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APNewsBreak: Military sex assault reports jump 10 percent

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:42am

U.S. officials say reports of sexual assaults across the military jumped by nearly 10 percent in 2017, a year that saw a massive online nude-photo sharing scandal rock the services, triggering greater awareness of sexual harassment and other similar complaints.

Police: 9-year-old found in Maine river, brother missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:38am

Police in Maine say a 9-year-old boy who fell into a river along with his younger brother has been found and is in critical condition. Rescuers are searching for his 5-year-old brother.

2 college students accused of rape; fraternity suspended

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:33am

A University of Central Florida fraternity has been placed on interim suspension after a woman told authorities she was gang-raped during a party near the campus.

Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:29am

Attorneys for a prisoner sentenced to death for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a 9th birthday party in Fort Worth have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution, which is scheduled for Wednesday.

Video: Former Port Authority ethics chair swore at officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:22am

A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioner who abruptly resigned last week has been caught on camera delivering an expletive-laced tirade to police officers during a traffic stop.

The Latest: 2 Dallas officers who were shot remain critical

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:17am

The Latest on the shooting of two Dallas police officers and an employee of a home improvement store(all times local):

Poll: Younger Americans less apt to use unique passwords

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:07am

enough, perhaps, to make even technophobes think hard about the security of their passwords. Indeed, many are — especially older Americans, a new survey shows.

Waffle House suspect's ex-bosses asked FBI to keep, help him

Dan Elliott, Sheila Burke and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:54am

The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she had urged federal officials to keep him in custody after he was arrested at the White House last year.

Police report: Teen evaluated days before shooting brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:14am

Police reports indicate that a 13-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland had expressed a desire to hurt himself days before the shooting and was taken in for an evaluation.

Man accused of taking teen girl to Mexico facing trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:06am

A 45-year-old Pennsylvania man charged with taking a 16-year-old girl to Mexico without her parents' knowledge is facing trial after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing.

Cheese puffs? Iran says Haley showed fabricated Houthi proof

Josh Lederman and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:04am

To the Trump administration, the recovered missile fragments were incontrovertible proof that Iran was illicitly arming Yemen's Houthi rebels. Yet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is brushing it off as little more than cheese puffs.

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:39am

As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess.

OSU student sets fire, jumps from 5th floor dorm window

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:09am

Oregon State University authorities say a student experiencing a mental health crisis set a fire in his dorm room before jumping from the fifth floor window.

Bear Scare: Florida family gets 12-hour visit at their home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:31am

A young black bear that spent roughly 12 hours roaming around a Florida family's home had raided their garbage can and approached the front porch while standing on its hind legs.

World's largest sea turtles seen in South Carolina waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:29am

Officials say leatherback sea turtles, which are the world's largest turtles, have appeared in South Carolina waters.

Police: 4 teen suspects arrested in teacher's carjacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:26am

Baltimore County Police say all of the juvenile suspects allegedly involved in the carjacking of a pregnant teacher have been arrested.

Judge deals big setback to Trump on 'Dreamers' program

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:19am

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation but gave it 90 days to restate its arguments before his order takes effect.

Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:24am

Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education, an unprecedented action in this conservative state without many union protections.

Trump calls Kim open, honorable as summit planning goes on

Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:26pm

President Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man."

Handshakes and kisses aside, some issues split Trump, Macron

Darlene Superville and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:24pm

With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more.