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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 

Home Depot says probing 'unusual activity' after data breach report 4:23pm EDT

- Home Depot Inc said on Tuesday it was working with law enforcement to investigate "some unusual activity" related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach.

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

New Ebola drugs and what works best

Experts will be meeting this week at the World Health Organization (WHO) to discuss the role of new drugs and vaccines to help control the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. And while it’s important to study and roll out new drugs, but they should be not at the expense of measures that we know work.  Commentary | Full Article 

Guests at the Revel Casino Hotel travel past a sign notifying the public about its closure, in Atlantic City, September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

Last call at Atlantic City's Revel

ATLANTIC CITY N.J. - Revel went into bankruptcy for the second time in its short history and is one of four Atlantic City casinos to announce that it would shut its doors this year, taking a heavy toll on the city's budget.  Full Article | Slideshow 

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 

An employee kicks a sandbag during a break inside the headquarters office of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province August 10, 2010. REUTERS/Steven Shi

Alibaba’s twelve-figure valuation

According to Breakingviews' analysis of Alibaba, China’s biggest e-commerce group could reach a market cap as high as $200 billion.   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 

Apple, Home Depot latest hacking concerns; stocks mixed

Summary: Wall Street was mostly lower despite a pick-up in manufacturing and construction activity; Apple iCloud, Home Depot may be latest victims of hack attacks; Dollar General threatens hostile bid for Family Dollar. Conway G. Gittens reports.