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Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

DUBAI - The Islamic State released a video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, a monitoring service said.  Full Article | Video 

Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth 2:20pm EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month and construction spending rebounded strongly in July, signs the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

Residents gather near a destroyed car after an attack by suspected militants at the Jilacow underground cell inside a national security compound in Mogadishu August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

U.S. targeted al Shabaab leader in Somalia

MOGADISHU - An air strike in Somalia by U.S. armed forces targeted the leader of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Ahmed Abdi Godane.  Full Article 

Health workers surround an Ebola patient who escaped from quarantine from Monrovia's Elwa hospital, in the centre of Paynesville in this still image taken from a September 1, 2014 video. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Doctors strike as Ebola epidemic spirals

MONROVIA - Scores of healthcare workers at Liberia's main hospital have gone on strike over unpaid wages, complicating the fight against the world's worst Ebola epidemic.  Full Article 

An oil platform at Guabanara bay in Rio de Janeiro in 2010. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

Brazil squanders oil bonanza

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has put her government's oil policies front and center in her re-election campaign. But little of what she promised when elected has come to pass.  Full Article 

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" world movie premiere in New York May 10, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Photo breach heightens security warnings

NEW YORK - Celebrity representatives and security experts used the online posting of intimate photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other female entertainers to sound new warnings about the dangers of storing data on the Internet.  Full Article