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Joseph Hunter, second from left, a former U.S. Army sniper who became a private mercenary, is in the custody of Thai police commandos after being arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sept. 26, 2013. Hunter and two other former U.S. soldiers were convicted Wednesday in the contract killing of a real estate agent in the Philippines for an international crime boss.<br>Sakchai Lalit/AP

3 former US soldiers convicted in 'ninja work' murder-for-hire case

A former U.S. Army sniper and two other former U.S. soldiers were convicted Wednesday in the contract killing of a real estate agent in the Philippines for an international crime boss who thought the woman had cheated him on a land deal.

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Naples mayor: US submarine used in Syria missile attacks unwelcome in port

The mayor of Naples said a nuclear-powered submarine that took part in missile strikes against suspected Syrian chemical weapons sites should not have cruised through waters near the city, but Italian military officials said he has no jurisdiction over the matter.


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Pacific area Coast Guard boss says service needs more money for global operations

He commands U.S. Coast Guard forces from the shores of East Africa to the Rocky Mountains, rescuing mariners at sea, enforcing fishing laws, interdicting smugglers and protecting America’s ports, and Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette says his Coasties need more money.