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'Cloud' concerns after celeb leaks
Monday, 01 September 2014 12:53
1 September 2014Last updated at 17:35
Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence was one of the celebrities who had images leaked

Experts have raised concerns over the security of "cloud" storage sites following the leak of intimate pictures of celebrities.

It is understood some of the images were obtained from services such as Apple iCloud that back up content from devices on to the internet.

Wedding guest tries to steal gifts, police say
Monday, 01 September 2014 12:53

DAYTON, Ohio – Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds.

Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out.

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Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests.

A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag.

2-year-old girl left in van dies in Virginia
Monday, 01 September 2014 12:53

ROANOKE, Va. – Police say a 2-year-old girl who was left in a van for an extended period of time has died in Virginia.

Police spokesman Scott Leamon says in a news release that authorities received a report of an unresponsive child at 4:27 p.m. Sunday in Roanoke. Emergency responders pronounced the girl dead at the scene.

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Leamon says a preliminary investigation indicates that a parent accidentally left the girl in a car seat in the van.

Lebanon army receives soldier's body
Monday, 01 September 2014 12:53
1 September 2014Last updated at 18:06
The wife of Lebanese soldier Sgt Ali Sayyed mourns after being told that he has been beheaded by Islamic State militants (29 August 2014)The family of Ali Sayyed have been asked to provide DNA samples to help confirm the identity of the body
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Baton Rouge Police Department has released the name of the officer who shot a suspected drunk driver who authorities said resisted arrest and threatened the officer's life during a traffic stop.

Cpl. Don Coppola said Matthew Jackson, a five-year veteran of the department shot Derek Davis, 27, early Sunday morning. Jackson is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Coppola added Davis was shot multiple times, but is expected to survive.

An Islamic militant group said Sunday it has “secured” a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya’s capital city of Tripoli.

American personnel evacuated the area roughly a month ago amid ongoing fighting in the country.

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An Associated Press journalist walked through the compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for Islamist militias, invited onlookers inside.

Windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment there remained untouched.

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed sweeping legislation to combat the “scourge of extremism,” amid the fast and powerful rise of the extremist group Islamic State.

Cameron officially asked the House of Commons to agree to several temporary measures he proposed late last week, including the power to seize passports of suspected British jihadists leaving the country and controlling where they can move within the country.

Powerful interests want to take down Crist
Monday, 01 September 2014 12:52

By David Adams

MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor's mansion, it may be payback time.

Florida's three largest utilities have poured money into the re-election campaign of Republican incumbent Governor Rick Scott in an expensive and closely watched political battle for the nation's largest swing state.

Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq
Monday, 01 September 2014 12:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.

The White House on Monday released a letter formally letting Congress' leaders know that Obama approved the mission that repelled Sunni fighters in the northern Shiite town of Amirli and dropped food, water and medical supplies for civilians.

Such notifications are required by law and are considered a formality.

Key Dem: Obama is 'too cautious'
Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:53
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Rep. Joe Courtney and others call for the Armed Services Committee to reconvene
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein says Obama's approach to ISIS might be "too cautious"
  • Republicans insist the threat ISIS poses to the U.S. is immediate
  • Obtaining intelligence about ISIS from war-torn Syria has been difficult, Democrats say

(CNN) -- After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.

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