Alfred Hitchcock remains an influence on crime writers

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 40 years after his death, Alfred Hitchcock remains a brand name in the thriller genre, not just among directors, but for crime writers who look to "Shadow of a Doubt," ''Vertigo" and other works as models for narrative and mood.

  • Written by By HILLEL ITALIE , AP National Writer

AP FACT CHECK: Trump overlooks MS-13 gang's American roots

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is portraying the violent MS-13 gang as a collection of immigrants sneaking illegally into the U.S., an account that ignores the organization's homegrown roots and the fact many of its members are U.S. citizens.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK and CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Sexual assault reports doubled at West Point

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sexual assaults reported at the U.S. Military Academy roughly doubled during the last school year, according to data reviewed by The Associated Press, in the latest example of the armed forces' persistent struggle to root out such misconduct.

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  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Pentagon misconduct complaints increase; fewer found guilty


WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of complaints filed against senior military and defense officials has increased over the past several years, but more cases are being rejected as not credible and fewer officers are being found guilty of misconduct, according to data from Defense Department investigators.

  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press