to 11 federal charges of fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges. Federal prosecutors say Lustyik derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source. AP

    Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme

    A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  18. The Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the 2013 rape conviction of former Staff Sgt. Eddy Soto as well as his four-year prison sentence and dishonorable discharge. The convening authority may reorder a new sentencing hearing. Jerry Lara / San Antonio Express-News

    Air Force appeals court tosses MTI rape conviction

    An appeals court on Sept. 16 overturned the 2013 rape conviction of a former military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, ruling there was not enough evidence to find him guilty in the first place.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  19. Caro, a German shepherd who sniffed out explosives, died Aug. 9 on Barksdale Air Force Base, said base spokeswoman Maj. Sharon Branick. Airman 1C Andrew Moua / Air Force

    Barksdale military dog died of heat stroke last month

    A military working dog who died at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana last month succumbed to heat stroke after his handler accidentally left him in the backseat of a patrol vehicle, officials said.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  20. U.S. Navy medical personnel displays an enteral feeding tube used for force-feeding detainees during a tour of the detainee hospital at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified. Charles Dharapak / AP

    Administration seeks to close Gitmo hearing

    The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  21. Marriage fraud can earn you a prison sentence, stiff fines

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials want service members to say, 'I don't' to marriage fraud, warning that it is a federal crime and no laughing matter.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  22. Florida airman convicted of sex crimes

    A former airman from the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field in the Panhandle has been sentenced to 30 years in prison following a court martial on various sex crimes.

    • Sep. 27, 2014
  23. Jury finds 2 men guilty in federal terror trial

    Two California men were convicted Thursday of conspiring to support terrorists and kill Americans overseas.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  24.  Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios/Air Force

    Latest MTI case dismissed in rare ruling

    An Air Force judge on Sept. 23 dismissed charges against a former military training instructor accused of having an inappropriate relationship with one recruit and attempting a relationship with a second.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  25. Ex-SOUTHCOM intel official gets 3-plus years in bribery case

    A former intelligence specialist for the Miami-based Southern Command has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

    • Sep. 24, 2014

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