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Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

ISIL Has Reportedly Beheaded Journalist Steven SotloffAn Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Herald Sun | Breaking News
last updated: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:15:30 GMT

Notorious Qld rapist due to face court
ONE of Queensland's most notorious sex offenders is due to face court for allegedly breaching his supervision order.

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last updated: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:35:12 -0400

Video purports to show beheading of second U.S. journalist

NH SotloffAn online video purports to show the beheading of U.S. writer Steven Sotloff by ISIL.


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Video purports to show beheading of second U.S. journalist

NH SotloffAn online video purports to show the beheading of U.S. writer Steven Sotloff by ISIL.


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Apple admits celebrity accounts hacked but denies large breach

Apple has issued a statement about the 100+ celebrity iCloud accounts that were allegedly hacked for nude photos.


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Ebola: Liberian doctors strike, food costs spike

Women of the group "Peace Mothers" hold placards to raise awareness for the Ebola epidemic in central Monrovia on September 1, 2014Doctors in Liberia were out on strike on Tuesday as they struggled to cope with the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, while the United Nations warned the spread of the disease in West Africa was causing food shortages in one of the world's poorest regions. Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said 800 more beds for Ebola patients were urgently needed in the Liberian capital Monrovia alone, while in Sierra Leone highly infectious bodies were rotting in the streets. MSF called for rich nations to send military medical teams to support buckling healthcare systems in West Africa.


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Study: Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

A woman gets a mammogram to screen for breast cancer on May 15, 2001 in Putanges, FranceRemoving 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.


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Home Depot investigating 'unusual activity' after breach

A sign outside The Home Depot store is pictured in Monrovia, CaliforniaHome 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. "At this point, I can confirm that we’re looking into some unusual activity and we are working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate," Home Depot representative Paula Drake wrote in an emailed statement to Reuters. "If we confirm that a breach has occurred, we will make sure customers are notified immediately." The statement came after security website KrebsonSecurity first reported that multiple banks had seen evidence that Home Depot may be the source of stolen credit and debit cards put up for sale on underground markets. Retail customers faced a massive data breach during last year's holiday season when hackers stole at least 40 million payment card numbers and 70 million other pieces of customer data from Target Corp .


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Another American medical missionary has Ebola

UN peacekeepers wear a face mask to protect themselves from the Ebola virus as they patrol in Kandopleu, Ivory Coast, on August 14, 2014 near the border with Guinea and LiberiaAnother American doctor working in West Africa has contracted the deadly Ebola virus, a missionary group announced Tuesday morning.


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Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of airstrike

A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit.


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Joan Rivers on life support, family says

Joan Rivers' Family Remains Hopeful About RecoveryJoan 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.


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Ukraine rebels: We are poised to recapture Donetsk airport

A Ukrainian serviceman rides in an armoured vehicle near DonetskEU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armored columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in a five-month war shifted last week decisively in favor of pro-Russian rebels, who are now advancing on a new front towards a major port. Russia denies its troops are involved in fighting on the ground, in the face of what Western countries and Ukraine say is overwhelming evidence. According to the United Nations, the war, in which pro-Russian separatists are fighting to throw off rule from Kiev, has killed more than 2,600 people and driven nearly a million from their homes in east Ukraine.


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Girl from Uzi shooting said gun was too much for her

An employee smokes outside of an office for the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in White Hills, Ariz. Instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed at the range by a 9-year-old with an Uzi submachine gun. (AP Photo/John Locher)PHOENIX (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.


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Celebrity lawyer: Avoid using iCloud, smartphones

Jennifer Lawrence smiles on the red carpet at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly HillsBy Jeffrey Dastin, Michael Parks, Patricia Reaney and Eric Kelsey NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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 on Tuesday about the dangers of storing data on the Internet. Martin Garbus, a New York trial lawyer who over the years has represented actors Al Pacino, Sean Connery, Robert Redford and others, said worried clients had approached him after the apparent mass hacking over the weekend. ...


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'Losing the battle' with Ebola

Health care workers, wearing protective suits, leave a high-risk area at the MSF-run Elwa hospital on August 30, 2014 in MonroviaDoctors Without Borders tells U.N. that world leaders are failing to address the epidemic.


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Appeals court grills U.S. lawyer on NSA phone collection

A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 kms) south of Salt Lake CityCircuit Court of Appeals in New York was the first appellate court to hear arguments on whether the National Security Agency (NSA) program is lawful, in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging the gathering of so-called metadata. Judge Gerard Lynch, one of three judges who heard the arguments, said it was "hard for me to imagine" Congress had envisioned such a sweeping effort when it passed an expansion of anti-terrorism powers known as the Patriot Act after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Stuart Delery, a lawyer for the Justice Department, told Lynch in response that Congress was fully informed when it voted to reauthorize the Patriot Act twice.


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

File photo of U.S. journalist Steven SotloffBy William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State".


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Texas voter ID trial opens in U.S. court

a lawsuit against the Voter ID billDistrict Court in Corpus Christi stems from a battle over stringent voter ID measures signed into law by Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, in 2011. The law requires voters to present a photo ID such as a concealed handgun license or driver's license, but it excludes student IDs as invalid. "Although Texas has yet to identify a single instance of in-person voter fraud, the state nevertheless insists that a racially discriminatory photo ID law is necessary to prevent it," said Natasha Korgaonkar, assistant counsel with the civil rights group NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.


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last updated: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:38:48 -0400

Video purports to show beheading of second U.S. journalist

NH SotloffAn online video purports to show the beheading of U.S. writer Steven Sotloff by ISIL.


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last updated: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:00:00 GMT

Shriver ‘cheated on Arnie too’
ARNOLD Schwarzenegger may have cheated on her with their maid but new reports suggest Maria Shriver may have strayed from the marriage before he did.

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‘I’m back’: ISIS beheads second journalist
THE same British executioner who killed photographer James Foley has appeared again, this time beheading journalist Steven Sotloff.

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last updated: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:11:06 +0000

Violence Among The Amish
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2013 hate-crime conviction against 15 members of an Amish separatist group who forcibly cut the beards of others in their faith. The ruling has re-opened a question: How could this happen?

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last updated: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:08:06 GMT

Home Depot says probing 'unusual activity' after data breach report
(Reuters) - 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.

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last updated: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:16:06 -0400

Characters From "The Simpsons" On The First Episode Vs. The Most Recent Episode

They may not age, but the residents of Springfield sure have gone through a lot of changes.

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Angelina Jolie’s Surgery May Have Doubled Genetic Testing Rates at One Clinic
When Jolie announced her surgery to prevent cancer due to a genetic predisposition, she encouraged other women to get checked too, study says

In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy because she was a BRCA1 gene mutation carrier, which puts her at very high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Jolie also had a family history of these cancers.

Soon after, TIME wrote a cover story–“The Angelina Effect“–looking at what impact her decision could have on women who carry the dangerous BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and therefore may be at risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Now, a new study being presented at the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium shows that the Angelina effect is indeed real.

The study authors did a retrospective review of records from a cancer center in Canada and discovered that in the six months following Jolie’s highly publicized surgeries, testing and counseling around genetic testing nearly doubled. The researchers compared the number of counseling sessions and testings in the six months before and after the announcement and found that the number of women referred to genetic counselors by physicians increased 90%, and the number of women who qualified for genetic testing increased 105%. The researchers say this led to a two-fold increase in identified BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.

“After Angelina Jolie’s story was released, physicians were probably more proactive and referred more patients; at the same time, patients were more likely to request and seek genetic counseling,” said study author Dr. Jacques Raphael, a clinical fellow at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, in a statement.

Estimates vary, but BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are said to increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer by well over 50%. Only about two to four of every 1,000 women carry the gene mutation (men can have it too) and it is more common among women with histories of ovarian and breast cancer in their families, as well as people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Jolie isn’t the only celebrity with a known health “effect.” In 2000, TV personality Katie Couric underwent a colonoscopy on live television, which prompted a surge of 20% more colonoscopies across the U.S. (dubbed “The Katie Couric Effect.”) This recent study, although small, suggests that Jolie’s announcement and the resulting media coverage encouraged more women to opt into genetic testing–and that prominent figures like Jolie can impact how women approach their health in real, measurable ways.

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