Female senators backing a bill to remove sex-assault cases from the U.S. military chain of command say they may limit their proposal to just rape and sex crimes to win support before a showdown vote as early as this week.
Congress is poised to change the way the U.S. military deals with the profusion of sex crimes within its ranks. Changes are surely needed, but there’s a danger that Congress won’t reach the root of the problem: Most sexual attacks in the military go unreported.
The U.S. joined a whistle-blower lawsuit against the firm whose background checks helped National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis get security clearances.
Airline passengers will be allowed to use smartphones and devices such as Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle throughout U.S. flights as soon as the end of this year, with some restrictions, the chief U.S. aviation regulator said.