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US freelance reporter James Foley (L) works on the highway between the airport and the West Gate of Sirte, LibyaFriends, relatives and colleagues have paid tribute to American journalist James Foley, executed by Islamic State jihadists, with his parents praising their "fearless" son. Condolences and shocked messages poured in after the Islamist group released a video of Foley's beheading late Tuesday, including from French journalists who revealed they had been held alongside him in the past year. Foley, 40, had been missing since he was seized in Syria in November 2012. He was a courageous, fearless journalist, a very compassionate American.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Jamie Blackley, left, and Chloe Grace Moretz in a scene from "If I Stay." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Doane Gregory)'Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril.

OPENING ALERT: 8oz. Burger & Co. Launches Today in BallardDoes Ballard have room for any more burgers? 8oz. Burger & Co. is wagering yes. Joining Li'l Woody's, Red Mill, Scooter's, Five Guys, King's, and the just-opened Giddy Up Burgers & Greens, 8oz. officially joins the neighborhood today in...

Handout shows the exterior of the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, GeorgiaBy David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A new museum in Atlanta honoring the greatest U.S. The College Football Hall of Fame has received an overhaul after being relocated from South Bend, Indiana, near the University of Notre Dame and is due to open on Saturday. "This facility is the new age of hall of fames,” said Kevin Butler, the only kicker among the 948 players in the College Football Hall of Fame. "What they’ve done is taken the technology that we use in everyday life and joined it with the history of college football," said Butler, an Atlanta businessman who played for the University of Georgia and in the National Football League.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve has been surprised by how quickly the U.S. Policymakers "generally agreed" improvements in the labor market over the last year had been "greater than expected," according to minutes of the central bank's July 29-30 meeting released on Wednesday. The Fed had said in its policy statement following the meeting that there was "significant" labor market slack, but the minutes showed many members of its policy-setting panel thought this characterization "might have to change before long." "Labor market conditions had moved noticeably closer to those viewed as normal in the longer run," the minutes said. Still, most policymakers felt any change in their view on when to start raising rates "would depend on further information on the trajectories of economic activity, the labor market and inflation." The minutes also showed Fed officials had largely agreed on many elements of a framework for eventually raising rates from near zero, with almost all of them agreeing it would be appropriate to retain the overnight federal funds rate as their key target.

CurbedWire: Roxbury's Clarion; Southie's 45 L; Brighton's Boston LandingSOUTH BOSTON—The Boston Redevelopment Authority is hosting a public meeting tonight on the proposed 30-unit condo project at 45 L Street (which, for some bizarre reason, would also include 32 parking spaces). __ ROXBURY—Meet the Clarion at 311 Blue...

Curbed Maps: Mapping the Very Best Art Deco Sprinkled Around D.C.Mid-century modern gets a lot of love in the capital, but its older cousin Art Deco headlines on swaths of real estate too. Think of the style, which reigned from the 1920s through the early 1940s, as a mash-up...

A picture taken from the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza Border on August 20, 2014, shows rockets being fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza strip into IsraelThe armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines on Wednesday against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel and declaring truce talks in Cairo over. The warning came after Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza again Wednesday as furious mourners buried the wife and infant son of Hamas's top military commander, baying for revenge as nine days of calm exploded into bloodshed. Mohammed Deif, who has topped Israel's most wanted list for more than a decade, escaped the assassination attempt, Hamas said.

Sea lions relax on a pier in San Francisco on September 11, 2013Seals and sea lions probably brought tuberculosis to the Americas centuries before Christopher Columbus first set foot there, scientists said Wednesday. As many as 20 million people lived in the Americas before Europeans arrived, and up to 95 percent of them were wiped out by new diseases to which they had no immunity. An international expert team analysed DNA of bacteria from three 1,000-year-old human skeletons found in Peru, and found a type of TB closely related to strains that infect seals and sea lions today. It means that seals and sea lions probably contracted the disease from a host animal from Africa, where the disease likely originated, and swam across the Atlantic to South America.

Paella Party: At Jaleo Bethesda, Two Words: Unlimited PaellaJaleo Bethesda Fans of the paella at Jaleo should be sure to head to the Bethesda location on Mondays, starting Aug. 25. The restaurant will offer unlimited paella for $25 per person. Guests will be able to choose between...

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