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world Islamic State murders second US journalist

Group releases video of Steven Sotloff's death, days after mother directly addresses leader pleading for her son's life.

17 minutes ago // The Guardian

world First world war horse awarded 'Victoria Cross for animals'

Warrior is posthumously awarded honorary PDSA Dickin medal in recognition of bravery of animals that served during conflict Continue reading...

19 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Girl Who Shot Instructor Said Uzi Was 'Too Much for Her'

The 9-year-old girl who accidentally shot a gun-range instructor in the head with an Uzi said that the weapon as "too much for her."

19 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world How to keep your cloud accounts secure

The cloud can be a wonderful thing. It's a place where you can store your files then access them from any device. But it can also lead to disastrous situations.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Summer box-office slump: Five lessons to take away

After an onslaught of interstellar bad guys, shape-shifting robots, giant monsters and costumed villains, the galaxy is safe and sound but the state of the summer box office is another matter. This year's lackluster May-to-Labor Day movie season finished as the worst since 1997...

20 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents

SOTO DEL REAL, Spain 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.The National Court in Madrid said in a statement that a judge decided to free the couple Tuesday after British authorities dropped the case against them.

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Jim Irsay put on probation for one year for driving while intoxicated

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated stemming from his arrest after a traffic stop in March.

21 minutes ago // BBC

world AUDIO: 'This should never have happened'

A friend of journalist Steven Sotloff, who has apparently been killed by Islamic State militants, says the UK and US need to start negotiating for hostages.

23 minutes ago // The Guardian

world US court orders photos of September 11 '20th hijacker' remain classified

Judges decide images of Saudi national Mohammed al-Qahtani, who is held in Guantnamo Bay and was subjected to special interrogation, threaten national security Continue reading...

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Recline rage: Why airline seating is provoking mid-flight fights

For the third time in less than a week, aisle rage erupted on Monday after a dispute over a reclined seat led a Delta flight to make an unscheduled stop. One passenger was taken off of the plane in Jacksonville, Fla., and the aircraft then completed its New York to West Palm Beach, Fla.,...

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Recline rage: Why airline seating is provoking mid-flight fights

For the third time in about a week, aisle rage erupted on Monday after a dispute over a reclined seat led a Delta flight to make an unscheduled stop. One passenger was taken off of the plane in Jacksonville, Fla., and the aircraft then completed its New York to West Palm Beach, Fla., trip,...

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Watch a beautiful, powerful solar eruption

New video provides an amazing view of a recent solar eruption captured by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the sun. Material can be seen bursting from the surface of the sun in an M-class coronal mass ejection.

27 minutes ago // CBS

world Man returns to school at 60 to study cancer that killed his wife

Powel Crosley's wife died in 2009 of a rare form of ovarian cancer, so he's gone back to college to conduct research on a treatment for the disease

27 minutes ago // Reuters

world Islamic state issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

DUBAI Reuters - The 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. air strikes on its fighters in Iraq.

27 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Islamic State murders second US journalist

Group releases video of death of Steven Sotloff, held in Syria since August 2013, days after plea from mother.

28 minutes ago // CBS

world Zelda Williams returns to Twitter

Robin Williams' daughter had left the social media site after getting harassing messages in the wake of his death

28 minutes ago // ABC

world Islamic Fighters Besiege Nigerian City: Senator

Thousands flee northeast Nigerian city under siege by Islamic militants, says senator

28 minutes ago // Fox News

world Thousands flee northeast Nigerian city under siege by Islamic militants, says senator

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.

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world David Cameron: Isis beheading of Steven Sotloff 'disgusting and despicable' latest updates

Monitoring group Site Intel says it has seen video of Steven Sotloff being killed, two weeks after murder of American journalist James FoleyIsis video purports to show beheading of second US journalist Continue reading...

30 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: BBC 'acted properly' over Cliff

A group of MPs has said that the BBC "acted properly" in their reporting of a story about a police raid on the house of singer Cliff Richard.

31 minutes ago // BBC

world Peng powers into US Open semi-finals

China's Peng Shuai reaches her first Grand Slam semi-final by beating Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic in straight sets.

31 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S. Airstrike Targets Somali Militant Leader

Somali officials said a U.S. airstrike targeted a town where commanders of the al-Shabaab militant group were meeting, including its leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane.

32 minutes ago // CBS

world West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn

More than one million people descended on Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighbor for the annual West Indian Day parade

32 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Bob McDonnell corruption trial: jury to decide fate of ex-Virginia governor

Jurors in Richmond begin deliberations in corruption case that could send McDonnell and his wife to federal prisonJeb Lund: Bob McDonnell knows how to do scandalThe failure of a traditional American family

32 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Why Pakistans political crisis matters

The political chaosin Pakistanhasdeepened, with the country's embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif now vowing not to step down despite escalating protests against his rule. The demonstrations, which have taken place for more than two weeks, t

33 minutes ago // Reuters

world Video purporting to show beheading of U.S. hostage likely authentic: U.S. sources

WASHINGTON Reuters - A video released on Tuesday by the Islamic State militant group purporting to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be authentic although U.S. officials have yet to formally confirm its validity, sources familiar with the matter said.

33 minutes ago // CBS

world Outburst over reclining seat causes another flight to be diverted

Delta Air Lines flight diverted to Jacksonville after woman allegedly became enraged by passenger in front of her

33 minutes ago // BBC

world Monkey leaders have different brains

Neuroscientists discover that primate brains show consistent differences according social status

35 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Nashville youth detention centre had troubled history prior to mass escape

Eight teenagers still at large after 32 managed to escape Woodland Hills, the latest scandal to hit the beleaguered facility Continue reading...

36 minutes ago // VOA

world Experts See Rise of ISIS as Significant Development

The Islamic States rise seems sudden. It caught the U.S. by surprise this summer when it captured large portions of northern Iraq and spread its wings in neighboring Syria. But many analysts contend that the group - which grew out of al-Qaida in Iraq - has been rebuilding for years. VOA's Jela de Franceschi takes a closer look at the rise of ISIS and its implications for the Middle East and beyond.

37 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Poll: Hamas popularity surges after war with Israel

A new poll appears to showthat support for Hamas has surged among Palestinians in spite of or perhaps due to a huge Israeli military operation that battered Gaza and left many of the militant group'sfighters dead.

38 minutes ago // CBS

world Ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor joins investment bank

Cantor, who was surprisingly defeated in his primary earlier this year, will be a vice chairman and board member at Moelis

38 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

BEIRUT An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who went missing in Syria last year.The extremist group, which has claimed wide swaths of territory across Syria and Iraq and declared itself a caliphate, said Sotloff's killing was retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes targeting its fighters in Iraq. It brazenly killed American journalist James Foley last month in the same manner and aga

38 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Third plane diverts due to passenger dispute over reclining seat

Delta flight from New York to West Palm Beach, Florida, lands in Jacksonville after one passenger bumped another on the headPlane diverts after passenger locks anothers seat uprightForget Knee Defender: the dos and donts of air travel

39 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lifetime's 'Saved by the Bell' movie draws heavy Twitter jeers

There were no sharknados to be found in Lifetime's "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" that aired Monday, but the behind-the-scenes drama about the early '90s teen sitcom drew its share of social media scorn and commentary.

40 minutes ago // CBS

world Joan Rivers being brought out of coma: Report

The latest on Joan Rivers' condition following her hospitalization last week in New York