Afghan rival presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (L) and Ashraf Ghani exchange signed agreements for the country's unity government in Kabul September 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Ghani named Afghan president-elect after deal

KABUL - Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's president-elect after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election.  Full Article 

Asian shares slip, dollar pulls away from highs 21 Sep 2014

TOKYO - Asian shares skidded on Monday as investors awaited data this week that could provide more evidence of a slowdown in China, while the dollar gave back a little of its recent gains.

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

Islamic State closes in on Syrian town

SURUC Turkey - Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town as the U.N. said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighboring Turkey may have topped 100,000.  Full Article | Video 

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to members of the media in front of 10 Downing Street in London September 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Cameron shifts tack to mollify Scots

MANCHESTER England - Scotland will get more autonomy with no "ifs or buts", Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Sunday, after Scottish leader Alex Salmond accused him and other politicians of tricking Scots out of independence.  Full Article 

The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan in this file photograph taken August 25, 2009.  REUTERS/Jeff Kowalsky/Files

GM recalls cars over parking brake fire risk

WASHINGTON - U.S. car manufacturer General Motors Co is recalling hundreds of thousands of cars over a defect in the parking brake that could cause a fire, a letter by the top U.S. auto safety regulator showed.  Full Article 

Pump jacks are seen in California, April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

UC votes not to divest from fossil fuels

LOS ANGELES - The University of California voted to maintain its investments in fossil fuels, frustrating a student-led effort to divest its portfolio in oil, natural gas and coal.  Full Article 

A fully budded marijuana plant ready for trimming is seen at the Botanacare marijuana store ahead of their grand opening on New Year's day in Northglenn, Colorado December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Cannabis dating sites spark stoner romance

SAN FRANCISCO - While dinner and a movie make for a typical date night, dinner followed by a joint could raise some eyebrows. But that's not the case for users of "marijuana-friendly" dating websites.  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 

Kabul celebrates president-elect Ashraf Ghani

Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's president-elect after signing a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election. Jillian Kitchener reports.