Journalist James Foley's jihadist captors had demanded a ransom of 100 million euros -- $132 million -- for his release, his employer said Thursday after a video of the American's gruesome execution was made public. "GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni confirms that the initial ransom demand from Jim Foley's captors was 100 million euros," a spokesman for the news website told AFP. Foley was reporting from Syria for GlobalPost and other outlets including AFP when he was abducted in November 2012, and Balboni had been closely involved in efforts to locate and free the photojournalist. The extremist group, which calls itself the Islamic State, has marauded across large areas of Iraq in recent months.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price allowed only a first-inning RBI triple to Brandon Guyer in his first start against his former team, and Alex Cobb and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.