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Mike Blake

Navy SEAL's trial for war crimes begins in San Diego

Jun 17 2019

SAN DIEGO Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader court-martialed on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians, a war crimes case that has drawn the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Military prosecutor removed from case of Navy SEAL charged with war crimes

Jun 03 2019

SAN DIEGO The lead prosecutor in the court-martial of a U.S. Navy SEAL charged with war crimes was ordered removed from the case on Monday because he electronically tracked email communications of defense lawyers without a warrant, a Navy spokesman said.

Captain says U.S. military does not view Central American migrants as 'enemies'

Nov 16 2018

SAN DIEGO A captain with the U.S. forces deployed in San Diego to fortify the southern border said he does not view the migrants from a Central American caravan amassing in Mexico as "enemies" after President Donald Trump described them as an "invasion."

Thirteen siblings found chained in California home; parents charged

Jan 16 2018

PERRY, Calif. A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbors on Monday described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact. | Video

Be 'ready to GO!' Southern California warns residents as fires rage

Dec 08 2017

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. Fanned by gusting winds, wildfires raged in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, with a new blaze north of San Diego exploding in size in just a few hours and dangerous conditions forecast until Sunday. | Video

Unrelenting California wildfire threatens thousands of homes

Dec 06 2017

VENTURA, Calif. An unrelenting wildfire fanned by hot, dry Santa Ana winds threatened more than 12,000 homes in and around Ventura, California, on Wednesday, forcing thousands of people to race for safety. | Video

Hundreds of homes destroyed by out-of-control California wildfire

Dec 06 2017

VENTURA, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire whipped by hot, dry Santa Ana winds destroyed hundreds of homes in and around Ventura, California, on Tuesday as thousands of residents were forced to flee ahead of the flames. | Video

Portraits of pride in Los Angeles

Jun 12 2017

LOS ANGELES Tens of thousands of people sporting rainbow attire, "Make America Gay Again" hats and homemade protest signs took part on Sunday in a "Resist March" in Los Angeles against President Donald Trump, an event that took the place of the city's annual pride parade.

U.S. Border Patrol recruits: wild horses, tamed by prisoners

Jan 11 2017

FLORENCE, Arizona Long before the desert sun has had a chance to heat the dusty prison yard, some 20 inmates at an Arizona state prison begin quietly tending horses.

Along the U.S.- Mexico border fence

Nov 07 2016

Building a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border has been a contentious subject in this year’s U.S. presidential election.

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At embattled Hong Kong university, a dramatic escape

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters staged a dramatic escape from a university campus sealed off by police on Monday by shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge and fleeing on waiting motorbikes as the police fired projectiles.