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Updated 7 hours ago
Scots begin vote on independence
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands today as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided.

Updated 7 hours ago
Stocks creep higher at midday
NEW YORK -- The U.S. stock market is higher in midday trading as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it’s in no rush to raise interest rates.

Updated 7 hours ago
Wal-Mart to hire 60,000 holiday workers
NEW YORK  — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of nearly 10 percent from last year.

Updated 8 hours ago
Cardinals deactivate Dwyer after arrest
PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon.

Updated 8 hours ago
Fed keeps record-low rates for now
WASHINGTON — Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.

Updated 8 hours ago
Senate to vote on aid for Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s request for congressional backing to train and arm Syrian rebels battling Islamic State group militants is halfway home, after approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where leaders in both parties say it’s expected to pass handily.

Published 9 hours ago
Man struck by semi on I-475
A 22-year-old Toledo man was struck by a tractor-trailer rig on I-475 in West Toledo earlier today in what police are investigating as an attempted suicide.

Updated 10 hours ago
Whaling meeting votes against Japan's hunt
PORTOROZ, Slovenia — An international whaling conference voted today against Japan’s highly criticized plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan vowed to go ahead anyway.

Updated 10 hours ago
Jobless claims fall sharply
WASHINGTON  — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.

Published 10 hours ago
Toronto's Rob Ford has cancer
TORONTO  — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to do what months of scandals over drug and alcohol abuse could not — drop his bid for re-election.