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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence ref ...more

AP News - 13 mins ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.Transocean owned the Deepwater Horizon rig ...more

AP News - 17 mins ago

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer.In a lawsuit in February, Terrence Davidson accused Onika Maraj, who uses the stage name "Nicki Minaj," and Pink Perso ...more

Reuters News - 18 mins ago

By Matthew Liptak SYRACUSE N.Y. (Reuters) - A couple accused of kidnapping two Amish sisters in northern New York state in August were charged on Thursday in federal court in Syracuse with sexual exploitation of children and child pornography ...more

AP News - 21 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Bar ...more

AP News - 26 mins ago

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the c ...more

AP News - 26 mins ago

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A registered Democratic voter has filed a new petition with the Kansas Supreme Court asking it to force the party to name a new nominee for the U.S. Senate.David Orel of Kansas City, Kansas, filed the petition Thursday after ...more

Reuters News - 27 mins ago

(Reuters) - Police in Arizona arrested one man and were seeking another at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday after officers pursued a car there carrying suspects in a shooting at a nearby gas station forecourt, authorities said. ...more

AP News - 40 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most endangered Senate Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Thursday over his request to train and arm Syrian rebels battling brutal Islamic State militants, while his Republican opponent backed the Democratic pre ...more

Reuters News - 42 mins ago

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three likely Republican White House contenders thrust the party's foreign policy divide into the spotlight with their Thursday votes and comments on a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels. ...more