This Morning from CBS News: Sept. 3, 2014

American journalist Steven Sotloff, center with black helmet, talks to Libyan rebels on the Al Dafniya front line 25 kilometers west of Misrata, June 2, 2011, in Misrata, Libya, in this handout image made available by the photographer

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Video authentic

The United States said this morning that a video showing the beheading of a second U.S. journalist by Islamic State militants is authentic. CBS News' Clarissa Ward reports that ISIS yesterday released the video showing freelance reporter Steven Sotloff's beheading, two weeks after the emergence of a video showing the killing by ISIS of journalist James Foley. President Obama, speaking in Estonia this morning, said, "Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget ... that our reach is long and that justice will be served. "


The president said it was too early to tell what reports of a cease-fire between Russia and Ukraine mean, but CBS News' Major Garrett reports Mr. Obama vowed this morning that NATO will live up to its requirement to defend any member nation from military attack.

Unfriendly skies

Unruly passengers in the air are an "escalating problem," and the delays they cause are adding up. CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues reports one independent airline analyst says flight diversions cost $6,000 an hour, plus airport landing fees, for some domestic jets.

Tiny invaders

Tokyo's famed Yoyogi Park has been invaded by mosquitoes carrying the dengue fever virus. The infestation has sparked Japan's first domestic outbreak in nearly 70 years.

Dark cloud

Hacking your personal photos is not the worst thing that can happen to you if your cloud account is compromised. Medical and financial records may also be at risk, and CBS News' John Blackstone reports that is just the beginning.

Difficult prosecution

The law and penalties for stealing private information are clear, but there's little recourse for those who've had intimate photos stolen and shared. CBS News' Elaine Quijano reports that just 14 states have laws dealing with unwanted distribution of private images, including nude photos.

Salty solution

With most of California under severe drought conditions, a private company is building a billion dollar desalination plant near San Diego and, as CBS News' Ben Tracy reports, more such plants are on the way.

Breakfast costs

Consumers shopping for their breakfast foods may be experiencing sticker shock, with the price of dairy, coffee, eggs, bacon and other morning staples continuing to rise. Drought is the major cause. Still, at least one common staple is seeing a decline in prices.

Old phones

With the next generation of iPhone expected to be unveiled next week and the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 making its debut, millions of consumers are starting to think about an upgrade. But once you decide on a new phone, what should you do with your old one?

Citizen policymakers

Voters this November have the opportunity to replace or re-elect their representatives in Congress, but in most states, they'll also have the chance to make some policy themselves. Across 39 states, there are a total of 128 initiatives and referenda on ballots this year.

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