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Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged assault

Washington

ex-Navy football players to face court-martial

The superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy set aside the recommendation of a military judge Thursday and ordered two former Navy football players to face court-martial in the alleged sexual assault of a female midshipman, attorneys for the accused men said. Joshua Tate, 21, of Nashville will be tried on a charge of aggravated sexual assault, and Eric Graham, 21, of Eight Mile, Ala., will be tried on a charge of abusive sexual contact. Both are also charged with making false statements. All charges have been dropped against a third former player, Tra'ves Bush, 22, of Johnston, S.C., his attorney said.

Columbus, Ohio

Prison oversight faulted in death

Prison guards falsified records and failed to properly complete their rounds the day Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro hanged himself in his cell last month, according to a state report released Thursday that suggested Castro might have asphyxiated himself during a sexual act. Castro, 53, was found hanging, with his pants down, from a bedsheet Sept. 3, weeks into a life sentence after pleading guilty to kidnapping three women and holding them for a decade.

Washington

Pentagon's No. 2 official resigning

Ashton Carter, the Pentagon's second-in-command, said Thursday he will step down in December, having served for two years under two secretaries of defense. Defense officials dismissed any speculation Carter, 59, was forced out.

New York City

Nyad's 2-day swim raises $105,000

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad ended her 48-hour benefit swim Thursday for victims still struggling a year after Superstorm Sandy. The event raised more than $105,000 in donations. Nyad, 64, a New York City native, started the swim Tuesday in a 40-yard pool set up in Manhattan's Herald Square, getting out only to use the restroom. The AmeriCares Foundation will accept donations through the end of October.

Times wires

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