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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The beheading of a second Japanese hostage by Islamic State group extremists has relatives of a captive Jordanian fighter asking their government be more open about negotiations for his release. The video of the beheading Kenji Goto made no mention of the pilot, raising fears for his life.

TOKYO (AP) — There's heightened security in Japan and the country vows it won't give in to terrorism after the beheading of a hostage held by Islamic State group extremists. The slaying of Kenji Goto, a freelancer whose work focused on refugees, children and other victims of war, left Japan in shock and mourning. Until now Japan had not become directly embroiled in the fight against the militants.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. authorities say the latest Russian spy case may not be the stuff of cloak and dagger legend, but it's proof that spying by Moscow is thriving in America more than two decades after the end of the Cold War. Three men are accused in an alleged plot to dig up "economic intelligence" on possible banking penalties and alternative energy sources.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The climbers who fell on Mount Hood in Oregon are safely off the peak. Two were airlifted by an Oregon National Guard helicopter while a third made it down with assistance. It's not known why they fell. The airlifted climbers have broken bones.

NEW YORK (AP) — A warehouse in Brooklyn has been declared a total loss after a 7-alarm fire that sent smoke floating across Brooklyn and into Manhattan. One person standing outside the building was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene but refused further treatment. About 275 firefighters stayed on the fire's perimeter, training streams of water at flames and smoke fueled by paper inside. The blaze was reported only two hours after firefighters had put out a small fire in the same building.

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