FRENCH PRES FRANCOIS HOLLANDE AGREES TO IRAQ'S REQUEST FOR AIR SUPPORT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS WHO'VE CAPTURED SWATHES OF THE COUNTRY *

HOLLANDE SAYS FRANCE WILL NOT PUT TROOPS ON THE GROUND, AND THAT FRENCH AIR STRIKES WOULD ONLY TARGET FORCES IN IRAQ, NOT SYRIA *

ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER THE U.S. UNVEILED PLANS TO FIGHT THE MILITANTS SIMULTANEOUSLY IN IRAQ AND SYRIA *

SCOTLAND'S ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB VOTES TO ALLOW WOMEN TO BECOME MEMBERS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS 260-YR HISTORY *

85% OF THE CLUB'S 2,400 MEMBERS VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE MOVE *

UKRAINIAN PRES PETRO POROSHENKO APPEARS BEFORE CONGRESS, CALLING FOR MORE U.S. ASSISTANCE - INCLUDING WEAPONS - TO HELP UKRAINE IN ITS FIGHT AGAINST PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS *

THE OBAMA ADMIN HAS PLEDGED $53 MIL IN AID, MOST OF IT SECURITY-RELATED, BUT THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE WEAPONS *

POROSHENKO CALLED UKRAINE'S FIGHT AGAINST THE RUSSIA-BACKED INSURGENTS "THE MOST HEROIC STORY OF THE LAST DECADE" *

ROCHESTER, NY MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO NEW FED CHARGES THAT HE TRIED TO AID THE ISLAMIC STATE *

30-YR-OLD MUFID ELFGEEH IS CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF ATTEMPTING TO PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT AND RESOURCES TO THE TERROR GROUP *

ELFGEEH WAS ARRESTED IN MAY FOR ALLEGEDLY PLOTTING TO KILL U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS RETURNING FROM WAR AND SHIITES IN THE ROCHESTER AREA *

PRES OBAMA SIGNS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER CALLING ON THE GOVT TO CREATE A NATIONAL PLAN TO FIGHT ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT GERMS BY EARLY NEXT YR *

THE CDC SAYS ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT INFECTIONS ARE LINKED TO 23,000 DEATHS AND 2 MIL ILLNESSES IN THE U.S. ANNUALLY *

WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY IS AS HIGH AS $20 BIL *

REPEATED EXPOSURE TO ANTIBIOTICS CAN LEAD GERMS TO BECOME RESISTANT TO THE DRUG, RENDERING IT INEFFECTIVE *

OBAMA ADMIN SAYS 7.3 MIL PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP FOR SUBSIDIZED PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE UNDER THE HEALTH CARE LAW *

THAT'S DOWN FROM 8 MIL REPORTED EARLIER THIS YEAR, AS INSURERS SAID ABOUT 10% OF THEIR NEW POLICYHOLDERS FAILED TO PAY THEIR FIRST MONTH'S PREMIUM *

ENROLLMENT IS PROJECTED TO GROW NEXT YEAR *

VOTE COUNTING UNDERWAY IN SCOTLAND'S INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM *

A YES VOTE WOULD INITIATE 18 MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN SCOTTISH LEADERS AND LONDON-BASED POLITICIANS TO WORK OUT THE DETAILS OF SCOTLAND'S INDEPENDENCE *

A RESULT IS EXPECTED FRI MORNING *

POLICE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, SEEKING A MAN SEEN BY A WITNESS WITH MISSING UNIV OF VA STUDENT HANNAH GRAHAM THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED *

18-YR-OLD GRAHAM WAS LAST SEEN EARLY SAT AT THE CHARLOTTESVILLE MALL, WHICH INCLUDES A POPULAR ROW OF SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS *

POLICE RELEASED A DESCRIPTION OF THE MAN THURS, CALLING HIM A "PERSON OF INTEREST" *

GRAHAM WAS LAST HEARD FROM EARLY SAT MORNING, WHEN SHE TEXTED A FRIEND AFTER LEAVING A PARTY TO SAY SHE WAS LOST *

HOME DEPOT SAYS SOME 56 MIL PAYMENT CARDS WERE BREACHED IN A DATA THEFT BETWEEN APRIL AND SEPT AT ITS STORES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA *

COMPANY SAYS THE MALWARE USED IN THE DATA BREACH HAS BEEN ELIMINATED *

IT'S THE SECOND LARGEST DATA BREACH FOR A RETAILER ON RECORD *

IRAN SENTENCES SEVEN MEN AND ONE WOMAN TO 91 LASHES FOR POSTING A VIDEO OF THEMSELVES DANCING TO THE AMERICAN POP HIT "HAPPY" *

MEANTIME, IRAN ALSO SENTENCES TO DEATH AN IRANIAN FOUND GUILTY OF INSULTING THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD IN HIS FACEBOOK POSTINGS *

SOHEIL ARABI WAS ARRESTED BY IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS LAST NOV AND KEPT IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR TWO MONTHS BEFORE BEING CONVICTED ON AUG 30 *

INTL CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRAN REPORTS ARABI WILL BE ABLE TO APPEAL THE DECISION *

CA AUTHORITIES CHARGE 37-YR-OLD MAN WITH DELIBERATELY STARTING A WILDFIRE THAT'S FORCED THE EVACUATION OF NEARLY 2,800 PEOPLE FROM THEIR HOMES *

DISTRICT ATTY VERN PIERSON DECLINED TO SAY WHAT LED INVESTIGATORS TO THE SUSPECT, WAYNE HUNTSMAN *

THE WILDFIRE, LOCATED ABOUT 60 MILES EAST OF SACRAMENTO, HAS TORCHED 111 SQ MILES *

UNION REPRESENTING AMERICA'S IMMIGRATION CASEWORKERS WARNS OF "REAL AND SERIOUS THREAT" ISIS TERRORISTS COULD ENTER THE COUNTRY THROUGH THE SOUTHERN U.S. BORDER *

NATL CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES COUNCIL ALSO SAYS ISIS TERRORISTS COULD EXPLOIT "LOOSE AND LAX" VISA POLICIES TO ENTER THE U.S. *

TOP U.S. SECURITY OFFICIALS HAVE SAID THEY'VE SEEN NO EVIDENCE OF SUCH PLOTS *

HOWEVER, HOMELAND SECURITY SECY JEH JOHNSON HAS SAID THE U.S. NEEDS TO BE "VIGILANT" AND AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF "POTENTIAL INFILTRATION" BY ISIS OR OTHER TERROR GROUPS *

U.S. MILITARY CONDUCTS TWO AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS TARGETS IN IRAQ WED AND THURS *

ONE AIRSTRIKE SE OF MOSUL DESTROYED AN ISIS ARMED VEHICLE, TWO BUILDINGS AND A LARGE ISIS GROUND UNIT *

ANOTHER AIRSTRIKE SE OF BAGHDAD DAMAGED AN ISIS AMMO STOCKPILE *

U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND SAYS IT HAS CONDUCTED A TOTAL OF 176 AIRSTRIKES ACROSS IRAQ *

SENATE APPROVES PLAN THURS FOR THE MILITARY TO TRAIN AND EQUIP SYRIAN REBELS *

THE 78-22 VOTE ALSO ENSURES FUNDING FOR THE GOVT THROUGH DEC 11 *

LEGISLATION NOW HEADS TO THE WH FOR PRES OBAMA'S SIGNATURE *