A Flood Watch and a Winter Storm Watch are out for the entire region late Tuesday through early Thursday. Heavy rain develops Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and may put down 1”-3” in some areas. Arctic air pushes in from west to east on Wednesday with heavy sleet and snow taking over. That setup could produce several inches of accumulation. Snow will slowly end from west to east Thursday as bitterly cold air continues to push in.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a sweeping $638 billion defense bill imposing new punishments on military members found guilty of rape or sexual assault.
The Republican-controlled House voted 315-108 for the measure. It covers weapons, aircraft, ships and personnel.
The White House has threatened to veto the legislation because it blocks President Barack Obama from closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and limits his ability to reduce nuclear weapons.
Differences will have to be ironed out between this bill and a Senate measure that costs $13 billion less and would give Obama flexibility in handling terror suspects.
The House bill would require that anyone found guilty of a sex-related crime receive a punishment that includes, at a minimum, dismissal from military service or a dishonorable discharge.
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