U.S. judge: San Diego cross must be removed from federal land

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A 43-foot cross that has been a San Diego landmark for almost 60 years must be removed from federal land on Mount Soledad, a judge ruled Thursday.

Inquiry launched into bomb-mapping program

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. House committee launched an inquiry into allegations the Army mishandled requests for software to help troops beat roadside bombs in Afghanistan.
Rep. Hunter: Urinating Marines aren't criminals

Rep. Hunter: Urinating Marines aren't criminals

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., warned Defense Secretary Leon Panetta not to treat the Marines accused of urinating on Taliban corpses too harshly.

Naming Navy ship for Chavez draws fire

SAN DIEGO, May 17 (UPI) -- The idea of naming a U.S. Navy cargo ship for the late civil rights leader Cesar Chavez drew fire Tuesday from U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a war veteran.

U.S. border agents lose last appeal

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is urging a pardon for two jailed U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks.

Border officials arrest leaving immigrants

SAN DIEGO, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. border authorities in the U.S. Southwest detain immigrants trying to sneak into and now out of the country, officials say.

Hunter leaves GOP presidential field

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has ended his bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.

U.S. Navy to emphasize soft power

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy announced its first major strategic shift in more than 20 years, refocusing the fleet's role on humanitarian aid and other forms of soft power.

Merger would give U.S. info to China

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Pentagon officials say a Chinese company with former ties to the Iraqi army under Saddam Hussein and the Taliban may gain access to U.S. defense technology.

GOP front-runners absent from debate

BALTIMORE, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Empty lecterns on the stage were reminders of Republican presidential hopefuls who declined to debate at a historically black college in Baltimore.

Texas straw poll finds Hunter on top

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is the top candidate for the Republican presidential nomination if a straw poll in Texas is on target.

Trouble getting candidates for straw poll

AUSTIN, Texas, July 27 (UPI) -- Texas Republicans are having a hard time attracting the party's top presidential contenders to their straw poll convention in Fort Worth Labor Day weekend.

California's Hunter makes White House bid

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Veteran U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has announced his intention to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008.

Bush enters San Diego cross legal fray

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush has entered a 17-year-old legal challenge to remove a 43-foot cross atop Mount Soledad in San Diego. The cross is a memorial for U.S. forces killed in Korea and the two world wars, but was challenged by San Diego attorney James
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