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Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

Sep. 22, 2018 9:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one's life. There are myriad reasons why survivors of sexual assault wait years to come forward — if at all. Indeed, about 7 out of 10 people who experience...

Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Sep. 22, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of...

Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

Sep. 22, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, had "LIED! LIED! LIED!" Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump, though one person who was present at...

DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

Sep. 22, 2018 4:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William "Brock" Long had been under...

How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

Sep. 22, 2018 2:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and it comes at the height of campaign season. At issue are logistics — Christine Blasey Ford's...

GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony

Sep. 22, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-stakes standoff between Republicans and the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of a three-decade-old sexual attack stretched into the weekend after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said his panel would vote Monday on Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination without a deal on her...

Alaska man tied to girl's death pleads not guilty

Sep. 22, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man linked to a 10-year-old girl's death through her cellphone pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. After entering his plea in U.S. District Court in Anchorage through an assistant public defender, Peter Wilson was scheduled...

The Latest: Senate committee agrees to give Ford more time

Sep. 22, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The Senate Judiciary Committee is giving Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms for her to testify about allegations that...

Sheriff: Motive unclear for Maryland shooter who killed 3

Sep. 22, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement officials said Friday they might never know the motive for a female shooter's violent rampage that killed three people and wounded three at a sprawling Maryland warehouse before she turned the gun on herself. It's little consolation for grieving relatives and others...

Cruz, O'Rourke getting combative in close Texas Senate race

Sep. 22, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The surprisingly close U.S. Senate race in Texas is growing more combative, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke are staking their chances on two sharply different visions of America. Their first debate Friday night reinforced Cruz's doubling down on unabashed...