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  • Colorado Shooting Online Ammo Suit
    A photo of Jessica Ghawi sits in a display easel following a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Lonnie and Sandy Phillips, parents of Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in the July 20, 2012 Colorado theater shootings, filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the gear to James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.
    Brennan Linsley | AP Photo
  • Colorado Shooting Online Ammo Suit
    Attorney Thomas Stoever, right, speaks during a news conference as Lonnie and Sandy Phillips, hold hands and listen on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The Phillips, parents of Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in the July 20, 2012 Colorado theater shootings, filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the gear to James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.
    Brennan Linsley | AP Photo
  • Police Barracks Shooting
    This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. A gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away.
    PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police | AP Photo
  • Colorado Shooting Online Ammo Suit
    Lonnie and Sandy Phillips speak during a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The Phillips, parents of Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in the July 20, 2012 Colorado theater shootings, filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the gear to James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.
    Brennan Linsley | AP Photo
  • Colorado Shooting Online Ammo Suit
    Lonnie and Sandy Phillips speak during a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The Phillips, parents of Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in the July 20, 2012 Colorado theater shootings, filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the gear to James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.
    Brennan Linsley | AP Photo
  • Colorado Shooting Online Ammo Suit
    Lonnie and Sandy Phillips listen as their lawyer speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The Phillips, parents of Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in the July 20, 2012 Colorado theater shootings, filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the gear to James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.
    Brennan Linsley | AP Photo
  • Obama Ebola
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama traveled to the CDC, to address the Ebola crisis and announced that he is sending 3,000 American troops to West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola epidemic.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo
  • Book Review Women in Politics Memoirs
    This book cover image released by Blue Rider Press shows "Forgetting to Be Afraid," by Wendy Davis.
    Blue Rider Press | AP Photo
  • Book Review Women in Politics Memoirs
    This book cover image released by Ballantine Books shows "Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World," by Kirsten Gillibrand.
    Ballantine Books | AP Photo
  • Russia Tycoon Charged
    FILE - In this Tuesday, May 5, 2009 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian tycoon Vladimir Yevtushenkov, owner of Sistema Holding, during their meeting in Moscow. A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in a money-laundering case that has drawn comparisons with a government crackdown on Russia’s Yukos oil company more than a decade ago. The Investigative Committee, Russia’s top investigative agency, said that Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the head of Sistema holding company, was suspected of involvement in a money-laundering scheme involving oil assets in the province of Bashkiria. Sistema owns the Bashneft oil company, which is based in Bashkiria.
    RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool, File | AP Photo
  • Russia Tycoon Charged
    FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and CEO of state-controlled Russian oil company Rosneft Igor Sechin speak during a signing ceremony of cooperation agreements with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Russian media reports said in June that Russia's largest oil company, state-controlled Rosneft, considered buying Bashneft. In July, a Moscow court arrested Bashneft's stock under a money-laundering probe. Rosneft is run by Igor Sechin, a powerful longtime assistant of President Vladimir Putin. Sechin, who has been placed on the U.S. and the EU sanctions lists over the Ukrainian crisis, was seen as the mastermind behind the 2003 arrest of Russia's then-richest man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
    Maxim Shemetov, Pool, File | AP Photo
  • Obama Ebola
    President Barack Obama, left, walks down the stairs of Air Force One accompanied by Sec. of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, center, and National Security Advisor Susan Rice, right, during their arrival at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlanta. Obama is traveling to Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC), to address the Ebola crisis and announce a plan to help the West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola virus.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo
  • Obama Ebola
    President Barack Obama, center, and from left, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, during a briefing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama traveled to the CDC, to address the Ebola crisis and announced that he is sending 3,000 American troops to West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola epidemic. Obama
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo
  • Congress Ebola
    Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, former Medical Director of Samaritan's Purse Ebola Care Center in Monrovia, Liberia, center, talks with Emira Woods, right, Director of Social Impact at ThoughtWorks, right, before the start of a hearing on Ebola before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Brantly's wife Amber watches at left. Woods thanked Brantly for his work fighting Ebola in Liberia.
    Susan Walsh | AP Photo
  • Congress Ebola
    Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, former Medical Director of Samaritan's Purse Ebola Care Center in Monrovia, Liberia, left, talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, right, before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Susan Walsh | AP Photo
  • Bicycle Buffer Zones
    A cyclist maneuvers his way through downtown Los Angeles traffic on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 that he has signed legislation requiring California drivers to stay at least 3 feet away when passing bicyclists. The proposal is intended to better protect cyclists from aggressive drivers.
    Richard Vogel | AP Photo
  • Bicycle Buffer Zones
    A cyclist maneuvers his way through downtown Los Angeles traffic on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 that he has signed legislation requiring California drivers to stay at least 3 feet away when passing bicyclists. The proposal is intended to better protect cyclists from aggressive drivers. It states that if drivers cannot leave 3 feet of space, they must slow down and pass only when it would not endanger the cyclist's safety.
    Richard Vogel | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Ukrainian protesters burn tires outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The demonstrators rallied in support of a bill that would introduce extra checks for senior government officials.
    Sergei Chuzavkov | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Ukrainian protesters burn tires outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The demonstrators rallied in support of a bill that would introduce extra checks for senior government officials.
    Sergei Chuzavkov | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Ukraine
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shows the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement to lawmakers after its signing it in parliament in Kiev, Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.
    Mykola Lazarenko | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Ukrainian protesters burn tires outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The demonstrators rallied in support of a bill that would introduce extra checks for senior government officials.
    Sergei Chuzavkov | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Ukrainian activists rejoice outside the Ukrainian parliament after legislators pass a key reform bill in Kiev, Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. On Tuesday, Ukraine passed a landmark deal strengthening its ties to Europe while moving to resolve the bloody crisis unraveling in country's east, granting temporary self-rule to regions roiled by a pro-Russian insurgency.
    Sergei Chuzavkov | AP Photo
  • Senate Kansas Lawsuit
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks to the media after the Kansas Supreme Court heard a petition by Democrat Chad Taylor to remove his name from the ballot after he withdrew from the U.S. Senate race Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach, a Republican, ruled that Taylor's name must remain on the ballot because he didn't comply with state election law.
    Charlie Riedel | AP Photo
  • Senate Kansas
    Democrat Chad Taylor, left, talks to his attorney Pedro Irigonegaray after arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court in Taylor's petition to remove his name from the ballot after he withdrew from the U.S. Senate race Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Taylor's attempt to remove his name from the ballot has been disputed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican, who backs incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. Taylor's withdrawal from the race potentially improves the chances of independent candidate Greg Orman defeating Roberts.
    Charlie Riedel | AP Photo
  • Senate Kansas
    Democrat Chad Taylor listens to arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court in his petition to remove his name from the ballot after he withdrew from the U.S. Senate race Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Taylor's attempt to remove his name from the ballot has been disputed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican, who backs incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. Taylor's withdrawal from the race potentially improves the chances of independent candidate Greg Orman defeating Roberts.
    Charlie Riedel | AP Photo
  • Senate Kansas
    Kansas Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles asks questions during a hearing of a petition brought by former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chad Taylor against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach seeking removal of Taylor's name from the ballot Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Taylor's attempt to remove his name from the ballot has been disputed by Kobach, a Republican, who backs incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. Taylor's withdrawal from the race potentially improves the chances of independent candidate Greg Orman defeating Roberts.
    Charlie Riedel | AP Photo
  • Senate Kansas Lawsuit
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach listens to arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court in a petition by Democrat Chad Taylor to remove his name from the ballot for the U.S. Senate Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach, a Republican, ruled that Taylor's name must remain on the ballot because he didn't comply with state election law.
    Charlie Riedel | AP Photo
  • Senate Kansas
    Kansas Supreme Court Justice Marla J. Luckert asks questions during a hearing of a petition brought by former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chad Taylor against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach seeking removal of Taylor's name from the ballot Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Taylor's attempt to remove his name from the ballot has been disputed by Kobach, a Republican, who backs incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. Taylor's withdrawal from the race potentially improves the chances of independent candidate Greg Orman defeating Roberts.
    Charlie Riedel | AP Photo
  • Obama Ebola
    President Barack Obama chats with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed after arriving at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta for a scheduled visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a briefing on West Africa's Ebola out break, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Congress Islamic State
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., seated left, confers with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the panel to examine President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • Redskins Football Name
    Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wa., from left, President of National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and Chairman of the Swinomish Tribe Brian Cladoosby, and Amy Sarck Dobmeier of the Qissunamiut Tribe of Alaska join other native Americans and lawmakers during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to pressure the Washington Redskins football team to change their name. Cantwell says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name.
    Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo
  • Redskins Football Name
    Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., from front left to right, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., join Native Americans demanding The Washington Redskins football team change their name, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Cantell says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name.
    Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo
  • Redskins Football Name
    President of National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and Chairman of the Swinomish Tribe Brian Cladoosby, joins other native Americans and lawmakers during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, demanding The Washington Redskins football team change their name, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo
  • Redskins Football Name
    District of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, joins native Americans and other lawmakers and civil rights leaders during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to pressure the Washington Redskins football team to change their name.
    Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo
  • Obama Ebola
    President Barack Obama, right, is greeted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, center, and Fulton County Commissioner, John Eaves, left, on the tarmac during his arrival on Air Force One at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlanta. Obama is traveling to Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC), to address the Ebola crisis and announce a plan to help the West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola virus.
    Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting Missouri Funeral
    FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2014 file photo the casket containing the body of Michael Brown is surrounded people gathered to say goodbye as it leaves Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. A judge Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 extended into January the term of the grand jury considering whether a white suburban St. Louis police officer should be charged in the shooting death of a black 18-year-old.
    St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool, File | AP Photo
  • Rice Video Prosecutor Football
    FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media during a news conference in Owings Mills, Md. The offender-rehabilitation program that former Ravens player Rice entered after knocking Janay unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases.
    Patrick Semansky, File | AP Photo
  • Rice Video Prosecutor Football
    FILE - In this May 1, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice holds hands with his wife, Janay, as they arrive at Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse in Mays Landing, N.J. The offender-rehabilitation program that former Raven Rice entered after knocking Janay unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases.
    Mel Evans, File | AP Photo
  • Ebola Timeline Of A Crisis
    FILE - This is a Sunday, July 27, 2014 file photo of medical personnel inside a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone. On July 23 the doctor in charge of battling Sierra Leone's current Ebola outbreak became ill with the deadly disease, the country's health minister confirmed. He later died.
    Youssouf Bah, File | AP Photo
  • Ebola Timeline Of A Crisis
    FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo health workers teach people about the Ebola virus and how to prevent infection, in Conakry, Guinea. On March 30, Ebola crossed the border into Liberia, where the health minister said two patients have tested positive for the deadly virus.
    Youssouf Bah, File | AP Photo
  • Ebola Timeline Of A Crisis
    FILE - This is a Friday, March 28, 2014 file photo provided by MSF, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), healthcare workers from the organization prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola, hemorrhagic fever operations, in Gueckedou, Guinea. On March 28 health officials confirmed Ebola had spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital.
    Kjell Gunnar Beraas, MSF | AP Photo
  • Nigeria Court Martial
    In this photo taken with a mobile phone Tuesday, Sept. 16. 2014 in Abuja Nigeria. Unidentified military prosecutors sit in the front row, while soldiers accused of an attack on their commander appear before a court martial in Abuja. Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in northeast Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer. In a decision read early Tuesday by Brig. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the military tribunal found 12 soldiers guilty and five others innocent. One was sentenced to 28 days in jail with hard labor.
    AP | AP Photo
  • Film-Snowden Documentary
    FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Laura Poitras poses for a portrait in New York. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, that Laura Poitras’s “Citizenfour” will premiere October 10 as part of the annual New York Film Festival. “Citizenfour” opens in theaters October 24.
    Invision | Photo by Charles Sykes
  • Science Friday Federal Grant
    FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, file photo, Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio's Science Friday, speaks to a group of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists and Delta High School students at Battelle Auditorium in Richland, Wash. Federal prosecutors say the National Public Radio show “Science Friday” and host Flatow have settled civil claims that they misused money from a nearly $1 million federal grant aimed at boosting the show’s reach to younger listeners. (AP Photo/The Tri-City Herald, Paul T. Erickson, File) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT KONA
    Paul T. Erickson | AP
  • Ramsey Winning By Losing
    FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014, file photo, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, speaks during a legislative planning session sponsored by The Associated Press and the Tennessee Press Association in Nashville, Tenn. The appointment of a Republican attorney general on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, signals the latest example of a Ramsey victory despite the earlier setback of failing to defeat Democratic Supreme Court justices in the August retention elections.
    Mark Zaleski, file | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq
    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Iraqi lawmakers attend a session to approve the new government in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic extremists who have seized a third of the country. The two powerful security portfolios have long been a source of tension among Iraq's feuding political factions, and the failure to agree on the nominees marked the latest in a series of delays in forming a unified government that can confront the Islamic State extremist group.
    Karim Kadim, File | AP Photo
  • Self Driving Cars
    In this May 14, 2014 file photo, a row of Google self-driving cars are shown outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods.
    Eric Risberg, File | AP Photo
  • Self Driving Cars
    In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2012 file photo, from left, Gov. Jerry Brown, state Senator Alex Padilla and Google co-founder, Sergey Brin arrive at Google headquarters in a driverless car in Mountain View, Calif. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods.
    Eric Risberg, File | AP Photo
  • Self Driving Cars
    This undated image provided by Google, shows an early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods.
    Google, File | AP Photo
  • Self Driving Cars
    In this May 13, 2014 photo, a Google self-driving car goes on a test drive near the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods.
    Eric Risberg, File | AP Photo
  • France Economy
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers his speech at the National Assembly in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy, including dissidents within his Socialist Party.
    Francois Mori | AP Photo
  • France Economy
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers his speech at the National Assembly in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy, including dissidents within his Socialist Party.
    Francois Mori | AP Photo
  • France Economy
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers his speech at the National Assembly in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy, including dissidents within his Socialist Party.
    Francois Mori | AP Photo
  • France Economy
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, at left, delivers his speech at the National Assembly in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy, including dissidents within his Socialist Party.
    Francois Mori | AP Photo
  • Congress Islamic State
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama last week outlined his military plan to destroy the extremists, authorizing U.S. airstrikes inside Syria, stepping up attacks in Iraq and deploying additional American troops, with more than 1,000 now advising and assisting Iraqi security forces to counter the terrorism threat.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • Congress Auto Safety
    FILE - This April 1, 2014 file photo shows David Friedman, the acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as he testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should have discovered General Motors’ faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report.
    Evan Vucci | AP Photo
  • Mideast Palestinians Economy
    File - In this Thursday, April 24, 2014. file photo, Palestinian farmers harvest wheat on a farm near the West Bank city of Jenin. The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, shrinking by 4 percent, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the report ahead of a meeting next week of donor nations to the Palestinians on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.
    Mohammed Ballas, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Palestinians Economy
    FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, a Palestinian saleswoman waits for customers inside a shoe shop at a market in Gaza City. The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, shrinking by 4 percent, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the report ahead of a meeting next week of donor nations to the Palestinians on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.
    Hatem Moussa, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Palestinians Economy
    FILE - In this Wednesday, July 13, 2011 file photo, a Palestinian worker in a family owned workshop that makes checkered head scarves, or keffiyehs, works a loom, in the West Bank city of Hebron. The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, shrinking by 4 percent, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the report ahead of a meeting next week of donor nations to the Palestinians on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.
    Bernat Armangue, File | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland Queen
    FILE - In this Saturday June 30, 2007 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond during the ceremonial opening of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish estate at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence _ and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. Should the Yes campaign succeed on Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, the signs are that the queen would remain the head of state of an independent Scotland _ much in the same way she is the monarch of 15 countries from Jamaica to Canada to the Solomon Islands, regions known as “Commonwealth Realms.”
    Andrew Milligan, Pool, File | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland Queen
    FILE - In this Friday June 17, 2011 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II waves as she arrives by carriage on the fourth day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, England. Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish estate at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence _ and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. Should the Yes campaign succeed on Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, the signs are that the queen would remain the head of state of an independent Scotland _ much in the same way she is the monarch of 15 countries from Jamaica to Canada to the Solomon Islands, regions known as “Commonwealth Realms.”
    Alastair Grant, File | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland Queen
    FILE - In this Wednesday July 23, 2014 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish estate at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence _ and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. Should the Yes campaign succeed on Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, the signs are that the queen would remain the head of state of an independent Scotland _ much in the same way she is the monarch of 15 countries from Jamaica to Canada to the Solomon Islands, regions known as “Commonwealth Realms.”
    Danny Lawson, Pool, File | AP Photo
  • CEO Outlook
    FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, Jessica Pimentel, of Hollywood, Fla., fills out a job application during a job fair in Sunrise. Fla. Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter.
    Alan Diaz | AP Photo
  • Switzerland UN Syria Rights
    Brazilian Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, listens to a speech after his presentation of the commission's last report on Syria at the Human Rights Session at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Pinheiro, told the U.N.'s top human rights body that the government's killing of civilians — often through the use of ubiquitous checkpoints — exceeds the crimes against civilians perpetrated by the militants and other anti-government armed groups.
    Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi | AP Photo
  • Switzerland UN Syria Rights
    Brazilian Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, listens to a speech after his presentation of the commission's last report on Syria at the Human Rights Session at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Pinheiro, told the U.N.'s top human rights body that the government's killing of civilians — often through the use of ubiquitous checkpoints — exceeds the crimes against civilians perpetrated by the militants and other anti-government armed groups.
    Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi | AP Photo
  • Congress Islamic State
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama last week outlined his military plan to destroy the extremists, authorizing U.S. airstrikes inside Syria, stepping up attacks in Iraq and deploying additional American troops, with more than 1,000 now advising and assisting Iraqi security forces to counter the terrorism threat.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • Congress Islamic State
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama last week outlined his military plan to destroy the extremists, authorizing U.S. airstrikes inside Syria, stepping up attacks in Iraq and deploying additional American troops, with more than 1,000 now advising and assisting Iraqi security forces to counter the terrorism threat.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • Fiji Elections
    In this Nov. 7, 2013 photo, Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama eats cake at the opening of a picnic park, in Suva, Fiji. Thousands of Fijians are eagerly awaiting their first chance to vote in nearly eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Yet plenty of questions remain about how far military ruler Bainimarama has tilted the outcome in his favor. Bainimarama is running as a candidate and polls indicate his party is by far the most popular of the seven registered.
    Nick Perry, File | AP Photo
  • Fiji Elections
    FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, center, attends the opening of a picnic park in Suva, Fiji. Thousands of Fijians are eagerly awaiting their first chance to vote in nearly eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Yet plenty of questions remain about how far military ruler Bainimarama has tilted the outcome in his favor. Bainimarama is running as a candidate and polls indicate his party is by far the most popular of the seven registered.
    Nick Perry, File | AP Photo
  • Congress Islamic State
    Members of the activist group CodePink gather for a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the President's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • Congress Islamic State
    Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. It is the first in a series of high-profile hearings that will measure congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians laborers work at a construction site in the Jewish West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians. The new figures drew criticism from the Palestinians, who seek the West Bank as part of a future state. The Palestinians and most of the international community consider Israeli construction there to be illegal or illegitimate.
    Dan Balilty | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    Palestinians laborers work at a construction site in the Jewish West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians. The new figures drew criticism from the Palestinians, who seek the West Bank as part of a future state. The Palestinians and most of the international community consider Israeli construction there to be illegal or illegitimate.
    Dan Balilty | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    An Israeli Jogs past Palestinians working at a construction site in the Jewish West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians. The new figures drew criticism from the Palestinians, who seek the West Bank as part of a future state. The Palestinians and most of the international community consider Israeli construction there to be illegal or illegitimate.
    Dan Balilty | AP Photo
  • Mideast Israel Palestinians
    A Palestinian laborer works at a construction site in the Jewish West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians. The new figures drew criticism from the Palestinians, who seek the West Bank as part of a future state. The Palestinians and most of the international community consider Israeli construction there to be illegal or illegitimate.
    Dan Balilty | AP Photo
  • Cyprus Turkey Islamic State
    Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, center, and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, second left, walk surrounded by the security after a meeting in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of ethnically divided Cyprus on Tuesday, Sept.16, 2014. Turkey’s new prime minister strongly rejected Western media reports that many of his fellow countrymen are swelling the ranks of the Islamic State group. Davutoglu says there’s many more Europeans signing up with the extremist group than there are Turks. Cyprus was divided in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece. A Turkish Cypriot Declaration of Independence is recognized only by Turkey which maintains 35,000 troops there.
    Petros Karadjias | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland Road to Independence
    People sit on a bench backdropped by Scotland's National Monument on Calton Hill, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring _ and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago. It's a fitting image for the country as seen by independence campaigners, who hope voters will finish Scotland's incomplete journey to statehood by backing separation from Britain in a referendum on Thursday. Polls suggest the outcome will be close.
    Matt Dunham | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland Road to Independence
    Yes campaign supporters and members of a Scottish historical re-enactment group Ed Hastings right and his wife Sandy Hastings, second right, wearing historical Scottish outfits chat to tourists beside Scotland's National Monument on Calton Hill, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring _ and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago. It's a fitting image for the country as seen by independence campaigners, who hope voters will finish Scotland's incomplete journey to statehood by backing separation from Britain in a referendum on Thursday. Polls suggest the outcome will be close.
    Matt Dunham | AP Photo
  • Mideast Egypt Sectarian Tension
    FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 file photo, a youth looks from a Coptic Christian church in the Waraa neighborhood of Cairo. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, an Egyptian security official says a couple hundred Christian protesters clashed with police in Minya province of southern Egypt after holding a demonstration in front of a police station demanding authorities locate an abducted housewife. Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's nearly 85 million people, have been targeted by Islamic militants either in kidnappings for ransom or in revenge attacks since the military overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.
    Mohsen Nabil, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Egypt Sectarian Tension
    FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 file photo, an Egyptian Coptic Christian woman touches a holy painting of the Virgin Mary and Jesus at Al-Mahraq monastery in Assiut, Upper Egypt. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, an Egyptian security official says a couple hundred Christian protesters clashed with police in Minya province of southern Egypt after holding a demonstration in front of a police station demanding authorities locate an abducted housewife. Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's nearly 85 million people, have been targeted by Islamic militants either in kidnappings for ransom or in revenge attacks since the military overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013
    Manu Brabo, File | AP Photo
  • Obama Ebola
    FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, right, hugs a member of the medical staff that treated him, after being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Brantly is scheduled to testify before a Senate panel on the Ebola crisis Tuesday afternoon on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Mideast Iraq PM Citizenship
    FILE - In this Tuesday, July 15, 2014 file photo, then Shiite lawmaker and Deputy Parliament Speaker Haider al-Abadi speaks to the media after an Iraqi parliament session in Baghdad. Iraq's new Prime Minister al-Abadi has renounced his British citizenship since assuming office last week, three government officials close to the premier said Sunday, Sept. 14.
    Hadi Mizban, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Egypt Sinai
    FILE - In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013, file photo, Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in Sheikh Zuweyid, northern Sinai, Egypt. and police facilities and checkpoints. A powerful explosion killed several Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a local al-Qaida-inspired group, Egyptian security officials said. The Interior Ministry and a security official said the bomb was hidden deep under the asphalt of a highway, in an area called Wadi Halfa, where a joint police and army force was passing early in the morning.
    AP Photo, File
  • Mideast Egypt
    FILE -- In this Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 file photo, Egyptian police fire water cannons to disperse a protest by secular anti-government activists in Cairo. Mahmoud Abdel-Bari, the spokesman of Egypt's transitional justice ministry, says the body is drafting amendments to the country's disputed protest law, which bans demonstrations without a police permit. Abdel-Bari said Tuesday that the ministry will announce a draft law within days saying amendments could include lighter penalties and changes in procedures related to obtaining permits from police for protests.
    Mohammed Asad, File | AP Photo
  • Mideast Egypt
    FILE - In this Saturday, April 26, 2014 file photo, demonstrators protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. Mahmoud Abdel-Bari, the spokesman of Egypt's transitional justice ministry, says the body is drafting amendments to the country's disputed protest law, which bans demonstrations without a police permit. Abdel-Bari said Tuesday that the ministry will announce a draft law within days saying amendments could include lighter penalties and changes in procedures related to obtaining permits from police for protests. Arabic in poster in center reads: "Drop law and get them out of prison."
    Ahmed Gomaa, File | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland Road to Independence
    Tourists stand on Scotland's National Monument on Calton Hill, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring _ and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago. It's a fitting image for the country as seen by independence campaigners, who hope voters will finish Scotland's incomplete journey to statehood by backing separation from Britain in a referendum on Thursday.Polls suggest the outcome will be close.
    Matt Dunham | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland Road to Independence
    Tourists are silhouetted as they stand on Scotland's National Monument on Calton Hill, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring _ and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago. It's a fitting image for the country as seen by independence campaigners, who hope voters will finish Scotland's incomplete journey to statehood by backing separation from Britain in a referendum on Thursday. Polls suggest the outcome will be close.
    Matt Dunham | AP Photo
  • Netherlands Budget
    Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander waves to well-wishers from the Golden Carriage after officially opening the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Peter Dejong | AP Photo
  • Netherlands Budget
    Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander, left, officially opens the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, as his wife Queen Maxima, right, looks on in the 13th century "Hall of Knights" in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Michael Kooren, Pool | AP Photo
  • Netherlands Budget
    Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander, left, officially opens the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, as his wife Queen Maxima, right, looks on in the 13th century "Hall of Knights" in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Michael Kooren, Pool | AP Photo
  • Netherlands Budget
    Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander, left, officially opens the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, as his wife Queen Maxima, right, looks on in the 13th century "Hall of Knights" in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Michael Kooren, Pool | AP Photo
  • Sri Lanka China
    China's President Xi Jinping, left, waves to the gathering as he walks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa upon arrival at the airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Eranga Jayawardena | AP Photo
  • Sri Lanka China
    China's President Xi Jinping, left, waves to the gathering as he walks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa upon arrival at the airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Eranga Jayawardena | AP Photo
  • Sri Lanka China
    Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan wave as they disembark from an airplane upon arrival at the airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Eranga Jayawardena | AP Photo
  • Sri Lanka China
    China's President Xi Jinping, left, waves as he walks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa upon arrival at the airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Eranga Jayawardena | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland
    A Yes sign is displayed on a fisherman's shack in St Abbs, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The two sides in Scotland's independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. Anti-independence campaigners are pushing home their message that a "No" vote doesn't mean the status quo. The three main British political parties are promising Scotland greater powers, including tax-raising authority, if it remains part of the United Kingdom. The Yes campaign says the promises are vague and reveal the No side's desperation, with polls suggesting the outcome will be close. Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said "the only way to guarantee the real powers we need in Scotland is to vote Yes."
    Scott Heppell | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland
    A view of the "welcome to Scotland" sign at the border of Engalnd and Scotland at Berwick Upon Tweed, Scotland, Tueday, Sept. 16, 2014. The two sides in Scotland's independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. Anti-independence campaigners are pushing home their message that a "No" vote doesn't mean the status quo. The three main British political parties are promising Scotland greater powers, including tax-raising authority, if it remains part of the United Kingdom. The Yes campaign says the promises are vague and reveal the No side's desperation, with polls suggesting the outcome will be close. Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said "the only way to guarantee the real powers we need in Scotland is to vote Yes."
    Scott Heppell | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland Generation Gap
    CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK TO THURSDAY FROM MONDAY - This is an image taken Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, of YES and NO supporters for the Scottish Independence Referendum stand next to each other in Edinburgh. Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders saying they want to remain in the United Kingdom. Support for the status quo is strongest among the over-60s _ who are worried about the consequences of breaking free on pensions, health-care and their savings; the pro-independence movement is largely being driven by the under-40s. With both sides neck-and-neck in the polls, the rival campaigns have called on their core supporters to make a last ditch attempt to swing the vote. (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
    Andrew Milligan | PA
  • Alibaba Risky Chinese Stock
    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, file photo, Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma smiles before an IPO road show at a hotel in Hong Kong. Potential investors have swarmed to Alibaba’s presentations in advance of the initial offering. Demand has grown so feverish that Alibaba on Monday said it planned to raise the offering price from the $60 to $66 a share it had earlier set to $66 to $68.
    Vincent Yu, File | AP Photo
  • Netherlands Budget
    People in traditional Dutch clothes pose for pictures outside the 13th century "Hall of Knights", where Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander is to officially open the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Peter Dejong | AP Photo
  • Netherlands Budget
    People in traditional Dutch clothes pose for pictures outside the 13th century "Hall of Knights", where Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander is to officially open the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
    Peter Dejong | AP Photo
  • Netherlands Budget
    Pauline de Haas, left, and Jetty Duijndam, right, dressed in the colors of the Royal House of Orange, enjoy a coffee on a terrace in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as they wait for the parade of the Golden Carriage carrying Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander to the 13th century "Hall of Knight" where he officially open the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead.
    Peter Dejong | AP Photo
  • Mideast Palestinians Economy
    FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 file photo, a Palestinian family looks from a window at the rubble of the collapsed 15-story Basha Tower following early morning Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City. The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday.
    Khalil Hamra, File | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A Pro-Russian rebel arranges a flag of the self-proclaimed Federal State of Novorossiya in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine. The casualties come as Ukraine's parliament plans to review a bill that would give greater autonomy to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where fighting between separatists and Kiev's forces has claimed at least 3,000 civilian lives.
    Darko Vojinovic | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A man observes damage done to a car after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine. The casualties come as Ukraine's parliament plans to review a bill that would give greater autonomy to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where fighting between separatists and Kiev's forces has claimed at least 3,000 civilian lives.
    Darko Vojinovic | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Residents of Donetsk line up in front of a bank in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine. The casualties come as Ukraine's parliament plans to review a bill that would give greater autonomy to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where fighting between separatists and Kiev's forces has claimed at least 3,000 civilian lives.
    Darko Vojinovic | AP Photo
  • Denmark Court Shooting
    Police are seen outside Town Hall Square, Raadhuspladsen, in Copenhagen on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Police say shots have been fired inside a court building in the capital Copenhagen, killing one person and seriously wounding a second. In a statement Tuesday, police say a suspect has been arrested and a shotgun has been seized. There was no information on the victims or the suspect. The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. at the Bailiff's court, behind the city hall. (AP Photo/Finn Frandsen, POLFOTO) DENMARK OUT
    FRANDSEN FINN | AP
  • Denmark Court Shooting
    Police are seen outside Town Hall Square, Raadhuspladsen, in Copenhagen on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Police say shots have been fired inside a court building in the capital Copenhagen, killing one person and seriously wounding a second. In a statement Tuesday, police say a suspect has been arrested and a shotgun has been seized. There was no information on the victims or the suspect. The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. at the Bailiff's court, behind the city hall. (AP Photo/Finn Frandsen, POLFOTO) DENMARK OUT
    FRANDSEN FINN | AP
  • Denmark Court Shooting
    Police are seen outside Town Hall Square, Raadhuspladsen, in Copenhagen on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Police say shots have been fired inside a court building in the capital Copenhagen, killing one person and seriously wounding a second. In a statement Tuesday, police say a suspect has been arrested and a shotgun has been seized. There was no information on the victims or the suspect. The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. at the Bailiff's court, behind the city hall. (AP Photo/Finn Frandsen, POLFOTO) DENMARK OUT
    FRANDSEN FINN | AP
  • Mideast Syria
    In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, left, speaks with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The new U.N. envoy to Syria said “the top priority now is to fight terrorism.” Speaking on his first visit to Damascus following a meeting with Assad on Thursday, Mistura said he will strive “with a renewed energy” to move toward a political settlement to the Syrian conflict.
    SANA | AP Photo
  • Europe Kurdish Fighter
    In this image provided by Shaho Pirani shows Shaho Pirani posing with an automantic weapon near the village of Koya in Iraqi Kurdistan in June 2014. The Iranian Kurd living in Denmark, was on a month-long training camp for the Kurdish diaspora organized by Iranian branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. He joined Kurds from Norway, Switzerland and Britain for a crash-course on politics followed by weapons training. Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from Iran with his older brother in 1991, says he feels a moral duty to help the Peshmerga, the armed forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to fight the "psychopaths" of the IS group.
    Shaho Pirani | AP Photo
  • Europe Kurdish Fighter
    In this image provided by Shaho Pirani , Shaho Pirani shoots with an automantic weapon near the village of Koya in Iraqi Kurdistan in June 2014. The Iranian Kurd living in Denmark, was on a month-long training camp for the Kurdish diaspora organized by Iranian branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. He joined Kurds from Norway, Switzerland and Britain for a crash-course on politics followed by weapons training. Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from Iran with his older brother in 1991, says he feels a moral duty to help the Peshmerga, the armed forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to fight the "psychopaths" of the IS group.
    Shaho Pirani | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland
    Two Scottish independence referendum Yes supporters hold a Scottish Saltire flag up outside the "Better Together" No campaign offices in Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.
    Matt Dunham | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland
    A passerby argues with two Scottish independence referendum 'Yes' supporters holding a Scottish Saltire flag outside the "Better Together" No campaign offices in Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.
    Matt Dunham | AP Photo
  • Tobacco Country
    In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, image taken from video, the sun rises over a tobacco field and barn at fourth-generation tobacco farmer Chris Haskins' farm in Chatham, Va. Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most of the 20th century, sustaining a way of life that began 400 years ago in Virginia.
    Johnny Clark | AP Photo
  • Tobacco Country
    In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, image taken from video, flowers blossom on a mature flue-cured tobacco plant at Chris Haskins' tobacco farm in Chatham, Va. Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most of the 20th century, sustaining a way of life that began 400 years ago in Virginia.
    Johnny Clark | AP Photo
  • Tobacco Country
    In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, photo, fourth-generation tobacco farmer Chris Haskins pauses as he works at his curing barns facility in Chatham, Va. Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most of the 20th century, sustaining a way of life that began 400 years ago in Virginia.
    Johnny Clark | AP Photo
  • Tobacco Country
    In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, photo, farm workers, from left, Carlos Sanchez, Francisco Zuniga, and Alejandro Zuniga, pick tobacco leaves on Chris Haskins' farm in Chatham, Va. Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most of the 20th century, sustaining a way of life that began 400 years ago in Virginia.
    Johnny Clark | AP Photo
  • Tobacco Country
    In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, photo, a farm worker carries a load of picked tobacco leaves at Chris Haskins' farm in Chatham, Va. Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most of the 20th century, sustaining a way of life that began 400 years ago in Virginia.
    Johnny Clark | AP Photo
  • Russia Security Council
    Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, during the Security Council meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
    RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland Conservative Mistrust
    File-In this Wednesday September 10, 2014 image Britain's Prime Minister, and Conservative Party leader David Cameron speaks during a visit to the offices of the financial services company Scottish Widows in Edinburgh, where he made an impassioned plea to keep Scotland part of the union, saying he would be "heartbroken" if the UK was torn apart. With the Thursday Sept. 18. 2014 referendum looming, proponents of Scottish independence are using one of the main weapons in their armory _ Scotland’s widespread mistrust of the Conservative Party. The Conservatives, also known as Tories, have been in power in the United Kingdom more often than not since the end of World War I. For a while, Scotland was even a bed-rock of support _ in the 1955 general election the Conservatives won half the vote and seats in Scotland.(AP Photo/ Andrew Milligan/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
    Andrew Milligan | AP
  • Britain Scotland Conservative Mistrust
    FILE -This is a Friday, May 16, 1987 file photo of the then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis as they wave to the audience after her speech at the Scottish Conservative conference in Perth, Scotland. Thatcher has launched her general election campaign by promising more popular capitalism. With the Thursday Sept 18, 2014 referendum looming, proponents of Scottish independence are using one of the main weapons in their armory _ Scotland’s widespread mistrust of the Conservative Party. The Conservatives’ drop in support in Scotland can be largely traced back to 1979, when Margaret Thatcher won the general election and began 18 years of Tory rule. Successive Conservative governments introduced policies to turn around Britain’s economic fortunes, to reduce the role of the state and allow private enterprise to flourish.
    John Redman, File | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland
    A "Scotland welcomes you" sign stands beside a road near Gretna, Scotland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. If Scottish-based voters approve separation from the U.K. on Thursday, officials from Scotland and Britain will have to sort out assets and debt, questions over continued membership in the United Nations and European Union, and whether to retain a common currency.
    Matt Dunham | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Britain Scotland
    A woman takes shelter under an umbrella from light drizzle on a foggy day as she walks across a street in Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.
    Matt Dunham | AP Photo
  • Britain Scotland
    Decorated stones form "The Auld Acquaintance" cairn, which is being built as a monument supporting the union of Scotland and the U.K. on the England Scotland border near Gretna, Scotland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The stone circle is being built as a mass participation project as a monument to togetherness, open to anyone who wishes to place a stone there, decorated or otherwise. If Scottish-based voters approve separation from the U.K. on Thursday, officials from Scotland and Britain will have to sort out assets and debt, questions over continued membership in the United Nations and European Union, and whether to retain a common currency.
    Matt Dunham | AP Photo
  • Mideast Lebanon Kurds
    In this Sept. 15, 2014, photo, Kurdish citizens who live in Lebanon shout slogans and hold a photograph during a demonstration against militants who refer to themselves as the Islamic State, in front of the UN building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Journalists beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes in fear they might be executed because of their religion. The news from much of the Middle East and Africa is relentlessly brutal. The Islamic State group’s rampage through Iraq and Syria has shocked the United States into launching expanded air strikes at a time when Americans were expecting to pull back from the Middle East after more than a decade of war.
    Hussein Malla | AP Photo
  • Obama
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Washington. Earnest answered question about Islamic State militants and other topics.
    Carolyn Kaster | AP Photo
  • Asian Games India 5 Things
    FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2012 file photo, India's London Olympic bronze medal winner in boxing M.C. Mary Kom speaks at an event celebrating her victory, in Bangalore, India. The cricket-crazy country of India has been improving in Olympic sports due to more exposure in international competition. When it comes to the Asian Games, Mary Kom is among the leading contenders.
    Aijaz Rahi, File | AP Photo
  • House Illinois Lawmaker Meltdown
    FILE - In this March 26, 2014 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, is seen at the state Capitol in Springfield. Bost is challenging Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart in the November election in what is shaping up to be one of the nation’s most competitive House races. A video of Bost unleashing a furious rant against Democrats on the House floor in 2012 has resurfaced as he seeks a congressional seat in southern Illinois that has been in Democratic hands for more than two decades.
    Seth Perlman, File | AP Photo
  • House Illinois Lawmaker Meltdown
    FILE - In this May 28, 2014 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, argues legislation at the state Capitol in Springfield. Bost is challenging Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart in the November election in what is shaping up to be one of the nation’s most competitive House races. A video of Bost unleashing a furious rant against Democrats on the House floor in 2012 has resurfaced as he seeks a congressional seat in southern Illinois that has been in Democratic hands for more than two decades.
    Seth Perlman, File | AP Photo
  • House Illinois Lawmaker Meltdown
    FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Ill., speaks to reporters in Marion, Ill. Enyart faces Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, in November in what is shaping up to be one of the nation’s most competitive House races. A video of Bost unleashing a furious rant against Democrats on the House floor in 2012 has resurfaced as he seeks the congressional seat in southern Illinois that has been in Democratic hands for more than two decades. Democrats have tried to portray Bost as a loose cannon. But Bost and some supporters say the attention on the video could help his campaign.
    The Southern, Adam Testa, File | AP Photo
  • House Illinois Lawmaker Meltdown
    File - In this April 17, 2013 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, shouts during discussion on gun legislation at the state Capitol in Springfield. Bost is challenging Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart in the November election in what is shaping up to be one of the nation’s most competitive House races. A video of Bost unleashing a furious rant against Democrats on the House floor in 2012 has resurfaced as he seeks the congressional seat in southern Illinois that has been in Democratic hands for more than two decades. Democrats have tried to portray Bost as a loose cannon. But Bost and some supporters say the attention on the video could help his campaign.
    Seth Perlman, File | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan
    NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy in a blast that rattled nearby neighborhoods, a police official said.
    Rahmat Gul | AP Photo
  • India China
    Indian policemen stand next to a welcome hoarding being erected ahead of an anticipated visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping as they review security arrangements in Ahmadabad, India, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Jinping is expected to arrive here Wednesday on his three-day visit to India. The hoarding also features Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Gujarat state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, right.
    Ajit Solanki | AP Photo
  • Eminem
    FILE - In this April 15, 2012 file photo Eminem performs at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The music publishers for American rapper Eminem are suing New Zealand’s ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial. Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated both claim the National Party breached copyright laws by using Eminem’s song “Lose Yourself.” A spokesman for the two companies, Joel Martin, said they filed a case Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in the New Zealand High Court and are seeking damages.
    Chris Pizzello, File | AP Photo
  • Justice Violent Extremists
    File-This March 23, 2008, file photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. McCain, a U.S. citizen, is believed to have been killed in Syria and was there to fight alongside a terrorist group. When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city’s large Somali community to try to build trust and gain understanding. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota.
    Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office, File | AP Photo
  • Justice Violent Extremists
    This 2005 file photo released by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office shows Troy Kastigar. Kastigar, was killed in Somalia in September 2009 while fighting with the terror group al-Shabab. When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city’s large Somali community to try to build trust and gain understanding. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota.
    Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office, File | AP Photo
  • Kansas Senate Lawsuit
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, center, walks with members of his staff and legal team into the Kansas Judicial Center to file documents in a legal dispute before the state Supreme Court over the Democratic nominee's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. With Kobach are, to his left, special projects coordinator Jameson Beckner and attorney Bradley Scholzman and, to his right, attorney Thomas Knutzen.
    John Hanna | AP Photo
  • Senate Kansas
    FILE - In this combination of Sept. 2014 photos are: Republican Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, top left; Chad Taylor, top right, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate; Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, bottom left, and Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman. Taylor's petition to remove his name from the Kansas Senate ballot has been disputed by Kobach who backs Roberts. Taylor's withdrawal from the race potentially improves the chances of Orman defeating Roberts.
    AP and Topeka Capital Journal, File | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan
    Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said.
    Rahmat Gul | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan
    NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said.
    Rahmat Gul | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan
    NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said.
    Rahmat Gul | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan
    Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. ? A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said.
    Rahmat Gul | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan
    Smoke rises after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy in a blast that rattled nearby neighborhoods, a police official said.
    Rahmat Gul | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan
    NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said.
    Rahmat Gul | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan
    NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said.
    Rahmat Gul | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan
    Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said.
    Rahmat Gul | AP Photo
  • Justice Violent Extremists
    File-This March 23, 2008, file photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain. McCain, a U.S. citizen, is believed to have been killed in Syria and was there to fight alongside a terrorist group. When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city’s large Somali community to try to build trust and gain understanding. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota.
    Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office, File | AP Photo
  • Justice Violent Extremists
    This 2005 file photo released by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office shows Troy Kastigar. Kastigar, was killed in Somalia in September 2009 while fighting with the terror group al-Shabab. When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city’s large Somali community to try to build trust and gain understanding. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota.
    Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office, File | AP Photo
  • Obama
    FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia. The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.
    Charles Dharapak, File | AP Photo
  • Jail Project Charges
    In photos provided by the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, Carla Sledge, left, Anthony Parlovecchio, center, and Steven Collins are shown. The three county officials tied to a mismanaged jail-building project in Detroit that went $91 million over budget have been indicted in Wayne County, prosecutors announced Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Sledge, the county’s former chief financial officer, and Collins, the chief assistant corporation counsel, are charged with misconduct in office, a felony, along with misdemeanor willful neglect of duty. The misdemeanor charge also was filed against Parlovecchio, a contractor hired to oversee the project. He is accused of not fully informing officials about the project.
    Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney | AP Photo
  • Girls Stabbing Plot
    A girl is led into the courtroom for a hearing regarding her competency to stand trial, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. A judge has halted court proceedings for one of two 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional character called Slender Man.
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Michael Sears | AP Photo
  • Girls Stabbing Plot
    Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren discusses the case with an attorney, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 in Waukesha, Wis. Bohren has halted court proceedings for one of two 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional character called Slender Man.
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Michael Sears | AP Photo
  • Congress Islamic State
    In this Sept. 11, 2014, photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawmakers raced Monday, Sept. 15, to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • Frederick Douglass Governor's Mansion
    A portrait of 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass is unveiled at the Maryland governor’s residence in Annapolis, Maryland, on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. It is the first portrait of an African-American to be displayed as part of the collection in the governor’s residence. The portrait was painted by Simmie Knox, who also painted the White House portraits of President Clinton and then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
    Brian Witte | AP Photo
  • Kansas Senate Lawsuit
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, center, walks with members of his staff and legal team into the Kansas Judicial Center to file documents in a legal dispute before the state Supreme Court over the Democratic nominee's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. With Kobach are, to his left, special projects coordinator Jameson Beckner and attorney Bradley Scholzman and, to his right, attorney Thomas Knutzen.
    John Hanna | AP Photo
  • Senator Resigns
    FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, Calif. State Sen. Rod Wright appears during a court hearing in Los Angeles. State Sen. Rod Wright has resigned after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright’s resignation, which is effective Sept. 22. Jennifer Hanson, a spokeswoman for Wright, confirmed the senator submitted his resignation letter on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
    Nick Ut, File | AP Photo
  • Accountability Act
    Former Gov. Bob Riley, meets with members of the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund is an organization headed by former Gov. Bob Riley and the program has awarded nearly 1,500 scholarships for students to move from failing public schools to private schools.
    Brynn Anderson | AP Photo
  • Accountability Act
    Former Gov. Bob Riley, left, meets with members of the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund is an organization headed by former Gov. Bob Riley and the program has awarded nearly 1,500 scholarships for students to move from failing public schools to private schools.
    Brynn Anderson | AP Photo
  • Georgia Governor Forum
    Gov. Nathan Deal speaks as Democratic candidate Jason Carter Carter looks on during a forum sponsored by the state's largest association of teachers, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Georgia Governor Forum
    Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor State Sen. Jason Carter, left, speaks as his opponent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, right, and moderator Charles Richardson, of the Macon Telegraph and the Page Foundation, look on during a forum sponsored by the state's largest teacher's association, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Georgia Governor Forum
    Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor, Sen. Jason Carter, left, and Gov. Nathan Deal shakes hands as appearing together for the first time at a forum, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlanta.
    John Bazemore | AP Photo
  • Utah County Officer Shooting
    FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, police officers stand at the scene of a shooting in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Officials in Saratoga Springs, where a young black man was fatally shot by police, have removed a social media posting that criticized the news media for reporting innuendo, opinion and rumor as fact. The Saratoga Springs Police Department is under fire over the death of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt. His mother has accused police of shooting her son because he is black. Police say race played no role.
    The Daily Herald, Spenser Heaps, File | AP Photo
  • Utah County Officer Shooting
    FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, law enforcement officals look at a body behind a tarp as they conduct an investigation at the scene of a shooting in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Officials in Saratoga Springs, where a young black man was fatally shot by police, have removed a social media posting that criticized the news media for reporting innuendo, opinion and rumor as fact. The Saratoga Springs Police Department is under fire over the death of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt. His mother has accused police of shooting her son because he is black. Police say race played no role.
    The Daily Herald, Spenser Heaps, File | AP Photo
  • Police Shooting-Utah County
    FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, evidence tags and shell casings lay on the ground at the scene of a shooting in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Officials in Saratoga Springs, where a young black man was fatally shot by police, have removed a social media posting that criticized the news media for reporting innuendo, opinion and rumor as fact. The Saratoga Springs Police Department is under fire over the death of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt. His mother has accused police of shooting her son because he is black. Police say race played no role.
    The Daily Herald, Spenser Heaps, File | AP Photo
  • Security Preparedness
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson arrive for a security conference, in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Govs. Cuomo, Chris Christie, of New Jersey, and Mayor de Blasio met with Secretary Johnson and a bi-state group of officials from local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety offices to discuss security preparedness and coordination in the New York-New Jersey region.
    Richard Drew, Pool | AP Photo
  • Security Preparedness
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio leave a press conference following a security meeting, in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Govs. Cuomo, Christie and de Blasio met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and a bi-state group of officials from local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety offices to discuss security preparedness and coordination in the New York-New Jersey region.
    Richard Drew | AP Photo
  • Security Preparedness
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, left, confers with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Govs. Andrew Cuomo, and Christie met with Secretary Johnson, and a bi-state group of officials from local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety offices to discuss security preparedness and coordination in the New York-New Jersey region.
    Richard Drew, Pool | AP Photo
  • Security Preparedness
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, shakes hands with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, looks on, as they attend a security conference, in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Govs. Cuomo, Christie and Mayor de Blasio met with Secretary Johnson and a bi-state group of officials from local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety offices to discuss security preparedness and coordination in the New York-New Jersey region.
    Richard Drew, Pool | AP Photo
  • Security Preparedness
    New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left to right, attend a security conference, in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Govs. Cuomo, Christie and Mayor de Blasio met with Secretary Johnson and a bi-state group of officials from local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety offices to discuss security preparedness and coordination in the New York-New Jersey region.
    Richard Drew, Pool | AP Photo
  • Security Preparedness
    New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson arrive for a security conference, in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Govs. Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Mayor de Blasio met with Secretary Johnson and a bi-state group of officials from local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety offices to discuss security preparedness and coordination in the New York-New Jersey region.
    Richard Drew, Pool | AP Photo
  • Security Preparedness
    New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, right, and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson chat before a security conference begins, in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Govs. Cuomo, Christie and Mayor de Blasio met with Secretary Johnson and a bi-state group of officials from local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety offices to discuss security preparedness and coordination in the New York-New Jersey region.
    Richard Drew, Pool | AP Photo
  • Security Preparedness
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, New Jersey Gov., Chris Christie, center, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio leave a press conference following a security meeting, in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Govs. Cuomo, Christie and de Blasio met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and a bi-state group of officials from local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety offices to discuss security preparedness and coordination in the New York-New Jersey region.
    Richard Drew | AP Photo
  • Security Preparedness
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, background third left, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, background second from right, attend a security conference in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Govs.Cuomo and Christie met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, background third from right, and a bi-state group of officials from local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety offices to discuss security preparedness and coordination in the New York-New Jersey region.
    Richard Drew, Pool | AP Photo
  • Security Preparedness
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio leave a press conference following a security meeting, in New York, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Govs. Andrew Cuomo, Christie and Mayor de Blasio met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and a bi-state group of officials from local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety offices to discuss security preparedness and coordination in the New York-New Jersey region.
    Richard Drew | AP Photo
  • Water Regulations McCarthy
    Chuck Thomas, chief engineer with the Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority, discusses the features of a $2 million flood-control project planned in Corrales, N.M., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
    Susan Montoya Bryan | AP Photo
  • Water Regulations McCarthy
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy talks about the cooperation needed for building water infrastructure during the commemoration of a flood-control project in Corrales, N.M., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. McCarthy said the project is aimed at alleviating flooding concerns while keeping sediment from reaching the Rio Grande.
    Susan Montoya Bryan | AP Photo
  • Water Regulations McCarthy
    Left to right, Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Ron Curry, left, and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy listen as chief engineer Chuck Thomas, right, explains a planned flood-control project in Corrales, N.M., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The $2 million project is being funded with a federal loan and a grant under the Clean Water Act.
    Susan Montoya Bryan | AP Photo
  • Water Regulations McCarthy
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, left, and Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority chief engineer Chuck Thomas survey an area that will part of a $2 million flood-control project in Corrales, N.M., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The project is being funded with a federal loan and a grant through the Clean Water Act.
    Susan Montoya Bryan | AP Photo
  • Water Regulations McCarthy
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy talks about the cooperation needed for building water infrastructure during the commemoration of a flood-control project in Corrales, N.M., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. McCarthy said the project is aimed at alleviating flooding concerns while keeping sediment from reaching the Rio Grande.
    Susan Montoya Bryan | AP Photo
  • Water Regulations McCarthy
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, right, and regional EPA administrator Ron Curry discuss the cooperation needed for building water infrastructure following a commemoration ceremony for a flood-control project in Corrales, N.M., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The project is being funded with $2 million in federal loans and a grant under the Clean Water Act.
    Susan Montoya Bryan | AP Photo
  • Womens Car Service
    Dinorah De Cruz drives through Queens on her way to the SheRide livery office, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in New York. De Cruz is one of 100 women currently signed up to drive for SheRides, a car service by women drivers for women riders in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island. Less than 3 percent of the city's 115,000 licensed taxi, livery and limousine drivers are women, and that can be a problem for women who are reluctant to get into a cab alone with a male driver because of safety concerns or religious and social mores.
    Julie Jacobson | AP Photo
  • Womens Car Service
    Dinorah De Cruz gets into her livery car after a visit to a Taxi and Limo Commission brokerage, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in New York. De Cruz is one of 100 women currently signed up to drive for SheRides, a car service by women drivers for women riders in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island. Less than 3 percent of the city's 115,000 licensed taxi, livery and limousine drivers are women, and that can be a problem for women who are reluctant to get into a cab alone with a male driver because of safety concerns or religious and social mores.
    Julie Jacobson | AP Photo
  • Womens Car Service
    Dinorah De Cruz walks up to a Taxi and Limo Commission brokerage to collect her insurance and license paperwork, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in New York. De Cruz is one of 100 women currently signed up to drive for SheRides, a car service by women drivers for women riders in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island. Less than 3 percent of the city's 115,000 licensed taxi, livery and limousine drivers are women, and that can be a problem for women who are reluctant to get into a cab alone with a male driver because of safety concerns or religious and social mores.
    Julie Jacobson | AP Photo
  • Womens Car Service
    Dinorah De Cruz, left, talks with Stella Mateo, founder of the SheTaxi/SheRides car service, while taking a lunch break, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in New York. De Cruz is one of 100 women currently signed up to drive for SheRides, a car service by women drivers for women riders in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island. Less than 3 percent of the city's 115,000 licensed taxi, livery and limousine drivers are women, and that can be a problem for women who are reluctant to get into a cab alone with a male driver because of safety concerns or religious and social mores.
    Julie Jacobson | AP Photo
  • Jail Project Charges
    The uncompleted jail-building project in Detroit is seen Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Three county officials ties to the project that went $91 million over budget have been indicted in Wayne County, prosecutors announced Monday. An investigation began in Sept. 2013 into whether there was any criminal activity involved in the planned 2,000-bed jail on the northeastern edge of downtown.
    Carlos Osorio | AP Photo
  • Jail Project Charges
    The uncompleted jail-building project in Detroit is seen Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Three county officials ties to the project that went $91 million over budget have been indicted in Wayne County, prosecutors announced Monday. An investigation began in Sept. 2013 into whether there was any criminal activity involved in the planned 2,000-bed jail on the northeastern edge of downtown.
    Carlos Osorio | AP Photo
  • Jail Project Charges
    The uncompleted jail-building project in Detroit is seen Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Three county officials ties to the project that went $91 million over budget have been indicted in Wayne County, prosecutors announced Monday. An investigation began in Sept. 2013 into whether there was any criminal activity involved in the planned 2,000-bed jail on the northeastern edge of downtown.
    Carlos Osorio | AP Photo
  • Higher Ed Flood Money
    TFILE - This 2011 photo shows the walking bridge at Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D., under water from a spring flood. A state Board of Higher Education committee is recommending that the North Dakota University System ask the Legislature for more than $5 million to help with flood control and repair projects at Minot State and Valley City State. Valley City State is asking for $3.3 million to help with a flood control plan that would include a permanent dike and floodwall.
    Valley City Times Record, Heidi Harris, File | AP photo
  • Higher Ed Flood Money
    FILE - In this June 27, 2011 file photo, floodwaters from the Souris River near the top of garage doors at the University Ave. Apartment complex near Minot State University in Minot, N.D. A state Board of Higher Education committee is recommending that the North Dakota University System ask the Legislature for more than $5 million to help with flood control and repair projects at Minot State and Valley City State.
    Charles Rex Arbogast, File | AP Photo
  • Higher Ed Flood Money
    FILE - In this June 27, 2011 file photo, floodwater pumped out of the basement of a Minot State University building is emptied across a levee into University Ave. in Minot, N.D. A state Board of Higher Education committee is recommending that the North Dakota University System ask the Legislature for more than $5 million to help with flood control and repair projects at Minot State and Valley City State.
    Charles Rex Arbogast, File | AP Photo
  • Health Overhaul
    This Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, photo shows part of the healtcare,gov Website inWashington. Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama’s law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday.
    Jon Elswick | AP Photo
  • Obit Boggs
    FILE - This Nov. 1997 file photo shows Thomas H. Boggs, Jr., during the oath of office ceremony for his mother, Lindy Boggs, to be ambassador to the Vatican. Boggs, a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was 73.
    Brian K. Diggs | AP Photo
  • Attorney General
    Herbert Slatery speaks about his appointment as attorney general in the Tennessee Supreme Court chamber in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Slatery previously served as Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's chief legal counsel.
    Erik Schelzig | AP Photo
  • Attorney General
    Herbert Slatery gestures to supporters after his appointment as attorney general in the Tennessee Supreme Court chamber in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Looking on from left are Justices Connie Clark, Jeff Bivins and Gary Wade.
    Erik Schelzig | AP Photo
  • Attorney General
    Chief Justice Sharon Lee announces the appointment of Herbert Slatery as attorney general in the Tennessee Supreme Court chamber in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Looking on from left are Justices Connie Clark, Jeff Bivins and Gary Wade. Slatery previously served as Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's chief legal counsel.
    Erik Schelzig | AP Photo
  • Attorney General
    Herbert Slatery speaks to reporters about his appointment as attorney general in the Tennessee Supreme Court chamber in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Slatery previously served as Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's chief legal counsel.
    Erik Schelzig | AP Photo
  • Attorney General
    Herbert Slatery speaks about his appointment as attorney general in the Tennessee Supreme Court chamber in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Looking on are Chief Justice Sharon Lee, left, and Justice Connie Clark. Slatery previously served as Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's chief legal counsel.
    Erik Schelzig | AP Photo
  • Attorney General
    Herbert Slatery speaks about his appointment as attorney general in the Tennessee Supreme Court chamber in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Slatery previously served as Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's chief legal counsel.
    Erik Schelzig | AP Photo
  • Obama Presidential Library
    FILE - This Dec. 24, 2013, file photo photo shows one possible location in the Kakaako district of Honolulu to be considered for the Barack Obama Presidential Library. The location is considered prime real estate with views of the ocean and Koolau mountains. Chicago, New York and Honolulu are on the short list to host President Barack Obama's future presidential library. The Barack Obama Foundation says four of the 13 applications submitted earlier this year made the cut. New York's Columbia University and the University of Hawaii are being invited to submit more formal proposals to host the library. So are two Illinois schools: the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
    Eugene Tanner | AP Photo
  • Governor-Connecticut-Transportation
    Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, center, shakes hands with John Simone of the CT Main St. Center at a Transportation Forum in North Haven, Connecticut, on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
    New Haven Register, Arnold Gold | AP Photo
  • Governor-Connecticut-Transportation
    Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley speaks at a Transportation Forum in North Haven, Conn., Monday. Sept. 15, 2014.
    New Haven Register, Arnold Gold | AP Photo
  • Governor-Connecticut-Transportation
    Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy speaks at a Transportation Forum in North Haven, Conn., Monday. Sept. 15, 2014.
    New Haven Register, Arnold Gold | AP Photo
  • DC Statehood Hearing
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray prepares to testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs at a hearing on a bill for statehood for D.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The chairman who called the hearing, Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, has secured 18 Senate co-sponsors for the bill but he doesn’t appear to have enough support from Democrats on his own committee to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote, and no further action on the bill is planned.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • DC Statehood Hearing
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray, left, and Council Chairman Philip H. Mendelson, right, prepare to testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs at a hearing about a bill that would grant statehood for D.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The chairman who called the hearing, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., has secured 18 Senate co-sponsors for the bill but he doesn’t appear to have enough support from Democrats on his own committee to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote, and no further action on the bill is planned.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • DC Statehood Hearing
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray prepares to testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs at a hearing on statehood for D.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • DC Statehood Hearing
    From left, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., the District of Columbia's non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and Council Chairman Philip H. Mendelson, prepare to testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs at a hearing on a D.C. statehood bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The chairman who called the hearing, Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, has secured 18 Senate co-sponsors for the bill but he doesn’t appear to have enough support from Democrats on his own committee to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote, and no further action on the bill is planned.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • DC Statehood Hearing
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray, right, and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., left, the District's non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives, prepare to testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs at a hearing on statehood for D.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The chairman who called the hearing, Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, has secured 18 Senate co-sponsors for a statehood bill but he doesn’t appear to have enough support from Democrats on his own committee to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote, and no further action on the bill is planned.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • Education Commissioner
    FILE -- In this July 2, 2009 file photo is Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro in Jefferson City, Mo. Nicastro said Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 that she plans to resign later this year, ending a tenure during which she repeatedly came under criticism as the state adopted new school accreditation standards and dealt with struggling districts.
    Columbia Missourian, Sarah Flagg, File | AP Photo
  • Qatar Heding Bets
    FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, photo, U.S. troops listen to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as he speaks at the al Udeid air base in Qatar. Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from a Qatar air base in the global war on extremism. Tiny but rich Qatar is an intriguing player in what President Barack Obama says will be a long battle to stop and eventually destroy the Islamic State group. The U.S. uses the air base as its main air operations center for the Middle East.
    Mark Wilson, Pool | AP Photo
  • Qatar Heding Bets
    FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, speaks with troops at the al-Udeid air base in Qatar. Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from a Qatar air base in the global war on extremism. Tiny but rich Qatar is an intriguing player in what President Barack Obama says will be a long battle to stop and eventually destroy the Islamic State group. The U.S. uses the air base as its main air operations center for the Middle East.
    Mark Wilson, File, Pool | AP Photo
  • Qatar Heding Bets
    FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 photo, U.S. troops line up to have their picture taken with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, at the al-Udeid air base in Qatar. Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from a Qatar air base in the global war on extremism. Tiny but rich Qatar is an intriguing player in what President Barack Obama says will be a long battle to stop and eventually destroy the Islamic State group. The U.S. uses the air base as its main air operations center for the Middle East.
    Mark Wilson, Pool | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A fighter from the Azov volunteer battalion talks to his girlfriend after returning from rotation at the front line Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5.
    Sergei Chuzavkov | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Soldiers of special battalion "Azov" talk to a colleague after arriving on rotation from the front line in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5.
    Sergei Chuzavkov | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A fighter from the Azov volunteer battalion hugs his girlfriend after returning from rotation at the front line in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5.
    Sergei Chuzavkov | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Fighters from the Azov volunteer battalion arrive on rotation from the front line in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5.
    Sergei Chuzavkov | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    Fighters from the Azov volunteer battalion arrive on rotation from the front line in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5.
    Sergei Chuzavkov | AP Photo
  • Ukraine
    A fighter from the Azov volunteer battalion talks to his girlfriend after returning from rotation at the front line in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5.
    Sergei Chuzavkov | AP Photo
  • Obama Medal of Honor
    President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor on retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Adkins was deployed three times to Vietnam with the Special Forces and is being recognized for actions during his second combat tour, in 1966, when he ran wounded through enemy fire to drag injured comrades to safety. 
    Carolyn Kaster | AP Photo
  • Obama Medal of Honor
    Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins salutes after President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on him in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Adkins was deployed three times to Vietnam with the Special Forces and is being recognized for actions during his second combat tour, in 1966, when he ran wounded through enemy fire to drag injured comrades to safety.
    Carolyn Kaster | AP Photo
  • Obama Medal of Honor
    President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor on retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Adkins was deployed three times to Vietnam with the Special Forces and is being recognized for actions during his second combat tour, in 1966, when he ran wounded through enemy fire to drag injured comrades to safety. 
    Carolyn Kaster | AP Photo
  • Senate Durbin
    In this Sept. 12, 2014 photo, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill., answers questions during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. Durbin is running for re-election against Illinois State Sen. Jim Oberweis R-Sugar Grove, Ill., in the November general election.
    M. Spencer Green | AP Photo
  • Senate Durbin
    In this Sept. 12, 2014 photo, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill., answers questions during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. Durbin is running for re-election against Illinois State Sen. Jim Oberweis R-Sugar Grove, Ill., in the November general election.
    M. Spencer Green | AP Photo
  • Senate Durbin
    In this Sept. 12, 2014 photo, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill., answers questions during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. Durbin is running for re-election against Illinois State Sen. Jim Oberweis R-Sugar Grove, Ill., in the November general election.
    M. Spencer Green | AP Photo
  • Reverse Mortgages
    In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia. Griffin has lived with his wife for 40 years in their three-bedroom row home and after retiring three years ago, the couple signed up for a reverse mortgage in May.
    Matt Rourke | AP Photo
  • Reverse Mortgages
    In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia. Griffin has lived with his wife for 40 years in their three-bedroom row home and after retiring three years ago, the couple signed up for a reverse mortgage in May.
    Matt Rourke | AP Photo
  • Reverse Mortgages
    In this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Myles Griffin, 74, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Philadelphia. Griffin has lived with his wife for 40 years in their three-bedroom row home and after retiring three years ago, the couple signed up for a reverse mortgage in May.
    Matt Rourke | AP Photo
  • France Islamic State
    Top from left, Jordanian Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled al Hamad, Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirats sheik Abdullah Bin Zayed al Nahyan, unidentified, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, Norwegian Foreign Borge Brendem, front row from left, Iraqi President Fouad Massoum, French President Francois Hollande, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini prepare to walk away after a group photo at the French Foreign ministry in Paris, Monday Sept. 15, 2014, prior to a meeting on the Islamic State group. Diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group.
    Michel Euler, Pool | AP Photo
  • Small Business
    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks to the media after he signed an executive order creating the Alabama Small Business Commission on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Gov. Bentley announced the creation of a special commission to assist new small business start-ups and expansion of existing small businesses.
    Brynn Anderson | AP Photo
  • Small Business
    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, center, signed an executive order creating the Alabama Small Business Commission and shared a laugh with family members of the small business Edwards Plumbing on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Gov. Bentley announced the creation of a special commission to assist new small business start-ups and expansion of existing small businesses.
    Brynn Anderson | AP Photo
  • Small Business
    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, center, signed an executive order creating the Alabama Small Business Commission on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Gov. Bentley announced the creation of a special commission to assist new small business start-ups and expansion of existing small businesses.
    Brynn Anderson | AP Photo
  • France Islamic State
    US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves after a family photo at the conference intended to come up with an international strategy against Islamic State extremists in Paris, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.
    Brendan Smialowski; Pool | AP Photo
  • Jersey City Prisoner Re-entry
    Jersey City Mayor Mayor Steven M. Fulop, back center, looks on as Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Rep. Donald Payne, Jr., D-N.J., hold hands at the opening of a new prisoner re-entry center Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Martin's Place offers on-site addiction treatment, housing assistance and job training programs. The center is designed to help ex-offenders beat addiction and build solid foundations so they don't end up re-offending and back in jail. Pelosi's daughter, Alexandra, made an HBO documentary about former Gov. Jim McGreevey after his resignation that chronicled his new life working with prisoner re-entry programs.
    Mel Evans | AP Photo
  • Jersey City Prisoner Re-entry
    Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, right, who works with prisoner re-entry programs, stands at the opening of a new prisoner re-entry center, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Martin's Place offers on-site addiction treatment, housing assistance and job training programs. The center is designed to help ex-offenders beat addiction and build solid foundations so they don't end up re-offending and back in jail.
    Mel Evans | AP Photo
  • Jersey City Prisoner Re-entry
    Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, listens as House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi addresses a gathering to mark the opening of a new prisoner re-entry center, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Martin's Place offers on-site addiction treatment, housing assistance and job training programs. The center is designed to help ex-offenders beat addiction and build solid foundations so they don't end up re-offending and back in jail.
    Mel Evans | AP Photo
  • Jersey City Prisoner Re-entry
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, sits with former Governors Brendan Byrne, left, and Thomas H. Kean, Sr., at the opening of a new prisoner re-entry center Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Martin's Place offers on-site addiction treatment, housing assistance and job training programs. The center is designed to help ex-offenders beat addiction and build solid foundations so they don't end up re-offending and back in jail.
    Mel Evans | AP Photo
  • Jersey City Prisoner Re-entry
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, center, of Calif., looks on as Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, talks with former Gov. Jim McGreevey, right, at the opening of a new prisoner re-entry center Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Martin's Place offers on-site addiction treatment, housing assistance and job training programs. The center is designed to help ex-offenders beat addiction and build solid foundations so they don't end up re-offending and back in jail. Pelosi's daughter, Alexandra, made an HBO documentary about former Gov. Jim McGreevey after his resignation that chronicled his new life working with prisoner re-entry programs.
    Mel Evans | AP Photo
  • Jersey City Prisoner Re-entry
    From left, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Rep. Donald Payne, Jr., D-N.J., hold hands at the opening of a new prisoner re-entry center, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Martin's Place offers on-site addiction treatment, housing assistance and job training programs. The center is designed to help ex-offenders beat addiction and build solid foundations so they don't end up re-offending and back in jail. Pelosi's daughter, Alexandra, made an HBO documentary about former Gov. Jim McGreevey after his resignation that chronicled his new life working with prisoner re-entry programs.
    Mel Evans | AP Photo
  • Jersey City Prisoner Re-entry
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, right, of Calif., and Jersey City Mayor Mayor Steven M. Fulop, second right, look on as Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center left, and former Gov. Jim McGreevey, center, talk at the opening of a new prisoner re-entry center Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Martin's Place offers on-site addiction treatment, housing assistance and job training programs. The center is designed to help ex-offenders beat addiction and build solid foundations so they don't end up re-offending and back in jail. Pelosi's daughter, Alexandra, made an HBO documentary about McGreevey after his resignation that chronicled his new life working with prisoner re-entry programs.
    Mel Evans | AP Photo
  • Jersey City Prisoner Re-entry
    Jersey City Mayor Mayor Steven M. Fulop, center right, laughs as Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, jokes that he didn't get flowers with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, after she addressed a gathering to mark the opening of a new prisoner re-entry center, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Martin's Place offers on-site addiction treatment, housing assistance and job training programs. The center is designed to help ex-offenders beat addiction and build solid foundations so they don't end up re-offending and back in jail. Pelosi's daughter, Alexandra, made an HBO documentary about former Gov. Jim McGreevey after his resignation that chronicled his new life working with prisoner re-entry programs.
    Mel Evans | AP Photo
  • Senate Alabama Sessions Stakes
    FILE - In this July 2013 file photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding look the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe.
    J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo
  • Federal Reserve
    In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for a dinner during the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo. Yellen will be pressed to clarify the Fed's intentions after the Fed issues its policy statement on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
    John Locher | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Floridas Gray Future
    In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, in addition to her job as office manger of the Audibel Hearing Aid Center, Maureen Locher, right, offers homemade cookies to senior customer Maurice Wright in Homosassa, Fla. In Citrus County, Florida more than a third of residents are senior citizens, the sixth-highest rate in the nation.
    John Raoux | AP Photo
  • Floridas Gray Future
    In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, retirees Edna, left, and Pedro Cortes make use of computers at a branch of the Citrus County Library, in Beverly Hills, Fla. In Citrus County, more than a third of residents are senior citizens, the sixth-highest rate in the nation.
    John Raoux | AP Photo
  • Floridas Gray Future
    In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, a group of retired senior citizens gather for cards at the Citrus County Resource Center in Lecanto, Fla. In Citrus County, more than a third of residents are senior citizens, the sixth-highest rate in the nation.
    John Raoux | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Britain Northern Ireland Ian Paisley Funeral
    Ian Paisley jnr, right, carries the coffin of his father Ian Paisley for burial at Ballygowan Free Presbyterian church, Ballygowan, Northern Ireland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The funeral of Ian Paisley, the former Democratic Unionist Party leader and first minister of Northern Ireland, took place Monday, He was buried following a private funeral service at his family home in east Belfast. Dr Paisley, who stepped down from politics in 2008, passed away on Friday following a short illness aged 88.
    Peter Morrison | AP Photo
  • Britain Northern Ireland Ian Paisley Funeral
    Ian Paisley jnr, 2nd right, carries the coffin of his father Ian Paisley for burial at Ballygowan Free Presbyterian church, Ballygowan, Northern Ireland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The funeral of Ian Paisley, the former Democratic Unionist Party leader and first minister of Northern Ireland, took place Monday, He was buried following a private funeral service at his family home in east Belfast. Dr Paisley, who stepped down from politics in 2008, passed away on Friday following a short illness aged 88.
    Peter Morrison | AP Photo
  • Britain Northern Ireland Ian Paisley Funeral
    Eileen Paisley, 2nd right, and Ian Paisley jnr, left, arrive for the burial of Ian Paisley at Ballygowan Free Presbyterian church, Ballygowan, Northern Ireland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The funeral of Ian Paisley, the former Democratic Unionist Party leader and first minister of Northern Ireland, took place Monday, He was buried following a private funeral service at his family home in east Belfast. Dr Paisley, who stepped down from politics in 2008, passed away on Friday following a short illness aged 88.
    Peter Morrison | AP Photo
  • Britain Northern Ireland Ian Paisley Funeral
    Ian Paisley jnr, centre left, carries the coffin of his father Ian Paisley for burial at Ballygowan Free Presbyterian church, Ballygowan, Northern Ireland, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The funeral of Ian Paisley, the former Democratic Unionist Party leader and first minister of Northern Ireland, took place Monday, He was buried following a private funeral service at his family home in east Belfast. Dr Paisley, who stepped down from politics in 2008, passed away on Friday following a short illness aged 88.
    Peter Morrison | AP Photo
  • Petraeus Jill Kelley
    FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012, file photo, Jill Kelley leaves her home in Tampa, Fla. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says Jill Kelley can press her claim that the FBI and Defense Department violated her privacy when officials allegedly leaked information about her to the news media. Berman also tossed out more than a dozen other claims of government wrongdoing.
    Chris O'Meara, File | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan
    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Afghan presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. The ballot counting in Afghanistan’s five-month--long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country’s future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote even count? The two men now jockeying for presidential powers in secretive negotiations are Abdullah and former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.
    Massoud Hossaini, File | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan
    Afghan shopkeeper Mohammed Nadir, 44, sits behind his desk in his electronic shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The ballot counting in Afghanistan’s five-month--long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country’s future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote even count? In an interview with the Associated Press Nadir expressed his opinion that there is no democracy in Afghanistan and vowed not to vote in parliamentary elections next year.
    Massoud Hossaini | AP Photo
  • Afghanistan
    FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, Afghan presidential candidate and former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, center, greets local and international journalists behind a dinner table after a news conference at his residence in Kabul, Afghanistan. The ballot counting in Afghanistan’s five-month--long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country’s future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote even count? The two men now jockeying for presidential powers in secretive negotiations are Ahmadzai and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah.
    Massoud Hossaini, File | AP Photo
  • Pearce Resigns
    FILE - In this April 24, 2012 file photo, former Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pearce has resigned a top leadership position in the state Republican Party following backlash to remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid. The party late Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 announced Pearce's resignation as first vice chairman, the state party's second top leadership post, after some Republican candidates denounced the comments that Pearce recently made while hosting a radio program.
    J. Scott Applewhite, File | AP Photo
  • Central African Republic
    FILE-In this file photo taken on Thursday, May 29, 2014, African Union MISCA troops from Cameroon patrol in Bangui, Central African Republic. The United Nations took over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, Sept. 15, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee into exile in neighboring countries.
    Jerome Delay,File | AP Photo
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