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Emotions Mount on Final Day of Scottish Campaign

Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks? No one is certain. Excitement and anxiety mounted across the country Wednesday, the final day of campaigning before Thursday's referendum on independence...



  • In this Aug. 25, 2014 file photo the casket containing the body of Michael Brown is surrounded people gathered to say goodbye as it leaves Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Judge Extends Grand Jury in Ferguson Case

    A judge has extended the term of the grand jury considering whether a white suburban St. Louis police officer should be charged in the shooting death of a black 18-year-old. As expected, the grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson has gone past the panel's four-month term...

  • In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a reputed member of the Los Solidos street gang shows his tattoos to police in Hartford, Conn. Street Gangs Tone Down Use of Colors, Tattoos

    Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold. Gangs from coast to coast have toned down their use of colors and are even removing or altering tattoos to avoid being easily identified by police and witnesses, law enforcement officials say...

  • A woman shows the damage caused to a hospital in the village of Novosvitlivka, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Ukraine Village Hopes for Chance to Rebuild

    The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120 pupils at a time...

  • Photo: AP/Werner Beukes, Pool Pistorius Free to Compete, South Africa Olympic Body Says

    Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn't go against the ruling of the judge. Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend, could compete at any time because the South African Olympic committee has no regulations preventing someone with a criminal record from representing the country...

  • File Photo: AP/David Goldman, File House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM Recall

    The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report Tuesday...