North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden' 19 Sep 2014

SEOUL - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.

A man walks near a destroyed train at a railway station in the town of Ilovaysk, eastern Ukraine, September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Kiev, rebels agree to ensure Ukraine cease-fire

MINSK - Pro-Russian separatists and representatives from Kiev and Moscow agreed on further measures to ensure a cease-fire between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.  Full Article 

Pro-union protesters wave union jack flags during a demonstration at George Square in Glasgow, Scotland, September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal MacNaughton

Salmond resigns as Scots spurn independence

EDINBURGH - Scotland spurned independence and saved a union dating back 300 years in a historic referendum but its defeated leader said it would hold London to last minute offers of more power that could radically reshape the United Kingdom.  Full Article | Video 

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 

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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Part of White House evacuated; Obama not present

White House staff and reporters are evacuated by the Secret Service after an intruder is spotted running on the grounds of the complex shortly after President Obama left the building, witnesses say. Jillian Kitchener reports.