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  • House panel bars US funds for Guantanamo transfers

    June 10, 2014 11:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - A House panel has overwhelmingly backed a measure barring the use of U.S. funds for the transfer of detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The move comes amid a congressional outcry over the swap of five Taliban leaders for an imprisoned American soldier. The Appropriations Committee... more »
  • Louisiana soldiers return home from Gitmo Play Video

    May 2, 2014 7:11 PM

    PINEVILLE - Some Louisiana-based soldiers arrived home to a warm welcome Friday. Members of the 228th Military Police unit reunited with their families after a year at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The soldiers were doing security operations at the base. They said they're happy to be home with... more »
  • Christmas protests at Guantanamo Bay

    December 18, 2013 9:28 AM

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - An advocate for religious freedom in the U.S. military is calling on the Navy to remove nativity scenes and Christmas decorations from dining facilities at the base in Guantanamo Bay. Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation says he raised the issue after... more »
  • Judge: No TV broadcast of Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    January 3, 2013 3:03 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A military judge has denied a request to allow television broadcast coverage of the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. Defense lawyers requested TV coverage of proceedings at the U.S. base in Cuba. But the Defense Department... more »
  • 9/11 'mastermind' in camouflage for Gitmo court

    October 17, 2012 10:26 AM

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - With a judge's permission, the self-styled mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks is wearing camouflage at his Guantanamo military tribunal. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sported a camouflage vest over a white tunic Wednesday as he sat at his defense table in a heavily guarded courtroom... more »
  • UN rights chief says US must close Guantanamo

    January 23, 2012 8:45 AM

    GENEVA - The U.N. human rights chief says the U.S. government must close the Guantanamo Bay prison as President Barack Obama promised a year ago. Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, says "the facility continues to exist and individuals remain arbitrarily detained - indefinitely - in clear... more »
  • Man finds backpack while helping with spill clean-up

    July 9, 2010 5:02 PM

    A man helping with the oil spill clean-up 4th of July weekend found something unlikely in the sand-- a backpack lost at sea. Jimmy Ernst is a Wildlife and Fisheries private lands biologist. That weekend, he was assigned to oil spill duty. "We were given a section of... more »
  • NY judge: Torture no grounds to dismiss indictment

    May 10, 2010 1:49 PM

    A judge says a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who authorities say was a former aide to Osama bin Laden cannot win dismissal of his terrorism indictment if he was tortured. Judge Lewis Kaplan said Monday that Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani might have remedies if he can prove his rights were... more »

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