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American journalist executed by Islamic State

UN spokesman: Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemns in strongest terms the beheading of the US journalist James Foley by Islamic State - @Reuters

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Iraq crisis

US official: Fighter jets, drones conducted 'nearly a dozen' airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday near Mosul Dam - @AP

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

National Security Council: Video showing US journalist James Foley being beheaded by Islamic State militants is authentic - statement

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

UK and US officials working to identify Islamic State militant with British accent in video of apparent beheading of James Foley - @guardian

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

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

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markets

US stocks open with modest declines on retailer earnings data; Dow down 0.12%, S&P down 0.15% - @CNBC

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

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

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mortgages

US mortgage applications rose 1.4% last week, according to Mortgage Bankers Association data - @CNBC

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

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

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American tourist found dead in Bali, Indonesia, August 2014

US suspects in Bali suitcase murder case are on suicide watch, police say - @Reuters

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North Korea

North Korea calls US Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a 'hideous lantern jaw' - @AP

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

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

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

US intelligence working to determine authenticity of video purporting to show execution of American journalist by Islamic State - @NSCPress

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

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'

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Family of captured American journalist believed to have been executed says it is looking for answers, appeals for prayers - @findjamesfoley

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Kidnapped US journalist James Wright Foley is apparently executed by Islamic State - @NBCNews

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

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

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

US State Department places Islamist Palestinian group based in Gaza on terrorist black list - @AFP

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gadgets

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

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US economic indicators

US consumer prices up 0.1% in July, smallest advance in 5 months, as gas prices fall - @AP

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