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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia says it is putting together counterproposals to a U.S. plan for a negotiated solution to the Ukraine crisis. The move comes as Russian forces are strengthening their control over Crimea. In a televised briefing with President Vladimir Putin, Russia's foreign minister said proposals made by Secretary of State John Kerry are "not suitable" because they take the situation created by the coup in Kiev as a starting point.

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at the New York terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law have been shown videotapes of him threatening no end to the "storm of airplanes" in the days after 9/11. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SOO'-lay-mahn AH'-boo GAYTH) is charged with conspiring to kill Americans and providing material support to al-Qaida.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after the Senate failed to strip military commanders from handling rape and sexual assault charges, it has now approved big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault. One change would scrap the nearly century-old practice of using a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime has been committed. The vote was 97-0.

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — Police in Canon City, Colo., say grief counselors have been brought in to help students deal with a triple homicide. A mother and her two young children were killed yesterday at a home. A police official says the "horrific" crime scene was discovered after the dead women's 15-year-old daughter fled and alerted a neighbor. A man described as a family friend has been arrested.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Beverly Hills police sergeant has filed a lawsuit claiming he was the victim of retaliation for reporting that a detective made inappropriate remarks about Whitney Houston's body at her death scene. Houston drowned in a hotel bathtub two years ago. The detective allegedly said after removing a sheet over her body that she was "still looking good."

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