- Reports of sexual assault in the US
military are up 46 percent this year,
according to the Pentagon, which says the rise is a credit to
“victim confidence in our response system”.
- A security officer who worked at the US mission in Benghazi
and was featured in a CBS “60 Minutes” segment
appears to have given the FBI a different account of events the
night of the 9/11 attack in the city than he did in his book or to
CBS. The officer insists he did not write the FBI statement and
hadn’t even seen it. CBS says it will correct the story if it finds
its reporters were misled.
- Edward Snowden may have
used the log-in credentials of up to 25 coworkers at the NSA
base in Hawaii to access the classified information he’s disclosed
to the media. He may have told the employees he needed their
passwords for his work as a systems administrator.
- In an effort to thwart the NSA’s surveillance, Google is
encrypt traffic between its data centers.
- The Florida Supreme Court
ordered a new trial for death row inmate Roy Swafford just two
hours before his scheduled execution.
- A Tampa Bay teacher who was suspended for trying to force a
child to recite the pledge of allegiance is now
back at work.
- A thirteen-year-old boy in Kansas says he was
suspended from school for carrying a purse.
- John Kerry will be
joining negotiations between Iran and Western powers over that
country’s nuclear program. The talks had seemed to be going
- The strongest typhoon of the season
slammed the Philippines, killing at least four people as well
as knocking out power and telephone lines and causing several
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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/08/am-links-military-sexual-assault-reports