US says Sotloff beheading video is authentic

FILE - In this file still image from an undated video released by Islamic State militants on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, purports to show journalist Steven Sotloff being held by the militant group. An Internet video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Sotloff by the Islamic State group was posted online Tuesday, a beheading described as retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. (AP Photo, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Wednesday that a video showing the beheading of a second U.S. journalist by Islamic State militants is authentic.

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