France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq
PARIS (AP) — France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.
After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence.
Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide
KIRKCALDY, Scotland (AP) — Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote ever again.
3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A federal jury convicted the owner of a peanut plant and two others Friday in a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls ever, sickened hundreds across the country and was linked to several deaths.
Huge license plate scanner networks track drivers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers tracks the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement.
Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East.
Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
BELL, Fla. (AP) — An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records.
Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut
NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed more than 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited potential for growth and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.
Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'
NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.
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