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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...

  • 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 said...

  • Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain

    SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) — The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after authorities in the United Kingdom dropped charges of child cruelty against them. The National Court in Madrid...

  • Russia investment fund hides US advisers' names

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A $10 billion investment fund backed by the Russian government that has avoided being targeted by U.S. economic sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine redesigned its website Tuesday and made it more difficult to find names of prominent U.S. and European executives on its...

  • Ex-Mamtek CEO pleads guilty to theft, fraud

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A man who persuaded a rural Missouri town and the state to invest millions in bonds and incentives for an artificial sweetener plant that never materialized pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felony charges. Bruce Cole is set to be sentenced Nov. 3 after pleading guilty to...

  • In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data

    NEW YORK (AP) — The circulation of nude photographs stolen from celebrities' online accounts has raised questions about the security of storing information over the Internet. Apple acknowledged Tuesday that computer hackers broke into the accounts of several celebrities, a security breakdown...

  • Nebraska company fined in worker's May death

    MCCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska company faces an $84,000 fine in connection to the May death of a worker who fell while loading a tanker truck. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday Farmers Cooperative was being fined for violations at...

  • Utility, firm form partnership on energy projects

    ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest electric utility is teaming up with a national renewable energy business to implement a series of state-of-the-art energy saving projects, including a new local electrical system in the Rutland area that will eventually be spread across the state. While Green...

  • Va. House candidate Comstock draws Romney, Rubio, Ryan in for help

    Virginia Del. Barbara Comstock is winning the backing of the GOP's big hitters -- Mitt Romney, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Paul Ryan -- in her bid to win the House seat of her former boss, retiring Rep. Frank Wolf.

  • GOP lawmakers probe EPA

    "It appears that the NRDC's unprecedented access to high-level EPA officials allowed it to influence EPA policy decisions," the lawmakers wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

  • Bonjour, Malaise

    It made perfect sense when President Obama appeared last week, tan suit and all, to say he had no idea how to deal with a menace his own appointees had said posed a critical threat to his country. By this time, no one expected one of him.

  • PG&E penalized $1.4B for deadly pipeline blast

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

  • Apple acknowledges some celebrity info compromised

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is acknowledging that computer hackers broke into the accounts of several celebrities to steal personal photos that have been posted online, a security breakdown that the iPhone maker blamed on the intruders' ability to figure out passwords and bypass other safeguards....

  • US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died. The leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, has no heir apparent. If he has been...

  • US stock market closes mostly lower

    U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower as energy companies fall and investors look ahead to central bank meetings later this week. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,067 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged down one point, or 0.1 percent,...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Yes, We Do Have a Strategy: Keep Out

    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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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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  • 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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