An employee counts money while selling new iPhone 6 phones at the Fifth Avenue Apple store on the first day of sales in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Ten million iPhones sold

Apple sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays.  Full Article 

French national taken in Algeria, group claims kidnapping 6:32pm EDT

PARIS/ALGIERS - A French national was kidnapped in eastern Algeria on Sunday, France's foreign ministry said, and his kidnappers issued a video threatening to kill him if Paris did not halt its intervention in Iraq.

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters march during training before deploying to fight the Islamic State, at a temporary military camp near the front line in Gwar, northern Iraq September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Islamic State urges attacks on U.S. citizens

BAGHDAD - Islamic State urged its followers to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.  Full Article 

Air France planes are parked on the tarmac at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris on the second week of a strike by Air France pilots September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Air France strike deepens as both sides dig in

PARIS - A bitter Air France labor dispute deepened as management pledged to press ahead with its low-cost airline ambitions and pilots said that an eight-day-old strike over the proposals would continue indefinitely as a result.  Full Article | Video 

A foot is seen atop a soccer ball during the final training session of Mexico's national soccer team in Fortaleza June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Qatar defiant in quest to host World Cup

BERLIN - Qatar remained adamant it would host the 2022 soccer World Cup despite a FIFA Executive Committee member suggesting that the tournament would have to move because of scorching temperatures.  Full Article 

A MG3 automatic weapon that is part of a German military aid shipment for Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq is on display for the media at a storage facility of the Bundeswehr armed forces in Waren, north of Berlin, September 18, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Germany exports massive amounts of hypocrisy

Compared to the fierce German onslaughts in World War One and Two, today’s Germany is as aggressive as a pussycat.  Commentary 

A protester carries a sign with an image of the Statue of Liberty wearing a gas mask as he takes part in the "People's Climate March" down 6th Ave. in the Manhattan borough of New York September 21, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Climate protesters risk arrest in Wall Street

NEW YORK - Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City's financial district to call attention to what organizers say is capitalism's contribution to climate change.  Full Article 

Wall Street whacked by China, tech, housing

Summary: Stocks end lower as investors lightened up on high-flying tech stocks; Chinese companies traded in the U.S. dinged as stimulus hopes dashed; homebuilders fall after drop in existing home sales. Conway G. Gittens reports.


Strong Senate candidates can help flip statehouses

By Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason    

A model eats before the Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Avoid low-fact diets

By David Seres