Editor's note: @GlobalPost is reporting that the FBI believes the Islamic State beheading video purporting to show the death of U.S. journalist James Foley is authentic. According to the report, the FBI is "continuing a longer process of official authentification." - Aaron
Editor's note: An @ABC report citing a senior U.S. official says that ISIS had recently threatened to kill U.S. journalist James Foley to avenge airstrikes in Iraq. The report also says The White House had been aware of the threat prior to the release of the execution video. U.S. officials have yet to confirm the full extent of intelligence on Foley's death. - Aaron
Editor's note: The Associated Press is citing officials saying President Obama is expected to make a statement today about a video showing Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley. It is unclear when Obama will speak, but he will be receiving regular updates on the situation. Currently, Obama is resuming his vacation on Martha's Vineyard. - Aaron
Editor's note: More: In the unverified video of the purported execution of an American journalist, Islamic State militants also showed and threatened to execute another US journalist, believed to Steven Sotloff. - Jillian
National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden: 'We have seen a video that purports to be the murder of U.S. citizen James Foley by ISIL. The intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity. If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will provide more information when it is available'
Editor's note: A video purporting to show the execution of an American journalist by the Islamic State has been removed from YouTube, and news organizations are working to verify it. The video concluded with a threat to kill another American journalist. - Tom
Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children and billing itself as a rival to Instagram could have 1 million users by the end of the year and plans an aggressive push into the US market, chief executive says - @Reuters