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  • US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue
    US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

  • 'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result
    'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears.

  • Scottish independence could mean messy divorce
    Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

    LONDON (AP) — How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.

  • Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive
    Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.

  • Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on Islamic State, say U.S. officials
    Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on Islamic State, say U.S. officials

    By Jason Szep PARIS (Reuters) - Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, U.S. The officials declined to identify which countries made the offers.

  • Bangladesh meet begins to save endangered tigers
    Bangladesh meet begins to save endangered tigers

    Some 140 tiger experts and government officials from 20 countries met in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday to review progress towards an ambitious goal of doubling their number in the wild by 2022. "We need accurate figures so that we know where we stand," said Kushlin, who also works for the World Bank.

  • Toronto mayor Rob Ford says God 'wants him somewhere else'

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who this week dropped out of the city's mayoral race only to be replaced by his elder brother, on Saturday said in a newspaper interview that the early diagnosis from an abdominal tumour was "not good." Ford, a larger-than-life figure who made international headlines with his admission that he smoked crack cocaine while in office, was hospitalized earlier in the week after having unbearable abdominal pains. In a dramatic turn of events, Ford dropped his bid for re-election minutes ahead of a Friday deadline, replaced by his brother and campaign manager Doug Ford. In an interview on Saturday in the Toronto Sun newspaper, Ford said he was "shocked" and "devastated," and had to quit the race to focus on his health. The Fords' politician father, Doug Ford Sr., died of colon cancer less than three months after being diagnosed in 2006.

  • Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily
    Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.

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