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Mar 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM
The U.S. paid $50,000 in compensation for each villager killed and $11,000 for each person wounded in a shooting rampage allegedly carried out by a rogue American soldier in southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Sunday.
Mar 24, 2012 at 3:05 PM
U.S. investigators believe the U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians split the slaughter into two episodes, returning to his base after the first attack and later slipping away to kill again, two American officials said Saturday.
Mar 23, 2012 at 6:44 AM
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was charged on Friday with 17 counts of premeditated murder, a capital offense that could lead to the death penalty in the massacre of Afghan civilians, the U.S. military said.
Mar 23, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Murder charges are expected to be filed Friday against Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for his alleged killing of 17 Afghan civilians, and his court-martial will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, ABC News reports.

Mar 22, 2012 at 3:22 PM
A second incident involving alcohol and violence surfaced Thursday in the background of the Army staff sergeant suspected of killing 17 Afghan villagers - a 2008 accusation of a fight over a comment about a woman's appearance.
Mar 22, 2012 at 8:35 AM
U.S. defense officials say the death toll in the massacre of Afghan villagers is now 17.
Mar 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM
The Army inspector general is conducting a system-wide review of mental health facilities to determine whether psychiatrists overturned diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder to save money.
Mar 21, 2012 at 7:50 AM
A day before the public learned the name of the soldier accused of methodically slaughtering 16 civilians in Afghanistan, his lawyer called a news conference and sketched a different portrait of Robert Bales: that of a loving father and devoted...
Mar 21, 2012 at 7:33 AM
Robert Bales has a trail of shaky financial dealings - from working in penny-stock boiler rooms that drew numerous client complaints, to an unpaid $1.5 million fraud judgment, to a failed investment partnership with a former high school football teammate, records show.
Mar 20, 2012 at 5:08 PM
Lawyer John Henry Browne fired back at claims alleging Robert Bales was drinking on the night of the attack. "That's a bunch of crap, " he said. "He had a couple sips of something somebody handed him -- literally, a couple sips."
Mar 20, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Facing a skeptical Congress, the top commander in Afghanistan insisted on Tuesday that the United States is winding down the decade-plus war and has no intention to remain in the country indefinitely.
Mar 19, 2012 at 3:56 PM
The lawyer for the Army staff sergeant accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians said the solider has a sketchy memory of the night of the massacre.
Mar 19, 2012 at 7:59 AM
A Seattle lawyer who is defending an Army staff sergeant suspected of killing 16 Afghans, including nine children, met Monday with the soldier for the first time at Fort Leavenworth, a conversation the attorney described as emotional.
Mar 18, 2012 at 7:01 PM
With formal charges looming against his client within days, the lawyer for an Army sergeant suspected in the horrific nighttime slaughter of 16 Afghan villagers was flying Sunday to Kansas and preparing for his first face-to-face meeting with the 10-year veteran.
Mar 18, 2012 at 6:48 PM
He is accused of the kind of crime that makes people shiver, the killing of families in their own homes under cover of night. But many Americans seem ready to believe that Robert Bales simply snapped under horrific pressures.

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