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US family grieving over new beheading video
12:40 PM, 09.02.2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.

 
Putin's '2 weeks to Kiev' out of context: aide
12:39 PM, 09.02.2014

Russian President Vladimir PutinMOSCOW (AP) — A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.


 
Serena has medical timeout in US Open doubles loss
12:38 PM, 09.02.2014

Venus, left, and Serena Williams walk to mid court after losing a quarterfinals doubles match to Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, of Russia, during the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams took a medical timeout because of a problem with her right foot and later double-faulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.


 
32 teens escape from Nashville detention center
12:38 PM, 09.02.2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence, a state government spokesman said. Hours later Tuesday, eight were still on the run.

 
Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests
12:38 PM, 09.02.2014

Supporters of Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri camp inside the vicinity of the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.


 
Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage: SITE
12:37 PM, 09.02.2014

File photo of U.S. journalist Steven SotloffThe Islamic State released a video purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, a monitoring service said on Tuesday, as the militant group raised the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State", the SITE monitoring service said.


 
Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington
12:36 PM, 09.02.2014

FILE - This June 25, 2014 file photo shows singer Chris Brown arriving at the D.C. Superior Court in Washington. Brown is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case that dates to October 2013. According to court filings, Brown was scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Friday for a plea hearing but was unable due to travel issues. The hearing was rescheduled for Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.


 
Coroner: Indiana teen killed by asphyxiation
12:35 PM, 09.02.2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Relatives of an Indianapolis teenager whose badly burned body was found in a yard say they believe she was abducted and killed by a stranger.

 
A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group
12:35 PM, 09.02.2014

FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. The Islamic State group holds roughly a third of Iraq and Syria, including several strategically important cities like Fallujah and Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria. (AP Photo, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose?


 
Maryland doc facing sex charge surrenders license
12:35 PM, 09.02.2014

FILE - This June 10, 2014 file photo shows Dr. William Dando outside the Allegany County Courthouse in Cumberland, Md. A western Maryland physician at the center of a medical licensing scandal is surrendering his license to practice medicine to resolve charges that he molested a female patient. Attorneys for Dr. William Dando and the Allegany County State's Attorney's office announced the deal at a court hearing Tuesday in Cumberland. (AP Photo/David Dishneau, File)CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A suspended physician at the center of a state licensing scandal agreed Tuesday to permanently surrender his Maryland medical license to resolve charges he sexually assaulted a female patient at a walk-in clinic in April.


 
Lawyers want Boston bombing trial delayed to Sept 2015
12:34 PM, 09.02.2014

This undated image released by the FBI shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar TsarnaevLawyers defending the prime suspect in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings have requested that his trial, due to start in November, be delayed until at least September next year. Twin bombs planted at the marathon finish line killed three people and injured 264 on April 15, 2013, in an attack allegedly carried out by Chechen brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.


 
Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory
12:34 PM, 09.02.2014

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal trial opens Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, that will decide the fate of one of the nation’s most stringent voter ID laws. A judge will hear arguments on whether the law safeguards ballot integrity or discriminates against minorities by imposing a mandate that suppresses turnout. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.


 
Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher
12:34 PM, 09.02.2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post is ending 80 years of being led by the Graham family with the departure of Publisher Katharine Weymouth.

 
After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises
12:32 PM, 09.02.2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.

 
Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of airstrike
12:31 PM, 09.02.2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab (ahl-shah-BAHB') extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle Monday night.

 
Islamic State claims to behead second US reporter
12:30 PM, 09.02.2014

An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news on June 11, 2014 allegedly shows Islamic State militants hanging the Islamic Jihad flag after they cut a road through the Syrian-Iraqi borderThe so-called "Islamic State" released a video on Tuesday showing a masked militant apparently beheading an American journalist and threatening to kill a British captive. The footage, seen by AFP after it was found online by private terrorism monitor SITE, shows 31-year-old freelance reporter Steven Sotloff dressed in orange and on his knees in a desert landscape. The masked militant condemns the ongoing US strikes against the Islamic State -- a Sunni jihadist group that operates in Iraq and Syria -- and cuts Sotloff's throat. "I'm back, Obama, and I'm back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State," the militant says, speaking in what sounds like a London accent.


 
Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents
12:30 PM, 09.02.2014

This is an undated handout photos issued by England's Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014, of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, who have legal proceedings against them continuing in Spain after they took the five-year-old brain cancer patient out of hospital without doctors' consent. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) — Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.


 
Family spokesman: Sotloff relatives aware of beheading video by Islamic State, are grieving
12:26 PM, 09.02.2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Family spokesman: Sotloff relatives aware of beheading video by Islamic State, are grieving.

 
IMF warns Ukraine may need extra $19 bn in help
12:26 PM, 09.02.2014

A Ukrainian fighter from the Azov Battalion walks past a checkpoint on the outskirts of Mariupol on September 2, 2014The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that economically-devastated Ukraine may need an extra $19 billion (14.5 billion euros) in assistance should it fail to quell its brutal pro-Kremlin uprising by the end of next year. "We are assuming that the conflict will begin to subside in the coming months," the Fund's European Department head Poul Thomsen said in his first review of Kiev's compliance with its reform and recovery programme. If this assumption does not hold... the programmes' viability could hinge on larger assistance from Ukraine's international partners." The IMF added that it has agreed to give Kiev some slack by allowing the government to collect a bigger budget deficit than the one initially approved by its board.


 
France's scorned former first lady to publish kiss-and-tell
12:24 PM, 09.02.2014

A picture taken on May 7, 2013 in Paris shows Valerie Trierweiler in the gardens at the Elysee presidential palaceFrance's scorned former first lady Valerie Trierweiler is set to lift the lid on her tumultuous relationship with the president on Thursday in what could prove an explosive memoir. Trierweiler, a journalist, was dumped unceremoniously by Francois Hollande in January after a magazine revealed his affair with actress Julie Gayet, and has since remained broadly silent about an event she once said had felt like falling "from a skyscraper."


 
Christie to Mexico on trade mission, 2016 politics
12:22 PM, 09.02.2014

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks along a boardwalk after a town hall meeting in Ocean City, N.J. Christie is heading to Mexico officially for a trade mission typical of any governor. But Christie is a potential GOP presidential candidate with little foreign policy expertise, a lot of swagger and much to learn about international diplomacy. He is one of several potential White House hopefuls burnishing their foreign policy credentials for any possible general election matchup against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, a former secretary of state. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But he also is a potential 2016 presidential candidate, with a lot of swagger but little foreign policy experience.


 
U.S. cannot verify video purporting to show beheading of U.S. hostage
12:22 PM, 09.02.2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday said it could not immediately confirm reports that Islamic State had released a video purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in a briefing that if there is such a video, it would be analyzed very carefully, adding that the administration's thoughts and prayers were with Sotloff's family. Shortly before the briefing, the SITE monitoring service said the militant group had released the video. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

 
Islamic fighters besiege Nigerian city: Senator
12:21 PM, 09.02.2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian senator says thousands of people are fleeing a northeastern city amid conflicting reports that it has been seized by Boko Haram Islamic militants.

 
AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight
12:21 PM, 09.02.2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Alexei Miller, CEO of Russian natural gas giant Gazprom during the ceremony marking the construction of gas pipeline "Power of Siberia" connecting Russia and China near the village of Us Khatyn in Yakutsk region, Russia, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)MOSCOW (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.


 
Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth
12:20 PM, 09.02.2014

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg"Things continue to fall into place for our view that growth should accelerate in the year's back half," said Dan Greenhaus, chief strategist at BTIG in New York. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of national factory activity rose to 59.0 last month, the highest reading since March 2011, from 57.1 in July. Carl Riccadonna, a senior economist at Deutsche Bank in New York, said the current level of new orders has historically been consistent with an annualized GDP growth pace of 4.4 percent.


 
Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice
12:18 PM, 09.02.2014

FILE - This Jan. 10, 2014 file photo shows the US side of Niagara Falls in New York beginning to thaw after the recent "polar vortex" that affected millions in the US and Canada. Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. we should see more of these in the future because a study partially links these polar vortex related cold outbreaks to loss of sea ice off Russia as the world gets warmer. But we have to note that last year’s polar vortex chill was slightly different and not connected to sea ice loss, researchers say. (AP Photo/Nick LoVerde, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it.


 
Chris Brown pleads guilty in DC assault case
12:18 PM, 09.02.2014

In this August 13, 2014 photo, hip-hop star Chris Brown appears at a probation progress hearing at Los Angeles Superior CourtHip-hop star Chris Brown pleaded guilty Tuesday to hitting a fan outside a Washington hotel last year, a US district attorney announced. The misdemeanor assault charge carries a maximum 180 days in jail, but as part of a plea deal with the US Attorney's Office, a judge in District of Columbia Superior Court sentenced Brown to time served. The 25-year-old Grammy-winning R&B artist had already spent some 80 days in incarceration for a probation violation in California related to his arrest last October in the Washington assault case. At the time of the arrest, Brown had been on probation for felony assault for attacking the singer Rihanna in the hours before the 2009 Grammy Awards.


 
A&M jumps, FSU, 'Bama lose some support in AP poll
12:16 PM, 09.02.2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after close victories against heavy underdogs.

 
Ebola threatens food security in West Africa: FAO
12:14 PM, 09.02.2014

Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare themselves before to carrying an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in MonroviaBy Isla Binnie and Emma Farge ROME/DAKAR (Reuters) - The world's worst Ebola epidemic has endangered harvests and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in coming months. The FAO issued a special alert for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries most affected by the outbreak, which has killed at least 1,550 people since the virus was detected in the remote jungles of southeastern Guinea in March. Restrictions on people's movements and the establishment of quarantine zones to contain the spread of the hemorrhagic fever have led to panic buying, food shortages and price hikes in countries ill-prepared to absorb the shock. "In the three countries severely affected by Ebola, the agriculture and food security situation is really deteriorating," said Vincent Martin, head of an FAO unit in Dakar that is coordinating the agency's response.


 
US stocks mixed after solid manufacturing data
12:13 PM, 09.02.2014

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 26, 2014 in New YorkNew York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks were mixed in early trade Tuesday following a solid US manufacturing report and ahead of major data releases later in the week.


 
Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist
12:12 PM, 09.02.2014

ISIL Has Reportedly Beheaded Journalist Steven SotloffAn Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.


 
U.S. government agency to accelerate development of Mapp's Ebola treatment
12:09 PM, 09.02.2014

Department of Health and Human Services said that work on the Ebola drug would be funded by a contract worth up to $42.3 million. It said that Mapp would manufacture a small amount of the drug for early stage safety studies.

 
Peng beats Bencic to reach US Open semis
12:08 PM, 09.02.2014

Peng Shuai, of China, returns a shot against Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)NEW YORK (AP) — Unseeded Peng Shuai of China beat 17-year-old Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in the U.S. Open on Tuesday to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal.


 
Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics
12:01 PM, 09.02.2014

President Obama speaks at Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Milwaukee. Obama renewed his call for an increase in the minimum wage. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics.


 
UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents
12:00 PM, 09.02.2014

This is an undated handout photos issued by England's Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014, of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, who have legal proceedings against them continuing in Spain after they took the five-year-old brain cancer patient out of hospital without doctors' consent. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors are dropping the case against a couple who ended up in a Spanish jail after they tried to get treatment abroad for their son's severe brain tumor, authorities said Tuesday.


 
Google's corporate products division changes name
11:58 AM, 09.02.2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies.

 
Former Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury
11:56 AM, 09.02.2014

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, right, arrives at federal court with his son Bobby, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Richmond, Va. A federal jury will hear instructions from a judge on Tuesday before beginning deliberations in the public corruption trial of the former governor and his wife, Maureen. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The jury began deliberations Tuesday in the corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison if jurors conclude that the couple sold the influence of his office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company's signature product.


 
Today in History
11:56 AM, 09.02.2014

Today is Sunday, August 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

 
Dollar General sweetens Family Dollar bid, may go hostile
11:52 AM, 09.02.2014

A price sign at a Dollar General store in Arvada, ColoradoDollar General Corp raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected. Family Dollar stuck instead with an $8.5 billion cash-and-stock bid from Dollar Tree Inc made in late July. Family Dollar said on Tuesday its board would review Dollar General's new offer and that it was committed to the Dollar Tree deal. Any deal will net Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine between $690 million and $750 million, based on his 8.2 percent stake in the company.


 
APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her
11:51 AM, 09.02.2014

Facebook Find: Should a 9-Year-Old Handle an Uzi?PHOENIX (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.


 
 
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