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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...

  • Venezuela rails against portrayal in US spy drama

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Critics have mostly ignored the new TNT spy drama "Legends," but it's creating a furor in Venezuela. Officials in the South American country are denouncing the show for portraying the socialist government stockpiling nerve gas to quash dissent. The telecommunications...

  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins

    DETROIT (AP) — Opening statements in Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial have begun in federal court. Attorney Bruce Bennett, one of the city's lawyers, began opening statements Tuesday afternoon before Judge Steven Rhodes. Bennett said progress "has been made, but the city is still in...

  • Demonstrators block train tracks in Everett

    SEATTLE (AP) — About a dozen demonstrators blocked railroad tracks Tuesday morning at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest. Protesters included one person sitting atop a tripod over the tracks,...

  • Probe: Plane operating normally before fatal crash

    NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Federal investigators say an initial probe shows the small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff in New Hampshire had no obvious mechanical failures before it fell from the sky, killing two people. Todd Gunther of the National Transportation Safety Board says...

  • PG&E fined $1.4B for deadly 2010 gas line blast

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges issued a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight people and prompting national alerts about aging pipelines....

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 1, 2014: Top Songs 1. Shake It Off, Taylor Swift 2. All About That Bass , Meghan Trainor 3. Bang Bang, Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj 4. Anaconda, Nicki Minaj 5. Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora), Iggy Azalea 6. Guts Over Fear...

  • Kevin Durant staying with Nike

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant is staying with Nike. Nike spokesman Heter Myers confirmed that Durant will remain with the shoe giant. Myers said in a statement that Nike is "pleased to extend our relationship with Kevin Durant, one of the most exciting players in the game." Nike did not...

  • Noranda laying off employees, suspending expansion

    NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) — Noranda Aluminum Inc. announced Tuesday that it is laying off up to 200 employees and suspending an expansion project at its southeast Missouri smelter because state regulators refused to lower its electricity rates. The cutbacks by Noranda come less than two weeks after...

  • Norwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase

    NEW YORK (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector by buying the high-end Prestige Cruises International. The deal will give Norwegian access to Prestige's eight ships on the Oceania and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines and its big-ticket vacation packages. Norwegian, which...

  • News prof: Media losing access war with Obama, 'Escalate the fight'

    The news media is losing its battle for access against President Obama and other public officials and should "escalate the fight" for news, a top journalism professor is demanding.

  • VIDEO: Josh Earnest skirts questions about immigration

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest skirted questions about announcing immigration executive actions on Tuesday, telling the reporters repeatedly that he has no update on the timing of such actions.

  • Paul Ryan: Obama-Clinton foreign policy is 'catastrophically weak'

    Rep. Paul Ryan slams the "catastrophically weak foreign policy" of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and warns that her election in 2016 would just mean Obama-Clinton, Part III.

  • Bill Nelson: U.S. the 'only one' who can stop ISIS

    The Senate Armed Services Committee member says U.S. should waste no time hitting back against the terror group after the Steven Sotloff beheading.

  • Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday. Ontario Provincial Police would only...



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    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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