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Airman who led sex assault unit faces charges

Arlington, Va.

Airman who led sex assault unit faces charges

An Air Force officer who led the branch's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit faces charges he groped a woman in a parking lot. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski — once stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa — was arrested on a count of misdemeanor sexual battery following an alleged assault about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Arlington, Va., police said Monday. A police report says Krusinski, 41, was drunk and grabbed a woman's breast and buttocks, and she fought him police. The military has struggled with sex abuse scandals for decades. Krusinski served as commander of the 6th Force Support Squadron at MacDill from 2008 to 2010. The unit oversees recreational, family support, educational and morale-building activities at MacDill, according to a base website.

ACT plans to move to online testing in 2015

High school students will take the ACT college admissions exam by computer starting in the spring of 2015 — but at least for a while, the paper and pencil version will be available, too. "We are moving to a computer-based version, but for the foreseeable future, we will also have the paper and pencil test as an option for schools that don't have the technological capability," Jon Erickson, president of ACT's Education Division, said Monday. About 1.7 million students took the ACT in 2012, slightly more than took the SAT.

Elsewhere

Philippines: One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes spewed huge rocks and ash after daybreak today, killing at least five climbers and trapping more than a dozen others near the crater in its first eruption in three years, officials said. Rescue teams and helicopters were sent to the Mayon volcano.

Mississippi: The state rejected on Monday a request to submit physical evidence for DNA testing made by inmate Willie Manning, who is scheduled to be put to death today. He was convicted in 1994 of murdering two college students. The U.S. Justice Department recently raised questions about the case.

Germany: A 93-year-old man who was deported from the United States for lying about his Nazi past was arrested Monday on allegations he served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, Stuttgart prosecutors said. Hans Lipschis says he was not involved in any war crimes.

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