Syrian Kurds walk with their belongings after crossing into Turkey at the Turkish-Syrian border, near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, September 20, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Kurds issue new call to arms against ISIS in Syria

SURUC Turkey - Kurdish militants in Turkey have issued a new call to arms to defend a border town in northern Syria from advancing Islamic State fighters, and the Turkish authorities and U.N. prepared for a surge in refugees.  Full Article | Video 

Exclusive: Siemens near deal to buy Dresser-Rand - sources 1:52pm EDT

NEW YORK/LONDON - The German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG is near an agreement to acquire U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group Inc for all cash, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond speaks during a news conference in Edinburgh in this September 19, 2014 handout photo by the Scottish Government. REUTERS/Scottish Government/Handout via Reuters

Scots 'tricked' out of independence: Salmond

MANCHESTER England - Alex Salmond, the defeated leader of Scotland's nationalists, accused Prime Minister David Cameron of tricking Scottish voters out of independence by making a false "vow" about granting them new powers.  Full Article 

This 1999 Hubble telescope image shows Mars when Mars was 54 million miles (87 million kilometers) from Earth. REUTERS/NASA/Handout

Spacecraft on Mars to seek answers on water

CAPE CANAVERAL - A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey.  Full Article 

Bob Vander Plaats, president of The Family Leader, greets Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst (R) following her speech at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Frank

It’s a good time to run for office in Iowa

IOWA CITY Iowa - Most Republicans running in tight U.S. Senate races in November's midterm elections can rely on campaign endorsements from a few national figures. But most Republicans are not Joni Ernst.  Full Article 

A cat walks in front of a burnt-out vehicle in the town of Ilovaysk, eastern Ukraine, September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Why this Ukraine ceasefire will stick

The ceasefire is based on a convergence of interests: Putin has all his key objectives, and Poroshenko sees that trying to reverse Russian gains militarily would be national suicide.  Full Article 

A man talks on his mobile phone as he waits at a crosswalk at Lindbergh Field Airport in San Diego, California, November 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

How to whittle down that wireless bill

If you're unhappy with your cell phone service - and really, who isn't? - now might be a unique time to either renegotiate your contract or move to a new carrier.  Full Article 

Affadavit: White House intruder armed with folding knife

A Texas man faces charges for allegedly entering the White House with a knife. The incident was the first of two at the White House involving trespassing. Nathan Frandino reports.