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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Bill Cosby refuses to answer questions as sex assault allegations resurface

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 04:55am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Popular comedian faces growing pressure to answer questions as accusations resurface Cosby stays silent on sex assault allegations Comedian Bill Cosby is again under intense scrutiny for past allegations of sexual assault following a weekend radio broadcast in which the famous television father silently refused to address the issue. The growing ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US military chiefs worried about sexual assault law

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 02:28pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington America’s top military officers are likely to advise Congress not to go too far overhauling the US military’s justice system to address the problem of sexual assault ... on legislation meant to stem a rise in sexual assault cases. According to letters sent to the committee, and obtained by Reuters, top brass supported some important curbs but appeared concerned about ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Army anti-sexual assault co-ordinator accused of sex crimes

    Posted May 15th 2013, 01:35pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington A US Army sergeant who worked as a sexual assault prevention coordinator at Fort Hood, Texas, has been accused of sex crimes, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, the second man in the military’s anti-sexual assault effort to be accused since last week. News of the investigation sparked renewed anger and frustration over military’s inability to deal quickly ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - UNITED STATES

    US referee punched by teenage soccer player dies

    Posted May 05th 2013, 06:00pm by Associated Press

    ... Lake City passed away at the hospital, where he was being treated following an assault, police said. Police have accused a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league of punching ... in a press release. The teen has been booked into juvenile detention on suspicion of aggravated assault. Hoyal said authorities will consider additional charges since Portillo has died. He said ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US actor Bill Cosby’s woes continue as third woman makes rape allegation

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 09:49pm by AP

    ... that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said the sitcom "is no longer under development". A TV Land representative said the re-runs would stop ... Former Pennsylvania prosecutor Bruce Castor, who investigated a woman's claims that Cosby had sexually assaulted her in 2004, said on Wednesday that he decided not to prosecute because he ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    When 'yes' means 'yes': California governor signs sex consent bill

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:41pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sacramento, United States Adopting law defining when 'yes means yes' to change how sexual assault claims probed California governor signs sex consent bill ... when investigating sexual assault reports. State lawmakers last month approved the measure, which comes at a time when states and universities across the US are under pressure to change how ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York police detain man sought in subway push death of Hong Kong immigrant

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:47am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Arrest over HK man's subway killing Police in New York have arrested a man for murder over the death of a Hong Kong emigrant who was shoved into the path of a train at a subway station. Kevin Darden was picked up by detectives near his mother's home in the Bronx. Police said he had a history of arrests for assault and robbery, including ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    This time, guards dogs intercept White House invader

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Dogs overpower latest White House invader An unarmed man arrested for climbing over the White House fence has been charged with assaulting a Secret ... of assaulting a police officer, four misdemeanour counts of resisting arrest and unlawful entry and a felony count of making arrests, the Secret Service said. After his arrest, Adesanya was taken ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Visa system for migrant victims of crime depends on where they live in US

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... the programme. Victims of misdemeanour assault, for instance, do not qualify. Wide variations in the number of certifications among jurisdictions of similar size suggest thousands of victims of violent ... Pendleton, co-founder of ASISTA, which helps lawyers who work with immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In a nationwide survey of advocates and attorneys in 2013, researchers ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Armed man with criminal record was allowed into lift with Barack Obama

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:02pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Security contractor with a criminal record for assault was allowed within point-blank range of president after failure of screening process Armed man let into lift with Obama A gun-carrying security contractor with three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed into a lift with US President Barack Obama during a September 16 trip to Atlanta, ...




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