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Updated 16 minutes ago
France strikes Islamic State depot in Iraq
PARIS  — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrikes today against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, Iraqi and French officials said.

Updated 1 hour ago
No independence for Scotland
EDINBURGH — The people of the United Kingdom woke today to discover their nation is not breaking up. All results indicate, Scotland has voted to stay.

Updated 1 hour ago
Scotland rejects independence in historic vote
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

Updated 1 hour ago
Car bombs kill 17 people in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 17 people today, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic miltiants who have seized large parts of the country.

Published 1 hour ago
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Published 8 hours ago
Scotland marks date with destiny
EDINBURGH — Scotland’s future hung in the balance on Thursday night as officials in its 32 council districts counted the votes cast in the historic referendum on Scottish independence.

Published 9 hours ago
Scottish independence in jeopardy
EDINBURGH, Scotland — The United Kingdom appeared early Friday to have survived the threat of being ripped apart, as early vote returns showed Scottish voters rejecting independence.

Published 12 hours ago
Senate votes to support Obama on rebel aid
WASHINGTON — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants on Thursday, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.

Published 18 hours ago
Sierra Leone shutting down for 3 days
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone  — Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food today ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country’s 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in hiding and hand out soap in a desperate bid to slow the accelerating outbreak.

Updated 19 hours ago
More global heat records fall in August
WASHINGTON — Federal meteorologists calculated that more heat records were set around the globe last month, including Earth’s hottest August.