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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 20:34 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 19:45 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 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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at 16:04 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

US airstrikes may have killed leader of Somali extremist group al-Shabab; 6 militants dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia - 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.

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at 15:49 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Joan Rivers' family says comic is on life support in New York hospital

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

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at 15:19 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Tips on auto financing if you have poor credit

Easy credit and longer-term loans currently being offered at auto dealerships can make buying an expensive car alluring. Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at the Bankrate.com website, says consumers with poor credit shouldn't bite.

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at 14:56 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of airstrike, no confirmation yet that he was hit

WASHINGTON - The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle there on Monday night, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

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at 14:44 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Family spokesman: Sotloff relatives aware of purported beheading video, are grieving.

WASHINGTON - A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.

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at 14:34 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

New study finds global warming, melting sea ice connected to polar vortex chilly outbreaks

WASHINGTON - A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see more frequent and stronger visits of cold air as the world gets warmer.

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at 13:44 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Breakout at Nashville juvenile detention centre: 32 teens slip under fence; 9 still at large

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention centre by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.

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