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US service member killed in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. service member has been killed and another wounded in an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, according to a statement Monday from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.
Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Commanding General Scott Miller says “the sacrifice of our service member, who volunteered for a mission to Afghanistan to protect his country is a tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him.”
He added, “Our duty now is to honor him, care for his family and continue our mission.”
The statement said the service member was the sixth American killed in Afghanistan this year.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration was monitoring the situation and President Donald Trump had been briefed by Chief of Staff John Kelly.
The wounded service member was said to be in stable condition.
The names of the service members were not released.
Complaints strain human rights agencies
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A wave of sexual harassment complaints that accompanied the #MeToo movement has put a strain on many state and local offices that police workplace discrimination of all kinds.
Places such as New York City and Massachusetts have added resources to deal with the surge in complaints.
But human rights agencies elsewhere say their small staffs are struggling to keep up with caseloads.
In Connecticut, which is on pace to receive nearly twice as many sexual harassment complaints as last year, some lawmakers worry about delays resolving those cases and others involving employment, housing and credit discrimination.
In many places, the complaints began piling up last year, when the movement against sexual harassment and assault took off after allegations against former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The complaint process differs by state.
8 wounded in Calif. apartment gunfire
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Eight people were wounded, two critically, during a shooting at a California apartment complex during a dice game, police said Monday.
Officers arrived at a chaotic scene on Sunday night and had to call for help after a hostile crowd emerged from the complex, San Bernardino police spokeswoman Sadie Albers said. She said investigators are still trying to determine how the shooting unfolded, what preceded it and whether there was an exchange of gunfire.
“Most of the witnesses are being uncooperative, so we’re not really sure what happened prior to the shooting,” she said. Evidence at the scene showed handguns and rifles were used, police have said.
Seven adults and a 17-year-old boy at the complex were shot. Albers said the 17-year-old and one adult were critically wounded. The six other victims had wounds that were not life-threatening and were expected to survive.
Police have said there is gang activity in the area, but it’s too early in the investigation to attribute the shooting to gang rivalry.
3-year-old abducted at gunpoint from home
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee authorities say a 3-year-old girl who was abducted at gunpoint from her home on the city’s north side was found safe about seven hours later.
Police say Phoenix “Mariah” Dickens was found unharmed about 9:45 a.m. Monday. No arrests have been made.
Authorities say the child was taken around 2:30 a.m. from her home by two men who fled in a red van and a dark-colored sedan with tinted windows. Police issued an Amber Alert.
The child’s father, Mario Dickens, told WITI-TV that police did a “great job” in finding his daughter and the family was “excited to get to her.”
Police have not provided a motive in the abduction.
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