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General chokes up as he details affair to judge

Fort Bragg N.C.

General chokes up as he details affair to judge

An Army general who admitted to improper relationships with three subordinates appeared to choke up Monday as he told a judge that he'd failed the female captain who had leveled the most serious accusations against him. The judge accepted Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair's guilty pleas on several lesser charges in a deal that includes the dropping of sexual assault counts and two others that may have required him to register as a sex offender. Later during the sentencing phase, the captain took the stand to testify that her career has suffered because she constantly worries her supervisors are talking about her behind her back and trying to undermine her after the three-year affair. The judge will give Sinclair, 51, a sentence that can't exceed terms in the deal struck between defense lawyers and military attorneys over the weekend, but has not been made public.

Los Angeles

Quake strongly felt across Los Angeles

A predawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin Monday, rattling nerves and shaking buildings along a 150-mile swath of Southern California but causing no major damage. The 4.4-magnitude quake was centered 2 miles from Encino and 15 miles west-northwest of the downtown civic center, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. USGS seismologist Robert Graves called it a "typical" Southern California quake and said expectations were that damage would be slight, if it occurred at all.

New York

Trial support for bin Laden's in-law

The self-proclaimed architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks says a former al-Qaida spokesman on trial in New York may have been "an eloquent, spell-binding speaker" who urged attacks on America, but he was not the high-level terrorist that prosecutors allege. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who was one of al-Qaida's top organizers of terrorist operations, portrays Sulaiman abu Ghaith as a little-known figure who would never have been privy to details of attacks. Mohammed's comments were in response to questions posed by Abu Ghaith's lawyers. The judge will decide whether Mohammed testifies at the trial.

Elsewhere

Washington: Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday named Daniel Rubinstein, a senior foreign service official with long experience in the Middle East, as a new special envoy for Syria.

Times wires

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