By Kelly Twedell FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Reuters) - The trial of a U.S. Army general charged with sexual assault was delayed indefinitely after the prosecution's case hit a stumbling block when a judge ruled that politics fueled the decision to court-martial the military commander. The judge, Colonel James Pohl, found on Monday that politics had been unlawfully injected into the rare court-martial of Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair, but refused to dismiss the sexual assault charges. The judge said he would allow Sinclair to renew a previous offer, rejected by military leaders at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to plead guilty to lesser charges in exchange for the most serious allegations of coercive sex acts being dropped. Sinclair's lead lawyer, Richard Scheff, said the defense and prosecutors had begun discussing how the case would proceed but it could be several weeks before they return to court.
By Steve Holland NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took on a daunting task on Tuesday: shopping for clothes for his wife and daughters during a brief stop at a Gap store in New York. Obama was in New York to attend two Democratic fundraisers aimed at building up campaign war chests for this year's midterm congressional elections. At the store, he sorted carefully through sweaters in search of a purchase for one of his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, before holding up a pink one. "I'm worried the V-neck is going to slip," the president said before opting for a regular-cut neck. ...
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NEW YORK — A New Jersey man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after his toddler was found with dozens of heroin packets at daycare, police said on Tuesday.
A woman in a short skirt and tall heels leans into a man's car on a seedy street, promising a good time, but with an air of desperation.
President Obama stopped at a Gap store in Manhattan Tuesday, purchasing sweaters for his daughters and a workout top for his wife, in a show of support for the chain's decision to raise wages for U.S. employees.
Dozens of packets of heroin were found in a toddler's jacket by a worker at a New Jersey daycare center, police said.