A handout image, provided on September 19, 2014 by ECPAD, shows a photo montage of a logistics depot in northeastern Iraq before and after a mission by French Rafale fighter jets from the Al-Dhafra airbase.  REUTERS/ECPAD - Armee de l'Air

French jets strike in Iraq against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/PARIS - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State militants who have seized a third of the country.  Full Article 

Wall St. flat as Oracle takes air out of Alibaba debut 4:40pm EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks closed little changed on Friday after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo stumbled, but the Dow managed to edge higher to set a record for a second straight session.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (C) gestures as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker "BABA" in New York September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Alibaba surges on massive demand

NEW YORK - Alibaba's shares surged in their first day of trading as investors jumped at the chance to get in on what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history.  Full Article 

National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference to address domestic violence issues and the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, in New York, September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Goodell signals major shift in NFL policy

NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that rules governing personal conduct will change, signaling a major shift in policy.  Full Article 

Michele Mattana of Sardinia, Italy, poses with an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPhone 6 on the first day of sales at the Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Apple's iPhone 6 rings up record orders

Fans around the world are lining up for the iPhone 6 - and after revealing its Apple Watch, its first truly new product in four years, the company is hoping to maintain stellar growth.  Video | Full Article 

A dog stands on graffiti in George Square after the referendum on Scottish independence in Glasgow, Scotland September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Scotland stays in the UK

EDINBURGH - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout.  Video | Full Article 

File photo of the American flag, June 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A quarter of Americans are open to secession

The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the UK stirred secessionist hopes for some in the U.S., where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union.  Opinion | Related Article 

Singer Miley Cyrus performs on NBC's 'Today' show in New York, October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

You’re not really famous until you’ve quit Twitter

Celebrities love to quit Twitter - almost as much as they love to tweet. And as much as they love to quit Twitter, they love to return to the social networking service.  Commentary 

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U.S. and allies in Ukraine for joint military drills

Ukrainian troops join the United States and its allies in the "Rapid Trident" military drill in western Ukraine, seen as a sign of the commitment of NATO states. Jillian Kitchener reports.