Structural engineer Terry Anderson stands near the dunes he created to help ensure approval of a permit for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee's beachfront house in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phil Sears

Why Americans flock to their sinking shores

There’s a building boom on the coasts, despite rising seas. Among those in harm’s way: Mike Huckabee. Second in a series.  Full Article 

U.S. consumer prices post first decline in 16 months 11:20am 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, which could lessen the urgency for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.

Wildfire rages through Northern California

Firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California September 16, 2014.   REUTERS/Noah Berger

Fire crews in California battle a wildfire that has destroyed homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages.  Slideshow 

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

Fed may offer new rate plan

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

World holds its breath hoping Scots vote 'No'

PARIS - For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers from Beijing to Washington and Moscow to New Delhi are quietly praying the United Kingdom holds together.  Full Article 

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 

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice celebrates his touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the second half of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland in this December 9, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/Files

Rice appeals against indefinite NFL suspension

WASHINGTON - Ray Rice appealed against his indefinite suspension by the National Football League for a one-punch knockout of his wife as the former Baltimore Ravens running back tries to resuscitate his once-flourishing career.  Full Article 

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Vikings change mind, suspend Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the NFL exempt list, suspending him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved. 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