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An official reacts as counting continues in the Scottish Independence Referendum at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. 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 referendum that could end the country's 307-year union with England. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)Voters decide that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom.


2014-09-19 01:56:09 -0600

Don Spirit is pictured in this 2001 handout photoThe Florida man who police say gunned down his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday had been to prison for fatally shooting his young son during a hunting trip 13 years ago, according to court records.


2014-09-18 22:04:34 -0600

President Barack Obama pauses during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.


2014-09-19 01:26:16 -0600