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 are flocking 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 

Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq 1:43pm EDT

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. - President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq, seeking to reassure Americans about the level of U.S. involvement after a top general suggested combat troops could be deployed against Islamic State forces.

Wildfire rages through Northern California

Flames and smoke from the King Fire fill the sky above 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 NFL for a one-punch knockout of his wife as the former Baltimore Ravens running back tries to resuscitate his career.  Full Article 

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Obama says U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq

U.S. President Obama says that the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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