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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.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington following his meeting with President Barack Obama, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Ukraine president repeats plea for U.S. military aid

- The Washington Times

Ukraine’s president made a last-ditch plea for lethal weaponry during an award ceremony in Washington on Thursday evening. Petro Poroshenko, the country’s newly elected leader, said that he has been pressuring the U.S. to provide Ukraine with weaponry because he is concerned that Kiev may not have the means to defend itself against Moscow in future wars.

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Cotton defends farm bill vote in new TV ad

- Associated Press

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton defended his vote against the farm bill in a new television ad Thursday, pushing back on an issue where Democrats are trying to cast him as out of touch with rural Arkansas.

Corker has sharp exchange with secretary of state

Associated Press

Tennessee's Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, is vocally criticizing President Barack Obama's plan to train Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants in the Middle East.

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014, file photo, a sign is posted at a checkpoint belonging to the Islamic State group, captured from the Iraqi Army, at the main entrance of Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Arabic reads, "Islamic State, the Emirate of Anbar, City of Rawah." The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy the militants or even seriously degrade their capabilities means targeting their infrastructure in Syria. That, however, is far more complicated. If it launches airstrikes against the group in Syria, the U.S. runs the risk of unintentionally strengthening the hand of President Bashar Assad, whose removal the West has actively sought the past three years. Uprooting the Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in both Syria and Iraq, would potentially open the way for the Syrian army to fill the vacuum. (AP Photo, File)

Seeking war powers, Obama now ties Islamic State to al Qaeda

- The Washington Times

President Obama for years insisted that the new breed of "local" extremists in the Middle East weren't really part of al Qaeda, but now claims the Islamic State group is indeed the same as Osama bin Laden's original network — a rhetorical shift used by the White House to justify its widening war on terrorism without explicit authorization from Congress.

AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

- Associated Press

Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group.

Jaeger gets more funding for measure review

- Associated Press

A state commission on Wednesday approved Secretary of State Al Jaeger's emergency funding request to help his agency cover overtime, temporary help and other costs associated with a spate of measures on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Health workers in protective gear move the  body of a person that they suspect dyed form the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge

- Associated Press

People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment centers, but said much more needs to be done.

Assistant secretary for diplomatic security at the State Department, Greg Starr, left, and former assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Homeland Security Department,  Todd Keil, talk before testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, during a House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing on the implementation of the Accountability Review Board recommendations. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Benghazi probe looks set to go deep in 2016 race

- Associated Press

The Republican chairman of a special House panel on Benghazi charted a course Wednesday for his investigation to stretch deep into a 2016 presidential election that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton seems likely to enter.