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 *

A FEDERAL JUDGE TEMPORARILY BLOCKS ENFORCEMENT OF A NEW LOUISIANA ABORTION LAW *

THE LAW REQUIRES DOCTORS WHO PERFORM ABORTIONS TO HAVE ADMITTING PRIVILEGES AT A NEARBY HOSPITAL *

A LAWSUIT ALLEGES THIS WOULD LIKELY FORCE THE STATE'S ABORTION CLINICS OUT OF BUSINESS *

UNDER SUN'S RULING, LA DOCTORS ARE STILL ALLOWED TO PERFORM ABORTIONS WHILE SEEKING ADMITTING PRIVILEGES *

LAWMAKERS URGING PRES OBAMA TO DEVISE A STRATEGY FOR DEALING WITH ISIS AND THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE *

SEN JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ) SAYS THE ISIS TERROR ORG, OPERATING IN SYRIA AND IRAQ, "MUST BE DEFEATED, NOT CONTAINED" *

MEANTIME, SEN ROBERT MENENDEZ (D-NJ) CLAIMS OBAMA SHOULD TOUGHEN ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA OVER ITS ROLE IN THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE *

PRES OBAMA FACING CRITICSM AFTER SAYING THE U.S. DOES NOT HAVE A STRATEGY FOR DEALING WITH ISIS AND ALSO ISN'T PLANNING TO TAKE MILITARY ACTION IN UKRAINE *

NEW ROUND OF UKRAINE PEACE TALKS TO BE HELD TODAY IN BELARUS *

RUSSIA'S FOREIGN MIN ADVOCATING FOR A CEASE-FIRE BETWEEN UKRAINIAN GOVT TROOPS AND PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS *

HEAVY FIGHTING IN EASTERN UKRAINE HAS LEFT HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DEAD *