Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrians wait behind the border fences near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, September 18, 2014. REUTERS/Kadir Celikcan

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 

Defeated nationalist leader says Scots 'tricked' out of independence 7:01am EDT

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

Volunteers lower a corpse, prepared with safe burial practices to ensure it does not pose a health risk to others, into a grave in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, July 18, 2014. REUTERS/WHO/Tarik Jasarevic

Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN - A team burying Ebola victims was attacked in Sierra Leone's capital, a member of parliament said, as a small group defied a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the worst outbreak of the disease on record.  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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to deliver a cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA. Sarah Toms reports.