Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/40466/all en Seven killed in Marine Corps training accident: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/seven-killed-marine-corps-training-accident-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Seven US military personnel were killed and several more wounded in an accident during a Marine Corps training exercise in Nevada, the military said Tuesday.</p> <p>"A fatal incident occurred during a training exercise shortly before 10 pm Monday at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada, killing seven servicemembers and injuring several others with 2nd Marine Division," the Marine Corps said.</p> <p>The cause of the incident was under investigation, it said without providing details. Earlier, Marine officials said that an explosion had occurred during the exercise.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/seven-killed-marine-corps-training-accident-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hawthorne Army Depot Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:46:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787749 at http://www.globalpost.com Seven killed in Marine Corps training accident http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/seven-killed-marine-corps-training-accident <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least seven US troops were killed and several more wounded in an accident during a Marine Corps training exercise in Nevada, the military said Tuesday.</p> <p>"A fatal incident occurred during a training exercise shortly before 10 pm Monday at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada, killing seven servicemembers and injuring several others with 2nd Marine Division," the Marine Corps said.</p> <p>The cause of the incident was under investigation, officers said, without providing details. Earlier, Marine officers said that an explosion had occurred at a live-fire drill.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/seven-killed-marine-corps-training-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Hawthorne Army Depot Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune United States AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:34:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787892 at http://www.globalpost.com 7 U.S. troops die in training exercise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130319/7-us-troops-die-training-exercise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Mar 19 (EFE).- Seven U.S. Marines were killed and another seven were wounded during live-fire training exercises in Nevada, the military said Tuesday.</p> <p>The accident occurred late Monday night at Hawthorne Army Depot.</p> <p>The troops belonged to the 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.</p> <p>The wounded were taken to hospitals in the area for medical examinations and treatment.</p> <p>The identities of the troops who died will not be revealed until their families are officially notified.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130319/7-us-troops-die-training-exercise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hawthorne Army Depot Health Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Agencia EFE Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:00:47 +0000 Agencia EFE 5787942 at http://www.globalpost.com Camp Lejeune water contamination linked to birth defects http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131206/camp-lejeune-water-contamination-linked-birth-defects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kelly Twedell</p> <p>FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Water pollution at the Camp Lejeune military base in North Carolina has been linked to increased risk of birth defects and childhood cancers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> <p>A study released by the CDC's Agency for Toxic Substance &amp; Disease Registry on Thursday confirmed a long-suspected link between chemical contaminants in tap water at the Marine Corps base and serious birth defects such as spina bifida</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131206/camp-lejeune-water-contamination-linked-birth-defects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune North Carolina United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 07 Dec 2013 03:47:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6012313 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Marine shot dead at North Carolina base http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140408/one-us-marine-shot-and-killed-at-north-carolina-base <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - A U.S. Marine was killed at a military base in North Carolina on Tuesday when a sentry's rifle discharged, a base spokesman said, without specifying whether the shooting was intentional.</p> <p>The incident took place at around 5:30 p.m. at the main gate of the Camp Lejeune base. One sentry discharged an M4 rifle, killing a second sentry in the guard shack with a single shot to the chest, Marine Captain Joshua Smith said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140408/one-us-marine-shot-and-killed-at-north-carolina-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lejeune Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune United States Marine Corps Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:24:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6116817 at http://www.globalpost.com Marine shooting death at North Carolina base appears accidental: spokesman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/marine-shooting-death-at-north-carolina-base-appears-accidental <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - A "negligent discharge" by a U.S. Marine on guard duty is likely to blame for the shooting death of a fellow sentry at a base in North Carolina, a military spokesman said on Wednesday.</p> <p>A sentry at Camp Lejeune died Tuesday evening from a single gunshot to the chest after another sentry discharged an M4 rifle inside the guard shack at the main gate of the base, officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/marine-shooting-death-at-north-carolina-base-appears-accidental" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lejeune Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune North Carolina Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:52:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6117500 at http://www.globalpost.com Supreme Court says NC homeowners can't sue company that polluted drinking water http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140609/supreme-court-says-nc-homeowners-cant-sue-company-polluted-d <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a group of homeowners in North Carolina can't sue a company that contaminated their drinking water decades ago because a state deadline has lapsed, a decision that could prevent thousands of other property owners in similar cases from recovering damages after being exposed to toxic waste.</p> <p>In a 7-2 decision, the justices said state law strictly bars any lawsuit brought more than 10 years after the contamination occurred — even if residents did not realize their water was polluted until years later.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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