An undated family handout photo of British aid worker Alan Henning taken at a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syria border.  REUTERS/Henning family handout via the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Handout via Reuters

U.S. sees help in fight against Islamic State

Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.  Full Article 

China anxiety knocks shares, oil 4:54am EDT

LONDON - Stock markets fell on Monday after China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August, while worries over the impact of another round of sanctions on Russian projects added to headwinds for Moscow-listed companies and the oil market.

Representatives from Alibaba Group Holding arrive for the company's roadshow meeting in New York September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Worried about Nasdaq, Alibaba choses NYSE

Alibaba Group could have sold nearly $2 billion worth of stock listing its shares on Nasdaq. But sources say Alibaba was worried about Nasdaq's ability to handle their $21 billion IPO, since the exchange botched Facebook's market debut two years ago.   Full Article 

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen adjusts her glasses as she testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington July 15, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

World waits for white smoke from Fed

FRANKFURT - The Federal Reserve may give clearer hints on when it will hike the cost of borrowing in the coming week, as struggling Europe braces for a tight vote in Scotland on whether to leave the United Kingdom.  Full Article 

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton hold up some steaks at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa, September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

With Iowa speech, Clinton stokes speculation

INDIANOLA Iowa - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stoked speculation that she was moving closer to announcing a bid for the White House in 2016 as she visited the early-voting state of Iowa to take part in an annual event with Democratic activists.   Full Article 

A boy marches with a flute band during a pro-Union rally in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 13, 2014.REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Fate of UK hangs in balance after new polls

EDINBURGH - The future of Scotland and the United Kingdom looked uncertain five days before a historic referendum on independence, as polls showed the rival campaigns running desperately close.  Full Article | Video 

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy warms-up before facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

NFL's Carolina Panthers sidelines Hardy

The NFL's Carolina Panthers deactivated defensive end Greg Hardy for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, according to the team's website, in a reversal of an earlier decision to let him play while he appeals a domestic violence conviction.  Full Article | Related Story 

Pierre Krahenbuhl, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General, sits with Palestinian students inside a classroom as he visits a United Nations-run school on the first day of a new school year in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

War counseling awaits Gaza children in school

GAZA - Some 500,000 children returned to school in the Gaza Strip, where many will be given psychological counseling before regular studies begin after a devastating 50-day war between Palestinian militants and Israel.  Full Article 

Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa amid speculation over 2016 bid

Hillary Clinton makes her first public appearance in Iowa since her third-place finish during a failed presidential primary bid in 2008, amid speculation that she may be eyeing another run for president. Mana Rabiee reports.