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  • 350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 6:41 PM

    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.

  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalistVideo purports to show beheading of US journalist
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 5:34 PM

    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."

  • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastatedLawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 4:45 PM

    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.

  • PG&E penalized $1.4B for deadly pipeline blastPG&E penalized $1.4B for deadly pipeline blast
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 3:34 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco neighbourhood.

  • Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in SpainIll UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 2:15 PM

    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.

  • Norwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchaseNorwegian sails into luxury with Prestige purchase
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 1:52 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Norwegian Cruise Line is sailing into the luxury sector by buying the high-end Prestige Cruises International in a deal valued at about $3 billion, including debt.

  • Apple acknowledges some celebrity info compromised
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 1:35 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - 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.

  • Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks toughUkrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 1:12 PM

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

  • US strike targets leader of Somali extremist groupUS strike targets leader of Somali extremist group
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 1:04 PM

    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.

  • Tips on auto financing if you have poor credit
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 12:19 PM

    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.

  • Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of airstrike
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 11:56 AM

    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.

  • US family grieving over new beheading video
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 11:44 AM

    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.

  • Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea iceStudy links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 11:34 AM

    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.

  • New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 11:18 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighbourhoods and directing advertising and loan products toward largely white communities, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday as part of a wider investigation into an illegal practice known as redlining.

  • 32 teens escape from Nashville detention centre32 teens escape from Nashville detention centre
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 10:44 AM

    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.

  • Family: Joan Rivers on life supportFamily: Joan Rivers on life support
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 10:42 AM

    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.

  • Netflix unveils new way to share recommendationsNetflix unveils new way to share recommendations
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 10:42 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.

  • Group says world is losing battle against EbolaGroup says world is losing battle against Ebola
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 10:33 AM

    The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centres in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone" as authorities race to contain the disease.

  • Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 9:36 AM

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.

  • US flight diverted, woman removed in seat dispute
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-09-02 9:23 AM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from New York to West Palm Beach was diverted because of a passenger dispute over a reclining seat.

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