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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.
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.
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.
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.
EDINBURGH (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. …
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. …
Thomas Wilson says abusers use access to money and credit as a tool to keep their victims dependent on them
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. …
Mugging at gunpoint captured by victim’s head cam. CNN’s Jeanne Moos reports the only thing shot was the robber’s image.
LONDON (AP) — Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister.
Paul Begala says Hillary Clinton has plenty of good reasons not to jump into the 2016 race now
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.
(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. …
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.
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.
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.
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.
By 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. …
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. …