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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A new online video purportedly from the Islamic State group says a Japanese journalist has been beheaded. Although it has yet to be authenticated, the video bore the symbol of the IS media arm. A militant said Kenji Goto was killed because of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's --quote -- "reckless decision to take part in an unwinnable war."

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling the slaying of a Japanese journalist by an Islamic State militant a "heinous murder" and a "barbaric act." An online video released Saturday purports to show the beheading of journalist Kenji Goto. The White House says that while it isn't confirming the authenticity of the video itself, it has confirmed that Goto has been killed.

ATLANTA (AP) — The 21-year-old daughter of the late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston is being treated at an Atlanta-area hospital after being found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub this morning. Bobbi Kristina Brown was discovered by her husband and a friend. Roswell police say Brown was given CPR and taken alive to a local hospital. There's no word on her condition.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two climbers who were hurt in a fall on Mount Hood are now being treated for their injuries. Rescue officials say the male and female were airlifted off the mountain this afternoon by an Oregon National Guard helicopter. A Clackamas County sheriff's deputy says the climbers fell early today on a popular south-side climbing route near an area known as the Hogsback.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill has died. A Stanford University spokesman says Carl Djerassi (jer-AH-see) died Friday of complications of cancer at his San Francisco home. He was 91. Djerassi led a research team in Mexico City that in 1951 developed a synthetic molecule that became a key component of the first birth control pill.

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