PM DAVID CAMERON RAISES THE UK'S TERROR LEVEL TO SEVERE, THE SECOND-HIGHEST LEVEL *

CAMERON IS PLEDGING TO SEIZE PASSPORTS TO FIGHT WHAT HE DESCRIBES AS AN EXTREMIST THREAT MORE DANGEROUS THAN ANY PREVIOUSLY SEEN *

MOVE COMES AS ISLAMIC STATE TERRORISTS CONTINUE THEIR ASSAULTS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, BUT THERE IS REPORTEDLY NO INFORMATION TO SUGGEST AN ATTACK ON THE UK IS IMMINENT *

MEANWHILE, THE WHITE HOUSE DOES NOT EXPECT THE U.S. TO RAISE ITS TERRORISM THREAT WARNING LEVEL *

EU FOREIGN MINS MEETING IN BRUSSELS SAY ALL OPTIONS EXCEPT MILITARY ACTION WILL BE CONSIDERED TO PUNISH MOSCOW FOR ITS INVASION OF UKRAINE *

THE FOREIGN MINS ARE EXPECTED TO PROPOSE NEW SANCTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION AT THE SUMMIT TOMORROW *

RUSSIA DENIES IT INVADED UKRAINE, DESPITE REPORTS THAT AT LEAST 1,000 SOLDIERS AND HEAVY WEAPONRY HAVE CROSSED THE BORDER *

POLAND BRIEFLY BARS A PLANE CARRYING RUSSIA'S DEFENSE MIN FROM TRAVELING THROUGH ITS AIRSPACE *

THE PLANE WAS EVENTUALLY LET THROUGH WHEN IT CHANGED ITS STATUS FROM MILITARY TO CIVILIAN *

INCIDENT COMES AMID HIGH TENSIONS BETWEEN POLAND AND RUSSIA OVER MOSCOW'S ACTIONS IN UKRAINE *

SMALL ERUPTION NEAR AN ICELANDIC VOLCANO CAUSES AUTHORITIES TO BRIEFLY RAISE THE AVIATION WARNING CODE, BUT NO ASH WAS DETECTED *

ERUPTION OCCURRED AT THE HOLUHRAUN LAVA FIELD, NEAR THE BARDARBUNGA VOLCANO *

AIRSPACE WAS CLOSED FOR THREE NAUTICAL MILES UP TO 5,000 FEET, BUT IT DID NOT AFFECT COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS FLYING OVER ICELAND *

ERUPTION RAISED CONCERNS BECAUSE OF A 2010 ERUPTION OF ICELAND'S EYJAFJALLAJOKULL VOLCANO, WHICH SPARKED A WEEK OF INTL AVIATION CHAOS *

TEXAS LAW ENFORCEMENT BULLETIN SAYS ISLAMIC STATE TERRORISTS ARE "EXPRESSING AN INCREASED INTEREST" IN CROSSING THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER TO CARRY OUT AN ATTACK *

ACCORDING TO THE BULLETIN, PURPORTED ISIS TERRORISTS HAVE USED SOCIAL MEDIA TO CALL FOR "UNSPECIFIED BORDER OPERATIONS" OR HAVE "SOUGHT TO RAISE AWARENESS THAT ILLEGAL ENTRY THROUGH MEXICO IS A VIABLE OPTION" *

HOMELAND SECURITY SECY JEH JOHNSON SAYS DHS AND FBI ARE "UNAWARE OF ANY SPECIFIC, CREDIBLE THREAT TO THE U.S. HOMELAND" *

U.S. MILITARY CONTINUING TO CONDUCT AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS TARGETS IN NORTHERN IRAQ *

THE FOUR STRIKES DESTROYED FOUR ARMED VEHICLES AND THREE SUPPORT VEHICLES IN THE VICINITY OF THE MOSUL DAM *

U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND SAYS THE AIRSTRIKES ARE AIMED AT SUPPORTING IRAQI AND KURDISH FORCES IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST THE ISIS TERROR GROUP *

U.S. MILITARY OPS IN IRAQ HAVE COST $560 MIL SINCE MID-JUNE, ACCORDING TO THE PENTAGON *

PENTAGON SPOX SAYS THE COST OF OPS, INCLUDING SURVEILLANCE FLIGHTS AND AIRSTRIKES, AMOUNTS TO ABOUT $7.5 MIL PER DAY *

U.S. MILITARY HAS CONDUCTED A TOTAL OF 110 AIRSTRIKES IN IRAQ AGAINST ISIS TERRORISTS, WHO HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTING TO RETAKE THE MOSUL DAM FROM IRAQI AND KURDISH FORCES *

S&P 500 CLOSES AT ITS FOURTH RECORD HIGH IN FIVE DAYS FRI *

THE INDEX CLIMBED 6.63 PTS, OR 0.3%, TO CLOSE AT 2,003 *

THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVG GAINED 18.88 PTS, OR 0.1%, TO 17,098, WHILE THE NASDAQ ROSE 22.58 PTS, OR 0.5%, TO 4,580 *

USS CONSTITUTION, THE WORLD'S OLDEST COMMISSIONED WARSHIP STILL AFLOAT, SETS SAIL IN BOSTON HARBOR FRI *

"OLD IRONSIDES" SAW ACTION IN THE QUASI-WAR WITH FRANCE, THE BARBARY WARS AND THE WAR OF 1812 BEFORE IT WAS TAKEN OUT OF ACTIVE SERVICE IN 1855 *

SAIL COMES BEFORE THE CONSTITUTION HEADS TO DRY DOCK FOR A THREE-YEAR REPAIR PROJECT *

FED JUDGE THROWS OUT NEW RESTRICTIONS THAT WOULD HAVE BANNED ABORTIONS AT MOST TEXAS CLINICS *

LAW, SIGNED BY TX GOV RICK PERRY (R) IN 2013, WOULD HAVE REQUIRED CLINICS TO MEET HOSPITAL-LEVEL OPERATING STANDARDS BY SEPT 1 *

LAW WOULD HAVE LEFT SEVEN PLACES FOR WOMEN TO GET AN ABORTION IN TX, DOWN FROM THE 19 FACILITIES CURRENTLY PROVIDING THE PROCEDURE *

FORMER SOVIET SPY JOHN WALKER JR DIES IN FED PRISON AT AGE 77 *

WALKER WAS SENTENCED IN 1986 TO TWO LIFE TERMS PLUS 10 YEARS FOR SELLING U.S. SECRETS TO THE SOVIETS AS A CRYPTOLOGIST IN THE NAVY AND AFTER HE RETIRED *

BEGINNING IN 1967, WALKER STOLE AND LATER SOLD "KEY CARDS" TO THE SOVIET UNION, ALLOWING SOVIET INTEL OFFICERS TO UNLOCK MORE THAN 1 MIL TOP-SECRET AND CLASSIFIED MESSAGES *

AFTER HIS ARREST, U.S. OFFICIALS CONCLUDED THE SOVIET UNION MADE SIGNIFICANT GAINS IN NAVAL WARFARE DUE TO WALKER'S SPYING *

NASCAR DRIVER TONY STEWART TO RETURN TO RACING SUN NIGHT IN ATLANTA *

43-YR-OLD STEWART HAS NOT RACED SINCE HIS CAR HIT AND KILLED 20-YR-OLD KEVIN WARD JR AT AN AUG 9 SPRINT CAR EVENT IN UPSTATE NY *

STEWART, WHO HAS BEEN IN SECLUSION SINCE THE INCIDENT, SAID FRI THAT WARD'S DEATH WILL "AFFECT MY LIFE FOREVER" *

WARD WAS KILLED AFTER GETTING OUT OF HIS CAR IN AN APPARENT ATTEMPT TO CONFRONT STEWART *

NEW CENSUS DATA SHOWS NEARLY 110 MIL AMERICANS, OR MORE THAN 1/3 OF THE COUNTRY, ARE RECEIVING GOVT ASSISTANCE OF SOME KIND *

FIGURE INCLUDES PEOPLE RECEIVING "MEANS-TESTED" FED BENEFITS, OR SUBSIDIES BASED ON INCOME *

ACCORDING TO THE STATS, 51.5 MIL WERE ON FOOD STAMPS AT THE END OF 2012, WHILE 83 MIL WERE COLLECTING MEDICAID, WITH SOME BENEFITTING FROM MULTIPLE PROGRAMS *

ATTYS FOR BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECT DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV SEEKING TO DELAY HIS TRIAL UNTIL AT LEAST SEPT 2015 *

DEFENSE SAYS IT NEEDS MORE TIME TO PREPARE GIVEN THE VOLUME OF EVIDENCE AND THE SEVERITY OF THE CHARGES *

TRIAL ON CHARGES OF USING A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY RESULTING IN DEATH IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN NOV *