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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

bigstory.ap.org — BEIRUT (AP) - An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.
Sep 02, 2014

Internet video is said to show beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIL apne.ws/1A1W4hf

Sep 02, 2014

Internet video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group. apne.ws/1A1W4hf

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Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. 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 that cold air.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @KHayhoe: Another study connecting Arctic sea ice melt & cold winters in mid-latitudes bigstory.ap.org/article/study-… ref nature.com/ncomms/2014/14…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: MT @borenbears: Remember the polar vortex? Get used to it. Study links deep cold outbreaks to melting Arctic sea ice: bit.ly/W6Y3n9

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It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Anger in the air: Passengers on cramped jets are fighting one another for legroom, @GlobeTrotScott reports: apne.ws/Z5Zm7Z

Sep 02, 2014

The Reclining Seat Conflict is becoming the Shark Attack story of late summer 2014. bigstory.ap.org/article/its-no…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Anger in the air: Passengers on cramped jets are fighting one another for legroom, @GlobeTrotScott reports: apne.ws/Z5Zm7Z

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Anger in the air: Passengers on cramped jets are fighting one another for legroom, @GlobeTrotScott reports: apne.ws/Z5Zm7Z

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US family grieving over new beheading video

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - 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. In a two-sentence statement Tuesday, family spokesman Barak Barfi said Sotloff's family, quote, "knows of this horrific tragedy and is grieving privately."
Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP_Politics: Family spokesman: Sotloff relatives aware of purported beheading video, are grieving, reports @larajakesAP. apne.ws/1lGusxw

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP_Politics: Family spokesman: Sotloff relatives aware of purported beheading video, are grieving, reports @larajakesAP. apne.ws/1lGusxw

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Sotloff family "knows of this horrific tragedy and is grieving privately," spokesman says: apne.ws/1q854Rc

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Sotloff family "knows of this horrific tragedy and is grieving privately," spokesman says: apne.ws/1q854Rc

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Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dead at 63

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," has died. He was 63. Booking agent Sally Irwin said Tuesday that Jamison died last weekend of an apparent heart attack at his home in Memphis, Tennessee.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Jimi Jamison, lead singer on Survivor hits "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," dies of apparent heart attack apne.ws/1lxFwMS

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Jimi Jamison, lead singer on Survivor hits "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," dies of apparent heart attack apne.ws/1lxFwMS

Sep 02, 2014

Jimi Jamison, lead singer on Survivor hits "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," has died at 63. bigstory.ap.org/article/jimi-j…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Jimi Jamison, lead singer on Survivor hits "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," dies of apparent heart attack apne.ws/1lxFwMS

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Jimi Jamison, lead singer on Survivor hits "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," dies of apparent heart attack apne.ws/1lxFwMS

Apple acknowledges some celebrity info compromised

bigstory.ap.org — 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.
Sep 02, 2014

Celebrities' nude shots removed from some websites bit.ly/1pFESy9

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised by hackers, but no general breach of its systems apne.ws/1sXJQ6Z

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised by hackers, but no general breach of its systems apne.ws/1sXJQ6Z

Sep 02, 2014

#Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised by hackers, but no general breach of its systems apne.ws/1sXJQ6Z via @AP

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised by hackers, but no general breach of its systems apne.ws/1sXJQ6Z

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It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats.
Sep 02, 2014

"Passengers won't notice because seats are redesigned to create a sense of more space" bit.ly/1tYwABI "A sense" ≠ "More space."

Sep 02, 2014

.@RWMann to @GlobeTrotScott: It can costs $6k an hour + landing fees to divert a plane for things like seat fights bigstory.ap.org/article/its-no…

Sep 02, 2014

Fellow passengers rise to top of list of annoyances in recent string of #light diversions: ow.ly/AZX3n #airtravel @GlobeTrotScott

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Ontario police: Bieber charged with assault

bigstory.ap.org — TORONTO (AP) - Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police say Tuesday that the incident happened Friday afternoon near Bieber's hometown of Stratford and that he was released on a promise to appear in court Sept.
Sep 02, 2014

More trouble for the Biebs. Now he's charged with assault and reckless driving after ATV crash. apne.ws/1qY0wZL

Sep 02, 2014

Ontario police: Justin Bieber charged with assault apne.ws/Z5NX85 via @AP

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: RT @APEntertainment: Ontario police: Justin Bieber charged with assault apne.ws/Z5NX85

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: RT @APEntertainment: Ontario police: Justin Bieber charged with assault apne.ws/Z5NX85

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Los Angeles jury convicts man of 3 serial murders

bigstory.ap.org — LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who authorities believe strangled dozens of women as he moved from place to place around the country was convicted Tuesday of three 1980s murders in Los Angeles. Samuel Little, 74, appeared almost cheerful as he was found guilty of crimes that will send him to prison for life without chance of parole.

Larry David play heads to Broadway this February

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Theater fans, get ready to laugh uncomfortably - Larry David has found a Broadway theater and some co-stars for his writing and acting stage debut. Producers said Tuesday that the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star's play "Fish in the Dark" will star Rosie Perez, Jayne Houdyshell, Jake Cannavale, Jonny Orsini and Jerry Adler.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Curb your enthusiasm for Larry David _ his play heads to Broadway this February, @KennedyTwits writes apne.ws/1lxdDol

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Curb your enthusiasm for Larry David _ his play heads to Broadway this February, @KennedyTwits writes apne.ws/1lxdDol

Sep 02, 2014

YAY RT @AP: Curb your enthusiasm for Larry David _ his play heads to Broadway this February, @KennedyTwits writes apne.ws/1lxdDol

APNewsBreak: NYC shuts 9 pre-k centers

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Two days before the start of school, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced it is shuttering nine pre-kindergarten centers and delaying the start dates at 36 others.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @JonLemire: "...after nearly a week of inquiries, officials could not say how many background checks have been cleared..." bigstory.ap.org/article/apnews…

Sep 02, 2014

"...after nearly a week of inquiries, officials could not say how many background checks have been cleared..." bigstory.ap.org/article/apnews…

Sep 02, 2014

"A DOE team is doing a walk-through of every facility, a huge undertaking that is expected to be completed Wednesday" bigstory.ap.org/article/apnews…

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How to protect your data in the cloud

bigstory.ap.org — 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, a growing practice known as the cloud. Apple confirmed Tuesday that some celebrity accounts were compromised by a targeted attack on usernames, passwords and security questions.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @Maetron: How can your info be safe in the cloud if Jennifer Lawrence's isn't? Here's my story bigstory.ap.org/article/how-pr…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @Maetron: How can your info be safe in the cloud if Jennifer Lawrence's isn't? Here's my story bigstory.ap.org/article/how-pr…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @Maetron: How can your info be safe in the cloud if Jennifer Lawrence's isn't? Here's my story bigstory.ap.org/article/how-pr…

Sep 02, 2014

How can your info be safe in the cloud if Jennifer Lawrence's isn't? Here's my story bigstory.ap.org/article/how-pr…

Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

bigstory.ap.org — CHICAGO (AP) - Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are choosing.
Sep 02, 2014

Removing both breasts to treat cancer in one does not boost survival chances for most women, study shows bigstory.ap.org/article/double…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @brianreid: n=200,000! RT @AP: Double mastectomies are on the rise but don't boost most women's survival chances, study says apne.ws/1A2hQl3

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Double mastectomies are on the rise but don't boost most women's survival chances, study says apne.ws/1A2hQl3 @LindseyTanner

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AP: Double mastectomies are on the rise but don't boost most women's survival chances, study says apne.ws/1A2hQl3 @LindseyTanner

US: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government packed into frigid cells children caught crossing the border alone, made them sleep on hard floors and provided inadequate food or medical care.

Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @JonathanFahey: Dominion, Duke propose what one insider called a "big (bleeping) pipe." $5B natural gas pipeline, WVa. to NC. bigstory.ap.org/article/domini… $D $DUK

Sep 02, 2014

RT @JonathanFahey: Giant, $5 billion, 550-mile natural gas pipeline from WVa. to NC could be boon to Marcellus, Utica drillers if built. bigstory.ap.org/article/domini…

Sep 02, 2014

Giant, $5 billion, 550-mile natural gas pipeline from WVa. to NC could be boon to Marcellus, Utica drillers if built. bigstory.ap.org/article/domini…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @JonathanFahey: Dominion, Duke propose what one insider called a "big (bleeping) pipe." $5B natural gas pipeline, WVa. to NC. bigstory.ap.org/article/domini… $D $DUK

Sep 02, 2014

Dominion, Duke propose what one insider called a "big (bleeping) pipe." $5B natural gas pipeline, WVa. to NC. bigstory.ap.org/article/domini… $D $DUK

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