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2 more sergeants charged in probe

The U.S. Army said Tuesday that it had charged two more drill sergeants at Abderdeen Proving Ground with sexual misconduct, bringing the total number of soldiers charged at the base to 10.

In a statement, the base said that charges against Staff Sgt. Wayne Gamble, 36, include adultery, sodomy, assault and desertion and involve 14 female soldiers. Charges against Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Moffett include indecent assault, and cruelty and maltreatment and involve four women.

Kevorkian may be linked to third death

WARREN, Mich. _ For the third time in a month, a body has turned up in a suburban Detroit hotel room accompanied by a note referring authorities to the lawyer of assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, police said Tuesday.

A security officer responding to an anonymous call found the body of an elderly woman Monday night at a Red Roof Inn in Warren, Lt. Danny Clark of the Warren Police Department said.

Macomb County Prosecutor Karl Marlinga identified the woman as Janette Knowles, 75, of Norfolk, Neb., and said her note indicated that she suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease.

Photographer beaten on assignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ A newspaper photographer who returned safely from such flashpoints as Panama, Haiti and Somalia was in serious condition Tuesday after he was savagely beaten while taking pictures of children playing.

John Trotter, 36, a photographer for the Sacramento Bee, had been photographing children frolicking in record high temperatures Monday when a group of eight to 12 men demanded his film and began beating him.

Trotter suffered serious head injuries and was hospitalized. "It looks like he wandered into a drug neighborhood, and for whatever reason, those people involved in that sort of activity didn't want him being there," said Sacramento police spokeswoman Pam Alejandre.

No arrests had been made by late Tuesday.

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