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A murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India

Killer's comments blaming women for being raped reflect views held by many in India
Muneeza Naqvi, The Associated Press

NEW DELHI - When a condemned killer said the woman he and others brutally gang-raped on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their callousness and lack of remorse. But the underlying view has wide acceptance in India.

Blaming women for rape is what hundreds of millions of men here are taught to believe.

Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials shared with mistress
Michael Biesecker And Eric Tucker, The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. - Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book.

Official: Homeless man killed by police did time for robbery

Officials: Homeless man killed by LA police served time for robbery, stole identity
Tami Abdollah, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A homeless man killed by Los Angeles police had been released last May from a federal prison after serving roughly 14 years for bank robbery, and was wanted for violating probation, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

A federal warrant was issued Jan. 9 for 39-year-old Charley Saturmin Robinet after he didn't provide monthly reports to a probation officer in November, December and January, Deputy U.S. Marshal Matthew Cordova said.

Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in Hernandez's rented car

Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in car rented by ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez
Amy Anthony, The Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. - A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death.

Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in Hernandez's rented car

Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in car rented by ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez
Amy Anthony, The Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. - A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death.

India orders TV stations not to give rapist a platform

India orders TV stations not to broadcast documentary in which rapist blames his victim
Ashok Sharma, The Associated Press

NEW DELHI - Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says she could have avoided being killed if she had not fought back, a government official said.

UK proposals make officials accountable in sex abuse cases

UK proposals to make officials accountable for failing to protect children from sex abuse
Danica Kirka, The Associated Press

LONDON - Some 370 girls may have suffered sexual exploitation in Oxfordshire in the last 16 years, according to a damning indictment of failings by police and social workers published Tuesday.

The serious case review was a haunting echo to an investigation last year in Rotherham in northwest England, which produced a larger catalogue of abuse and failures by authorities to act on information that might have prevented further abuse. Though the serious case review found no wilful professional misconduct by organizations, it cited a "worrying lack of curiosity and follow through."

Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug

Ga. postpones its 1st execution of a woman in 70 years, citing cloudiness of injection drug
Kate Brumback, The Associated Press

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday because of concerns about the drug to be used in the lethal injection.

LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

LA police chief: Officer shouted 'he has my gun' before officers opened fire in shooting death
Tami Abdollah, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Police fatally shot a homeless man during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which an officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.

Video showed the man reaching toward the officer's waistband, Chief Charlie Beck said. The officer's gun was found partly cocked and jammed with a round of ammunition in the chamber and another in the ejection port, indicating a struggle for the weapon.

Sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle charged with rape

Prosecutor: Sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle charged with rape
Gene Johnson, The Associated Press

SEATTLE - A high-risk sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle was being held on $1 million bail after authorities charged him with raping a 69-year-old woman.

According to documents filed in King County Superior Court, 49-year-old Michael Stanley had previously done yard work at the victim's home.

He showed up on Friday night seeking additional work. She told him she didn't have any, but investigators said he sneaked back into the home and attacked her.

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