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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The case of three former U.S. Naval Academy football players accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman at a crowded off-campus house is bringing fresh criticism and calls for greater accountability on academy leaders.
As the entire military faces scrutiny about how sexual assault cases are handled, some are focusing on the training ground for future military leaders as a natural starting point for addressing problem.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., wants to create a commission, partly to examine how well superintendents are addressing sexual assault.
The academy, meanwhile, is putting a greater emphasis on training to prevent sexual assault. It also has sent letters to people who open their homes to midshipmen to help the school stop students from renting or leasing off-campus homes.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 42-year-old Salt Lake City man faces a terrorism threat charge after police say he plotted a mass shooting at the City Creek Center mall.
Jail records show Jack Harry Stiles was booked into the Salt Lake County jail on Monday and remains there on $1 million bail. It's not clear whether he has an attorney.
West Valley City police say they were tipped off to the plans by a Salt Lake County hospital crisis worker, who said Stiles described detailed plans to "kill as many people as possible" on Sept. 25, which is the anniversary of his mother's death.
Police say Stiles later told them he wanted to gun down people at the mall during lunch before shooting up a movie theater and wiring a bomb underneath a public bus
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The militant group that attacked a Nairobi mall and killed at least 60 people says it is still holding hostages alive inside and that its fighters are "still holding their ground."
The Twitter messages posted Tuesday by the al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab came after Kenyan government assurances of success in the fourth-day of the standoff.
Al-Shabab says the hostages "are still alive, looking quite disconcerted but, nevertheless, alive."
A security expert with contacts inside said Monday night there were at least 30 hostages when the assault began Saturday and at least 10 were believed to be still inside the upscale mall. Officials did not give a figure, saying only that "most" hostages had been released.
Sporadic gunfire could be heard from the building Tuesday as government forces pressed on inside.