Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. Barak Barfi, a spokesman for the family, said that the Sotloffs had seen the video but that authorities have not established its authenticity.
Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Apple said its engineers have determined that hackers breached individual accounts and didn't obtain general access to a pair of the company's services â€” iCloud and Find my iPhone. The FBI offered no details on its efforts to identify people responsible for stealing the images that were posted on image-sharing site Imgur.com, the social networking sites Reddit and Twitter, and other websites. Similar investigations have involved the use of search warrants and digital forensics to determine how hackers obtained everything from Paris Hilton's contact list to nude photos of actresses Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis.
By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares shrugged off early losses on Wednesday, while the dollar was close to 14-month highs against a basket of major currencies after data underscored that the U.S. The Institute for Supply Management said its U.S. It opened lower after Wall Street marked a mixed day, though the upbeat U.S. Hopes that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet reshuffle will give fresh momentum to his growth-oriented policies also lifted sentiment.
An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation. The statement came as investigators released police reports and emergency call recordings involving the Aug. 25 shooting of instructor Charles Vacca at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles (100 kilometres) south of Las Vegas.
A dream is coming true for two young local filmmakers after their movie was included in the 200 films announced forÂ the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF)Â today. Naanak Sodhi and Bhavesh Chauhan were part of the festival's Youth by Youth Cinema program in the past. "And to have that accepted at the Calgary film fest that kind ofÂ inspired that in the first place is really something."Â
President Barack Obama approved the additional troops for protection of American personnel following a request by the State Department and a review and recommendation by the Defence Department, the White House said in a statement. The additional troops will not serve in a combat role, the White House said. Approximately 820 troops have now been assigned to augment diplomatic security in Iraq, said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon's spokesman. Fifty-five troops in Baghdad since June will be redeployed outside of Iraq and replaced by 405 newly deployed troops, he said.
The Quebec provincial prosecutor's office said the officers who fatally shot AlainMagloire last February will not face charges. Magloire, 41, was shot dead on Feb. 3 by Montreal police officers outside the Berri bus station in downtown Montreal. The prosecutor's office said it reviewedÂ the SĂ»retĂ© du QuĂ©bec investigation and found no grounds to lay charges against the officers involved in the intervention.
Critics are calling on Alberta Treasury Board president and Finance Minister Doug Horner to resign after CBC News revealed he took his wife on 23 government flights between 2007 and 2013. â€śToday, we learned that Finance Minister Doug Horner, the man in charge of making sure that the government air fleet was being used properly and within the rules, is just as guilty as his cabinet colleagues in abusing the fleet,â€ť Wildrose MLA Rob Anderson told a Calgary news conference Tuesday. â€śIn fact, he is more guilty than almost any one of his cabinet colleagues,â€ť Anderson said.
Instead, Zeng, 17, is afraid crucial learning time is being wasted for her and half-a-million other British Columbia public school students who won't be starting their school year on time. He said the government is offering $375 million over the term of the contract to improve learning conditions, and asserted it is not asking the union to give up any bargaining rights.
By Silvia Antonioli LONDON (Reuters) - Vale and Glencore have broken off talks over combining their nickel assets in Canada in a deal that could have produced over $1 billion in annual cost savings, sources close to the matter said. The discussions over linking the two companies' neighboring nickel mining and processing facilities in the Sudbury basin in southeast Canada broke down partly due to disagreement over how to share the costs and savings and to worries about government and labor union reaction to potential job cuts and shutdowns, the sources said. At the same time, a recovery in nickel prices has made cost rationalization less urgent, they added. Glencore and Vale declined to comment.
California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday â€” the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state â€” for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco neighbourhood. The California Public Utilities Commission said the figure reached by two administrative law judges over the San Bruno pipeline explosion reflected nearly 3,800 violations of state and federal law, regulations and standards by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in the operation of its gas pipelines. The penalty is meant to "send a strong message to PG&E, and all other pipeline operators, that they must comply with mandated federal and state pipeline safety requirements, or face severe consequences," Timothy J. Sullivan, one of the two judges, wrote in the order. Asked whether PG&E would appeal, utility spokesman Greg Snapper said, "We're reviewing the decision and believe that any penalty should go toward pipeline safety."