White House fence jumper quickly detained by Secret Service  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

A man jumped over the White House fence on Wednesday night, but this time, the man barely made it onto the lawn before being taken down by a K-9 and quickly detained by Secret Service agents.

"Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said. - Full Article

Chaos in Canada: Gunfire erupts at Parliament  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

A Canadian soldier was shot and killed Wednesday while standing guard at a war memorial in the nation's capital in Ottawa, and a gunman was killed after racing inside Parliament.

Canada's Prime Minister, in an evening address to his nation, described the "dispicable acts" as terrorism. - Full Article

American Veterans Fighting ISIS in Syria  

Mashable By : Emily Feldman

Turkey—Jordan Matson, a U.S. military veteran who quit his job to fight the Islamic State, was wounded in battle shortly after getting to Syria.

But rather than discourage other Americans from coming to the front lines, the 28-year-old from Wisconsin instead turned to Facebook, becoming an intermediary between Kurdish forces and Americans eager to join the battle against jihadi militants. - Full Article

American released from North Korea  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

Jeffrey Fowle was arrested earlier this year for leaving a Bible at his hotel. A U.S. government plane picked him up today before flying to Guam, the official said. - Full Article

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was given a maximum five-year prison sentence Tuesday for the Valentine's Day killing last year of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the ruling more than seven months after the Olympic runner's trial started in a case that has riveted South Africa and brought intense media attention to the 27-year-old double-amputee who was already well known for his sporting achievements. - Full Article

Bodies of 7 women found in Gary, Indiana  

Journal Gazette By : Staff Reporting

The bodies of seven women have been found in northwestern Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman who was found strangled at a motel and led investigators to at least three of the bodies, authorities said Monday.

The Lake County coroner's office said three of the bodies were found Sunday night at two locations in Gary... - Full Article

Authorities say Michael Brown's blood found on gun, inside police car  

Washington Post By : Staff Reporting

Forensic evidence shows Michael Brown’s blood on the gun, on the uniform and inside the car of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, law enforcement officials said, information they believe potentially corroborates the officer’s story that the unarmed 18-year-old tried to take his gun.

The evidence will make it harder for the Justice Department to prosecute Wilson on federal charges that he violated Brown’s civil rights, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case. - Full Article

Hong Kong Police Accuse Man of Inciting Protests  

NY Times By : Staff Reporting

Hong Kong police said Sunday that a protester had been arrested and accused of encouraging others on an online message board to confront police officers, the first arrest of that kind since large street demonstrations began in late September.

The 23-year-old man arrested Saturday is accused of inciting others to “join the unlawful assembly in Mong Kok, to charge at police and to paralyze the railways,” according to a police statement issued Sunday. - Full Article

Officer who shot Michael Brown says he feared for his life  

The Guardian By : Staff Reporting

The white police officer who shot dead Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August, sparking protests which continue in October, reportedly told investigators he feared for his life in an altercation with the teenager just before the shooting.

The New York Times reported that officer Darren Wilson told authorities he was pinned in his vehicle during an altercation with Brown, and that the teenager reached for his gun. - Full Article

Ruth Bader Ginsburgs Dissent  

Ruth Bader Ginsburg By : Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a six-page dissent >>

The new Texas Voter ID Law rejects idenification from federally recognized tribes, in-state four year colleges and IDs issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Bill 14 aimed to ward off,  and the means adopted by the State to that end. Between 2002 and 2011, there were only two in-person voter fraud cases prosecuted to conviction in Texas.
The potential magnitude of racially discriminatory voter disenfranchisement counseled hesitation before disturbing the District Court’s findings and final judgment. Senate Bill 14 may prevent more than 600,000 registered Texas voters (about 4.5% of all registered voters) from voting in person for lack of compliant identification. Id., at 50–51, 54. A sharply disproportionate percentage of those voters are African-American or Hispanic.

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