IRAQI POLICE SAY A CAR BOMB THAT DETONATED IN A BUSY COMMERCIAL DISTRICT IN CENTRAL BAGHDAD HAS KILLED AT LEAST 12 PEOPLE, WOUNDING AT LEAST 25 *

BOMBING TOOK PLACE IN THE EASTERN BAGHDAD DISTRICT OF UR *

PENTAGON OFFICIAL: MISSING AFGHAN SOLDIERS FOUND AT THE CANADIAN BORDER NEAR NIAGARA FALLS *

THE THREE MEN AGES 48, 20 AND 18 VANISHED FROM A CAPE COD MILITARY BASE WHERE THEY HAD BEEN TAKING PART IN A TRAINING EXERCISE *

EARLIER, PENTAGON OFFICIALS HAD SAID THEY DID NOT FEEL THAT THE MISSING SOLDIERS POSED A PUBLIC THREAT *

TOP IRAQI KURDISH SECURITY OFFICIAL SAYS HIS FORCES HAVE BEEN RECEIVING TRAINING FROM WESTERN ALLIES, INCLUDING THE U.S. *

OFFICIAL SAYS FRANCE, ITALY AND GERMANY ARE ALSO AMONG COUNTRIES PROVIDING TRAINING TO HELP KURDISH FORCES USE NEW WEAPONS AND DEMINING ROBOTS THEY'VE RECEIVED *

NEWS COMES AS WESTERN COUNTRIES STEP UP EFFORTS TO COMBAT ISIS FIGHTERS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA *

FRANCE IS THE LATEST COUNTRY TO JOIN THE AERIAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TERROR ORG, LAUNCHING AIRSTRIKES BEGINNING LAST WEEK *

CREWS BATTLING A HUGE NORTHERN CA WILDFIRE ARE WORKING TO CONTAIN IT AS MUCH AS THEY CAN MON AHEAD OF EXPECTED HOTTER TEMPS AND ERRATIC WINDS *

THE FIRE EAST OF SACRAMENTO HAS BURNED THROUGH 137 SQ MILES *

IT HAS DESTROYED 10 HOMES AROUND THE COMMUNITY OF POLLOCK PINES SINCE IT BEGAN SEPT 13 AND CONTINUES TO THREATEN 12,000 OTHERS *

FEWER AMERICANS BOUGHT HOMES IN AUG, AS INVESTORS RETREATED FROM REAL ESTATE AND FIRST-TIME BUYERS REMAINED SCARCE *

NATL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS SAYS SALES OF EXISTING HOMES FELL 1.8% TO A SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ANNUAL RATE OF 5.05 MIL *

THAT SNAPS A FOUR-MONTH STREAK OF GAINS *

PRES OBAMA SAYS HE'S "OBVIOUSLY CONCERNED" ABOUT A WKND SECURITY BREACH AT THE WHITE HOUSE *

WH SPOX JOSH EARNEST SAYS A SECRET SERVICE INVESTIGATION INTO THE INCIDENT WILL INCLUDE A REVIEW OF PROTECTIVE EFFORTS BOTH INSIDE THE GROUNDS AND OUTSIDE THE FENCE ALONG PENNSYLVANIA AVE *

ON FRI, 42-YEAR-OLD OMAR GONZALEZ SCALED A FENCE, RAN ACROSS THE LAWN AND ENTERED THE WHITE HOUSE BEFORE BEING ARRESTED...HE FACES FED CHARGES *

300-LB BLACK BEAR KILLS A HIKER IN NORTHERN NJ *

22-YR-OLD DARSH PATEL WAS HIKING SUNDAY WITH FOUR FRIENDS IN THE APSHAWA PRESERVE IN WEST MILFORD, ABOUT 45 MILES NW OF NYC, WHEN THE BEAR BEGAN FOLLOWING THEM *

THE GROUP SPLIT UP AND PATEL'S BODY WAS FOUND TWO HOURS LATER *

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICIALS SAY IT'S THE FIRST FATAL BEAR ATTACK ON RECORD IN NJ *

U.S. MILITARY CONDUCTS FOUR AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS TARGETS IN IRAQ MON *

THE AIRSTRIKES SW OF KIRKUK DESTROYED TWO VEHICLES AND A TANK, IN ADDITION TO DAMAGING A HUMVEE *

U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND HAS CONDUCTED A TOTAL OF 190 AIRSTRIKES ACROSS IRAQ *

HEAD OF SYRIA'S WESTERN-BACKED OPPOSITION GROUP CALLING FOR IMMEDIATE U.S. AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS TERRORISTS IN SYRIA *

HADI BAHRA, LEADER OF THE SYRIAN NATL COALITION, SAYS EVERY DAY THAT PASSES WITHOUT AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA ALLOWS ISIS TO GROW *

REMARKS FOLLOW A WEEK IN WHICH 130,000 SYRIANS, MOSTLY OF KURDISH DESCENT, HAVE CROSSED INTO TURKEY TO ESCAPE AN ISIS OFFENSIVE IN THE BORDER REGION *

OBAMA ADMIN ISSUING NEW REGULATIONS INTENDED TO DISCOURAGE AMERICAN COMPANIES FROM REINCORPORATING OVERSEAS TO REDUCE THEIR U.S. TAX BURDEN *

TREASURY DEPT SAYS THE REGULATIONS WILL MAKE INVERSIONS LESS LUCRATIVE BY PROHIBITING SOME PRACTICES COMPANIES USE TO DEFER THEIR TAXES *

PRES OBAMA SAYS HE'S "GLAD" THE TREASURY DEPT IS "EXPLORING ADDITIONAL ACTIONS" TO HELP REVERSE THE TREND OF COMPANIES REINCORPORATING OVERSEAS *

THE NEW MEASURES ARE SET TO TAKE EFFECT IMMEDIATELY *

ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS IN ALGERIA THREATENING TO KILL A KIDNAPPED FRENCH CITIZEN MON UNLESS FRANCE HALTS ITS AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS IN IRAQ *

THE GROUP JUND AL-KHILAFAH, WHICH RECENTLY PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO ISIS, TOOK THE 55-YR-OLD FRENCHMAN HOSTAGE SUN, SAYING IT WAS ANSWERING ISIS' CALL TO ATTACK WESTERNERS *

FRENCH MILITARY JOINED THE U.S. ON SEPT 19 IN CONDUCTING AIRSTRIKES AGAINST THE ISIS TERROR GROUP IN IRAQ *

WORLD HEALTH ORG WARNING THE NUMBER OF EBOLA CASES COULD HIT 21,000 IN SIX WEEKS UNLESS INCREASED EFFORTS ARE TAKEN TO CURB THE OUTBREAK *

W.H.O OFFICIALS SAY EBOLA CASES IN WEST AFRICA CONTINUE TO INCREASE EXPONENTIALLY, AS GUINEA, SIERRA LEONE AND LIBERIA ALL LACK THE RESOURCES TO SLOW DOWN THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS *

LAST WK, THE U.S. ANNOUNCED IT WOULD BUILD MORE THAN A DOZEN MEDICAL CENTERS IN LIBERIA AND SEND 3,000 TROOPS TO HELP *

OUTBREAK HAS KILLED ABOUT 2,800 PEOPLE *