Shi'ite fighters, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), take part in field training in the desert in the province of Najaf, September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Islamic State tests Obama's commitment to Middle East

WASHINGTON - The complexity of eliminating Islamic State could take years, testing President Barack Obama's commitment and that of whoever succeeds him.  Full Article 

U.S. consumer prices post first decline in 16 months 9:26am EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in August and underlying inflation pressures were muted, potentially reducing the urgency for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.

Water's Edge

Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve, enters the opening reception of the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on August 21, 2014.   REUTERS/David Stubbs

What's the plan, Jan?

WASHINGTON - The Fed could offer fresh clues on when it plans to lift interest rates and how quickly it will move, as it prepares for a momentous policy turn after years of aggressive stimulus.  Full Article 

Cup cakes are displayed in the window of Cuckoo's bakery in Edinburgh, in Scotland September 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Support for independence lags

EDINBURGH - On the eve of Scotland's historic referendum, opinion polls show support for staying within the UK marginally stronger than backing for independence.  Full Article | Related Story 

A new Apple iPhone 6 Plus is seen during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Reviewers hail new iPhone

Bigger is better and Apple has finally realized that and given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviewers wrote.  Full Article 

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks after unveiling the Dragon V2 spacecraft in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Boeing, SpaceX to build 'space taxis' for NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL/WASHINGTON - NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.  Full Article 

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Manhunt underway for suspect in deadly trooper ambush

A Pennsylvania community is on high alert as police search for Eric Matthew Frein, who is suspected of killing a state trooper and injuring another outside their barracks. Linda So reports.

Shi'ite fighters, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), take part in field training in the desert in the province of Najaf, September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Stay out of religious wars

There will be no peace in the Middle East until local peoples crave it so intensely they are willing to cultivate it.  Commentary