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FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others for his defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle in St. Paul, Minn. Kyle wrote in his best-seller that he decked Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura allegedly said Navy SEALs "deserve to lose a few." Ventura, a former SEAL and pro wrestler, testified Kyle fabricated the story. Kyle denied that in testimony videotaped before his death last year. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File)

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

  ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of […]

07/29/2014

April 22, 2009 photo, the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama leaves the port of Mombasa, in Kenya.  (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim, File)

Drugs on Maersk ship where 2 ex-SEALs died

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Drugs were in the room where two former Navy SEALs were found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama, a ship that was the focus of a 2009 hijacking dramatized in the movie […]

02/20/2014

Nov. 22, 2009 file photo, crew members work aboard the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama after the ship docked in the harbour of Mombasa, in Kenya. (AP Photo, File)

Man who died on ship off Africa an ex-SEAL

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — One of two American security officers found dead on a ship off the coast of Africa was a former Navy SEAL, according to a service record released to The Associated Press […]

02/20/2014

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AP sources: Navy SEALs raid Somali town

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that Navy SEALs have raided a Somali coastal town looking for an al-Qaida suspect in connection with the Nairobi shopping mall attack, but did not get […]

10/05/2013

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, is escorted to a security vehicle outside of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Manning verdict could test notion of aiding enemy

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — It’s judgment day for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier charged with aiding the enemy for giving troves of U.S. government secrets to WikiLeaks. The military judge hearing the court-martial […]

07/30/2013

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Secret move keeps bin Laden records out of sight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where […]

07/08/2013

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What it takes to become an Army Ranger

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the military looks to bring women into combat jobs closer to the front lines, including commando units, senior leaders are reviewing the physical and mental requirements that troops must meet in […]

06/18/2013

Chris Kyle (Video still ABC News via YouTube)

Procession escorts ex-Navy SEAL Kyle to burial

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a 200-mile journey, former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was buried Tuesday in Austin as his family members and fellow SEALS looked on amid the sounds of drums and bagpipes.

02/12/2013

Chris Kyle (Video still ABC News via YouTube)

1,000s expected to attend ex-sniper’s memorial

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to attend a public memorial service for former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who was shot to death at a Texas shooting range.

02/11/2013

Eddie Ray Routh charged with killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle at a shooting range, Erath County Sheriff Office booking photo. (AP Photo)

Records: Iraq War vet had been in mental hospital

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had been taken to a mental hospital twice in the past four months.

02/04/2013

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