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‘Gotham’ actor’s Penguin inspired by DC Comics

In this image released by Fox, Robin Lord Taylor is shown in a scene from "Gotham," premiering on Monday, Sept. 22 at 8:00 ET/PT. (AP Photo/Fox, Jessica Miglio)NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Lord Taylor remembers seeing the "Batman" film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson on its opening night in 1989.



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Burke fires consultant over jobs plan copying

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke said Friday she had severed ties with a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from platforms of other Democrats.
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Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

An empty local market area is seen, as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock-down on movement of all people in a attempt to fight the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease.



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6 must-have apps for iPhone 6

As millions of people get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday, many will no doubt be looking for new apps that take advantage of the new phones’ capabilities.


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Britain plans political upheaval after Scot vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media about Scotland's referendum results, outside his official residence at 10 Downing Street in central London, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)LONDON (AP) — The saga of Scottish independence is over, but a new journey of political upheaval is only beginning for the United Kingdom.



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US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. Army officer says thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims.
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Color lines are blurred in ABC comedy ‘black-ish’

This image released by ABC shows aurence Fishburne, left, and Tracee Ellis Ross in a scene from the comedy "Black-ish," premiering Sept. 24. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Taylor)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tracee Ellis Ross delivers perhaps the funniest line you'll hear on a sitcom this fall.



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Scottish nationalist leader Salmond quits after losing independence vote

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond speaks at the "Yes" Campaign headquarters in Edinburgh, ScotlandEDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond resigned as leader of his party on Friday and will quit as First Minister of his country after losing an independence referendum. "For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream will never die," Salmond told reporters in Edinburgh. Salmond said he would not accept the nomination as leader of the Scottish National Party at an annual conference in November and that he would then resign as First Minister. …



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Relief, not euphoria, for UK markets as Scots vote to stay

By Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) – British financial markets rose and a collective sigh of relief echoed across the investment and business community on Friday after a Scottish vote against independence averted the deep uncertainty a United Kingdom break-up would have unleashed. Bank shares drove the rally in equities, sterling hit a two-year high against the euro, and currency market volatility – which had reached historically high levels ahead of Thursday’s vote – collapsed. Royal Bank of Scotland said it had scrapped contingency plans to relocate to England. …
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Abusers use money as weapon

Thomas Wilson says abusers use access to money and credit as a tool to keep their victims dependent on them


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Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014 file photo, former Revel Hotel Casino employees, Jignasha Shah, 45, center, and Ranjitsinh Rana, 56, right, get help from John McCaffery, as they and thousands of other newly laid-off casino workers file for unemployment benefits at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J. The government reports on state unemployment rates for August on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.



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Alibaba seeing unmatched orders at top of range: NYSE exec on CNBC

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The head of the New York Stock Exchange’s listing business said on CNBC on Friday that millions of orders in Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd at the high end of the indicated range have not yet been matched. Scott Cutler also told CNBC that the opening trades in Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. were expected shortly, some time after 11:15 a.m. EDT. Cutler told CNBC that 25 million orders had been paired between buyers and sellers at high end of the stock’s indicated range, which at the time of his remarks was $87 to $89. …
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Man robs victim wearing GoPro

Mugging at gunpoint captured by victim’s head cam. CNN’s Jeanne Moos reports the only thing shot was the robber’s image.


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Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister

LONDON (AP) — Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister.
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What Hillary Clinton won’t say

Paul Begala says Hillary Clinton has plenty of good reasons not to jump into the 2016 race now


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Lagu Beef – Vietnam Food Stylist

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Lagu Beef - Vietnam Food Stylist

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Food Stylist: Ti?n Nguyên
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Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi’s Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do — search purses and bags, mostly — earned him two bullets in the head, injuries that cost him his job.
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Exclusive: TD Ameritrade sees premarket orders for Alibaba approach Facebook levels

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma poses as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company's initial public offering in New York(Reuters) – TD Ameritrade has seen the number of investor orders for shares of Alibaba Group Holding hit 70 percent of the number of orders that came in during premarket trading at the Facebook initial public offering. The number of investor orders represents almost three times what the firm saw in premarket trading before the Twitter IPO, JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade, told Reuters in an interview Friday morning. TD Ameritrade is not disclosing specific numbers. The brokerage has more than 6 million clients. Further company coverage: [BABA. …



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Court again delays Kenya president’s trial

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has again delayed the trial of Kenya’s president, after prosecutors said they did not have a strong enough case to convict him because Kenya was not cooperating in turning over potential evidence.
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South Africa’s murder rate goes up

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa recorded about 17,000 murders in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year, police said Friday.
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Malta rejects ship with suspected Ebola case

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta has refused entry to a cargo ship with a Filippino on board who was showing symptoms of Ebola, citing fears the virus might spread on the Mediterranean island.
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How Walmart can help confront racism

When a black man dies at the hands of a white police officer, not often is there video evidence that could end the speculation and show what happened.


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Nigeria: Church obstructed rescue, lives lost

A rescue worker takes part in the search of the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. A Nigerian televangelist whose followers across Africa and beyond believe he has powers of healing and prophesy is now beset by crisis after one of his buildings collapsed, killing at least 70 people amid allegations that church officials didn’t cooperate with rescuers. The exact circumstances of the disaster as well as the death toll remained unclear on Wednesday, five days after the disaster at a multistory guesthouse and shopping area for T.B. Joshua's Synagogue, Church of All Nations, on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Church officials prevented rescuers from freeing victims at the site of a six-story building collapse, leading to a loss of lives, Nigeria's emergency agency said Friday.



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Alibaba expected to jump more than 25 percent in trading debut

Alibaba employees applaud as the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange is rung, before the initial public offering (IPO) of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd under the ticker "BABA" in New YorkBy Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares are expected to surge in their first day of trading on Friday as many investors that received fewer shares than hoped lined up orders to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history. Floor traders at the New York Stock Exchange were getting set for the stock to begin trading. Indications were for the stock to begin trading between $87 and $89 a share, more than 25 percent increase from its $68 initial public offering price. The $68 pricing on Thursday initially raised $21. …



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EU relief at Scotland’s ‘no’ tinged with fear of nationalism

By Alastair Macdonald and Paul Taylor BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – European Union and NATO officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland’s clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted that the genie of separatism may be out of the bottle in Europe. EU partners had mostly kept quiet in the run-up to Thursday’s referendum, lest their fears of a break-up of the United Kingdom leading to contagion elsewhere in Europe be seized upon as interference. …
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Dempsey lauds French airstrike against militants

In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Speaking to a small group of reporters after meeting with his French counterpart on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Paris, Dempsey said it will take three or four months to begin the $500 million training program, which the House approved on Wednesday and sent to the Senate, where members of both parties predicted easy passage. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)CAEN, France (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. appreciates France's airstrike against Islamic State militants.



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Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for a Maryland man who has spent over four years jailed in Cuba argued before a federal appeals court that his client should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over his imprisonment.
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