Army general faces charge of adultery

Washington

Army general faces charge of adultery

The Army suspended the commander of its main basic training camp Tuesday for alleged adultery, the latest in a string of military officers accused of sexual misconduct. Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts was suspended from his post at Fort Jackson, S.C., while the military investigates allegations of "adultery and a physical altercation," officials said. "We don't have any evidence of any sexual assault. The allegations we have indicate a breach of order and discipline," said Col. Christian Kubik, an Army spokesman. Roberts previously led units in Iraq and in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Adultery is a crime under military law and, if proven, could end the general's career.

San Francisco

Court strikes down Ariz. abortion law

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy absent a medical emergency. The court said the law violated a woman's constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy before a fetus is able to survive outside the womb. Nine other states have enacted similar bans starting at 20 weeks or even earlier. Several of those bans had previously been placed on hold or struck down by other courts.

Elsewhere

New York: Just hours after hundreds of people held a rally in Greenwich Village to protest the killing of a gay man last week, two men were violently assaulted in separate attacks because of their sexual orientation, officials said Tuesday.

Tucson, Ariz.: Authorities on Tuesday released nearly 600 photos that investigators took after the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others in 2011.

Times wires

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