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YES campaigner Bobby Docherty demonstrates outside the BBC building in Glasgow, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Throughout the country houses are divided over the issue of separation from the UK with younger voters more inclined to back Yes and the older generation in favor of the union in Thursday’s landmark vote. Support for keeping the UK together is strongest among the over-60s who are worried about pensions, health-care and the value of their savings while much of the pro-independence movement is being driven by the under-40s. With both sides neck-and-neck in the polls, the rival campaigns have called on their core supporters to make a last ditch attempt to swing the vote. (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan, PA Wire)     UNITED KINGDOM OUT     -    NO SALES    -    NO ARCHIVES

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

Monday, September 15, 2014

Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum Thursday. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say they want to remain in the United Kingdom. Support for the status quo is strongest among the over-60s, who worry … 0

’Minecraft’ could boost Microsoft’s mobile reach

Monday, September 15, 2014

Microsoft’s decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game Minecraft could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle. Although the Lego-like multiplayer game is the top paid app for the iPhone … 0

Shifting his views, Rand Paul seeks broader appeal - but may risk his outsider image

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel. Now he doesn’t. He wanted to scrap the Medicare system. Now he’s not sure. He didn’t like the idea of a border fence – it was expensive, and it reminded him of the Berlin Wall. Now he wants two fences, one behind the other. … 0

Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said yesterday as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine. At … 0

Weapons watchdog: Chlorine likely used in Syria

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A toxic chemical, almost certainly chlorine, was used “systematically and repeatedly” as a weapon in attacks on villages in northern Syria earlier this year, the global chemical weapons watchdog said yesterday. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical … 1

1st congressional district: Guinta bests Innis, will face Shea-Porter

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Frank Guinta has won the Republican nomination in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District and will face Democrat Carol Shea-Porter for a third time in November. In unofficial results, Guinta defeated Portsmouth businessman Dan Innis and two lesser-known candidates … 0

Apple reveals smartwatch and new, larger iPhones

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smart watch yesterday, introducing a device that aims to put many of the functions of a smart phone onto a smaller screen that’s never more than an arm’s length from the wearer’s eyes. The … 0

Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It’s time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Even a justice recently said she thinks so, too. The emerging consensus makes it likely that the … 1

Obama says he has authority for militant campaign

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

President Obama told congressional leaders yesterday that he has the authority he needs to launch a broader military campaign to root out violent extremists in Iraq and Syria, a day before outlining his plans to the American people … 1

N.Y.C. police: Terror threat more complex than ever

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Airstrikes in Iraq, ongoing unrest in Syria and the beheadings of two American journalists are casting a long shadow over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. While there is no specific threat against New York ahead … 1

U.N. says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said yesterday. The heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming … 41

Iraq war veteran unseats Rep. Tierney in Massachusetts primary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rep. John Tierney, a Massachusetts Democrat, was defeated by Iraq war veteran Seth Moulton yesterday, becoming just the fourth sitting member of Congress to fall in a primary this year. Tierney’s loss, which came as primary season ended across the country, was a blow to prominent Democratic establishment … 0

Pound sinks as Scottish independence race tightens

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Britain’s main political leaders scrambled yesterday to offer Scotland greater autonomy in a last-minute bid to stave off independence, as the pound sank on opinion polls suggesting separatists are gaining ground – and may even be in the … 0