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Female 2-star heads Air Force sex abuse prevention

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is putting a female two-star general in charge of a reorganized sexual assault prevention office. That elevates the status of a group whose previous leader was a lieutenant colonel […]

06/07/2013

Claire McCaskill

Senator blocks Air Force officer’s nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Claire McCaskill says she’s going to continue to block the nomination of Air Force Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, tapped to serve as vice commander of the U.S. Space Command, over concerns […]

06/07/2013

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Committee passes bill to address sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — With broad support from Republicans and Democrats, a House committee Wednesday approved legislation to tackle the growing problem of sexual assault in the armed forces by taking away the power of military […]

06/05/2013

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Rape victim: Retaliation prevalent in military

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stacey Thompson had just been stationed at a Marine Corps base in Japan when she said her sergeant laced her drinks with drugs, raped her in his barracks and then dumped […]

05/31/2013

US Naval Academy graduates at graduation and commissioning ceremonies, Annapolis, Maryland. (AP Photo)

Obama: Sexual assault threatens trust in military

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Choosing future Navy and Marine leaders as his audience, President Barack Obama issued a pointed call Friday for an end to sexual assaults in the military, appealing to graduating midshipmen to […]

05/24/2013

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House panel moves to curb military sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of a House panel angry over sexual abuse problems in the military are set to vote on a bill that would strip commanding officers of their authority to unilaterally change or […]

05/22/2013

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Military sexual assaults by the numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — As senior military leaders and government officials grapple with how to reduce sexual assaults in the military, a Pentagon report provides details of the problem. The numbers may not add up in […]

05/16/2013

Mom chases down child abductor; girl safe

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a mother who saw her 5-year-old being abducted chased the suspect down and crashed her vehicle into his car, triggering a manhunt. Police say the incident unfolded Wednesday […]

05/16/2013

Ariel Castro appears in court. (AP Photo)

Man accused in kidnapping of three women will be under suicide watch

CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor in Cleveland says the three women who were missing for about a decade until they were found Monday in the home of Ariel Castro had been beaten repeatedly and sexually […]

05/09/2013

Arlene Castro on GMA (Photo credit: GMA ABC via YouTube)

Ohio suspect’s daughter ‘sorry’ to victim, friend

CLEVELAND (AP) — The daughter of Ohio kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro says she’s embarrassed and devastated by her father’s alleged actions. Arlene Castro told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday that she is […]

05/09/2013

Obama: Sexual assault in military is a ‘betrayal’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says military personnel who engage in sexual assault are betraying the uniform they are wearing. He says he has directed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to “step up our game […]

05/07/2013

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Suspect in girl’s abduction back in US from Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fugitive charged with abducting and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Los Angeles girl is back on American soil after being arrested in a Mexican village. He is traveling in the custody of FBI and local police to Los Angeles.

04/24/2013

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