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By Phil Stewart and Andrea Shalal STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said. The elite serviceman was the third American to be killed in direct combat since a U.S.-led coalition launched a campaign in 2014 to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State and is a measure of its deepening involvement in the conflict. A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the dead serviceman was a Navy SEAL.
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Authorities and emergency responders were called to Prince's suburban Minneapolis home over the last five years for everything from mundane reports of tripped fire alarms to more serious medical calls.
Halliburton and Baker Hughes emphasized cost-cutting and downplayed higher crude prices Tuesday as they pivoted from their just-killed merger and argued they are well positioned for an eventual industry recovery. The two US oil services giants, addressing Wall Street analysts in separate presentations two days after calling off their proposed $28.6 billion merger, said recent higher oil prices after a long-running slide were a source of hope. "Clearly they're marginally more optimistic about things," said Halliburton chief executive Dave Lesar.