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  • Business Highlights

    ___ Alibaba prices IPO at $68 per share Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse named after a fabled, poor woodsman who discovers a thieves' den full of treasures, is ready to strike it rich on the ...

  • 46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back
    46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love.

  • Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers

    By Alistair Smout and Guy Faulconbridge EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout. A vote for the 307-year union is a relief for millions of Britons including Prime Minister David Cameron, whose job was on the line, as well as allies across the world who were horrified at the prospect of the United Kingdom's separation. Opponents of independence won 55 percent of the vote while separatists won 45 percent with all 3. ...

  • Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer
    Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto's embattled mayor has a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said Wednesday, days after Rob Ford's dramatic announcement that he was pulling out of a re-election campaign.

  • Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis
    Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    Officers shot and killed a man after he allegedly pointed a rifle at them in suburban St. Louis, the second fatal police shooting of a black suspect in the region since the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

  • Scotland independence vote hangs in the balance
    Scotland independence vote hangs in the balance

    Edinburgh (AFP) - Votes cast for and against Scotland's independence in a historic referendum were running virtually neck and neck, early results showed on Friday as the count continued, but leading "No" campaigners suggested that victory was in sight.

  • EU court OKs airlines' right to charge for luggage

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage.

  • Family of woman jailed in Iran for watching volleyball match seeks help to free her
    Family of woman jailed in Iran for watching volleyball match seeks help to free her

    The brother of a woman who has been imprisoned in Iran since June for attending a men's volleyball match is urging the British government to help free her.

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