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Panel: End commanders' power to block military sex cases

Apr. 23, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon panel is recommending that decisions to prosecute service members for sexual assault be made by independent authorities, not commanders, in what would be a major reversal of military practice and a change long sought by Congress members, The Associated Press has...

Panel: End commanders' power to block military sex cases

Apr. 22, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon panel is recommending that decisions to prosecute service members for sexual assault be made by independent authorities, not commanders, in what would be a major reversal of military practice and a change long sought by Congress members, The Associated Press has...

Texas lawmakers target sexual assault after Fort Hood death

Apr. 22, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A year after a Fort Hood soldier was slain by a fellow member of the Army, Texas lawmakers are poised to help lead the nation in the fight against sexual harassment and assault in the military. The bill proposed in memory of Spc. Vanessa Guillen...

German minister denies responsibility in Wirecard scandal

Apr. 22, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister denied any responsibility on his or the government's part for the scandal surrounding collapsed payment systems provider Wirecard, as he testified before lawmakers on Thursday. Wirecard filed for protection from creditors through...

Senators advance bills in response to LSU misconduct scandal

Apr. 21, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana senators Wednesday started moving legislation prompted by the sexual misconduct scandals at Louisiana State University, measures aimed at tightening rules for how colleges must handle allegations of sexual assault, harassment and dating violence. ...

LSU leader ends presidential bid at school mired in scandal

Apr. 20, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The interim president of Louisiana State University, criticized for the school's response to a widespread sexual misconduct scandal, announced Tuesday that he's withdrawing his name from the search for a permanent system leader. Tom Galligan said...

New York AG investigating Cuomo's use of aides on book

Apr. 19, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general is investigating whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo broke the law by having members of his staff help write and promote his pandemic leadership book. In a letter dated April 13, made public Monday, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli...

Georgia governor gets GOP primary challenge from former Dem

Apr. 16, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Democrat Vernon Jones crowd-surfed across adoring Trump supporters in October after speaking at one of the former president's campaign rallies. Now the scandal-plagued politician hopes to surf their discontent to a Republican primary victory over Gov. Brian Kemp. ...

Judge: Former mayor can run again despite federal conviction

Apr. 15, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Two candidates who have been convicted on corruption charges want to be mayor of the suburban New York village of Spring Valley, but a judge ruled that only one is eligible to run. Wednesday's ruling by State Supreme Court Justice Paul Marx...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 14, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 14 The Chicago Tribune on the federal pause of administering the Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine: Blood clots in veins...