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Freed Turkish hostages arrive at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, when the Islamic State group overran the city in its surge to seize large swaths of Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo)

Islamic State releases 49 hostages from Turkey

- Associated Press

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis.

Supporters of the No campaign for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate after the final result was announced at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.  Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Scots reject independence in historic vote

- Associated Press

The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

French President Francois Hollande gestures while answering questions during a press conference at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, Sept.18, 2014. Hollande said he agreed to Iraq's request for air support at a meeting of his top defense and security advisers earlier Thursday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

France strikes Islamic State’s depot in Iraq

- Associated Press

Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrike Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, the French presidency said.

Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

- Associated Press

For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

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Associated Press

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FILE - National Security Adviser Susan Rice listens to reporters questions during a briefing on President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to  to Europe and Saudi Arabia, in this March 21, 2014 file photo taken in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the White House said Friday Sept. 19, 2014. Rice, said she expects unanimous approval in the U.N. Security Council. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the White House said Friday.

Activists dressed as polar bears stage a protest at the U.N. Climate Summit in Copenhagen on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, on behalf of humans who are being hit hard by climate change. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper)

More than 1,000 Vermonters head to climate march

- Associated Press

More than 1,000 Vermonters are planning to attend the New York version of what is expected to be a series of world-wide marches calling for solutions to the threat of climate change, organizers said.

Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges

- Associated Press

An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence.

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Mark and Kate Quigley shows Glen Doherty, who died in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 12, 2012. Doherty's heirs, led by his mother Barbara Doherty, filed a claim in September 2014 seeking damages from two government agencies, alleging inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and nearby CIA compound in Benghazi. (AP Photo/Quigley Family, File)

Family of CIA contractor slain in Benghazi may sue

- Associated Press

The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012.

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., arrives at a rally for campaign volunteers Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark. Pryor will face Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton in the November election. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Cotton, Pryor spar over vote on arming Syrians

- Associated Press

Republican Senate hopeful Tom Cotton is accusing Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of being weak on national security, as the vote to arm and train Syrian rebels battling brutal Islamic State militants steered foreign policy into their nationally watched race.