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  • Scotland picks UK over independence in referendum

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. But No to a break-up doesn't mean a return to the status quo. The referendum led to promises of further powers for...

  • Stocks rise slightly at midday as Alibaba debuts

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher at midday after Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,293 as of 12:03 p.m. Friday, above its all-time closing high from the day before. The...

  • Democrats introduce bill to tax overseas-profit companies leaving the U.S.

    Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Dick Durbin of Illinois introduced a bill Friday that would make companies pay taxes on their foreign income held abroad before completing tax inversions. “When individuals decide to renounce their U.S. citizenship, they must pay their tax bill before they leave....

  • Alibaba shares rise 36 percent to open at $92.70 in public debut on New York Stock Exchange

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba shares rise 36 percent to open at $92.70 in public debut on New York Stock Exchange .

  • The 'war on women' is just politics: poll

    A majority of respondents (59 percent) said the war on women is "primarily a slogan used for political purposes." Just 22 percent of respondents said there really is a war. And 19 percent are not sure if there’s a war or not.

  • Kansas judges help Democrats

    The Kansas Supreme Court has taken Democratic Senate nominee Chad Taylor off the general election ballot Thursday, a move that puts the Republican incumbent at greater risk.

  • House GOP leader says U.S. may need to send special forces to fight the Islamic State

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday he believes the United States will have to do more to defeat Islamic terrorists in the Middle East than conducting airstrikes and training Syrian rebels.

  • Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs. The Labor Department says unemployment increased in 24 states, fell in 15 and was unchanged in 11. Hiring picked up in 35 states, while it fell in 15....

  • Court again delays Kenya president's trial

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has again delayed the trial of Kenya's president, after prosecutors said they did not have a strong enough case to convict him because Kenya was not cooperating in turning over potential evidence. The court announced Friday it was...

  • Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister

    LONDON (AP) — Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister.

  • White House budget director: Domestic climate ambition can bring China along

    Taking bold action domestically on climate change will help the United States leverage similar commitments from other countries, said White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan.

  • Christie cleared in bridge scandal

    Evidence thus far shows Christie did not know in advance, nor did he direct the closure of traffic lanes in September 2013, Justice Department officials said.

  • Election forecast models are the horse race coverage of 2014

    The past year has seen the rise of data-driven journalism websites that were intended to replace the type of horse race coverage that typically dominates political news. But in an ironic twist, election forecast models have become the horse race coverage of 2014. Nate Silver was a web pioneer...

  • Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July. The Conference Board said Friday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.2 percent in August, the seventh straight increase. But that was much slower than the...

  • Walden plans to stay as NRCC chair

    National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden said Friday that he hopes to continue leading the NRCC again next election cycle.



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