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  1. 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 ...

  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

    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, ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Sarah Palin's family in beer-fuelled brawl, reports from Alaska say

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by MCT

    ... Springer," he said. Bristol Palin threw a right hook, Thompson said. "She was punching [a man] in the face like six times; it was an assault if I've ever seen one," said Thompson, who ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Former San Diego mayor, Bob Filner, admits assaulting women

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Diego Ex-mayor admits to assaulting women San Diego's former mayor, driven from office by sexual harassment allegations, has pleaded guilty to a felony for putting a woman in a headlock and to less serious charges for kissing another woman against her will and grabbing the buttocks of a third. The pleas on Tuesday came less than two months after Bob ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US gun dealers report huge AK-47 sales after Russia sanctions ban

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:05pm by WASHPOST

    ... off buying frenzy Just a day after the Obama administration banned imports of AK-47 assault rifles as part of sanctions against Russia, a US dealer specialising in the weapon had nothing left. ... of the second world war, the AK-47 is the most popular assault weapon around the world for its reliability, ease of use and low maintenance needs. Tens of thousands of the semi-automatic versions ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Bikers assault banker in New York highway clash

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Chinese-American man dragged from his SUV and attacked in front of wife and daughter after driving through gang to escape confrontation Bikers assault banker in New York ... from hospital. Edwards, 42, of Queens, was present when Lien was assaulted, the police said. He was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and menacing. The motorcyclist who ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Roman Polanski sex assault victim tells her story in memoir

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Samantha Geimer details events involving filmmaker in 1977 when she was just 13 Polanski sex assault victim tells her story in memoir The woman sexually assaulted by filmmaker Roman Polanski 36 years ago, when she was a girl of 13, has published her memoir, saying it was time to "take back ownership of my own story". The Girl: A Life Lived ...




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