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David Aguilar from Catalonia, who is visiting Scotland to support the Scottish independence referendum, holds up a placard supporting a Yes vote at passing motorists in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Historic referendum will decide whether Scotland ends its 307-year-old union with England.


2014-09-18 15:16:41 -0600

Democrat Chad Taylor listens to arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court in his petition to remove his name from the ballot after he withdrew from the U.S. Senate race Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Taylor's attempt to remove his name from the ballot has been disputed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican, who backs incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. Taylor's withdrawal from the race potentially improves the chances of independent candidate Greg Orman defeating Roberts.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate.


2014-09-18 16:04:04 -0600

A closeup of an electronic payment station at a Home Depot store in Daly CityThe Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer ...


2014-09-18 15:58:40 -0600