September 19, 2014

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Scots reject independence in historic vote

A newspaper advertising board displays a message for the Scottish independence referendum at a newsagents on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to Britain’s economic and political establishment, including Prime Minister Read More…

10 Things to Know, Thursday, Sept. 18

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. A momentous event in the United Kingdom’s history  After 300 years together, the voters of Scotland have their chance to decide whether they should split from England, leave the U.K., and become an independent country or remain Read More…

Review: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8

This screen shot made Sept. 17, 2014, shows the predictive keyboard available with Apple’s iOS 8 software update. The free update is available to owners of iPhone and iPad models going back to 2011, though older devices won’t get all the new features. (AP Photo/Apple)

NEW YORK (AP) — The scores of new features in Apple’s software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too. With the new iOS 8 software for iPhones and iPads, those devices start to act Read More…

Police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest

Mounted members of the Pennsylvania State Police honor guard line up together during the viewing of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson on Wednesday at the Rotunda at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa.  (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)

Hundreds of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues 40 miles away for the killer, identified as a self-taught survivalist who hates police. Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, was gunned down late Friday Read More…

Doctor: Toronto mayor to undergo 40 days of chemotherapy

TORONTO (AP) — Doctors say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to drop his bid for re-election. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital, said Wednesday Ford has a malignant liposarcoma. Ford has been hospitalized for a week with a tumor in his abdomen and Read More…

Dance workout puts moves on women’s self-esteem

Jessie Diaz, center, form New York City, participates in a Vixen Workout fitness concert, at the Highline Ballroom, in New York, Saturday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck. The former Miami Heat dancer decided to create a women’s only workout with a safe space to let loose with girlfriends, listen to hip-hop and rap music, curse and Read More…

Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine’s fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress. Poroshenko arrives in Washington seeking more robust U.S military assistance to help Read More…

Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

Police investigators work at a home at Guildford in suburban Sydney, Australia after about 800 federal and state police officers raided more than two dozen properties as part of the operation Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

SYDNEY (AP) — Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday. The raids involving 800 federal and state police officers — the largest in the country’s history — came in Read More…

U.S. Border Patrol to test body cameras

  SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents’ use of force. R. Gil Kerlikowske, who has led the Border Patrol’s parent agency since March, announced the plans Tuesday to Read More…

Senate candidates unite over arming Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing off in one of the most contested Senate races in the nation, Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, found something to agree on this week — giving President Barack Obama the authority he’s asked for to train and arm Syrian rebels taking on brutal Islamic State militants. Read More…