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September 13, 2014 00:30
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​Over 2,700 Iraq air missions preceded Obama’s anti-ISIS campaign expansion
The US Air Force and Navy had carried out over 2,700 missions against the Islamic State in Iraq, including more actual airstrikes than previously stated by the US administration, even before Obama’s expanded military campaign against the group had begun.
This hand out picture courtesy of Nicole Tung taken on November 5, 2012 in Aleppo shows US freelance reporter James Foley (AFP Photo / Nicole Tung) ​US threatened Foley family over Islamic State ransom, slain journalist’s mother says
The family of US journalist James Foley – who was kidnapped and killed by the Islamic State – had been “threatened” by the US government with charges of aiding terrorists if they tried to raise funds to pay ransom for him, Foley’s mother told the media.
The White House.(AFP Photo / Larry Downing) US govt warned Sotloff's parents of prosecution if they paid ransom - family spox
The parents of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff, who was killed by Islamic State extremists, were warned by the White House that they could face criminal prosecution if they paid a ransom to free their son, the family spokesperson told Yahoo News.
Activists raise their hands as they demand justice for the killing of Michael Brown while marching to the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse from City Hall in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, August 26, 2014. (Reuters/Adrees Latif) 'His hands were up!' New footage shows Ferguson witnesses reacting to teen's death (VIDEO)
New footage of the moments just after Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown was killed by a local police officer indicates that a witness on the scene said the unarmed 18-year-old’s hands were raised while he was fatally shot.
AFP Photo / Alberto Pizzoli ‘Until death do us part’: Groom nearly falls from cliff during marriage vows (VIDEO)
A groom got dangerously carried away at a cliff-top wedding – and almost fell off. Luckily his bride did not let go.
AFP Photo / Albaraka News US ‘at war’ with ISIS: White House and Pentagon upgrade ‘Al-Qaeda style’ op
The US has, for the first time, declared that it is “at war” with the Islamic State. So far top leaders, Barack Obama and John Kerry among them, have been carefully dodging the term after the not-so-successful campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A rig contracted by Apache Corp drills a horizontal well in a search for oil and natural gas in the Wolfcamp shale located in the Permian Basin in West Texas (Reuters) Living near fracking sites deteriorates health - study
Those who live in close proximity to fracking sites exhibited a greater likelihood to suffer skin and respiratory problems than those who lived farther away from natural gas wells, according to a new study of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale region.
Reuters / Joe Skipper ​US Senators urge ‘unpatriotic’ Burger King to ditch move to Canada
US lawmakers are keen to prevent the fast food giant Burger King from taking advantage of lower tax rates in Canada, arguing that it is unpatriotically moving its operations there after “profiting” from taxpayer-funded benefits in the US.
AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan Islamic State strategy jump-starts conservative 2016 presidential hopefuls
Following Pres. Barack Obama’s announcement this week of a strategy to target Islamic State militants with airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, his potential successors have scrambled to judge the plan, jockeying for position in the 2016 presidential race.
Edward Snowden.(AFP Photo / Channel 4) NSA denies whistleblower Snowden ‘raised concerns’ in emails
In response to a Freedom of Information request, the NSA denies that its former NSA contractor-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden ever raised concerns in emails to colleagues to his colleagues over the agency’s surveillance work.
Reuters/Brendan McDermid New anti-obesity pill to help curb appetite of 78mn Americans
US regulators have approved a weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third type of such prescription medication introduced in over 10 years, despite carrying some possible heavy side-effects of its own.

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