Military Court Overturns Rape Conviction, Says Jury Stacked With Women

Military Court Overturns Rape Conviction, Says Jury Stacked With Women

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The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, shown here, tossed out the conviction of Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class John C. Riesbeck. Wikipedia image

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Women make up just 16 percent of the active-duty Coast Guard force.

So how did a 2012 Coast Guard rape trial seat a panel of seven jurors, five of whom were women — and four of those five worked as uniformed victims' advocates?

A military appeals court says it's a clear-cut case of senior leaders stacking the deck.

A new opinion..

Coast Guard Rescues Bahamian Man Missing for 2 Weeks

Coast Guard Rescues Bahamian Man Missing for 2 Weeks

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Starboard bow view of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cochito (WPB 87329), homeported in Little Creek, Va., on the Potomac River in 2004. Joseph P. Cirone/Coast Guard

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued a Bahamian national who had been missing for two weeks.

A Coast Guard statement said a good Samaritan notified them that a boat with one person on board was taking on water some 10 miles (16 kilometers) off West Palm Beach on Monday afternoon.

The cutter Cochito rescued the ma..

US and Australia Join Search for Pacific Ferry Survivors

US and Australia Join Search for Pacific Ferry Survivors

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This photo released by the New Zealand Defence Force shows a wooden dinghy, left, carrying seven survivors from a missing ferry and a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean on Jan 28, 2018. (New Zealand Defence Force via AP)

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The U.S. and Australia are due to join the search for survivors from a ferry that sank near the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati after seven people were rescued from a lifeboat, officials said Monday.

A New Zealand military plane used radar to f..

Coast Guard Airlifts Injured Sailor from Navy Destroyer

Coast Guard Airlifts Injured Sailor from Navy Destroyer

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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) sails past the USS Midway Museum as part of the Sea and Air Parade during Fleet Week San Diego on Oct. 14, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Litke)

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TORRANCE, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard says a helicopter crew airlifted an injured sailor from a Navy destroyer off the Southern California coast.

Officials say military officials notified the Coast Guard Saturday evening that a 20-..

Coast Guard Boats Seize 47,000 Pounds of Cocaine Since November

Coast Guard Boats Seize 47,000 Pounds of Cocaine Since November

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An armed guard walks by bundles of cocaine aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton in San Diego on Jan. 25, 2018. The Coast Guard has seized around 47,000 pounds of cocaine in the Pacific since November. The drugs are worth more than $721 million. Julie Watson/AP

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SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard boats have seized 47,000 pounds of cocaine in the Pacific since November — most of it off the coasts of Central and South America.

The massive amount of drugs was displayed aboard the Coast Guar..

Coast Guard Cutter Elm Heading to Baltimore for Overhaul

Coast Guard Cutter Elm Heading to Baltimore for Overhaul

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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Elm restores aids to navigation buoys in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Taylor Elliott)

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cutter Elm is heading to Baltimore this month for a major dry dock overhaul.

The Juniper Class, 225-foot seagoing buoy tender was commissioned in 1998.

It has spent the last 20 years maintaining over 250 floating aids to navigation from central New Jersey to the Border of North Carolina and South Carol..

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