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In this file still image from an undated video released by Islamic State militants on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, purports to show journalist Steven Sotloff being held by the militant group. (AP Photo, File)

Video Purports to Show Beheading of US Journalist

BEIRUT — Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday 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." The footage - depicting what the U.S. calle... more

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NATO Mulls Rapid Response Team for Eastern Europe

NATO leaders are expected to consider the creation of a rapid response force for Eastern Europe in response to Russian actions in eastern Ukraine. World leaders and NATO commanders will meet on Thursday and Friday in Wales to discuss a number of global security issues including the escalating crisis in Ukraine. Thie meeting takes place after Ru... more


'Old Ironsides' Gets Last Sail Before 3-Year Rehab

The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship of war in the U.S. Navy, went for a final sail Friday before a three-year rehab. The vessel, nicknamed Old Ironsides, will make one more trip across the Boston Harbor in October, said Peter Melkus, a spokesman. But it will be pushed by a tug instead of moving by sail power in an exhibition to m... more

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6 Militants Killed in US Somalia Strike

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit. The leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, has no heir apparent and if he has been killed, al-Shabab could ditch its association with al-Qaida and align itself with the Islamic ... more

Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Air Missile, Radars

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile will enable Iranian forces to "shoot down any hostile target," even at high altitudes. Speaking on state TV, he said t... more

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