Senator Wants all US Cops to Wear Video Cameras

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Ferguson teen’s shooting death may dramatically expand the surveillance society.

Claire McCaskill, the Democratic senator from Missouri, says police departments nationwide should require their officers to wear body cameras in order to qualify for the hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding they receive each year.

McCaskill’s comments come in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting death of Michael Brown and is one of a myriad of calls in the episode’s aftermath for police officers to wear video cams.

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Girl, 9, Accidentally Kills Instructor While Firing an Uzi

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A 9-year-old girl being taught how to use an Uzi sub-machine gun lost control of the powerful weapon and accidentally killed her instructor, authorities said.

The shooting happened at 10 a.m. Monday at Arizona Last Stop shooting range, a tourist spot southeast of Las Vegas.

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Islamic State Expands: Up to 100,000 People Have Joined, Experts Say

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Fighters from the al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a parade in Raqqa, Syria.

The Islamic State, the radical group which has cut a bloody path through Syria and Iraq in recent months, slaying civilians and security forces, and executing the American journalist James Foley on camera, has even more followers than previously believed, according to Iraqi security sources.

While western diplomats and other observers have estimated the number of militants number between 20,000 to 50,000, Hisham al-Hashimi, a security expert in Baghdad, said that the total membership of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria may now be closer to 100,000 members.

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The Bizarre Case of Josh Shaw’s Sprained Ankles, a Drowning Nephew and a Baffled USC Football Team

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In this Aug. 29, 2013, photo, Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw (26) runs back an interception for a touchdown against Hawaii during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Honolulu. (Eugene Tanner/AP)

This is the story of a star college football athlete, an allegedly drowning child, a pair of sprained ankles — and two divergent narratives.

One cast star University of Southern California cornerback senior Josh Shaw as a hero who sprained both of his ankles leaping from a balcony to save his nephew drowning in a pool below. The other narrative calls into question that story of apparent valor, raising the possibility it was not only made-up — but deployed to obfuscate how Shaw really got hurt.

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American Douglas McAuthur McCain Killed Fighting for ISIS in Syria

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Douglas McAuthur McCain: American ‘Duale ThaslaveofAllah’ Killed While Fighting For ISIS in Syria

Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of San Diego California was killed over the weekend in fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and a Syrian opposition group, according to the Free Syrian Army.

After the battle, McCain, along with his American passport and the bodies of three other foreign jihadis were found.

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McCarthy, Lawrence Dominic (1892–1975)

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Lawrence Dominic McCarthy (1892?-1975), named at birth Florence Joseph, soldier, commercial traveller and building superintendent, was born probably on 21 January 1892 at York, Western Australia, son of Florence McCarthy of Cork, Ireland, and his wife Anne, née Sherry. His parents died when he was very young and he was brought up in Clontarf Orphanage, Perth, and educated in Catholic schools.

McCarthy was working as a contractor when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 16 October 1914; he was posted as a private to the 16th Battalion and sailed for Egypt in December. On 26 April 1915 ‘Fat’—the appropriate and affectionate nickname earned by his ‘ample frame’—landed at Gallipoli with ‘C’ Company. Appointed lance corporal on 13 May, he was promoted corporal on 19 July and sergeant on 1 September. That month he was evacuated because of illness, returning to duty in November. On 20 December he left Gallipoli with the last party of his battalion.

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Time Warner Internet Is Back After Mass Outage

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Time Warner says cable and internet services are mostly up and running again after nationwide outages were reported early Wednesday morning.

In a statement tweeted by several new outlets, Time Warner routine network maintenance at around 4:30 a.m. ET caused the massive disruption to internet and On Demand service. There was an “issue with our Internet backbone,” the statement said.

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