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  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    BEIRUT (AP) — An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff, 31, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been...

  • A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

    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? Here are some...

  • UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents

    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. Brett and Naghemeh King were pursued by police after they took 5-year-old Ashya out of a...

  • 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. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July, the ISM said Tuesday. That was the highest reading...

  • Google's corporate products division changes name

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies. The decade-old division responsible for corporate sales is now known as "Google for Work." It had been called Google Enterprise since the Internet company began to redesign email and other...

  • Ex-fire chief in Southeast Texas accused of theft

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A former volunteer fire chief in Southeast Texas has surrendered on theft-related counts after about $70,000 in department money allegedly was misspent. The Galveston County Sheriff's Office says 56-year-old David Miles Loop turned himself in Tuesday and was freed on...

  • Md. auditors: flaws in DDA verification process

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland auditors have found the state's Developmental Disabilities Administration has not substantially addressed a previous finding that it does not have procedures to verify consumers received services from providers as stipulated. The Office of Legislative Audits...

  • California wildfire threat grows

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire threatening hundreds of homes in a far Northern California forest warned residents Tuesday that it could burn right up to their homes. The weather forecast called for low humidity and gusty winds through Wednesday evening around the blaze in...

  • DHS lacks plan, info to manage its $534 million vehicle fleet

    The Department of Homeland Security has no idea which of its vehicles are under-used.

  • ACLU celebrates the Constitution with inexplicably bizarre music video

    For us, the YouTube video released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union falls into the "less-than-dignified" category.

  • GOP aides: No chance of shutdown

    GOP staffers say the party wants to steer clear of the kind of sinking poll numbers it experienced a little more than a year ago, when House Republicans sidelined the annual spending bill in a futile attempt to defund Obamacare.

  • 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. The four-month conflict has now reached a breaking point, where...

  • Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone" as authorities race to contain the disease. In...

  • Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano

    LONDON (AP) — Experts say the seismic activity near the Bardarbunga volcano on Iceland is calming down while tall fountains of fire and lava continue to lick the air along a volcanic fissure, producing a huge plume of steam and gas. A massive white cloud some 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) tall was...

  • McDonald's increases checks of Chinese suppliers

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt the hamburger chain's sales and reputation. The fast food company will increase audits and video monitoring at its food suppliers. It will also send more employees...



From the Weekly Standard

  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    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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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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