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Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

Paul Hackett/Reuters

First results of Scotland vote trickle in

[Breaking news alert, 4:40 am GMT (11:40 p.m. ET)]

"No" campaign extends lead with Angus and East Dunbartonshire council results, and a landslide in Dumfries and Galloway with 36, 614 for "Yes," and 70,039 for "No." The "No" campaign also won handily ...

Joan Rivers blurb

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

Joan Rivers' personal throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac arrest, a source close to the doctor told CNN.

Dr. Gwen Korovin also "categorically denies" taking a selfie photo while Rivers was u...

JetBlue side of plane

Lucas Jackson / Reuters

JetBlue flight makes scary emergency landing

A JetBlue flight with 147 people aboard made an emergency landing at a California airport on Thursday after an issue with one of its engines, a spokeswoman for the airline said.

Four people were injured when JetBlue Flight 1416 returned to Long Beach ...

Don Spirit mugshot

Florida Dept of Corrections

Florida man kills 6 grandkids, daughter

A Florida man shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday afternoon in the small north-central Florida town of Bell in what authorities called a murder-suicide.

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz identified the shooter as Don Spir...

Former La Gov Edwin Edwards

REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

87-year-old felon wants back in Congress

It's Sunday morning at the New Life Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but the man preaching to the choir is no minister.

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

Paul Hackett/Reuters

First results of Scotland vote trickle in

[Breaking news alert, 4:40 am GMT (11:40 p.m. ET)]

"No" campaign extends lead with Angus and East Dunbartonshire council results, and a landslide in Dumfries and Galloway with 36, 614 for "Yes," and 70,039 for "No." The "No" campaign also won handily ...

Joan Rivers blurb

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

Joan Rivers' personal throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac arrest, a source close to the doctor told CNN.

Dr. Gwen Korovin also "categorically denies" taking a selfie photo while Rivers was u...

JetBlue side of plane

Lucas Jackson / Reuters

JetBlue flight makes scary emergency landing

A JetBlue flight with 147 people aboard made an emergency landing at a California airport on Thursday after an issue with one of its engines, a spokeswoman for the airline said.

Four people were injured when JetBlue Flight 1416 returned to Long Beach ...

Former La Gov Edwin Edwards

REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

87-year-old felon wants back in Congress

It's Sunday morning at the New Life Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but the man preaching to the choir is no minister.

Amazon Voyage

Amazon

Amazon releases new Fire tablets, e-readers

Amazon has released a new set of tablets and e-readers. A $79 Kindle and the Kindle Voyage are the company's new e-reader offerings.

iOS 8 on iPhone

From Apple

Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data...

Apple says its new mobile operating system puts text messages, emails, photos and other data out of the reach of police -- even if authorities present the company with a search warrant.

Endless City skyscraper proposal

SURE Architecture

Could this futuristic building house an...

Ambitious plans for a "city in the city" skyscraper that could house apartments, offices, shops and parks have been revealed.

Syria map

CNN

Congress approves plan to train, arm...

With approval in hand to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the so-called Islamic State terror group, President Barack Obama said Thursday the plan keeps with "the key principle" of U.S. strategy: No American combat troops on the ground.

"The Ameri...

ISIS hostage John Cantlie

ISIS

ISIS hostage sends message from terror group

British journalist John Cantlie hadn't been seen in nearly two years. Now, he's the latest hostage to be paraded out by ISIS -- forced to deliver the group's message.

In a video released Thursday, Cantlie -- wearing an orange shirt and seated alone at...

Petro Poroshenko addresses Congress

House TV

Ukraine gets support, but not U.S. lethal aid

American leaders offered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko a high-profile platform Thursday to advocate for greater support to his besieged military, though the levels of assistance ultimately offered by the United States fell short of his request...

Australian police spokesman

Australian PM: Public execution plot foiled

Two men were charged Thursday in connection with a terror plot that Australia's prime minister said involved plans to carry out a public execution.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said authorities obtained intelligence about a "demonstration killing" -- a...

Home Depot

Ferre Dollar/CNN

Home Depot: 56 million cards exposed in...

Home Depot confirmed Thursday that hackers exposed 56 million credit and debit cards during its months-long security breach.

The company also said it had eliminated the malware behind the attack from its payment systems.

Card readers that encountered t...

King Fire, California wildfire

Augie Martin/CNN

Arson arrest as 10 wildfires scorch CA

As 10 wildfires raged across California, authorities accused one man Thursday of having deliberately set one of the larger fires that was burning nearly uncontrollably over 111 square miles, officials said.

Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, faces one felony c...

Alibaba IPO

REUTERS/Carlos Barria

It's official: Alibaba prices at $68

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, secured its place in history Thursday as the largest U.S.-listed initial public offering (IPO) of all time.

The stock priced at $68 per share. That's at the top of the expected range, signaling strong demand.

On...

Pakistani Navy ship

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Al Qaeda branch in S. Asia launches assault

A new regional branch of al Qaeda infiltrated Pakistan's navy and tried to hijack a vessel earlier this month to launch rocket attacks on American ships in the Indian Ocean, Pakistani authorities said.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Larry Ellison stepping down as Oracle CEO

Larry Ellison is stepping down as Oracle's CEO, a position he has held at the company since he founded it in 1977.

Ellison is the world's top-paid CEO, bringing in $78.4 million last year. Technically, his salary is only $1 -- he gets paid in company ...

Hannah Graham missing UVA student

Charlottesville Police/WTVR

Police search for missing UVA student

Several surveillance videos show her walking and running alone. But police say new footage of a missing University of Virginia student appears to show someone following her the night she disappeared.

Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, have been sear...

Jonathan Dwyer

KTVK

NFL enduring off-field PR nightmares

The bad news keep piling on the National Football League.

Iran Happy video

YouTube

Iranian 'Happy' dancers get prison time,...

Six Iranians who were arrested after making a dance video set to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" received suspended sentences of six months in prison and 91 lashes.

Alan Henning

Friends of UK's Alan Henning plea with ISIS

On Christmas Day last year, Alan Henning was sitting in a brightly lit cafe in southern Turkey, sharing a laugh with his friends before they set off on their journey.

Steve Nash NBA star with Wheaties box

REUTERS/Jeff Topping

Americans aren't eating their Wheaties

Apparently Americans are not eating their Wheaties. Cereal sales at the some of the nation's largest food manufacturers have gone stale lately as consumers' appetites shift toward healthier breakfast options.

Jonathan Dwyer

KPHO/Pool

NFL player posts bond in domestic abuse case

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer has been released on bond after his arrest in connection with domestic abuse allegations, authorities said Thursday.

The Cardinals deactivated Dwyer after news of the arrest, according to a news rel...

Skeletons found holding hands

University of Leicester

Skeletons found 'holding hands' for 700 years

Even death couldn't part two skeletons excavated from a lost chapel in an English county, found with their fingers entwined.

Darren Wilson

City of Ferguson

Paper: Officer talks to Ferguson grand jury

Shortly after being given more time to weigh evidence in black teenager Michael Brown's fatal shooting, a Missouri grand jury heard from the man at the center of it -- Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- a local newspaper reported.

Doctors ebola

From Doctors Without Borders

Ebola blood sold on black market

As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from survivors of the virus, the World Health Organization warned.