RUSSIAN FM URGING THOSE HOLDING TALKS TO PUSH FOR A CEASE-FIRE BETWEEN UKRAINIAN GOVT TROOPS AND PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS *

FM SERGEY LAVROV CLAIMING THAT RUSSIA WILL NOT INTERVENE MILITARILY IN UKRAINE *

REPORTS FROM THE UKRAINIAN GOVT, NATO AND WESTERN NATIONS SAY RUSSIA ALREADY HAS SENT TROOPS AND PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS TO UKRAINE *

AMERICANS DETAINED IN N KOREA CALLING FOR WASHINGTON TO NEGOTIATE FOR THEIR FREEDOM - AP *

AMERICAN TOURISTS JEFFREY FOWLE AND MATHEW MILLER SAY THEY DON'T WHAT PUNISHMENT THEY COULD FACE OR WHAT THE SPECIFIC CHARGES AGAINST THEM ARE *

AND KENNETH BAE, A TOUR GUIDE AND MISSIONARY SERVING A 15-YR SENTENCE, SAID HIS HEALTH HAS DETERIORATED AT THE LABOR CAMP WHERE HE WORKS EIGHT HOURS A DAY *

LIBERIA'S PRES ORDERING CIVIL SERVANTS TO STAY HOME ANOTHER MONTH IN AN EFFORT TO STOP THE SPREAD OF DEADLY EBOLA *

THE NATION'S SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE FROM GATHERING AND POTENTIALLY SPREADING THE DISEASE *

LIBERIA HAS SUFFERED THE MOST DEATHS AMID THE EBOLA OUTBREAK THAT HAS HIT FIVE COUNTRIES ACROSS WEST AFRICA, KILLING MORE THAN 1,500 *

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY FUNDRAISER RAISES MORE THAN $52 MIL OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND AFTER ITS ANNUAL TELETHON *

THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOC SAYS IT'S STILL ACCEPTING DONATIONS AND WILL GIVE A FINAL TALLY TUES *

THE EVENT RAISING MONEY FOR THE TREATMENT OF OFTEN FATAL MUSCLE DISEASES *

U.N.'S TOP HUMAN RIGHTS BODY APPROVES IRAQI GOVT'S REQUEST FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED CRIMES AGAINST CIVILIANS COMMITTED BY ISIS *

DIPLOMATS AGREEING BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO APPROVE A NEARLY $1.2 MIL U.N. FACT-FINDING MISSION AT A DAYLONG SPECIAL SESSION OF THE 47-NATION HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL *

MISSION AIM IS TO PROVIDE THE GENEVA-BASED COUNCIL WITH A REPORT AND EVIDENCE THAT COULD BE USED AS PART OF ANY INTL WAR CRIMES PROSECUTION *

MEANWHILE, PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS ARE BACKING AWAY FROM THEIR DEMAND FOR FULL INDEPENDENCE, NOW SAYING THEY'LL RESPECT UKRAINE'S SOVEREIGNTY IN EXCHANGE FOR AUTONOMY *