Top 5 On the Go: Friday September 11

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1. Rick Perry quits the presidential race
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is dropping out of the presidential race, ending his second bid for the White House and making him the first major candidate to bow out of the running for 2016.

2. Ceremonies mark 14 years after 9/11
More than 1,000 survivors, rescuers and victims' relatives gathered at ground zero on Friday to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with grief, gratitude and appeals to never forget.

3. Shocking allegations surface about drowned toddler's father
The father of the drowned Syrian toddler whose tragic photo went viral, was working with smugglers and driving the boat when it capsized, other passengers said -- which doesn't match his version of the story.

4. Deadly crane crash in Mecca
A violent rain storm in Saudi Arabia sent a crane crashing into a mosque in the holy city of Mecca on Friday, killing 107 people.

5. Serena suffers stunning defeat
Serena Williams lost in the U.S. Open in a stunning defeat by Roberta Vinci on Friday, in one of the greatest upsets in the history of tennis.

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A flag is placed along the South Pool prior to a ceremony at the World Trade Center site in New York on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. With a moment of silence and somber reading of names, victims' relatives began marking the 14th anniversary of Sept. 11 in a subdued gathering Friday at ground zero. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)
Retired New York City firefighter Joseph McCormick visits the South Pool prior to a ceremony at the World Trade Center site in New York on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. With a moment of silence and somber reading of names, victims' relatives began marking the 14th anniversary of Sept. 11 in a subdued gathering Friday at ground zero.(AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)
Army Sgt. Edwin Morales prays during a ceremony at the World Trade Center site in New York on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. With a moment of silence and somber reading of names, victims' relatives began marking the 14th anniversary of Sept. 11 in a subdued gathering Friday at ground zero. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)
ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 11: 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Governor Rick Perry (TX) speaks to the crowd during the Eagle Forum's Eagle Council Event at the Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri on September 11, 2015. Governor Perry officially suspends his campaign for the presidency of the United States. A number of Republican Presidential Nominees will address the crowd to express their views on the status of America. (Photo: Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - August 19: Republican presidential candidate and former governor of Texas, Rick Perry, waves to fairgoers as he walks with family friend Karen Fesler, of Coralville, Iowa, at the Iowa State Fair on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 06: Rebulican presidential candidate Rick Perry fields a question during a presidential forum hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, OH. Seven GOP candidates were selected to participate in the forum based on their rank in an average of the five most recent national political polls. The top ten polling Republican candidates will participate in a debate following the forum. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA - SEPTEMBER 11: At least 52 worshippers are killed and others injured when storms caused a crane to fall in Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, September 11, 2015. Millions of Muslim converge on Mecca to perform the sacred pilgrimage. A huge construction crane buffeted by strong winds collapsed and crashed through the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca Friday, the Saudi Arabia Civil Defense reports. Search and rescue teams and medical workers from the Saudi Red Crescent have been sent to the scene. (Photo by Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA - SEPTEMBER 11: At least 52 worshippers are killed and others injured when storms caused a crane to fall in Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, September 11, 2015. Millions of Muslim converge on Mecca to perform the sacred pilgrimage. A huge construction crane buffeted by strong winds collapsed and crashed through the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca Friday, the Saudi Arabia Civil Defense reports. Search and rescue teams and medical workers from the Saudi Red Crescent have been sent to the scene. (Photo by Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
In this image released by the Saudi Interior Ministry’s General Directorate of Civil Defense, Civil Defense personnel inspect the damage at the Grand Mosque in Mecca after a crane collapsed killing dozens, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. The accident happened as pilgrims from around the world converged on the city, Islam's holiest site, for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which takes place this month. (Saudi Interior Ministry General Directorate of Civil Defense via AP)
Serena Williams slows her momentum after missing a drop shot at the net from Roberta Vinci, of Italy, during a semifinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Roberta Vinci, of Italy, left, greets Serena Williams after winning their semifinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Serena Williams returns a shot to Roberta Vinci, of Italy, during a semifinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
A woman holds a placard reading "I am Aylan", referencing the 3-year-old boy found lifeless on a beach of Kos island, Greece, during a gathering to support migrants, in Paris, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Thousands have filled a Paris square in support of the migrants, waving flags in solidarity. One man held up a sign saying: "We are all descendants of immigrants." French public opinion has been divided over how to handle the growing demands for asylum by people fleeing war and poverty. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Abdullah Kurdi, 40, father of Syrian boys Aylan, 3, and Galip, 5, who were washed up drowned on a beach near Turkish resort of Bodrum on Wednesday, waits for the delivery of their bodies outside a morgue in Mugla, Turkey, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.(AP Photo/Mehmet Can Meral)
A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of a migrant child after a number of migrants died and a smaller number were reported missing after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized, near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/DHA) TURKEY OUT
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