Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections


The Defense Department must improve the way it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at military bases in the U.S. and abroad as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday.

  • Written by By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and REESE DUNKLIN , Associated Press

Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were in diapers.

  • Written by By ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Writer

Cars plunge as highway bridge collapses in Italy; 20 dead

MILAN (AP) — A highway bridge collapsed Tuesday in the Italian city of Genoa during a violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble. Authorities said at least 20 people were killed, although some people were found alive in the debris.

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  • Written by By COLLEEN BARRY , Associated Press