Gay high school students raped, attacked far more often

NEW YORK (AP) — Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are far more likely than their classmates to be raped or assaulted in a dating situation, according to the first national survey of its kind.

  • Written by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

2 previous force complaints against academy shooting officer

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — The officer who shot and killed a 73-year-old retired librarian during a citizen academy "shoot/don't shoot" class resigned from his previous department shortly after two excessive force complaints were filed against him, according to records released Thursday.

  • Written by CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press

Terminally ill woman holds party before ending her life

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness."

And just one rule: No crying in front of her.

  • Written by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press