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    • 11:08 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Mixed emotions fuel Scotland's big decision

    For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state.

    • 10:56 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    House OKs arms to Syrian rebels, but doubts remain

    The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces 'do not and will not have a combat mission' in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.

    • 7:50 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Doctor: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

    Toronto Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's doctor says the mayor has cancer. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital, said Wednesday Ford has a malignant sarcoma tumor which he described as 'very rare' and 'very difficult.'

    • 10:56 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Doctors: Neb. Ebola patient to recover

    Omaha, Neb. An American aid worker infected with Ebola who's being treated in Nebraska is now expected to make a full recovery, his doctors said Wednesday.

    • 2:47 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

    Denver Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

    • 1:20 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq

    Tampa, Fla. President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S.

    • 12:16 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Iraq premier: No foreign ground troops

    Baghdad Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are 'out of the question.'

    • 11:09 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Rain from tropical storm hits Arizona

    People lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic and scooped sand into trash and canvas tote bags Wednesday as rain from a weakened Pacific storm began to fall on Arizona.

    • 11:05 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Senate: China hacked U.S. computer networks

    Washington China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.

    • 7:49 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Pennsylvania survivalist chased in trooper ambush

    Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks.

    • 1:26 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

    Huntsville, Texas Attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the scheduled Wednesday evening execution of a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.

    • 12:00 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Colorado teen accused of stealing car, running over cop

    Grand Junction, Colo. Police say a 13-year-old Colorado boy stole his parents' car, ran over an officer's leg and rammed three patrol cars before being struck with a stun gun and arrested.

    • 11:27 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

    Oxford, Ohio A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.

    • 10:51 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Toll grows as Calif. crews try to tame wildfires

    Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 when flames swept through the small Northern California town of Weed.

    • 12:02 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys in New Mexico

    Roswell, N.M. A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys.

    • 10:12 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • 9:54 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Ex-Ohio deputy arrested in colleague's slaying

    Marietta, Ohio A former sheriff's deputy fatally shot an ex-colleague more than three decades ago because the victim had fired him for inappropriate conduct, ...

    • 8:37 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50

    Beirut Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, ...

    • 8:34 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3

    Donetsk, Ukraine Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said.

    • 8:29 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Doctors: Foul floodwaters sicken people in Kashmir

    Srinagar, India Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people ...

    • 7:30 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as U.S. partners

    Paris About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and ...

    • 7:05 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    U.S. man held for alleged attempt to swim to North Korea

    Seoul, South Korea South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South ...

    • 6:50 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    New York man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group

    Rochester, N.Y. An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the ...

    • 11:08 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    School police stock up on free military gear

    Los Angeles School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade ...

    • 7:03 PM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

    Under pressure to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa amid worries ...

    • 11:56 PM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Gov signs Calif. groundwater rules

    Sacramento, Calif California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.

    • 5:24 PM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Boeing, Space X to build NASA's space taxi

    Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

    • 11:57 PM, Sep. 16, 2014

    General: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

    Washington American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the ...

    • 6:38 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Scotland took long road to independence vote

    Edinburgh, Scotland On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument.

    • 2:08 PM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Official: Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush lived nearby

    Pennsylvania State Police have identified a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks, a man in his 30s ...

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