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Russian planes intercepted near US, Canadian airspace

More: NORAD spokesman says they do not see intercepted Russian flights as a threat; says such intercepts had happened more than 50 times in last 5 years as Russian aircraft conducted exercises - @Reuters

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Petro Poroshenko

Editor's note: An unnamed U.S. official tells CNN's Barbara Starr that officials in Washington think the Russian flight incidents were related to the visit by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who talked to Canadian officials Wednesday and President Barack Obama on Thursday. We're watching for additional official statements on the planes being intercepted. - Stephanie

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North American Aerospace Defense Command

NORAD on Russian planes intercepted near US, Canadian airspace: 'We think these are standard training activities ... but we'll continue to monitor all air activity approaching American airspace' - @KiritRadia

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Russian planes intercepted near US, Canadian airspace

More: 2 US jets intercepted 6 Russian planes that neared US airspace off Alaska Thursday; Canadian planes intercepted 2 two Russian bombers that approached Canadian airspace, NORAD says - @CNN

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US Northern Command: At request of Mexico government and US Department of state, USNORTHCOM dispatched C-130 to Cabo San Lucas to assist stranded US tourists - @NoradNorthcom

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North American Aerospace Defense Command

NORAD: US intercepted 6 Russian planes this week that flew within 55 nautical miles of Alaskan coastline, 40 nautical miles of Canadian coastline - statement

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says there is role for Iran in tackling the threat of Islamic State militants - @Reuters

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Egyptian man pleads guilty to charges stemming from 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Exxon says US will allows it to wind down drilling in Russian Arctic to adhere to Ukraine sanctions - @Reuters

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US economic indicators

US leading economic index up 0.2% in August, lower than expected - @MarketsTicker, @CNBC


Scotland's independence referendum

President Obama on Scotland referendum: 'We welcome the result of yesterday's referendum on Scottish independence'; says he congratulates people of Scotland 'for their full and energetic exercise of democracy' - @sinderbrand, @petermaercbs

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Alibaba IPO

Editor's note: U.S. markets have opened, but according to @qz reporter @sinoceros, a New York Stock Exchange floor trader says Alibaba's pricing might not come until 10:30 am ET. "It’s not a race to get it open. It’s [a] race to find the price," she quotes the trader saying. - Aaron

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Alibaba IPO

US stocks open higher in anticipation of Alibaba; Dow and S&P 500 pushing further into record territory - @CNBC


United Nations General Assembly 2014

US official: No meeting schedule between President Obama, Iran President Rouhani during UN General Assembly next week, but Obama well known to be open to such a meeting - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

More: President Obama says bipartisan Senate vote shows US united against Islamic State - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

President Obama announces France will join in airstrikes against Islamic State targets - live video

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Home Depot data breach

Home Depot says malware from recent security breach has been eliminated from its US, Canadian networks - @CNBCnow


United States

US markets close at record highs; S&P 500 sets all-time mark of 2,011 - @CNNMoney

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White House confirms Indian-American Richard Verma will be nominated as ambassador to India - @Reuters

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Argentina debt default 2014

2nd US Circuit court of Appeals in New York begins hearing on Argentina debt payment appeal by Citigroup - @Reuters

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