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Islamic State appears to behead British hostage in video

Islamic State appears to behead British hostage in video

MOSUL, Iraq, Sept. 13 (UPI) --In a video released Saturday, the Islamic State appeared to behead a British aid worker whose life was threatened in the group's last beheading video.
Fred Lambert
Government threatened Foleys with criminal charges over ransom

Government threatened Foleys with criminal charges over ransom

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) --James Foley's mother says the government threatened the family with criminal charges if they attempted to raise the ransom on their son's head.
JC Sevcik
Islamic State paid rebels thousands for Sotloff's location, says family rep

Islamic State paid rebels thousands for Sotloff's location, says family rep

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) --The family of slain American journalist Steven Sotloff said the Islamic State (IS) paid rebels $50,000 for his location.
Aileen Graef
Obama says he shouldn't have golfed after Foley statement

Obama says he shouldn't have golfed after Foley statement

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) --U.S. President Obama says he regrets going golfing immediately after making statement on the execution of James Foley.
Danielle Haynes
'Doctor Who' episode edited to remove beheading after Islamic State killings

'Doctor Who' episode edited to remove beheading after Islamic State killings

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) --An upcoming episode of "Doctor Who" has been edited to remove a beheading after the murder of two U.S. journalists by the Islamic State.
Gabrielle Levy
Family of slain American journalist breaks silence, calls son 'hero'

Family of slain American journalist breaks silence, calls son 'hero'

PINECREST, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) --On Wednesday, the family of Steven Sotloff, the American journalist reportedly killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria spoke out through a spokesman.
Heather Records
Biden to Islamic State jihadists: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell'

Biden to Islamic State jihadists: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell'

CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 3 (UPI) --Vice President Joe Biden responded Wednesday to the beheading of Steven Sotloff, telling the Islamic State the U.S. will "follow them to the gates of hell."
Aileen Graef
John Kerry calls Steven Sotloff's execution 'a punch to the gut'

John Kerry calls Steven Sotloff's execution 'a punch to the gut'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that American journalist Steven Sotloff's execution by the Islamic State was "a punch to the gut."
JC Finley
U.S. officials confirm authenticity of Sotloff execution video

U.S. officials confirm authenticity of Sotloff execution video

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) --The White House has confirmed the Islamic State video posted online Tuesday showing the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff is "authentic."
JC Finley
Intelligence agencies examining authenticity of Sotloff execution video

Intelligence agencies examining authenticity of Sotloff execution video

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) --The White House issued an interim response to an Islamic State video posted Tuesday allegedly showing the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
JC Finley
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
Catholic leaders in Philippines vow to fight Islamic State

Catholic leaders in Philippines vow to fight Islamic State

MANILA, Aug. 28 (UPI) --Filipino Catholic leaders on Thursday have vowed to counter the Islamic State's "defacement of religion."
JC Finley
Freed journalist Peter Theo Curtis 'overwhelmed with emotion'

Freed journalist Peter Theo Curtis 'overwhelmed with emotion'

BOSTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Freed American journalist Peter Theo Curtis told reporters he was "overwhelmed with emotion" after returning to the United States.
Aileen Graef
Can America be a serious country?

Can America be a serious country?

Ullman: Three tests of America's seriousness: the Ferguson, Missouri shooting; the legal predicaments of Texas Governor Rick Perry; and the Islamic State (IS).
Harlan Ullman
Foley execution may show two executioners, experts ID account used to post video

Foley execution may show two executioners, experts ID account used to post video

RAQQA, Syria, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Media reports have focused on "Jihadi John," a British-born rapper, as James Foley's executioner, but another jihadist may have carried out the deed.
Gabrielle Levy
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James Foley testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 28, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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