Napolitano Believes Secret Service Scandal Was An Isolated Incident

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that the Secret Service incident in Colombia was likely an isolated event.

“There was nothing in the record to suggest that this behavior would happen.” (:18)

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● Metropolitan area jobs report

● Chicago gun runners in the crosshairs

● No reward for insurance loyalty

Security Council Condemns Downing Of UN Copter In South Sudan

A Russian Mi-8AMT helicopter, pictured in the Central African Republic in June 2014. UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina

Three Russian crewmen were killed on Tuesday when their cargo helicopter was shot down in South Sudan’s oil-producing Unity State.

Mother Pleads For Release Of American Journalist In ISIS Captivity

Photo/Al Arabiya

“Steven has no control over the actions of the U.S. government. He’s an innocent journalist,” Sotloff says in the video. “I ask you to please release my child.”

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 27, 2014

The World in 2:00

Marijuana in China: As demand grows, Chinese authorities embrace new surveillance technology while continuing practice of executions.

A Carbon Tax Is Absolutely Essential

Putting a price on carbon encourages less fossil fuel extraction and a rapid move to clean and green energy.

Poll: Party Identification Split In North Carolina

The state hosts a major Senate race leading up to the 2014 midterms.