News on the go: Feb. 11, 2014

Taylor Williams

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York seeks to gain access to hundred of sex crime cases at the biggest military bases in the United States on Monday. After an AP investigative report found a striking pattern of inconsistent reports and often light penalties at bases in Japan, officials put pressure on the Pentagon to release records.

While teaching militant recruits how to make a car bomb on Monday, an instructor accidentally set off explosives during the demonstration. The blast killed 21 and alerted authorities of the existence of the training camp north of Baghdad.

Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam may be the first openly gay NFL player in the future. While there are questions about whether his announcement will be accepted, the NFL stated Sunday that the league admires the player for his “honesty and courage.”

Amidst rumors, Sochi officials said Monday that the drones used at the Olympic games are not being used to spot terrorists or protestors but rather to transmit live video of snowboard and ski jump competitions. Drones are cheaper than helicopter camera crews and are more flexible than other options.

Information is from the Associated Press.

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