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Islamic State allegedly beheads second American journalist

Islamic State allegedly beheads second American journalist

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Islamic State terrorist group has allegedly beheaded Steven Sotloff, the second journalist who appeared in the video showing the execution of James Foley.
Gabrielle Levy
Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven'

Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven'

CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Venezuela's Socialist Party PSUV unveiled a Hugo Chavez-inspired version of the Lord's Prayer during an ideology workshop on Monday.
Veronica Linares
NATO considers creation of rapid response team for Eastern Europe

NATO considers creation of rapid response team for Eastern Europe

CARDIFF, Wales, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- NATO leaders are expected to consider the creation of a rapid response force for Eastern Europe in response to Russian actions in eastern Ukraine.
Aileen Graef
Airplane-sized 'Fatberg' blocked London sewer

Airplane-sized 'Fatberg' blocked London sewer

LONDON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Sewer officials in London said a flooding problem was traced to a "fatberg" the size of Boeing 747 plane beneath a residential neighborhood.
Ben Hooper
Revel, Atlantic City's newest casino, shuts down

Revel, Atlantic City's newest casino, shuts down

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Revel, the newest casino in Atlantic City, closed down at dawn Tuesday, the second to shut its doors in two days in New Jersey's gambling hub.
Frances Burns
U.S. military personnel rescued after helicopter crash in Gulf of Aden

U.S. military personnel rescued after helicopter crash in Gulf of Aden

MANAMA, Bahrain, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- All 25 military personnel aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed into the Arabian Sea during a training exercise Monday are safe, a Navy spokesman said.
Gabrielle Levy
Russian space geckos found dead upon returning from weightless sex mission

Russian space geckos found dead upon returning from weightless sex mission

MOSCOW, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Five geckos launched into space so Russian scientists could observe the effect of weightlessness on sex were discovered dead upon returning to Earth.
Matt Bradwell
Chris Brown pleads guilty to fan assault in D.C.

Chris Brown pleads guilty to fan assault in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Chris Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting fan Parker Adams outside a D.C. hotel in October, and was sentenced to time served on Tuesday.
Annie Martin
Rams rookie got a face tattoo to intentionally keep himself from working anywhere but the NFL

Rams rookie got a face tattoo to intentionally keep himself from working anywhere but the NFL

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Ethan Westbrooks has a unique motivational tool to keep him focused on his burgeoning NFL career -- a face tattoo meant to prevent him from gaining employment.
Matt Bradwell
Bronx man dies by self-decapitation

Bronx man dies by self-decapitation

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Bronx resident Tomas Rivera, 51, died by self-decapitation Monday in a "gruesome" suicide.
Aileen Graef
FBI involved in Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton nude photo leaks

FBI involved in Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton nude photo leaks

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A document containing multiple nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities leaked on 4chan Sunday, prompting an uproar in the Internet community.
Veronica Linares
Al-Shabaab leader targeted in U.S. drone strike in Somalia

Al-Shabaab leader targeted in U.S. drone strike in Somalia

BARAWE , Somalia, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. military forces launched strikes, including the use of a drone, against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia Monday.
Ed Adamczyk
3 Americans detained in N. Korea ask for help in interviews

3 Americans detained in N. Korea ask for help in interviews

PYOGYANG , North Korea, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- North Korea's presentation of three detained U.S. citizens to the press can be regarded as pressure on Washington for dialogue.
Ed Adamczyk
At least 6 dead in Paris apartment explosion

At least 6 dead in Paris apartment explosion

PARIS, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- An explosion at an apartment building in Paris Sunday killed at least six people, including a mother and her two teenage children.
Aileen Graef
Cantor trades politics for Wall Street investment firm, will still work out of DC

Cantor trades politics for Wall Street investment firm, will still work out of DC

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Eric Cantor's new life outside of politics is underway, as the former House majority leader announced he's been hired by a Wall Street investment bank.
Matt Bradwell
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