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Why Scotland wants independence
14 Sep 2014 at 3:40pm
There's nothing new about Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom's ups and downs.
Independent senator says he may run for president as a Democrat
14 Sep 2014 at 7:56am
Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he may run as a Democrat.
#GoodellMustGo banners fly above NFL stadiums
14 Sep 2014 at 8:04am
A women's rights group flew banners above several NFL stadiums on Sunday calling on its commissioner, Roger Goodell, to resign over his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.
Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016
14 Sep 2014 at 9:58am
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading liberals, said on Sunday he is thinking about running for U.S. Sanders, an independent from Vermont, could pose a challenge from the left to Clinton, widely seen as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders is serving his second six-year term in the Senate. He has cultivated a following among some American liberals, especially on economic issues like the growing income disparity between rich and poor and corporate greed.
New Yorker Kira Kazantsev 'Happy' to be crowned Miss America
14 Sep 2014 at 8:38pm
(Reuters) - New Yorker Kira Kazantsev won the coveted 2015 Miss America Pageant crown on Sunday, a "three-peat" for contenders from the Big Apple. As part of the competition, Kazantsev, 23, sang Pharrell William?s song ?Happy?, keeping time by tapping a red plastic cup. Wearing a long-sleeved, backless white gown and clutching red roses, the newest Miss America walked the 50-foot runway with a wide smile and waved to a cheering crowd in Atlantic City, where the 94-year-old beauty pageant returned last year after eight years in Las Vegas. Kazantsev's win marked New York?s third consecutive Miss America title.
Crews gain ground against southern California wildfire
14 Sep 2014 at 8:23pm
Authorities in southern California lifted an evacuation order on Sunday evening as firefighters made headway to contain a wildfire that forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as it swept through drought-stricken woods southeast of Los Angeles. More than 1,000 firefighters backed by nine helicopters worked around the clock to contain the Silverado Fire, which broke out Friday morning in the Cleveland National Forest and spread rapidly on Saturday due to a heat wave in the state. "We are at 20 percent containment, but that number should start going up rapidly now." A mandatory evacuation order affecting some 217 homes in and around Silverado Canyon, a gorge in the Santa Ana Mountains, was lifted on Sunday evening, Orange Country Cheriff's Department officials said. Three firefighters suffered minor injuries, and the blaze had so far left 1,600 acres (647 hectares) charred as of Sunday, authorities said.
Scottish independence could mean messy divorce
14 Sep 2014 at 5:36am
How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.
Fourth Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola
14 Sep 2014 at 1:19pm
Freetown (AFP) - A fourth Sierra Leonean doctor, a woman, died Sunday after contracting the dreaded Ebola virus, a top health official said, while a Dutch charity repatriated two doctors suspected of having been contaminated with the disease.
Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on ISIL
14 Sep 2014 at 4:20pm
By Jason Szep PARIS (Reuters) - Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, U.S. The officials declined to identify which countries made the offers.
Islamic State executes British hostage
13 Sep 2014 at 8:05pm
Prime Minister David Cameron calls the slaying of David Haines 'an act of pure evil.'
U.S. man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor
14 Sep 2014 at 8:48am
Matthew Miller was accused of entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage.
Islamic State attracts female jihadis from U.S. heartland
14 Sep 2014 at 5:05am
At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have female relatives who have gone missing in the past six weeks and may have tried to join Islamic State, said community leader Abdirizak Bihi. In a separate case, a 19-year-old American Somali woman from St. Paul snuck away from her parents on Aug. 25 saying she was going to a bridal shower. Instead, she flew to Turkey and joined IS in Syria. Home to the biggest Somali community in the United States, the Twin Cities area of Minnesota has been plagued by terrorist recruiting since the Somali group al-Shabaab began enlisting in America around 2007.
Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat
14 Sep 2014 at 3:11pm
LONDON (AP) ? Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.
About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry
13 Sep 2014 at 7:31pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) ? Rescuers saved about 100 people overnight and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday.
Islamic State: British hostage executed
13 Sep 2014 at 4:25pm
The militants release a video which purported to show the beheading of David Haines.