Prosecutor dismisses 2 sex assault charges against lawmaker

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A day after a former aide acknowledged changing her story about alleged sexual assaults committed by a Vermont lawmaker, a prosecutor dismissed charges that could have brought the politician two life sentences.

  • Written by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press

House nixes bid to bar illegal immigrants from military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Thursday narrowly defeated an attempt to bar young immigrants living in the country illegally to enlist in the armed forces, as opponents tied the measure to Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

Judge: Police officer's trial to move forward on all charges

BALTIMORE (AP) — A trial will move ahead on all charges against a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of a black prisoner whose neck was broken in a police transport van, but the judge said Thursday he has questions about the most serious charge at the center of the state's case.

  • Written by BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press

CIA chief: IS working to send operatives to the West

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan told Congress on Thursday that the Islamic State remains "formidable" and "resilient," is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for its territorial losses in the Middle East.

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

British Labour lawmaker dies after shooting attack

LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker was shot to death Thursday in a small town she represents, a tragedy that brought to a standstill the fierce campaign over whether Britain should leave the European Union.

  • Written by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press