Ukrainian servicemen ride in an armoured vehicle near Debaltseve, Donetsk region, August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukraine seeks to join NATO

LAKE SELIGER, Russia/KIEV - Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.  Full Article 

A bag filled with toy guns is seen at a school in Ciudad Juarez  October 11, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Toy weapons can't look real under California bill

The California State Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill that would require certain replica guns to be painted bright colors or made transparent to prevent police from confusing toy guns for real weapons.  Full Article 

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Google tests drones to deliver goods

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine.  Video | Full Article 

A cyclist exits the entryway to the Main Quad at Stanford University in Stanford, California, May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

'Yes means yes,' on California campuses

Californian lawmakers passed a law requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses.  Full Article 

A militant Islamist fighter uses a mobile to film his fellow fighters taking part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Islamic State presents Jordan with new test

AMMAN - Support for Islamic State among Jordanian Islamist fundamentalists is widening. With that support come new risks for a U.S. ally mostly unscathed by the Middle Eastern turmoil of recent years.   Full Article 

A volunteer police officer in a rebel-controlled area of Aleppo takes cover during a firefight with Syrian government forces, September 24, 2012.  REUTERS/Courtesy James Palmer

Crossing paths with James Foley

A photo journalist tells his account of meeting James Foley and witnessing a young boy's funeral while on assignment in Syria.  Commentary 

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Big California waves to last the weekend

Huge surf from Hurricane Marie expected to entertain California beach goers through the Labor Day weekend.  Video 

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Outcry in Yemen

Tens of thousands of people protest in Sanaa for and against a rebel group that is calling on the government to step down. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.