Scots decide whether to declare independence
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided....
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Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge
LONDON (AP) -- Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote....
Scots decide future amid excitement, apprehension
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- For some, it's a day they have dreamed of for decades. For others, the time has finally come to make up their minds about the future - both for themselves and for the United Kingdom....
Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday 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....
Work near on Indiana berm to block Asian carp
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- Work could start this fall on a nearly 2 mile-long earthen berm through a northeastern Indiana marsh that's considered a possible pathway for Asian carp to reach the Great Lakes....
Slain trooper eulogized as impeccable officer
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first and could always be counted on for advice and support, his friends and colleagues said at the slain state trooper's funeral Thursday....
Coach tied to beating of gay couple leaves job
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school has resigned over his role in a beating that left two gay men injured, church officials in Philadelphia said Thursday....
US economic rebound slow to reach Philadelphia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's economic recovery has been slow to reach the Philadelphia metropolitan area and income inequality has widened, hurt in part by an exodus of residents and a continued collapse in mid-wage jobs....
Slain officer eulogized as 'no ordinary trooper'
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- The head of the Pennsylvania state police says slain Cpl. Bryon Dickson "was no ordinary trooper."...
Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) -- A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their "permanent removal" from society is appropriate....
Ad Watch: Claims in Pennsylvania governor's race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A look at key claims being made in TV ads that are being aired in Pennsylvania's campaign for governor ahead of the Nov. 4 election....
Rite Aid beats Street 2Q forecasts
CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) -- Rite Aid Corp. topped analyst expectations for its second quarter, but the drugstore chain's stock tumbled Thursday after it also dropped its fiscal 2015 earnings forecast for the second straight quarter due in part to an expected decrease in pharmacy profitability....
Strong rip currents kill 2 men in Ocean City
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) -- Strong rip currents believed to be caused by Hurricane Edouard have killed two men in Ocean City, Maryland....
Retrial ordered for Pennsylvania death row inmate
READING, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania judge has granted a new trial to a man sentenced to death in the murder of a friend 8 1/2 years ago....
Senate Bill 76 to abolish the school property tax in Pennsylvania has made it out of the Senate Finance Committee this week. Known as the Property Tax Independence Act it was first introduced in January 2013. The bill would replace the school property tax with an increase of the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent, an increase in the personal income tax from 3.07 percent to 4.34 percent and more sales-taxable items. Those funds would go to public schools instead of the school property tax.
Do you think the Allegheny County District Attorney's office should re-try Leon Ford Junior on the 5 lesser charges that a jury deadlocked on?