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at 23:11 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group

BEIRUT - 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."

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at 22:59 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Police: US man killed 2 security guards and stepfather; wounded officer before killing self

GREENVILLE, S.C. - South Carolina authorities say a gunman killed two security guards and his stepfather and wounded a police officer before fatally shooting himself in the head.

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at 22:42 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Lawyer: Family of girl with Uzi who accidentally killed instructor is devastated by tragedy

PHOENIX - An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.

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at 21:41 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

On Obama's order, 350 more troops assigned to protect US Embassy in Baghdad in noncombat role

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S. forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday.

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at 17:15 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Ill boy's parents released from custody in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew arrest warrant

SOTO DEL REAL, Spain - 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.

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at 16:12 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Aftermath of fierce battle shows rout of Ukrainian troops as Russia's Putin talks tough

NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine - The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces.

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