Military legal affairs

August 27, 2018 - 2:31 am
GENEVA (AP) — Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body say top Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The call, accompanying a first report by the investigators, amounts to some of the strongest language yet from U.N. officials who...
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Supporters of pop star-turned-lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, hold a poster of him as they gather in the Kisekka Market area of Kampala, Uganda Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Bobi Wine, who opposes the longtime president Yoweri Museveni, was charged with treason in a civilian court in Gulu on Thursday, minutes after a military court dropped weapons charges. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
August 23, 2018 - 6:03 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker who opposes the longtime president was charged with treason in a civilian court on Thursday, minutes after a military court dropped weapons charges. The new charge was bound to bring fresh outrage from Ugandans and global musicians after...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017 file photo, Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, center, gestures to supporters shortly after being sworn in as a member of parliament in Kampala, Uganda. On Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, Ugandan military prosecutors withdrew weapons charges against the jailed pop star and lawmaker who opposes the longtime president. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi, File)
August 23, 2018 - 3:41 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on detained Uganda pop star and opposition lawmaker (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker has been re-arrested by police shortly after being freed by a military court and likely is being taken to a magistrate's court where lawyers fear he...
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August 21, 2018 - 8:39 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A lawyer for a Hawaii-based Army soldier accused of attempting to support the Islamic State group says his client will plead guilty. Assistant Honolulu Federal Defender Alexander Silvert tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang has agreed to plead guilty...
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A supporter of pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is detained following a demonstration in the Kamwokya area of Kampala, Uganda, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Supporters were demonstrating in support of pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, whose stage name is Bobi Wine, who was charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition in a military court on Thursday for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones.(AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)
August 16, 2018 - 12:42 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government was charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition in a military court on Thursday for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones...
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A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds up his picture during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) organized the rally to show support for the president following what the government called a failed assassination attempt with explosives-laden drones. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 14, 2018 - 1:57 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The investigation into an assassination attempt on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro using drones has widened to include the arrest of two high-ranking military officers, the nation's top prosecutor said Tuesday. The list of suspects — including an exiled opposition...
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President Donald Trump signs the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2019, during a signing ceremony Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Fort Drum, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
August 13, 2018 - 4:52 pm
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain but included no mention in his remarks of the Republican senator, who is battling brain cancer at home in Arizona. Trump and McCain are engaged in a long-running feud that dates...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2018, file photo, a Pakistani recruit, 22, who was recently discharged from the U.S. Army, holds an American flag as he poses for a picture. The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship - at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Aug. 8 and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately. (AP Photo/Mike Knaak, File)
August 09, 2018 - 6:53 am
The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who...
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People run with their hands up amid reports of an active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Ohio on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (Marshall Gorby/Dayton Daily News via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 9:00 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Air Force authorities are trying to find out what prompted a 911 call that caused a chaotic "active shooter" reaction on a sprawling Ohio base. Spokeswoman Marie Vanover at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton said Friday the investigation "is ongoing," and that there's...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, a duck boat sits idle in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator in Branson, Mo. A lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages was filed Sunday, July 29, against the owners and operators of a duck boat that sank July 19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 01, 2018 - 2:49 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tourist boat was on the lake despite wind speeds far exceeding allowable limits when it sank last month in Missouri, killing 17 people, according to a certificate of inspection made public Wednesday. The Coast Guard announced that it has convened a formal Marine Board of...
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