Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces in May 2014 after nearly five years in captivity in Afghanistan. Here is a look at some of the key events from his capture to Saturday, when an Army officer recommended Bergdahl faces a lower-level court-martial:
June 30, 2009 — Bergdahl, who is serving with an Alaska-based infantry regiment, vanishes from a base in Afghanistan's Paktika province near the border of Pakistan.
HOUSTON (AP) — An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan.
Defense attorneys say Lt. Col. Mark Visger has decided a civilian system should handle Bergdahl's case. It limits the maximum punishment reduction of rank, a bad conduct discharge and a short jail term, though that isn't being sought.
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen is getting a reduced sentence after writing 200 apology letters to victims who lost belongings in the fire he set.
The teenager intended to burn the storage facility of his mother's abusive ex-boyfriend, but when he doused the unit with gasoline and lit a match in February, authorities say the fire spread to about 40 other units. He was a freshman in college at the time.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visitation and funeral arrangements for famed chef Paul Prudhomme have been scheduled.
Prudhomme died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 75.
Visitation is scheduled between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday at Jacob Schoen (SHANE) & Son Funeral Home in New Orleans. Visitation will also be held Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. A funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after they say a preschool and child care facility left a 5-year-old boy alone on a bus for five hours.
Orange County Sheriff's officials said someone was walking through the parking lot at 1 p.m. Friday when they spotted the boy and called 911. Authorities said he had been in the bus since about 8 a.m. Sheriff's spokesman Jane Watrel told the Orlando Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/osseqgy) that the bus driver and two...
ATLANTA (AP) — The sister-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. was punched in the face during an attempted carjacking outside her retirement home in southwest Atlanta.
Local news media report that 83-year-old Naomi King was attacked Friday when she didn't comply with a robber's demand for her keys after she pulled up to the gate at her retirement community. Police say the male came from a wooded area nearby.
BOSTON (AP) — The lawyer for a woman who's accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 says she'll seek a second deposition of the comedian.
Lawyer Gloria Allred said Saturday that Cosby appeared for a deposition in Boston on Friday that lasted several hours. Allred represents Judy Huth, who claims Cosby forced her to perform a sex act on him in the 1970s.
Allred says Huth will be deposed on Thursday. She says a...