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  1. Joyce Opoku, a licensed practical nurse from New Windsor, New York, was arrested in June after a veteran died at the state Veterans' Home at Montrose. She pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of failing to care for him properly. N.Y. Attorney General's Office

    Nurse admits fault in death at New York State Veterans' Home

    A nurse who tended to an 84-year-old Korean War veteran who died last year pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of failing to care for him properly, the New York State attorney general said.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  2. Jamil Cooks Alcorn State Athletics Department

    Report: Ex-Academy football player stars at new school despite sex offender status

    An Alcorn State star defensive player who is a registered sex offender is part of an ABC investigation set to air this week.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  3. Staff Sgt. Jesus Munoz, who faced prosecution by the military in an alleged child sexual abuse case after civilian authorities dropped the charges against him, was acquitted at court-martial last week. Courtesy photo

    Staff sergeant cleared twice of child sex abuse charges

    A staff sergeant who faced prosecution by the military after civilian authorities dropped child sex abuse charges against him was acquitted at court-martial last week.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
  4. Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S.

    The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday.

    • Oct. 24, 2014
  5. Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S.

    The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial near Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  6. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, shown here on May 3, is being held at Tijuana's La Mesa Penitentiary. His lawyer is relying on the argument to win his freedom in the shortest time possible: He needs to be release so he can go home to get treatment for his combat-related post-traumatic stress, which Mexican authorities don't treat, even in their own soldiers. Alejandro Tamayo / AP

    PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico

    There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  7. Washington VA doctor accused of child rape

    Stevens County authorities say a Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center emergency room doctor accused of assaulting a child at the doctor's home has been charged with child rape.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  8. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the killing of a transgender Filipino woman, is escorted to detention as he arrives Wednesday inside the compound of the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Aaron Favila / AP

    Marine suspected of murder in Philippine custody

    A US Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  9. FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

    Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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

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