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Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

First results of Scotland vote trickle in

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North Lanarkshire a big win for "Yes" camp -- it is one of the larger councils. South Lanarkshire declares "No" majority.

With 18 of 32 councils having declared, the "No" camp leads 55% to 45%, but wit...

Joan Rivers blurb

Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

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

Dr. Gwen Korovin also "categorically denies" taking a selfie photo while Rivers was u...

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JetBlue flight makes scary emergency landing

A JetBlue flight with 147 people aboard made an emergency landing at a California airport on Thursday after an issue with one of its engines, a spokeswoman for the airline said.

Four people were injured when JetBlue Flight 1416 returned to Long Beach ...

Don Spirit mugshot

Florida man kills 6 grandkids, daughter

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 a murder-suicide.

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz identified the shooter as Don Spir...

Former La Gov Edwin Edwards

87-year-old felon wants back in Congress

It's Sunday morning at the New Life Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but the man preaching to the choir is no minister.

Amazon Voyage

Amazon releases new Fire tablets, e-readers

Amazon has released a new set of tablets and e-readers. A $79 Kindle and the Kindle Voyage are the company's new e-reader offerings.

iOS 8 on iPhone

Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data from police

Apple says its new mobile operating system puts text messages, emails, photos and other data out of the reach of police -- even if authorities present the company with a search warrant.

Endless City skyscraper proposal

Could this futuristic building house an entire city?

Ambitious plans for a "city in the city" skyscraper that could house apartments, offices, shops and parks have been revealed.

Syria map

Congress approves plan to train, arm Syrian rebels

With approval in hand to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the so-called Islamic State terror group, President Barack Obama said Thursday the plan keeps with "the key principle" of U.S. strategy: No American combat troops on the ground.

"The Ameri...

ISIS hostage John Cantlie

ISIS hostage sends message from terror group

British journalist John Cantlie hadn't been seen in nearly two years. Now, he's the latest hostage to be paraded out by ISIS -- forced to deliver the group's message.

In a video released Thursday, Cantlie -- wearing an orange shirt and seated alone at...

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Worst celebrity drivers

NBA star Dwight Howard's Florida driver's license has been suspended after he failed to pay a ticket for running a red light, Reuters reported. In turns out Howard was ticketed an astonishing 10 times for running red lights in the Orlando area, and received four speeding tickets, 12 citations for failing to pay highway tolls and one citation for failing to change his address on his driver's license. Take a look at the worst celebrity drivers.

California fires night firefighters

Wildfires rage out of control in California

Hundreds of homes have been destroyed by wildfires raging out of control in drought-stricken California. Thousands more are threatened.

Scotland independence crowd

Celebs react to Scotland's independence vote

Scots head to the polls today to vote on the future of their country. The outcome could end Scotland's 307-year union with England and Wales as Great Britain -- and see it launch into the world as an independent nation of some 5.3 million people. Take a look at celebrity (both Scottish and not) reactions to the referendum.

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NFL players in trouble with the law

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is the latest NFL star to find himself in trouble with the law. Take a look at a list of some of the more prominent NFL athletes who have had legal run-ins.

Roger Goodell

The world reacts to NFL abuse scandals

The NFL has suffered extensive backlash in their handling of both the Ray Rice domestic abuse and Adrian Peterson child abuse cases. Take a look at reactions to the recent NFL abuse scandals.

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Ridiculous 911 calls

Have you ever considered calling 911 because of a massive spider in your house? How about because a McDonald's employee got your order wrong? Take a look at some of the strangest reasons people have recently called 911.

Playboy party schools

Playboy's Top 10 party schools of 2014

Playboy magazine's annual list of party schools is out. Did your alma mater make the list?

Doctor's office

15 diseases doctors often get wrong

Sometimes, even doctors get it wrong. Find out which 15 diseases are notoriously difficult to diagnose.

Ray Rice on field without helmet

Timeline: Ray Rice assault case

The Baltimore Ravens cut running back Ray Rice from the team and the NFL suspended him from the league after video surfaced of him knocking out his then-fiancé, now-wife Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City elevator. Take a look at a timeline of events in Rice's assault case.

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Best places to live in 2015

Good schools? Affordability? Lots to do? These best places to live in 2015 have it all.


President thanks Congress

Obama pleased about Congress ISIS votes

President Barack Obama thanks lawmakers for approving aid for Syria rebels.

Eye doctor molestation

Doctor accused of molestation during eye exam

A family eye doctor in Washington is accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl during an exam.

Cat shot with blowdarts

Cat shot with 9 blow darts is euthanized

An Indianapolis man has been arrested for torturing and mutilating an animal after police say he shot a cat with nine blow darts.

Eric Frein state police shooting suspect

Manhunt for Pa. cop killer intensifies

The manhunt intesifies for Eric Matthew Frein, the man accused of an ambush on Pennsylvania state troopers that left one dead.

Australian police spokesman

Australian police conduct anti-terror sweep

Australian authorities disrupted what they described as a pending attack "on a member of the public," part of a sweeping counterterrorism operation on Thursday that came just days after the country raised its terror alert level to high.

Shame on the plane

Misbehaving plane passengers shamed online

Shame on the plane! Photos of passengers behaving badly have gone viral.

New ISIS propaganda video

ISIS releases new propaganda video

Brian Todd reports on what officials are saying about the latest ISIS video, the group’s social media strategy and any lone wolf threats to Americans.

California heat wave schools

Heat wave causing misery in California schools

California's scorching temperatures are causing misery for students in schools without air conditioning.

Scotland independence vote

Scotland's independence vote: What's at stake

Find out why Scotland is holding a referendum on independence, who is contesting it and what the big issues are.

Crest toothpaste ingredient

Crest ingredient under fire

Dental professionals find little blue dots in patients’ mouths -- a type of plastic used in Crest toothpastes.