WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - A House committee is responding to the growing number of sexual assaults in the armed forces by stripping military commanders of their authority to reverse convictions in rape and assault cases.
The measure approved Wednesday by the House Armed Services Committee also requires that anyone found guilty of rape or sexual assault receive a punishment that includes, at a minimum, a dismissal from military service or a dishonorable discharge.
Ohio Republican Rep. Michael Turner says the bill sends a clear message: If service members commit a sex-related crime, they're out.
Turner and Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Niki Tsongas wrote many of the provisions in the bill.
The legislation will be added to a broader 2014 defense policy bill that the full House is expected to vote on next week.
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Dayton police detectives are investigating a homicide Sunday night at the newly opened truck stop on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
The clerk told officers two men with handguns demanded money then ran from the store with an unknown amount of cash.
Health Partners of Western Ohio is sponsoring a week long "Enrollment Blitz" to assist patients and residents in completing applications for Ohio Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
An accident on Interstate 75 is blocking northbound traffic.
An overturned tractor-trailer is blocked Burrville Road north of Fort Recovery-Minster Road in Mercer County Monday morning.