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President Obama is set to give a prime-time address laying out his strategy to combat the Islamic State, a day after meeting with congressional leaders. Also, SheRides cars are driven by women drivers and intended only for women passengers in New York. Then, high profile web companies are hyping a "slowdown" today in an attempt to spur consumers to write the Federal Communications Commission by September 15.
Janay Rice, wife of NFL player Ray Rice, has spoken out on the footage of Rice's attack leaked yesterday, sparking a Twitter conversation #WhyIStayed. Also, should LA County opt in to change foster care? Then, we remember Gerald Wilson, composer, musician and educator whose career spanned from the swing era of the 1930s to the jazz sounds of the 21st century.
The White House is preparing a military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that could take years to complete. Also, Apple will try to change its bad press following last week's nude photo leak by unveiling the latest technology tomorrow. Then, TMZ released a video today showing Ravens running back punch and knock out his then-fiancée in a hotel elevator.
After last night's testy battle, California Governor Jerry Brown said he would not participate in any more debates with Republican Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari. Also, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Yelp does not extort businesses after plaintiffs alleged Yelp manipulated their reviews and ratings. Then, film critic Leonard Maltin talks about his final "Movie Guide" book.
Lucques, another LA restaurant group, is adding a 3 percent surcharge on its guests' tabs to provide health care for its employees. Also, the Supreme Court will decide this month whether to take up the case against Tarek Mehanna, a young Muslim American sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for translating radical Islamic texts and posting them on a pro-jihadist website he runs. Then, Americans are eating more almonds, but, is the holy grail of healthy snacks hurting more than benefiting people?
A video surfaced on the Internet purporting to show journalist Steven Sotloff, 31, being beheaded by a militant of the Islamic State group in Syria, just two weeks after the beheading of journalist James Foley. What protections do freelancers have while covering war-torn countries? Also, three flights in nine days have been diverted after altercations between passengers over legroom and reclining seats. What are the sociological and economic factors behind the emergence of the anti-vaccination movement?