Friday, October 20, 2017

Bowe Bergdahl

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, arrives for a motions hearing on Monday, Oct.16, 2017, on Fort Bragg.

BY JONATHAN DREW FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s guilty plea to charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan has set up a dramatic sentencing hearing that could land him in prison for life. Bergdahl, who was captured ...
In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N. Carolina. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)

BY JONATHAN DREW RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear before a judge next week to enter an expected guilty plea to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. ...
In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N. Carolina.

BY JONATHAN DREW RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are seeking to limit the severity of punishments he could face through new arguments attacking the structure of accusations that he endangered comrades by walking off his ...
In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N. Carolina. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)

BY JONATHAN DREW RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will try Monday to convince a judge that he cannot get a fair trial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy because of highly charged ...
In this Dec. 14, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at a rally in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

BY JONATHAN DREW RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s scathing criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, Bergdahl’s attorneys ...
In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BY JOSH LEDERMAN and ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure to free convicts as a last act, President Barack Obama is planning at least one more batch of pardons and commutations before leaving office in two weeks, but ...
In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N. Carolina. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)

BY JONATHAN DREW FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors were rebuffed from harnessing the most contentious issue surrounding the court martial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when a judge ruled out any evidence that soldiers were wounded while searching for ...
In this March 7, 2010, file photo, Mark Boal poses backstage with the Oscar for best original screenplay for "The Hurt Locker" at the 82nd Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

BY BRIAN MELLEY LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government dropped its efforts to seize hours of unaired interviews an Oscar-winning screenwriter recorded with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, his lawyer said Tuesday. Mark Boal had sued the government to block ...
In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N. Carolina. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)

BY ERIC TUCKER and JONATHAN DREW WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who’s accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before ...
U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Bergdahl leaves the courthouse Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, after his arraignment hearing at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

BY JONATHAN DREW FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are scheduled to argue Tuesday that decision-makers with power over the soldier’s prosecution were improperly swayed by negative comments from U.S. Sen. John McCain. The defense ...
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