RUSSIAN PRES VLADIMIR PUTIN CALLS ON KIEV TO IMMEDIATELY START TALKS ON A POLITICAL SOLUTION TO THE CRISIS IN EASTERN UKRAINE *

PUTIN SAYS UKRAINE SHOULD "HOLD SUBSTANTIVE, MEANINGFUL TALKS, NOT ABOUT TECHNICAL ISSUES BUT ABOUT THE QUESTION OF THE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION OF SOCIETY AND STATEHOOD IN SOUTHEAST UKRAINE" *

PUTIN SAYS THE GOAL SHOULD BE TO SAFEGUARD THE "LEGITIMATE INTERESTS OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE" *

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS URGING PRES OBAMA TO TAKE DECISIVE ACTION AGAINST ISIS *

SEN JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ) SAID SUN ISIS "MUST BE DEFEATED, NOT CONTAINED," BECAUSE THEY REPRESENT A DIRECT THREAT TO THE U.S. *

REP PETER KING (R-NY) SAYING, "THE LONGER WE WAIT, THE MORE DANGEROUS" ISIS BECOMES *

ON SAT, SEN TED CRUZ (R-TX) SAID ISIS SHOULD BE BOMBED "BACK TO THE STONE AGE" *

SEN DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA) CALLING ISIS "EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS," ADDING PRES OBAMA MAY BE OVERLY CAUTIOUS IN HIS APPROACH TO DEALING WITH THE TERROR GROUP *

CLOUDY SKIES AND LOWER TEMPS SLOWING THE SPREAD OF TWO WILDFIRES THREATENING AS MANY AS 250 HOMES IN NORTHERN CA *

FIRES HAVE ALREADY TORCHED 98 SQ MILES IN KLAMATH NATL FOREST *

THE TWO WILDFIRES ARE THE LARGEST AMONG ABOUT 20 THAT WERE SPARKED BY LIGHTNING ON AUG 11 *

MORE THAN 2,100 FIREFIGHTERS AND 19 HELICOPTERS ARE BATTLING THE FLAMES *

IRAQI SECURITY FORCES AND SHIITE MILITIAMEN REPORTEDLY BREAK A NEARLY TWO-MONTH SIEGE BY ISIS TERRORISTS IN THE NORTHERN SHIITE TURKMEN TOWN OF AMIRLI *

ABOUT 15,000 SHIITE TURKMENS HAVE BEEN STRANDED IN THE FARMING COMMUNITY, WITHOUT WATER AND ELECTRICITY *

HALF OF THE TOWN'S PEOPLE ARE REPORTEDLY UNDER AGE 15, WHILE MANY OTHERS ARE ELDERLY, SICK OR WOUNDED *

ON SUN, THE U.S. CARRIED OUT AIRSTRIKES ON ISIS TARGETS NEAR AMIRLI AND MOSUL DAM *

ISRAELI MILITARY SAYS IT SHOT DOWN A DRONE SUN THAT ENTERED ISRAELI-CONTROLLED AIRSPACE FROM NEIGHBORING SYRIA *

ISRAELI OFFICIALS SAY THE INCIDENT OCCURRED NEAR QUNEITRA, A MAIN CROSSING POINT BETWEEN SYRIA AND THE ISRAELI-CONTROLLED GOLAN HEIGHTS *

HEAVY FIGHTING BETWEEN SYRIAN GOVT TROOPS AND OPPOSITION REBELS HAS TAKEN PLACE IN QUNEITRA IN RECENT DAYS *

ISRAEL CAPTURED THE GOLAN HEIGHTS FROM SYRIA IN THE 1967 MIDEAST WAR AND SUBSEQUENTLY ANNEXED IT IN A MOVE THAT HAS NEVER BEEN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED *

GERMAN GOVT SENDING HEAVY MILITARY EQUIPMENT TO THOUSANDS OF KURDISH FIGHTERS BATTLING ISIS IN IRAQ *

THREE SHIPMENTS WILL START AT THE END OF SEPT *

THE DAWN OF LIBYA ISLAMIC MILITANT GROUP CLAIMING IT IS NOW GUARDING A U.S. EMBASSY COMPOUND IN LIBYA'S CAPITAL CITY OF TRIPOLI *

THE GROUP'S COMMANDER SAYS HIS FORCES ENTERED AND HAVE BEEN IN CONTROL OF THE COMPOUND SINCE LAST WEEK *

AMERICAN PERSONNEL EVACUATED THE AREA A MONTH AGO AMID ONGOING FIGHTING IN THE COUNTRY *

A PLANE CRASH NORTH OF DENVER KILLS ALL FIVE PEOPLE ON BOARD *

THE SINGLE-ENGINE PLANE CRASHED ON SUN NEAR THE ERIE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT *

THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD IS INVESTIGATING *

POLICE IN FERGUSON, MO, ARE NOW WEARING BODY CAMERAS *

FERGUSON POLICE CHIEF SAYS OFFICERS BEGAN WEARING THEM DURING A PROTEST MARCH ON SAT *

MANY PEOPLE DEMANDED THE BODY CAMERAS AFTER THE FATAL SHOOTING OF UNARMED BLACK TEENAGER MICHAEL BROWN BY A WHITE COP *