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Scotland's voters make their choice in independence referendum

 Scotland's voters are heading to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in a landmark referendum on independence from the United Kingdom.

Skeletons found 'holding hands' after 700 years

Even death couldn't part two skeletons excavated from a lost chapel in an English county, found with their fingers entwined.

U.S. ready to strike ISIS in Syria, military officials say

 The U.S. military has everything it needs to strike ISIS inside Syria and is awaiting President Barack Obama's authorization to do so, U.S.

Panthers' Hardy, appealing domestic violence conviction, takes voluntary leave

 Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy, who has been granted a new trial this fall after a domestic violence conviction in July, has tak

State of emergency declared for Northern California counties hit by fires

 California's Governor has declared a state of emergency in two counties in the north of the state where wildfires have torched tens of thousa

Arizona Cardinal Dwyer posts bond after arrest on domestic violence allegations

 Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer has been released on bond after his arrest in connection with domestic abuse allegations, au

Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

In perhaps the most prestigious college ranking, a new report lists colleges and universities with most global billionaire graduates.

Trooper shooting suspect might try to target more officers, police say

He's a survivalist with an extensive shooting background and a grudge against law enforcement, officials say.

NFL to begin testing for human growth hormone (HGH) this season

The National Football League is making changes to its policies on performance enhancing substances. The league and its players association announced the deal today.

Feds: Store owner plotted to send jihadists to Syria, kill U.S. troops himself

A man who owns an upstate New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight with the terrorist group and plotted to do some killing himself -- by gunning down U.S.