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) — More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to thers who may be tempted to place profits over safety.
License plate scanner networks capture movements
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures 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 town knew shooter had troubled past
BELL, Fla. (AP) — Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past.
Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut
NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential 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) — More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.
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