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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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Los Angeles jury convicts man of 3 serial murders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who authorities believe strangled dozens of women as he moved from place to place around the country was convicted Tuesday of three 1980s murders in Los Angeles.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

WASHINGTON (AP) — The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

MOSCOW (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian 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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

NEW YORK (AP) — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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