Fiji's military ruler headed for big election win

Fiji's military ruler Voreqe Bainimarama, left, casts his vote in a national election in Suva, Fiji, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. (AP Photo/Pita Ligaiula)SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military ruler for the past eight years appeared to be headed to a decisive victory Thursday to become the South Pacific nation's elected leader.



Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Zarif ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate. (AP Photo/Ahmed Saad, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's foreign minister is ruling out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warning that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.



Over 1,600 homes threatened in California fire

The smoldering empty shell of a local library and a Head Start center are all that remain Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, the day after a wildfire swept through Weed, Calif. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, a saw mill and a church. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)WEED, Calif. (AP) — Officials say more than 1,600 homes are threatened and huge swaths of timberland have been destroyed by an out-of-control wildfire in Northern California.



US police arrest NFL player Jonathan Dwyer

Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals takes the field before the pre-season NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Glendale, Arizona on August 24, 2014Los Angeles (AFP) - US police arrested Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals on suspicion of assault, just the latest NFL player to hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.



Orman business tie part of Kansas Senate race

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman discusses voting trends with a class at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Capital Journal, Chris Neal)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings faced new scrutiny Wednesday in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading.





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