Markets rally as Scotland votes to stay

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Investors breathed a deep sigh of relief Friday as Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom, averting months of turmoil that would have hurt the economy.

Florida man kills 6 grandkids, daughter

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A Florida man shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday afternoon in the small north-central Florida town of Bell in what authorities called…

Retirement savings gap widens between rich and poor


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When it comes to retirement savings, the gap between the rich and poor is growing dramatically.

What Scotland's 'No' vote means for U.K. PM

UK Prime Minister David Cameron

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David Cameron has had the narrowest of political escapes. Success for the "Better Together" campaign has saved him from catastrophe: he will not, after all,…

Hurricane strands tourists in Mexico

The end of the Earth.

That's how an official Mexican tourism website describes Los Cabos.

For 27-year-old Kate Pope, the popular beach travel destination on the…

Obama sets new plan against college assaults

The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

On Friday, the White House launches "It's On Us" -- a…

China fines GlaxoSmithKline nearly $500 million for bribery

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline has apologized to China for bribing health care workers and agreed to pay a fine of nearly half a billion U.S. dollars.

The UK…

UN leader urges action on migrant deaths

People smugglers accused of causing the deaths of hundreds of migrants when they deliberately rammed and sank their boat in the Mediterranean must be found and…

Eye-popping street art, funded by you

In 2007, when the London property market was booming and former headhunter Kristian Jeffrey was between jobs, he received an interesting request.

"I was asked…

Australia boosts house of parliament security

Australia ordered federal police to take over security at the house of parliament Friday, a day after police conducted one of the nation's largest…

'Dead Beat' page exposes 'absentee parents'

Private parental disputes in Kenya are going online -- and viral.

Single parents in the east African nation are turning to a new Facebook page to share their…

What Scotland's "No" means to the world

The news that Scotland has rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom -- by a relatively close 55-45 margin -- has reassured financial markets…

Scotland rejects independence in referendum

Scotland votes come in


Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote.

By 55% to 45%, a…

Li Na: Chinese trailblazer retires at age of 32

Asia's first grand slam singles champion Li Na has called time on her 15-year tennis career due to "chronic" knee injuries.

The current world No. 6 won the…

New Zealand votes in explosive election

Around three million New Zealanders are expected to cast their votes on Saturday, following the most explosive election campaign in years.

Prime Minister John…

Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

Joan Rivers blurb

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Joan Rivers' personal throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac arrest, a source close to the doctor…

Bill Clinton: U.S. can't win land war in Iraq

Former President Bill Clinton voiced support for the United States' strategy to defeat ISIS and said only the Iraqi people can win a land war in Iraq.


"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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